By Nancy Hargreaves

25th October 2019

Lewis Capaldi Dad – Who’s His Father And Is He Related to Peter Capaldi?

22 year old singer Lewis Capaldi’s name might remind you of someone, Doctor Who actor Peter Capaldi. But who is Lewis Capaldi’s Dad?

Lewis Capaldi

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Peter Capaldi Isn’t Lewis Capaldi’s Dad

So let’s get this out of the way, Peter Capaldi is NOT Lewis Capaldi’s Dad! Despite sharing the same last name and a Scottish accent, the 62 year old Doctor Who and Thick of It actor isn’t Lewis Capaldi’s father.

Peter Capaldi

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But They Are Related

While Peter isn’t Lewis Capaldi’s Dad, they are related! Peter Capaldi is Lewis’ Dad’s second cousin, making him Lewis Capaldi’s second cousin once removed.

Lewis Capaldi performing

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What Is A Second Cousin Once Removed?

This might get confusing, but your second cousin would be someone who has the same great grandparents as you. Your second cousin once removed would be your parent’s second cousin.

While this might be a bit hard to follow, but basically the two celebs are distantly related through Lewis’ father’s side of the family, because Peter Capaldi is Lewis Capaldi’s Dad’s cousin. Phew!

Did Lewis Know They Were Related Before He Was Famous?

The Glasgow singer knew that he was related to the Doctor Who star when he was growing up, despite having never met. Lewis Capaldi’s Dad talked about him to the singer.

Lewis told the Daily Record:

‘My dad and my aunties told me we were related to Peter a while ago, I think he’s my dad’s second cousin. Whenever he came on the TV they’d always say ‘You’re related to Malcolm Tucker’ or ‘you’re related to Doctor Who.’

But They Have Met

Peter Capaldi came along to one of Lewis’ gigs in 2018. The BBC star reached out to Lewis’ agent and asked to come along to the London show.

In an interview with the Daily Record, Lewis said:

“None of us had met him though so when my agent mentioned he’d been in touch asking about coming to my show in London I said ‘yes, of course!’”

“He came backstage afterwards to say hello and we had a great chat.”

He went on to talk about how great it was to meet the actor, and how it was inspiring to be related to someone successful:

“We talked a bit about the family connection and he said he really liked the music, so that was really nice of him. He’s a really cool guy.”

“It’s a big inspiration to have someone who’s so successful in the family.”


Lewis Capaldi and Peter Capaldi meeting

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And Peter Capaldi Has Starred In One Of Lewis’ Videos

Peter Capaldi has even starred in one of Lewis’ music videos! The video for 2019’s Someone You Loved features the actor playing a husband who is coping with the death of his wife.

In the video, Peter Capaldi’s character’s wife has passed away, but her heart was donated to a young mother – which saved her life. The video was filmed in Buxton and was a partnership with the organ donation charity Live Life Give Life. Eventually the two families come together and Peter Capaldi knows that his wife’s heart is still beating inside another person.

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So Who Is Lewis Capaldi’s Dad?

Lewis Capaldi’s dad is a fishmonger. His mum is a nurse and he has three older siblings.

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Apparently Lewis Still Lives At Home

Lewis Capaldi’s Dad and Mum still get to have the singer at home. He revealed in an interview that he still lives at home with his parents! Despite becoming a huge star and touring all over the world, he still comes home to his Mum and Dad’s place. He said in an interview that he has more important things to spend his money on – like food!

In an interview with the Telegraph, Lewis said:

“I’m still at home with my folks. It’s alright: I go home, she washes my pants, everything’s good.”

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What’s Lewis Capaldi Been Up To?

Lewis Capaldi has been touring and promoting his music all over, even covering Stormzy for Radio 1 this year. He is currently trying to hit No.1 in the American charts with Someone You Loved. And he’s even changed his Twitter handle to “America’s Sweetheart”! In a hilarious video on Instagram, the Scottish singer begged for people in the US to buy his single, saying:

“Hello America, it’s Lewis Capaldi here, and have I got news for you, my song, Someone You Loved, a song I’ve been pushing for a year is pushing ever so closely to being number one in America, top of the charts in the US of A.”

The singer cracked jokes and sang songs on his guitar, and said:

“I’ve been pushing long and hard, like a mother, who is pregnant with quadruplets and the doctors are saying ‘you’re pushing so hard’ and I feel like the baby is so close, this is last push, and you can help me do that.”

“You can help your next sweetheart, Lewis Capaldi, get to the top.”

He finished with:

“I’m just a boy, and not yet a woman.”

Image Source/ Instagram

Never change Lewis!

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