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All grown up! Former Australian Idol heartthrob Lee Harding is now a doting dad

By Erin Doyle
He was the Australian Idol star with piercings and multi-coloured hair whose face was plastered across bedroom walls of teenage girls in the mid 2000s.
But 14 years later, it's not just Lee Harding's appearance that has changed.
Lee, who is set to appear on the current season of The Voice, is now a family man and has a wife and two kids.
The Wasabi singer is married to his high school sweetheart Nicole Hansen, who he had been dating since 2001 – and he proposed in one hell of a romantic way.
According to The Herald-Sun, Lee popped the question to Nicole at Mornington Peninsula's Ashcombe Maze in 2007. With the help of some loved ones, Lee held up a 10m sign which read: "Will you marry me?" and the rest was history!
More than a decade on, the happy couple share two kids – including an adorable six-year-old daughter named Blaize.
The newest addition to the family is their too cute for words son Ryker, who was born last month - just weeks after his dad filmed his audition scenes for The Voice.
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Doting dad! Lee regularly shares snaps of his adorable daughter Blaize. Image: @leeharding1/ Instagram

Last month Lee confirmed he'll be returning to Aussie TV screens, announcing on Instagram he was having a crack at The Voice crown.
"Auditioned for The Voice this year.. eek.. haha," he wrote.
Accompanying the announcement was a photo of a Voice promo which featured a figure with their face obscured.
Lee shared the same snap to his Facebook page as he again announced the news.
"Who has two arms in the air and auditioned for The Voice this year? This guy," he penned.
In yet another post, he added of the promo: "Who's that guy at the end holding up the logo with what appears to be magic??"
New addition: Little Ryker was born just weeks after Lee's Voice audition. Image: @leeharding1/ Instagram
Lee shot to fame as on Australian Idol in 2005. Image: Getty Images

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