Dancing on Ice's Jake Quickenden addresses trolling of his newborn baby

Susannah Alexander
·3-min read
Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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The X Factor and Dancing on Ice star Jake Quickenden has responded to cruel trolls who have sent him nasty comments about his baby son, calling their actions "so wrong".

Jake and his girlfriend Sophie Church welcomed their first child together, who they have named Leo Oliver Quickenden, in February, and Jake has since shared a number of photos of his new son on Instagram.

Sadly, Jake has now revealed that he has been receiving unpleasant comments about his baby from some people online, sharing a post in which he questioned why people would troll a child.

Photo credit: Jake Quickenden - Instagram
Photo credit: Jake Quickenden - Instagram

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"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 to stay off social media if [I] 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 4 week old trolled," the former Hollyoaks actor wrote alongside a photo of baby Leo.

"I don't mind people giving me shit, 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 an 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.

"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 as real as possible. But unfortunately there is a dark side of social media and something needs doing about it."

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He ended his post by sharing his love for baby Leo, revealing that his son is now four weeks old.

Jake has received an outpouring of love and support from his followers, with Diversity star Jordan Banjo commenting: "My bro, that's one thing none of us can understand, we can be as polite as we want but sometimes people get comfortable because there's a screen there."

Former Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer and I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! contestant AJ Pritchard shared his support, writing: "sending nothing but LOVE".

Former Love Island star Gabby Allen also commented, saying: "Awwwwwww breaks my heart he's gorgeous" and "People are cruel and disgusting. Beauty comes from inside anyway so the only ones who are ugly are those who troll... sending love".

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