McFly’s Danny Jones has opened up about parenthood, admitting being a dad has helped him when it comes to being a judge on The Voice Kids.
The musician became a father for the first time in 2018, when his wife, the model and former Miss England Georgia Horsley, gave birth to their son Cooper.
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Jones has said becoming a father has made him ‘more comfortable’ around kids, and helped him be a better judge on the kids edition of ITV show The Voice, which is currently in its third series.
The 33-year-old told The Metro: “I’ve always worn my heart on my sleeve, from even getting my first guitar when I was little. My family’s like that. Very emotional, we weren’t scared of it.
“Having Cooper has definitely made me more comfortable around the kids and the way that you talk to them, get down to their level and communicate with them has got easier I suppose. I just feel like I’m talking to Cooper.”
Jones added: “It sounds cheesy but it definitely opens your heart to more feeling and things that you’ve never felt before.
“But what gets me the most is the relationship they have with their families, it’s just so special and that’s where it gets me because I’m like, ‘ah, that could be Cooper and me sat on the side’. I never would have thought of that before.”
Jones shot to fame with pop-rock band McFly, with bandmates Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd. The group had a string of charting hits and singles before going on an indefinite hiatus.
Jones now focuses on producing and song-writing, television appearances, and promoting healthy living , working alongside Public Health England, Sport England and Disney UK to encourage youngsters to be more active.