Tom Fletcher confuses son Max with plastic baby in hilariously honest photo

21 September 2018, 07:36 | Updated: 19 October 2018, 20:18

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The father-of-three blamed the 'confusion' on extreme tiredness.

McFly star Tom Fletcher, 33, gave fans a chuckle with his most recent Instagram post.

Posing with his newborn son Max and a plastic doll on his chest, he captioned the image: "I’m so tired I couldn’t tell the difference. Thought I’d play it safe. I now have 2 babies. Father of 4?!"

 
 
 
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I’m so tired I couldn’t tell the difference. Thought I’d play it safe. I now have 2 babies. Father of 4?!

A post shared by TomFletcher (@tomfletcher) onSep 20, 2018 at 9:01am PDT

Fans were quick to comment on the snap, with one writing: "It’s always best to be safe than sorry!", whilst another added: "This picture sums me up right now!"

A third quipped: "My youngest is 4, and I’m still so sleep deprived that I sat here for a good minute and a half wondering why you’d have a chair with “VOLE” written on it!"

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Tom, who has turned his creative skills to writing children's books and even stage shows, shared the struggles of a working parent in another recent photo.

In the lengthy caption, the star admitted that: "My job isn’t really a 'job' and I’m totally the luckiest dude alive to be able to call what I do for fun a career", and also revealed: "For every 1 song someone else writes, I’ll write 10. When an author writes 1000 words a day I’ll write 5000, they work until 10pm, I’ll work until 5am...it’s all about perseverance and persistence."

 
 
 
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Working dad! This is what 10:45pm on a Sunday night looks like for me. Now, I know my job isn’t really a “job” and I’m totally the luckiest dude alive to be able to call what I do for fun a career but surrounding the awesomeness it still takes commitment, focus, dedication, sleepless nights, stress, tears, frustration, and 100% of everything I’ve got. I hate giving advice and I’m always asked for it, the truth is I don’t consider myself to be particularly great at any of the things I do (quite the opposite!), there are plenty of people out there more talented and skilled than me...but for every 1 song someone else writes, I’ll write 10. When an author writes 1000 words a day I’ll write 5000, they work until 10pm, I’ll work until 5am...it’s all about perseverance and persistence. My little Max here needed to sleep and had been held by family all day, so we’re giving him a break from being held. It’s a chance for my wife to shower and me to “work”. Obviously, the second he’s ready to be picked up I will be right there for those cuddles...and yes, I’m happy to be distracted by him every 10 seconds to stare at him when he inevitably does something cute, but between those moments, when I might put my feet up and watch tv, that’s time to be productive!

A post shared by TomFletcher (@tomfletcher) onSep 9, 2018 at 2:54pm PDT

Married to author Giovanna Fletcher, Tom and his wife welcomed their third son, Max, in August this year. They also share Buzz, 4, and Buddy, 2.

The showbiz couple married in 2012 after becoming childhood sweethearts back in their school days.

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