JEFF Brazier has admitted that he fears for his son Bobby as he embarks on his modelling career.
The This Morning star welcomed his eldest son with ex Jade Goody, who passed away from cervical cancer in 2009 aged 27.
And now in a frank interview, the Shipwrecked star shared his concerns about the teenager following in his mother’s footsteps with a career in the spotlight – and discussed the “difficulties” it brings.
He told The Mirror: “Definitely, as this particular parent who obviously not only had his own difficult experiences but also can cite many occasions when when his mum went through the same.
“I think that I do enough worrying on behalf of both me and his mum when it comes to what he might be subject to.
“I just hope that everyone’s kind, I hope that he looks after himself and makes good decisions and has always been for him to be to have a skill and a talent to develop those things.”
Aspiring model Bobby has seen his runway career go from strength to strength over the past 12 months after he was scouted in a coffee shop.
The 17-year-old has so far walked for Italian designers Dolce and Gabbana during Milan Fashion Week last January.
The teenager, who is signed to modelling agency Unsigned Group, has also graced the cover of Man About Town and starred in a fashion spread for TINGS magazine.
In November, Bobby said he has his late mum to thank for his model good looks as he quickly became sought after by fashion brands and glossy magazines.
Opening up about his burgeoning career to the Mail Online, Bobby said: “I look like my mum, I’m always being told that by everyone. I have her lips and smile – and her eyes.
“The rest of me is dad’s. As I grow up I’m starting to look more like him.”.
TV presenter Jeff has been a pillar of strength to his sons, Bobby and Freddy, raising them as a single dad after their Big Brother star mum died of cervical cancer in 2009.
Following her death 11 years ago, he has made it his life’s work to help parents learn how to cope with grieving children when he qualified as a grief councillor six years ago.
Jeff began dating Jade in 2002 and they were together for two years before they called time on the relationship.
Though the pair never released an official statement on the reason behind their 2004 split, Jeff revealed in the Channel 4 documentary Jade Goody: The Reality Star That Changed Britain that reports played a part.
The TV star is now happily married to Kate Dwyer.
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