Jake Quickenden tells fans baby son needs operation but faces six week wait

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Doting dad Jake Quickenden has told fan that his baby son needs an operation – but faces a six week wait for the procedure.

The X Factor star, 32, shared the update on Instagram, explaining that three-month old Leo, who he shares with girlfriend Sophie Church, needs a procedure to remove a hernia.

He told his followers that the family of three had waited "a couple of weeks" for a hospital appointment after noticing a small lump near Leo's groin area.

"It seems to have got better by itself but he's been waiting a couple of weeks for this hospital appointment," he said in the clip.

"So we're going to go and do it anyway, to get it checked out. But hopefully it's sorted itself out. We got told it was very common and he's not in any pain whatsoever with it.

"But I noticed it when I was changing him and everything you worry about don't you?"

He returned to social media later with his baby boy in his arms to share the news that Leo will need to undergo a small procedure.

"He's not in pain but where it is in his groin it can strangulate and get into his testicles pretty much," he said.

"It's pretty worrying but we have to wait about six weeks for the hospital to get in touch.

"But it's better to get it sorted if it can cause any future troubles and he seems pretty happy, he's not in pain as I said.

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"Better to get it sorted, it's just worrying. I've had a lot of lovely messages, so thank you for reassuring me."

Jake recently spoke about the difficulties he has experienced on social media after trolls targeted his son, born on 26 February, with vile messages.

Speaking on Loose Women, he said: "The more I thought, I thought we've all gone through a tough couple of years and I thought these people must be really hurting and it's a shame that people deal with things in different ways. They're amplifying their hate to someone else.

"I understand it in a way, although it's not right. I hope they see it soon and have someone to talk to about it."

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Earlier this month, he told the Sun: "Obviously the emotions I felt when he was trolled was anger and like surprise.

"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.

"But you have to think, these people might need the random act of kindness. These people are probably the ones that need it."

The proud dad also recently revealed that he believes little Leo is set for stardom too, after he set up an Instagram account for the tot which had racked up 30,000 followers.

"He is going to be an athlete or a model or something," he told Vicky Pattinson on her The Secret To podcast.

"If he wants to be anything. If he wants to do ballet, dance, acting… I can't wait to support him in anything he wants to do.

"People are like: ‘does he really need an Instagram.’ I am like what an amazing gift to give him."

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