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Sunday 20th October 2019

I'm A Celebrity's Jessica-Jane Stafford victim of terrifying burglary

Jessica, husband Lee and their kids were in the house at the time

Former I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! star Jessica-Jane Stafford has been left seriously shaken after robbers broke into her home while she was there with her husband and three children.

Jessica-Jane, who is married to celebrity hairdresser Lee Stafford, has broken her silence over the terrifying ordeal, which unfolded at their house in London earlier this month.

The star, who is pregnant with the couple's fourth baby, said they were all in the property when raiders forced open their kitchen door with a crowbar despite seeing them through the window.

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Jessica-Jane, 34, and 52-year-old Lee were forced to gather their children and flee upstairs, desperately locking doors as they went.

They then pressed a panic alarm fitted to their home, before eventually escaping through the front entrance "half naked and screaming".

They saw me and the kids through the window and still proceeded to break down the door.‬

Jessica-Jane, who found fame on BBC's The Real Hustle, said the callous burglars sped off in a getaway car, despite the best efforts of passers-by to stop them.

Alongside a lovely family photo, she has today bravely told her Instagram followers: "At 5pm on Thursday 5th September in broad daylight, three masked men armed with crowbars approached our basement kitchen door - they saw me and the kids through the window and still proceeded to break down the door.‬

"Lee and I gathered the kids and started running upstairs locking two internal doors, calling the police and pressing the panic alarm.

"We managed to escape through the main front door and ran into the street half naked screaming.

"The attackers broke through three locked doors and fled out the front door jumping into their getaway car.

"Some of the public who were driving by blocked them in so they couldn't drive away but after a lot of car battering they escaped."

Jessica-Jane went on to explain how police fear the family could have been "grabbed" if Lee hadn't locked the doors behind them, adding that the family have temporarily moved out of their home.

She said: "The kids were shaken but are doing fine. The police said if Lee didn't lock the two internal doors, they would have grabbed us.

"Lee acted so fast to protect us all and was our guardian angel that day.

"We've been all over the place the last few weeks and won't be returning to London (we have a house sitter) until extreme security works are carried out on the house."

Jessica-Jane managed to finish off her message with some lovely news, adding: "On a more positive note - we’re having another baby boy."

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The pregnant star's followers have been left shocked by what has happened, with one writing: "This makes me so scared and so angry at the same time.

"Lowlife oxygen thieves. I hope they get what's coming to them. Glad you're all ok, love to you all xx."

Another added: "How awful. So glad you are all OK."

A third penned: "Omg that sounds absolutely terrifying! Well done for keeping yourselves safe and to the passers by. Congrats on your lovely news."

Jessica-Jane married Lee in 2013 and they are parents to son Angel, five, and daughters Elvis Annie-Jane, three, and Sugar Mae, two.

She starred in the 2011 series of I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!, before being voted out five days before the final.

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