Jake Quickened has revealed that his baby son is lined up to undergo an operation after being diagnosed with a hernia.

The 32-year-old reality star and presenter became a first time father earlier this year when his girlfriend, Sophie Church, gave birth to their son, Leo.

But life has been tough on the four-year-old who has suffered a painful hernia – a condition where a gap forms in the muscular wall that allows the inside of the abdomen to protrude outward.

Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, Jake revealed that his baby son has finally been booked in to have an operation to correct the condition – while also revealing the baby has been given inoculations.

Leo and Jake Quickenden
Jake Quickenden has expressed his anxiety over his son's upcoming surgery

Sharing the news with followers, he began: "Daddies little star…."

And he continued: "Leo’s had his jabs today so I’m expecting a turbulent night, he also has a date now for his hernia op, which if I’m honest is terrifying me.

"I’m so nervous and worried but I have to remember it needs to be done to stop anything in the future and he’s in the safest hands!"

Jake Quickenden
Jake has been keeping fans up to date with his parenting process

Jake admitted it was tough to watch his wee lad suffer, writing: "Not a nice feeling though not going to lie!"

But the star went on to say he was amazed at how fast his son was growing up already.

He remarked: "He’s changing so much everyday now and getting so strong, I think he’ll be walking in a week!

Jake Quickenden
Jake shares his son with girlfriend Sophie Church

"It’s mad how looking back on pics as he’s a total different baby and I’m so happy I took so many."

However, he added that he was also very much being reminded that he was dealing with a baby, remarking: "Anyway keep your fingers crossed we get some sleep tonight, four month sleep regression is no joke."

The NHS describes hernias as: “occurring when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall.

“A hernia usually develops between your chest and hips. In many cases, it causes no or very few symptoms, although you may notice a swelling or lump in your tummy (abdomen) or groin.

“The lump can often be pushed back in or disappears when you lie down. Coughing or straining may make the lump appear.”

Hernia’s can affect anyone at any age, with symptoms including sudden, severe pain, vomiting, difficulty going to the bathroom, and a tender feeling to flesh that is sticking outwards of the body.

A GP will be able to easily assess and diagnose suspected cases, with treatment including either open surgery or keyhole surgery for those affected.

Last week, Jake commemorated his son turning four months old, with a touching tribute on Instagram.

He wrote: "I can’t believe how much Leo has changed! I can’t wait to tell him how much he has changed my life, I didn’t know love like this was possible."

He added: "To any new parents, trust your instincts, things will get easier with time, patience is a virtue and communication is key."