Identical twins – but only one is judged cute enough for national baby contest!

Identical twins Harry (left) and Matthew Cheesman
Identical twins Harry (left) and Matthew Cheesman

A proud mum was excited to to find out that her baby son was through to a national cute kid contest – but surprised his identical twin brother was not picked too

Harry Cheesman, aged seven months has been selected in the top 40 longlist of The Sun newspaper’s Sunbeams competition.

Readers can now go online and vote for their favourite, after a panel of judges including the paper’s royal photographer Arthur Edwards whittled them down.

Mum Kelly Cheesman, 29, from Fairford Leys entered Harry and his twin brother Matthew.

But although the pair share the exact same features, only one was chosen.

Kelly, who also has son Mackenzie aged nine, said: “I think it must just have been the different pictures I submitted.

“It may also be their smiles, Harry defintely has the cheeky smile, and Matthew has the happy smile.

“When I saw The Sun advert I thought I would give it a go, because I never did anything like this with my older son.

“I know I’m being biased but I think they are all gorgeous.”

Now that Harry is through to the top 40, readers can click on an arrow key by their online picture to place a vote. It is free of charge to vote.

Harry is the only baby from Buckinghamshire to be in the competition, and Kelly hopes that Bucks Herald readers will show him their support.

She said: “The next stage is to get into the top ten.

“I’ve been using Facebook to try and get him votes . but it would be really nice if the people of Bucks could get behind him too.”

If Harry wins he will get £1,000 in prize money, and a special photoshoot with royal photographer Mr Edwards.

There are two runner-up prizes of £100.

Kelly says any prize money will be saved for when he grows up.

To vote for Harry to win the competition CLICK HERE