Jeff Brazier's eldest son Bobby turns 13 on Thursday, and he has an exciting birthday treat to look forward to. The proud dad shared a rare photo of the teenager on Twitter to wish him a happy birthday, and revealed Bobby will be celebrating by acting as a flag bearer at the England v Portugal international friendly match at Wembley Stadium on Thursday evening.
"Happy 13th birthday to this not-so-little one. Flag bearer duties at the #ENGvPOR game as a birthday treat," Jeff tweeted.
Jeff Brazier's son Bobby turned 13 on Thursday
The birthday surprise is sure to have been well-received by Bobby, who has previously been revealed to be a keen footballer. Speaking to HELLO! Online in August, Jeff revealed that his eldest son has a diverse mix of hobbies, and is quite different to his younger brother Freddy, 11.
"Bob's got the football, he's got the dancing… Bobby's very different to Freddy," Jeff said. "He's very confident, he's got lots to be confident about. For different reasons to Fred he's got it all in front of him. Like Freddy, he's in a really good place but very individual."
Jeff shares occasional glimpses at his family life on social media
Jeff has single-handedly raised Bobby and his younger brother Freddy ever since the death of their mother Jade Goody in 2009, and also confided in HELLO! Online that Bobby particularly takes after his mum.
"I have an eldest who is very much like his mum in a lot of respects and I have a youngest who everyone is like 'who is he more like?' But to be honest, I think he's own creation," Jeff confided. "What I love most about Fred is he literally can't bear a grudge for more than a minute without him wanting to forget about it and move on and that's a really beautiful trait."
The life coach is understandably proud of his sons, and shared a poignant message on the anniversary of Jade's death in March. "This day 7 years ago I was worried, upset & fearful for our future," he wrote. "Today I'm respectful, humbled & grateful to be responsible for our boys."