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Joe Bloggs is still celebrating this morning after he was crowned Father of the Year, in last night's star-studded Fantastic Fathers awards ceremony, in Canberra. Bloggs was secretly nominated for the award by his nearest and dearest . The handsome Bloggs, who looks much younger than his 21 years, was the unanimous choice of a panel of judges who examined the qualities of more than 1,000 fathers nominated from all areas of Australia. They were impressed by a host of entries from fathers who had devoted their time and energy to bringing up their children, but decided none had shown the same level of love and dedication as Bloggs. The Australian-based Dad received his award from celebrity fathers David Beckham and Mel Gibson. "We know how important it is to have good fathers in this country," said Gibson. "And Joe Bloggs has been shown to be the best of the best. I was part of the judging panel that chose the winner and, while there were lots of good candidates, it was obvious straight away that Joe was the best." "Nobody has shown the same kind of commitment that he has. He does everything he can to make sure he is the best dad possible and has made countless sacrifices in order to put the needs of others ahead of his own. He is an example for everybody else to follow and anyone would be extremely lucky to have him as their dad." Bloggs will be given a rousing reception when he returns home with his trophy this afternoon. Thousands of well-wishers are expected to line the streets, with his family and friends joining him on an open-top bus to celebrate his success. He will also be featured in an exclusive 'FHM' magazine article, in which he will outline the secrets of his fathering success. "Our readers are always desperate to know what they can do to be a good father," said the editor of 'FHM'. "Now they can find out, just by listening to Joe Bloggs. We have had some famous people in our magazine in the past, but I think Joe tops the bill. He obviously knows what being a good father is all about and I think we can all learn a thing or two from him. Joe is loving, kind, warm and generous - all the things that a good dad should be, I can't believe he is 21, he looks at least 10 years younger. " The modest Bloggs was understandably delighted to win the award, even if his success had been entirely unexpected. He thought he was travelling to Canberra for a sightseeing trip, only for his family to whisk him away to the Ritz Hotel, where the awards ceremony was taking place. "I'm totally shocked," said Joe. "I can't quite believe it and it's going to take quite a bit of time for this to sink in. It's nice to get an award, but the best thing about being a dad is not a trophy - it's knowing that you've done everything you can for your child." In a touching moment at the conclusion of the awards Mr. Bloggs's family told the audience that "We love our Dad very much and we're thrilled that he has won this award. We always knew he was the best father in the world but it'll be nice to read about it in the paper tomorrow!"