Joe Swash reveals he ‘missed out on quite a lot’ of son Harry’s life after splitting from his mother

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Joe Swash has opened up about missing moments of his son Harry's life after a difficult split with his mum Emma Sophocleous.

The former Eastenders star, who spoke about picking out Stacey Solomon's engagement ring in October, bravely shared details about his relationship with 13-year-old Harry during his younger years.

Speaking on Dave Berry's Dadpod, the 38 year old said: "With my first child, Harry, there was a period where mine and Harry's mum's relationship affected my relationship with him.

"I didn't get to see him for a period of time, so I missed out on quite a lot. Now, me and my son Hal, we spent all the time together.

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"He's, like, my shadow, I love him, but there was a period where I just couldn't see this happening in the future. So I did miss out quite a lot of Hal growing up, as a baby," Joe explained.

Despite not getting to see him much when he was little, Joe and Harry have definitely made up for lost time and are closer than ever.

The television personality went on to share his happiness at Harry coming to visit him while he starred on this year's Dancing On Ice series.

"It was the first time really that I'd done anything, and him be of the age where I can see him being proud of his dad.

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"So it just filled me with so much joy and recently, I done the voice of one of Thomas the Tank Engine's friends and my little Rex was watching it, and he definitely noticed.

"So, yeah, it's lovely. I really hope they are proud. I hope they don't get embarrassed, you know what I mean, because there a few things out there that could be embarrassing," he candidly admitted.


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As well as Harry, Joe is also dad to Rex, one, from his relationship with Stacey Solomon, as well as being a stepdad to Stacey's boys, Zachary, 12, and Leighton, eight.

The I'm A Celebrity star, who made a crude joke about Stacey's pubic hair in October, recently opened up about having another child.

Speaking to new magazine, Joe said: "Yeah, I’d like to add one more to our brood. It wouldn’t hurt. But it’s not all my decision. Stacey’s got to be on board with it as well. You never know."

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