Friday, June 14, 2019

Famous father/son pose for GQ Magazine ahead of 2019 Fathers’ Day

A series of famous dads and their sons are taking part in a campaign for GQ ahead of Father's Day 2019, to encourage men to connect with their families and talk candidly about male cancer.

The likes of Gordon Ramsay and Tom Daley have been profiled in support of Father and Son Day, a month-long campaign which is taking place through June.

From Gordon and his 19-year-old son Jack, to Tom and his 11-month old baby Robert [named after Tom's own late father who died in 2011 from a brain tumor] the feature profiles 18 celebs and the men closest to them.

Boxer Anthony Joshua is featured, and asserts that he doesn't want his son Joseph, two, to follow in his footsteps when it comes to hitting the ring.

'No. It’s too hard. It’s a dangerous sport. You’re not going to be a boxing star without going through pain,' he says.

Of his own father, who lived in Nigeria when he was growing up, Anthony says: 'He was supportive in his own way. He wasn’t going to rush to come to me. I get that and I will always respect my dad.'

Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge is asked whether he plans to teach his son, three-year-old Acey, to cook - but reveals that he’s already started.

'Acey is very good at scrambled eggs,' he says. 'And he has taught me the names of all the characters on Paw Patrol.'

As part of the initiative, British GQ spoke to its founders, Daniel Marks and Jack Dyson, about their personal stories of survival and loss too.