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Jeff Brazier shares his pride as Jade Goody’s son picks up special prize

Like every proud parent, he got the camera out to record his son's big moment!

Jeff Brazier has been raising his sons with Jade Goody as a single parent since her tragic death in 2009 at the age of just 27.

And the doting dad couldn’t resist taking to social media to share his pride after eldest son Bobby, 14, picked up a footballing trophy on Monday afternoon.

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Jeff was proud as punch as Bobby collected his trophy [Credit: Instagram @jeffbrazier]

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Sharing a video of the teenager being presented with his honour, the star gushed: “My baby collecting his well earned trophy today. Solid at the back.”

Dressed in a dark blue football strip, the youngster looked pretty pleased with himself as he was handed the trophy, flashing his proud dad a smile as he walked away.

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Bobby looked happy as he accepted his trophy [Credit: Instagram @jeffbrazier]

Fans were quick to leave a slew of messages congratulating Bobby on his achievement and praising Jeff on raising sons Bobby and Freddy, 12, to be such great kids.

One wrote: “Well done Bobby, mama is always watching, she will be so proud of all three of you. Well done Jeff, you’ve raised two diamonds there mate.”

Another said: “Gorgeous boy, so much like his mum. Doing you both proud.”

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He flashed a big smile for his proud dad [Credit: Instagram @jeffbrazier]

Bobby and Freddy were just five and four years old when Big Brother legend Jade passed away on Mother’s Day 2009 following a battle with cervical cancer.

Jeff raised the two boys away from the limelight and it’s only in recent times he has started including them on his social media accounts.

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Jeff raised Bobby and Freddy as a single dad following Jade Goody’s death in 2009 [Credit: Instagram @jeffbrazier]

He once joked to Closer magazine that now the boys are older, they have grumbled on occasion that he made them “un-famous” by choosing to withdraw them from the limelight.

“Fame doesn’t faze them,” he said.

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“If anything, the criticism that I’ve received since is that I’ve made them un-famous. I don’t think they’re really serious about it, but that has been thrown my way at times.

“That was a conscious decision that I made six years ago… that they needed a normal childhood to come to terms with their loss.”

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Jeff has kept Jade’s memory alive for her sons [Credit: Wenn]

Jeff, meanwhile, has come a long way since his first foray into fame on Shipwrecked.

As well as continuing to pop up as a presenter on the likes of This Morning, he has retrained as a grief counsellor and life coach, working with other bereaved families.

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The boys look excited as they spy their dad’s book at a shop [Credit: Instagram @jeffbrazier]

He has also released a book, The Grief Survival Guide: How To Navigate Loss And All That Comes With It, aimed at families struggling to cope with loss.

In his personal life, things are also going well, with Jeff hinting last month he is ready to pop the question to long-time girlfriend Kate Dwyer, a PR consultant, and expand his family.

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Jeff is ready to propose to girlfriend Kate [Credit: Instagram @jeffbrazier]

He told The Mirror: “We’ve discussed it – it’s going to happen. I think we’re working our way to it.

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“What’s going to be exciting to me is seeing the kids as older brothers – they’ll be incredible. And it’ll teach them about other responsibilities for them.

“It’ll be fantastic for me, too. I’ll get to experience parenting within a relationship and actually be married, because I haven’t experienced that – not even as a child.”

Best of luck to them!

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