Jeff Brazier, a proud father, celebrated his son Bobby Brazier, who stars in EastEnders, winning a National Television Awards rising star award last night.
Despite his busy schedule with Strictly Come Dancing rehearsals, the 20-year-old accepted the accolade at London’s O2 arena. His achievement was witnessed by the nation on ITV and a star-studded audience of thousands.
Since Bobby’s debut on Albert Square last year, he has become a beloved character on the BBC soap.
However, he may not have made it to the NTAs without the support of his family, particularly his TV presenter father. Jeff was moved to tears by his son’s heartfelt speech.
Upon receiving the award, Bobby acknowledged his father’s influence, saying, “This has very little to do with me and everything to do with my dad.
“Over the course of the last 20 years I’ve heard him say, ‘because I can.’ It was a mantra of his and him just saying that, ‘because I can.’ Because I can, why not?’”
Before his achievement, the soap star contemplated how his late mother would have felt watching him win.
On the red carpet, he stated that Goody “would be proud too.
“And not necessarily for Strictly, I think for everything. My life is a much bigger picture than this and everyone that knows and loves me is proud of me, and I think she’d be the same.”
Clearly, they are a closely-knit family. Here’s what we know about Jeff Brazier and his sons’ lives before and after Jade Goody’s passing.
Who are Jeff Brazier’s sons?
Freddie Brazier, at just 18, has largely remained out of the spotlight, aside from his modeling debut for HERO magazine in 2021.
In recent months, his famous brother Bobby has shared a few photos of Freddie on social media. In one selfie where they both smile in the sun, Bobby jokingly captioned it: “Quick Fred let me get a picture for nan. Chant and be happy 😆.”
Another image shows the two of them looking relaxed and content at the dinner table, accompanied by Bobby’s message: “Do what makes you be happy and calm and peaceful and connected and grateful and in love.
“Even if some people don’t understand.”
In contrast, Freddie’s older brother Bobby has risen to fame. He made his modeling debut at Milan Fashion Week in 2020, striding down the catwalk for Dolce & Gabbana.
Shortly after, he appeared in Tommy Hilfiger’s London Fashion Week show.
Last year, he joined the cast of EastEnders, portraying Freddie Slater, an already iconic character. His dedication paid off when he received the prestigious rising star NTA award last night.
Bobby attributes his modeling success to his late mother, claiming that he inherited her “lips, smile, and eyes.”
“I look like my mum, I’m always being told that by everyone. I have her lips and smile – and her eyes,” he remarked.
“The rest of me is dad’s. As I grow up, I’m starting to look more like him.”
However, Jeff expressed concerns about his son’s fame. He previously told The Mirror, “As this particular parent who obviously not only had his own difficult experiences but also can cite many occasions when his mum went through the same.
“I think that I do enough worrying on behalf of both me and his mum when it comes to what he might be subject to.
“I just hope that everyone’s kind, I hope that he looks after himself and makes good decisions and has always been for him to have a skill and a talent to develop those things.”
Source My Celebrity Life.