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IN PICTURES: Shannon Noll and his mini-me son Colton are the cutest father-son duo ever

We dare you not to swoon over these two.
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He’s the nation’s ultimate underdog, having come runner-up in both Australian Idol back in 2003 and I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2018.

Since finding fame on Australian Idol all those years ago, Shannon Noll has become the country’s spirit animal.

Between releasing five albums, two of which went multi-platinum, the 44-year-old has found himself at the centre of several high-profile scandals (remember that “Shooey for Shanno” viral video?) that somehow continue to endear him to the nation.

But behind the scenes of his successful music career and well-documented wild side, Shannon is a devoted husband to his wife of 15 years, Rochelle, and an adoring father to four children, sons Cody, 19 and Blake, 18, daughter Sienna, 14, and the newest member of the Noll family, one-year-old son Colton Keith Noll.

At the time, Nollsie’s bombshell baby news initially shocked fans. With the couple in their early 40s and their three children in their teens, no one expected they’d add to their brood!

Shannon admits Colton was a surprise and conceived after starring on I’m A Celeb, but the couple had previously tried for a fourth child several years earlier.

“I put it down to the detox in the jungle! I was totally detoxing and there wasn’t a lot of privacy, if you get my drift. This all happened around Easter, which was only 10 or 15 days after I got back from the jungle. I think the show is the reason we got pregnant,” he told New Idea at the time.

Adding: “We had tried for another baby after Sienna, but nothing happened so we just thought that was it for us.”

But Shannon says a fourth chance at fatherhood has been a total blessing and he’s made a conscious effort to be more present and involved this time around.

“This time I have to work smarter not harder, because I don’t want to miss out on seeing my boy grow up as I felt I missed out on my other kids growing up before,” he explained to New Idea shortly after Colton’s arrival in December 2018.

“The fourth time round I feel like a grandparent – it’s been a while,” he joked.

All jokes aside, it’s clear Shannon treasures his youngest son and the pair’s touching escapades are well documented on social media.

Keep scrolling as we round up their best father-son moments!

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The farm life is the sweet life, right Colton?

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Baby’s first mullet! “Colton rockin the mullet! Ha ha,” proud dad Shannon quipped next to this adorable snap.

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Shannon instilling the very important lesson of eating your greens.

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We don’t know what’s cuter – Colton or the lamb?

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“Colton’s first time at the footy to watch his big brother play. I think he’s more interested in the playground! Ha ha.”

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Jungle baby! Colton Keith Noll was born on December 30, 2018. Shannon says his fourth child was conceived shortly after his stint on I’m A Celeb.

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Fast asleep on dad’s chest, is there really a better place to nap?

WATCH IN THE NEXT SLIDE: Shannon Noll cradles his newborn son. Gallery continues after the video…

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Shannon Noll craddles his newborn son

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Seeing double: Even at just a few months old, Colton was dad Nollsie’s doppelgänger.

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Big brother cuddles are the best kind of cuddles!

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“Pretty chilly today so the little bloke and I pulled out our camo vests!”

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Proud mum Rochelle with her youngest son.

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Little Colton enjoys a family day out.

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“Last trip away from my family tomorrow before Christmas. It’s getting so hard to spend even a moment away from this little legend,” Shannon revealed on Instagram.

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“Father’s Day is such a special day for me as I love these kids so much and am so proud of what amazing, caring, happy and beautiful human beings they all are! So stoked to be their Dad! Well played Rochelle Noll also!”

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All tuckered out and snoozing next to dad.

WATCH: Shannon Noll debuts his new single with son Colton by his side. Gallery continues after video…

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Are you even parenting right if you don’t put a mullet wig on your baby? We think not. Colton, you win the internet.

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Shannon often speaks very lovingly of his youngest son on social media. “Little fella loves his bike! Perfect for inside riding while it’s raining! Go son,” he penned alongside this snap.

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“My boys,” Shannon beamed next to this snap of Colton, Cody and Blake.

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Helping dad behind the wheel.

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Colton’s not a fan of Santa just yet.

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“Dressed and ready to go out for some Chinese. Little fella is having an entree before we leave!”

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Gang’s all here! Shannon and Rochelle with their four beautiful kids.

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