Hugh Jackman video calls his dogs.

The 46-year-old actor misses his pet pooches Dali and Allegra so much when he is away from home that he loves to Skype his canines so he can see their adorable little faces, and joked even his fans prefer to see his four-legged friends more than him.

He said: ''I do Skype my dogs. I love that, the whole Skype, Facetime thing. Technology is great.''

In an anecdote about meeting fans after a recent theatre performance, he added: ''You know, your fans find a way and they come every night to see you. It wasn't for me. They're asking about, 'The dogs, - when are the dogs coming?' Because I was taking the puppy into the theatre.

''They came to see the puppy. They didn't care about me. I mean I love my dogs, I get it, they're way more interesting than me.''

As well as looking after his pooches, the 'Chappie' star - who has two kids, Oscar, 14, and nine-year-old Ava with wife Deborra-lee Furness - has started taking care of himself and his children more than ever after having four skin cancers removed last year, as he admits he is now a ''madman'' for suntan lotion.

Speaking to Magic Radio's Jo Parkerson, he added: ''I'm a madman for sunscreen. The last year I've had four skin cancers cut off. So my misspent youth in Australia, it doesn't actually matter where you are, as a kid you've just got to wear sunscreen.

''I've got a young daughter; now I'm going to be all over her like a rash when she gets to be a teenager because I used to be bad.''

Listen to the full interview this Saturday (07.03.15) from 3pm on Magic Radio across the UK on DAB radio. Head to for more.