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Jamie Oliver's wife Jools reveals worries for 'different' son River ahead of attending all-boys school

The 45-year-old says her three-year-old loves wearing dresses

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Andrea Caamano
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Jools Oliver has spoken candidly about her five children, in particular her son River, who is about to reach a very important milestone in September.

Talking to Zoe Hardman and Georgia Dayton on their Made By Mammas podcast, the 45-year-old designer revealed she was feeling nervous about River attending school after the summer holidays.

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olivers and baby river© Photo: Getty Images

Jamie and Jools welcomed River Rocket in 2016

Asked how she thought he would get on by Zoe, Jools revealed: "I don't know. He's a funny little boy. I don't know, I really don't know. He really loves girls, he doesn't really like boys, as in playing with boys, and he's going to an all-boys school which is a bit worrying."

She added: "And he loves dressing up, he wears a dress every day, I'm not revealing anything, I just think he is the most different… I've never met a child like him. So he is theatrical, interesting, totally like a little girl, and it's so funny because he and Buddy get on really well but Buddy is a real boy and he is like a little girl, but a boy so I don't know. I have no idea. I just hope they have Frozen dresses in the dress up box, in an all-boys school. He is just a character."

river rocket© Photo: Instagram

River will turn four in August

Sharing her nerves with the both Zoe and Georgia, she continued: "He is quite OK to leave me, and he is good with other people so we'll just see. I just don't know, it could go either way and I'm thinking: 'I am so worried,' I just really want him to enjoy it so I can relax.'"

GALLERY: 10 of Jamie and Jools Oliver's cutest family photos

It's no secret that little River loves dressing up. Most recently, Jools shared an adorable picture of her nearly four-year-old wearing a pair of fairy wings adorned with a gold fabric bow whilst riding his scooter. Jools captioned the photo simply with a monkey emoji, and it wasn't long before her followers commented on the youngster's adorable appearance. "Heartbreaker," one commented. "That's just too much," another wrote, while Joe Wicks commented with a string of smiley face and heart emojis.

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