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One of Paul Hogan's sons has broken his silence on the struggles he and his siblings faced growing up after their father shot to sudden national fame. 

The larrikin Sydney Harbour Bridge rigger from the city's west became an instant star in 1971 when he entered television talent show New Faces to make fun of the judges.

Then aged in his 30s, Hogan's natural ability as a comedian saw him quickly become a national celebrity with regular appearances on Mike Willesee's A Current Affair.

Within a year, Hogan moved his wife Noelene and five young children from their modest Chullora home in Sydney's south-west to the affluent north shore suburb of Mosman.

As the man that helped put Australia on the map looks back on his showbusiness career spanning almost five decades, Hogan's third child Todd has spoken publicly for the first time on the impact his father's sudden fame had on him and his siblings.

Paul Hogan and wife Noelene had five children together. They're pictured with their oldest two children Scott and Loren

Paul Hogan and wife Noelene had five children together. They're pictured with their oldest two children Scott and Loren

'It attacks your self-esteem when no one's interested in what you're doing, when they're constantly asking you about what someone else is doing,' Todd told ABC's Australian Story.

'Everything became, 'Oh, is he really your father?' It's not a normal question and so that irked me, and usually people who brought it up I sort of gave short shrift to.' 

Todd was 10 when his family moved from Chullora to Mosman. 

'We were entrenched in the western suburbs and I loved it there,' Todd said in a sneak preview for Monday night's program.

'I had a great childhood there and just remember that we were going to move away from all our mates and go and live in Mosman, which is some place I'd never heard of and didn't particularly want to go to.' 

Hogan's third son Todd (pictured) has spoken publicly about his upbringing for the first time

Hogan's third son Todd (pictured) has spoken publicly about his upbringing for the first time

The Hogans later moved to Sydney's northern beaches- first to Seaforth and later Belrose.

Despite the move and his growing fame, Hogan tried to make life as normal as possible for his kids, as did then wife Noelene.

'She was Carol Brady, I suppose. You know, it was chops on Monday, sausages on Tuesday — we

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