Top Five Mum Crushes 2012 – which one do you secretly fancy?

Put it down to hormones dancing around inside you, put it down to all that time spent at home during the first year of your child’s life, whatever the reason, there’s no denying that women develop crushes on a whole new set of famous men when they become a mum. David Beckham and Daniel Craig get shoved out of the picture in favour of some rather unlikely characters – some of whom weren’t even on their radar until that point.

So here it is, the Top Five Mum Crushes 2012. Which one do you harbour secret desires for?

5. Jeremy Kyle

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Yes, he’s fairly irritating in a SHOUTY way, on his ITV1 show The Jeremy Kyle Show, but there’s something about his strong jawline that some mums find attractive. And some women like that nasty image Jeremy Kyle has going on. Who are we to judge?

4. Matthew Wright

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Another daytime TV star, Matthew Wright, presenter of Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff has a cheeky grin that makes you think he’s been up to all sorts the night before. His involvement in a few scandals (that moment he blurted out “John Leslie” being one of them) gives him extra mum crush points. The fact that he regularly refers to Mumsnet users as “screeching harpies” makes him OK in my book.

3. Mathew Baynton

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I’ve never seen CBBC show Horrible Histories myself but I’m reliably informed that mums of slightly older kids get their eye candy in the form of writer and actor Mathew Baynton. (Mathew also has the added bonus of playing Deano in Gavin & Stacey.) Everyone likes a funny man, and even though this one spends his time dressed in wigs and hats, look how hot he is in real life! He definitely gets the thumbs up from the mum brigade.

2. Ben Faulks

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Ben Faulks, you ask? He looks a bit familiar, you say, but you can’t quite put your finger on where you’ve seen him. Imagine him wearing a woollen tank top and brown hat… got it? Yes, it’s Mr Bloom from the Bafta Award winning CBeebies show Mr Bloom’s Nursery. He’s good with his hands and he’s not afraid of rolling up his sleeves and getting a bit dirty (planting veg, I mean). When asked, last year, how he felt about his stud-status, Ben said, “I’m super-flattered that Mr. Bloom has gone down so well. I never knew a pair of wellies and a trilby could be such a winning combination.”

And the No.1 mum crush is….

1. Andy Day

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You’re nodding your head and smiling, aren’t you? Mums up and down the country can’t get enough of Andy Day (or to give him his proper title: Andy from CBeebies). I’m not saying fellow presenter Sid isn’t hot too, but it’s Andy that sets mums’ pulses racing. Andy also has his own CBeebies show, Andy’s Wild Adventures (insert smutty joke here). So Andy, you are officially the No 1 mum crush 2012.



  1. June 8, 2012 / 10:34 pm

    See for me Jeremy Kyle is just horrible. Never ever would he make my crush list, mainly due to his attitude. Replace him with Philip Schofield.
    Replace Mr Bloom with Mister Maker, take out Matthew Wright and add Stephen Mulhern.
    And finally replace Mathew Bayton with Nat from Iconicles.
    Surely Sid and Andy could come as a package 😉 (I was going to say come together but thought best to reword!)

    • notanothermummyblog
      March 17, 2013 / 9:02 pm

      Ooh yes – Pip Schofield. I had a big crush on him when I was 13!

  2. Marc
    June 9, 2012 / 8:58 am

    I am a stay at home dad and have developed a thing for Katy from cee beebies. Lets see a list for the dads as well

    • notanothermummyblog
      March 17, 2013 / 9:02 pm

      Katy is definitely a cutie!

    • notanothermummyblog
      March 17, 2013 / 9:03 pm

      He sure is…

  3. The Busy Bee Mummy
    June 9, 2012 / 5:52 pm

    Excellent post!i definitely agree with “Mr Bloom” Ben. Have a real soft pot for him when he is singing his song meet the veggies!! Haha!being a mum has made me even stranger!

    • notanothermummyblog
      March 17, 2013 / 9:03 pm

      That song is so catchy, isn’t it?!

    • notanothermummyblog
      March 17, 2013 / 9:04 pm

      See! Some mums DO fancy him!

  4. June 20, 2012 / 9:35 pm

    Have to say none of these float my boat but I will admit to a small penchant for Phil (as in Kirsty and Phil). I would also not say no to Daniel Craig and Colin Firth (actually I would probably just fall at their feet). Slightly embarrassed to admit that Monty Don has a bit of something about him too!

    • notanothermummyblog
      March 17, 2013 / 9:04 pm

      Ha! Monty Don? Love it. It’s all coming out now, isn’t it?

  5. Louise Moorcroft
    June 27, 2012 / 8:17 pm

    I love Andy! He makes me laugh out loud! I wouldn’t say I fancy him as such but he’s very cute and makes me smile! I love it when Sid and Andy rap the numbers!!! Oh dear…I’m officially a saddo!!! lol!

    • notanothermummyblog
      March 17, 2013 / 9:04 pm

      I love the numbers rap too. I often sing/rap along…

  6. sally
    July 12, 2012 / 3:04 pm

    Have to agree, Mr bloom (Ben) is gorgeous there’s just something about him! Haha.

    • notanothermummyblog
      March 17, 2013 / 9:05 pm

      A friend has revealed to me that she knows him and his wife well. *angles for dinner invitation*

  7. Danielle
    April 4, 2013 / 3:09 pm

    HAHAHA! It’s all so weird! But Mr Bloom gets my vote! Love him!

  8. April 5, 2013 / 6:50 am

    Ooh I’m not a fan of Jeremy Kyle..maybe if he had tape over his mouth though? Me Bloom gets my vote!!

  9. natasha
    June 24, 2013 / 10:35 am

    oh I have developed a BIG crush on Mr Bloom aka Ben Faulks. so sexy with thoose wellies and hat..jeremy no thanks Andy yes and yes to Philip and Mulhern. ;-)))

  10. natasha
    June 24, 2013 / 10:37 am

    yes dr ranj is stunning. but is a obv good looking guy its the unusual I seem to be going for..being a stay at home mum must do strange things lol.

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