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Jeff Brazier explains why we won't see son Freddie following in his brother Bobby’s footsteps

Jeff Brazier explains why we won't see son Freddie following in his brother Bobby’s footsteps

Freddie and Bobby are his two kids from a previous relationship with Jade Goody

Jeff Brazier has explained why we won’t be seeing son Freddie following in his older brother Bobby’s footsteps.

Bobby, 20, is the son of late Big Brother star Jade Goody, who died in 2009 at the age of just 27 after being diagnosed with cervical cancer, which later spread to other areas of her body.

In the years since she passed, Bobby has forged a successful career in the public eye – modelling, acting in EastEnders, and now competing in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing alongside professional Dianne Buswell.

It’s hardly surprising, given that his parents are practically reality TV royalty, with dad Jeff Brazier, 44, also being a well-known face on screen.

He first rose to fame while appearing in the third season of Shipwrecked before going on to work as a presenter for the likes of This Morning and I’m a Celeb, also featuring as a contestant on shows including Celebrity MasterChef, Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins and Dancing on Ice.


However, while Jade, Jeff and eldest son Bobby have all become household names, the youngest of the family has decided to shy away from the limelight.

Speaking to the Metro, Jeff explained there’s a clear reason why Freddie wants to steer away from the spotlight, saying: “Freddie has spent his whole life looking at his older brother and that is difficult for most siblings.

“No, I don’t think Freddie wants to do reality programmes and he hasn’t been inspired to do what his brother has done because whenever Bobby has done something, whether it’s karate or football, Freddie’s been like ‘I’m not doing that,’ because it’s something that he doesn’t have to measure up to his brother or against him.”

Jade and Jeff's sons, Bobby and Freddie.

He added: “All I’m describing is something that happens in most families, Freddie wants to forge his own path, his qualities are immense in terms of his emotional intelligence

"So I’m really excited for his future, but there’s no pressure on Freddie to follow in anyone’s footsteps, whether that be Bobby, mine or his mum.”

Jeff also weighed in on the new Big Brother series, saying he switched on for just two minutes on Sunday’s launch episode – having not been impressed that Olivia burst into tears when her place in the show was under threat.

“There’s some contention, they didn’t know they was putting someone up for public vote and it caused great contention between the two individuals [Olivia and Jenkin],” he said.

“It caused great discomfort for the girl that had to vent in the diary room and it’s not the sort of thing I want to watch. I don’t enjoy seeing drama like that.”

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@jeffbrazier/BBC

Topics: Celebrity, Bobby Brazier