X Factor: Niall Horan’s dad says, “I don’t want a penny of my boy’s fortune”
Bobby, who works as a butcher in a Tesco store, told the Sun, “I don’t want a penny of my boy’s fortune.
“I will graft for the rest of my life.”
He also revealed that Niall has offered to buy him a house, which he also turned down.
He said, “When I heard Niall and One Direction had hit No1 in the States with their first album I was just clocking on for a 13-hour night shift…
“I couldn’t believe it. I was obviously overjoyed. But I wasn’t going to go home and celebrate — I had a job to do.
“I’ve been a butcher most of my life and I’m going to keep doing that until I retire.
“I don’t want one penny of Niall’s money. He’s offered me big things like a car but I’ve always said no.
“I’m happy living and working as I am.”
Bobby raised Niall and his older brother Greg on his own after he split from their mum Maura, and he’s still taking care of Niall’s interests in the UK.
He revealed that he also has to cope with fans who are obsessed with his son and the other members of 1D.
He said, “A mother and daughter came from Canada. They wanted to see Niall’s room and where he lived. I was polite and let them take photos.
“Another girl turned up from the US. She’d been driven here by her dad. It’s mad but I’m always polite. They’re the ones backing my boy after all.
“I’ve taken bras to him that have come with letters asking for them to be autographed. He does it with a smile.
“It’s all harmless stuff and keeps people happy.”