Top bloke Steve on the shortlist
A DEVOTED dad has been named one of the country's "top blokes".
Steve Boulton beat over a thousand others to a place in the top ten of a nationwide search for dedicated men.
The 31-year-old, from Peverell, has lost his mother to cancer, nursed his wife through illness and fights a constant battle to help his epileptic daughter.
Because of Steve's dedication, his partner Corinne nominated him for the MEGA Bloke of the Year competition – and now he has reached the final shortlist.
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"I'm glad he's finally getting the recognition he deserves," said Corinne, 30.
"He's been through so much but still manages to be such a good dad and such a help at home despite working all day.
"He never feels sorry for himself but just tries to make everyone else's life easier."
Corinne, who nominated Steve secretly, added: "Once he reached the top ten I thought I'd better tell him
"I really hope he wins but I'm already over the moon that he even got this far."
The contest is run by the Mega Bloks children's toys company. To vote for Steve, log on to www.megabloke.co.uk.