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Jamie Oliver surprises fans with adorable photo of 'cheeky' River

The Naked Chef star is a doting father to five children

As a chef, Jamie Oliver is always looking for the freshest of ingredients, so on Saturday he headed out to a farmer's market with his youngest son, River, five.

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After finishing up his shopping, Jamie shared a photo of a beaming River who stood in a beautiful rainbow coat. The youngster had a whole host of vegetables sprawled out behind him, including cauliflowers, cabbages, leeks, onions, red onions and broccoli. The young boy even carried a small notepad, but it appears that his antics might not have been as sweet as his smile.

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In the caption, the dad-of-five wrote: "Don't fall for that cheeky smile!! I'd like to thank and apologise to the market traders for surviving River Oliver!! x x #farmersmarket #marketday."

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The chef's fans appeared to be in a forgiving food, as many left positive remarks in the comments section of the post.

"Bless him, love the jacket," said one, while a second posted: "Bless him! Such [a] lovely bright mischievous grin."

A third commented: "He has spirit. I like that. As a teacher the spirited kids were a challenge but a joy all the same," while a fourth added: "He could light up the world with such a smile."

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Jamie said his son was 'cheeky at the market'

Many others were left speechless and could only post crying with laughter emojis.

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River appears to be a little cheeky chappy, as his mum also shared a photo of the youngster earlier this week calling him a "cheeky monkey".

The mum-of-five showcased the family's kitchen garden at their £6million country estate, and it is filled with herbs, fresh fruit and vegetables that no doubt come in very useful for her husband to use in his recipes.

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The star is very close with his children

The walled garden has shelves filled with pots lining the space, and a lemon tree on the floor. It is accessible via a set of double doors from the historic property, and appears to have been the backdrop for some filming featuring two of Jamie and Jools' youngest children, River and Petal.

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"Cheeky monkeys on set," Jools captioned the photo, which showed River pretending to give his big sister a piggyback.

While Jools didn't reveal what they were filming, Jamie has shot his past few Channel 4 cooking series at the family home with appearances from his wife and children, so it is likely he is working on his next TV project.

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