Jade Goody’s sons Bobby and Freddie may be ready to watch mum on Big Brother

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For many, turning 18 is all about getting their first legal pint. But for Bobby Brazier, it is also time to face a more bittersweet milestone.

For Dad Jeff is confident Bobby, who was 18 last week, will soon be ready to watch late mum Jade Goody on Big Brother – for the first time.

It’s been 12 years since the reality star, also mum to Freddie, 16, died from cervical cancer aged 27. And it’s taken until now for them to be ready to see the Jade the nation fell in love with in 2002.

Jeff, a qualified life coach, knew he couldn’t show the boys until they were both able to talk about their grief.

“Freddie was always the one that was open to [talking],” says Jeff, 42.

Jeff couldn't be prouder of his two sons Bobby and Freddie
(Image: Instagram)

“Yet for Bobby, it was too much for him. But recently Bobby said he was ready to read my book The Grief
Survivors’ Guide. I wrote it for the boys about four years ago. It’s a real relief to hear him say he’s ready to start talking about his loss.

“And now watching things with their mum in, is something we are probably going to start doing soon.”

Asked if they know about her “East Angular” phrase and iconic moments on BB, Jeff says: “Yes. They are more than aware of their mum’s best work.”

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Both boys are models while Bobby is also a DJ and Freddie wants to train as a barber.

Despite Jeff finding fame on Channel 4’s Shipwrecked, he doesn’t want to see them on reality shows.

“While myself and their mum went into the industry by that backdoor of reality TV, it’s is a very difficult path,” says Jeff.

It has been 12 years since Jade Goody sadly passed away following a battle with cervical cancer
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Jade shot to fame when she appeared on Big Brother in 2002
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Having brought the kids up with help from friends, family and wife Kate, Jeff knows families come in all combinations.

He is backing a new range and competition by Card Factory to celebrate dads and L.A.Ds (Like a dad) on Father’s Day on June 20. And while he was full of joy to see Bobby turn 18, such milestones always come with “survivor’s guilt”.

“Jade would be very proud. She deserved to be here right now looking at what she created and played a massive part in making them feel loved.”

Jade Goody and Jeff Brazier share sons Bobby and Freddie
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Watch our full Jess Saying interview with Jeff at facebook.com/DailyMirror/videos.

  • To nominate your Superdad or L.A.D and to be in with a chance of winning them a £1,000 Centre Parcs voucher, visit www.cardfactorycompetition.co.uk.

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