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Jake Quickenden Hits Back At Trolls Who Called Newborn Son 'Ugly'

Jake Quickenden Hits Back At Trolls Who Called Newborn Son 'Ugly'

The TV favourite shut down trolls with a gushing post to his 'handsome' son Leo.

Joanna Freedman

Joanna Freedman

Jake Quickenden shared a proud message about his son, Leo, on Instagram last night, as he marvelled at how much he had grown.

The TV favourite, 32, famed for appearing on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! and Dancing On Ice, hit back at trolls who had criticised his four month old son's appearance.

Sharing a side by side edit, which included a snap of the tot a few weeks after he was born, back in February, and another recent picture of him beaming, he wrote: "BE PROUD OF HOW FAR YOU HAVE COME."

"Looking back on pictures you realise how far you have come how much you have changed and everything you have overcome and we should look back more," he went on.

"Everyone reading this have been through bad time's at some point, after I lost my dad and brother I never thought I would be truly happy but Leo came and changed all that.

Jake Quickenden shared this adorable side-by-side of his son at three weeks old and 20 weeks (
Instagram/ Jake Quickenden)

"The beginning was tough and I wasn't expecting it but he's changed so much and everyday it gets easier and I love him that little bit more.

"So whatever you have been through, you are here right now you are still battling through and we can do anything!!!"

He added: "3 weeks to 20 weeks the change is mad, and some people thought he wasn't handsome LOL.... Who's laughing now."

It comes after Jake revealed he was "shocked" at the amount of vile messages he had received about his adorable son's appearances after sharing snaps online - adding that some of the worst trolling was from mums.

"I'm used to people trolling me, but because I don't respond to them, they saw an opportunity to target Leo instead.

"It hurt, but you have to ask yourself, 'Why are people doing this?' Sophie [Jake's partner] received one saying, 'Why don't you drown your baby.' Something must change with the online laws."

Jake Quickenden and his son, Leo (

In the past, Jake has pleaded with trolls to "seek help" after they called his son "ugly as f*ck" and suggested he "needs botox".

"REAL POST... So in the past week this little man has been told he needs Botox, that he's ugly as f**k and that he's weird looking, me myself have also been told stay off social media if you don't want to be trolled, it's so baffling to me that I should have to stay off social media if I don't want my four-week-old trolled," he wrote on social media last month.

"I don't mind people giving me s**t, as sad as it is I've had to get used to being called 'irrelevant', 'ugly', 'attention seeking', and the list goes on.

"But to troll a innocent child is so wrong and the people doing it seriously need to seek help.

"Also why should I stay off social media if I don't want him trolled the thought process of some people is shocking, maybe people just shouldn't troll?

Jake Quickenden called out internet trolls for criticising his newborn son's looks (
Jake Quickenden/ Instagram)

"I enjoy social media it's full of lovely people who are supportive and I like sharing my ups and downs, I try and be real as possible, but unfortunately there is a dark side of social media and something needs doing about it."

Jake and his girlfriend Sophie named their son Leo Oliver in honour Jake's late brother Oliver, who sadly died following a battle with bone cancer in 2012.

The arrival of Jake's little one comes after Sophie suffered a miscarriage in 2019.

Adorable Leo has joins Jake, Sophie and her six-year-old son, Freddie, from a previous relationship.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Topics: Celebrity News