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Jake Quickenden reveals he’s leaving newborn son for six months to go and sing on a cruise ship

JAKE Quickenden has revealed that he will leave his son Leo to sing on a cruise trip - after his original work commitment was cancelled due to coronavirus.

The 32-year-old star welcomed his first baby at the end of February, with his girlfriend Sophie Church also mum to seven-year-old son Fred.

While the singer was comfortable leaving for such a long work trip before becoming a dad, he has now admitted that the thought of it gives him "really bad anxiety".

Jake explained: "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.

"But it gives me really bad anxiety now I've got Leo to think that I could be away for such a long time. But at the end of the day, I love working. I love kind of what I do.

"And I want to kind of get cracked on back to work, because, like I said, that baby milk and those nappies, they’re not cheap."

Joking about the cost of babies, the new dad added during a chat on Access All Areas on FUBAR Radio: "I’m going to have to do about two years on the cruises I think!"

Jake also revealed his plans to "save for a ring" and marry Sophie, explaining: "We wouldn't have bought a house together and had a child if that wasn't kind of the next step."

The Sun first revealed that Jake and Sophie were dating in June, with the pair announcing their pregnancy joy in September 2020.

Jake Quickenden in tears as girlfriend Sophie gives birth to baby son Leo in intimate hospital scenes caught on camera

Just yesterday, Jake revealed that Sophie had been told to "drown her baby" as he called for laws surrounding online abuse to be tightened.

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