Jade Goody’s mum Jackiey Budden reportedly laid into Jeff Brazier following her grandson Bobby’s National Television Awards win.
The 20-year-old actor was awarded the rising star gong during Tuesday’s ceremony for his stint in BBC soap EastEnders.
As the EastEnders cast and crew watched Bobby – whose late mum died in 2009 – he ended up dedicating the award to his dad Jeff, who watched in tears as he took to the stage.
However, according to reports, while Bobby’s grandmother, 66, is proud of his accolade, she vocalised some strong thoughts about Jeff.
The Sun claims that Jackiey told fans outside that Bobby’s ‘incredible.’
‘They didn’t know I was there,’ she said.
‘I didn’t allow them to know I was there. I didn’t want to see their dad. He’s a c**k. But I’m going to wait until they’re older before I let rip.’
This comes after Jackiey said she is ‘over the moon’ that Bobby signed up for Strictly this year, as his late mum was a huge fan of the show.
Bobby joins the likes of Amanda Abbington, Zara McDermott, Les Dennis, and Angela Rippon as part of the Strictly 2023 cast when the glitzy dance show returns next month.
Jackiey added to The Mirror that she is still close to her grandson, who stars in EastEnders.
However, his hectic work schedule means they don’t get to see each other much, as she lives in South London and the soap records in Hertfordshire.
‘He has to get up at 5am for EastEnders sometimes, so he’s always on the go,’ she explained.
‘We always text though which is lovely. He likes to keep an eye on his nana, just like Freddie does.’
When Goody died on March 22 2009, Jeff gained full custody of their two children, and he raised them out of the spotlight.
The two boys were best men for Jeff’s wedding to partner Kate Dwyer, and the doting dad still takes them to their mother’s grave every Christmas.
‘I very quickly realised that I was going to be responsible for the boys, for the rest of their childhood,’ Jeff said in a life insurance advert while speaking about Goody’s death.
‘It’s insanely unfair that they were robbed of someone that was such an incredible mum. I remember when Jade very bravely told them that she was going to be in heaven,’ he added.
Metro.co.uk has reached out to Jeff Brazier and Jackiey Budden reps for comment.
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