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Why Jamie Oliver's latest photo of baby River is causing controversy

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Chloe Best
Chloe BestLifestyle Features Editor
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Jamie Oliver sparked a debate among his fans - and even his own mum Sally - after sharing a new photo of his son River Rocket on Instagram on Thursday. The celebrity chef posted a photo of his adorable baby smiling as he lay on his back on a tiled floor, adding the caption: "Morning little boy... always good to get a nice smile."

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The photo was instantly met with comments on how "adorable" baby River is, although some expressed their concern that River was lying on the floor. One commented: "What's he doing on a cold tile floor?" Another wrote: "gorgeous baby... yes... but a stone floor... really?" Jamie's mum Sally also commented on the photo of her grandson, telling Jamie: "This adorable child! He looks so like you as a baby! But please get him off that hard floor now," with a series of smiling emojis.

Jamie Oliver River© Photo: Instagram

Jamie Oliver posted a photo of his baby son River on Instagram

Many other fans were quick to defend Jamie for sharing the photo, pointing out how happy River looked in the photo. "Why are folk worrying he's on the floor? Probably cleaner than some of yours! He's smiling, so obviously not in distress," one wrote, prompting Sally to reply and agree that she was only "teasing" Jamie about the photo. "You're quite right, the floor is very clean and River is very well cared for, I was only teasing Jamie."

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Jamie and wife Jools Oliver welcomed River, their fifth child, in August and couldn't be more smitten with the new addition to their family. The couple have kept fans updated with their little one's first few months, including his first smile and learning to sit up on his own.

Jamie Oliver family© Photo: PA

Jamie Oliver and his wife Jools have five children together

The family recently had another celebration as their second eldest daughter Daisy turned 14. Proud mum Jools marked the occasion by posting a photo of Daisy cradling her baby brother on Instagram, adding the caption: "Happy happy 14th birthday our gorgeous girl. We are so so proud of you, a wonderful big sister and little! Love you."