The 41-year-old Take That singer – who is father to children Daniel, Emily and Daisy and another daughter on the way with wife Dawn – has some competition for the title. Peter Andre – who is father to son Junior and daughter Princess with ex-wife Katie Price – is also in the running, as are celebrity dads Jack Osbourne, Rod Stewart, Elton John and Jay-Z.
The award claims to reward the celebrity father who has impressed the UK by balancing his showbiz lifestyle with the demands of parenting.
Despite being one of the most high-profile names to be on the shortlist, Gary admitted earlier this week that he was more interested in seeing how his pal Robbie Williams will handle fatherhood.
”I think we are all most interested in Robbie’s baby,” he says.
“‘I would love surveillance on Robbie’s house 24/7 just watching him, especially deal with a baby,” he continues. “I am really interested to see how that is going to work. Let’s face it, he is a big kid. But with everyone I know, having kids is the making of them, so I think the two of them are going to really love it.”