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Jake Quickenden vows to ignore vile trolls who targeted his newborn son

Jake Quickenden has admitted he must ignore nasty trolls who have targeted his newborn baby with awful comments about his appearance.

The singer, 32, and partner Sophie Church welcomed baby Leo to the world in February and the pair proudly introduced their social media followers to their new arrival.

However, some cruel users decided to send the pair abuse about how their son looked.

One bully suggested the baby needed “Botox” and is “ugly as f***”.

And another horrifically told Sophie to drown her son.

But now, Jake has revealed he plans to be the bigger person if such horrendous comments appear again.

Speaking to The Sun, the former X Factor star opened up about his pride at becoming a dad.

But talking about some trolling incidents he said: “Obviously the emotions I felt when he was trolled was anger and like surprise.

Jake Quickenden son
Jake spoke of his anger at people trolling his newborn son

“I understand if someone doesn’t like me, I can be a bit annoying so I get that. But to troll a baby to try and get a reaction out of me, is a little bit low.”

He continued to say that although it’s hard, he now has to ignore it and just focus on life’s positives.

He admitted he felt guilty after posting some of the horrendous messages onto his social media pages as it may lead to that person also getting trolled.

“The comments I tried to delete as quickly as I could so no one could see them,” Jake said.

Leo Quickenden
Jake and Sophie welcomed baby Leo to the world in February

“It’s one of those things and unfortunately the dark side of social media.”

The star recently spoke about having bad anxiety as he prepares to leave his son behind to go back to work on a cruise ship.

Speaking on FUBAR Radio, he told TOWIE star Bobby Norris: “I was supposed to be on cruises for six months singing. So it looks like they’re going again.

“So I will probably be leaving.”

He added: “It gives me really bad anxiety now I’ve got Leo to think that I could be away for such a long time.”

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