Joe Swash, 40, revealed his eldest son Harry is planning to embark on a showbiz career like him and his fiancée Stacey Solomon
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Joe Swash has said that he had “no real purpose” in his life before having children.
The 40-year-old former EastEnders star is now a father of five, including two stepchildren he shares with fiancée Stacey Solomon.
Along with son Rex, three, and baby Rose with Stacey, Joe has a 14-year-old son named Harry from a previous relationship with Emma Sophocleus.
While Stacey has two more children from previous relationships, Zachary, 14, and Leighton, 10.
But after a small role in EastEnders as a kid, it looks like teenager Harry might be following in his famous father’s footsteps and embarking on an acting career.
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Joe – who has built a successful career as a TV presenter – revealed that his eldest son dropped out of drama school.
Speaking to Closer magazine, he said: ‘The kids were intrigued by what Stacey and I did, but Harry was the only one who showed any definite interest.
“He loves drama, performing arts and comedy, so I think he will go to the drama academy. I’m very proud of him.”
Joe was apprehensive that Harry would like to show off “because you need really thick skin”.
But he said he would be there to make sure Harry kept his feet on the ground and wasn’t too worried if things didn’t go his way.
In general about fatherhood, Joe admits there was “no real purpose in my life” before becoming a father.
While it’s not always easy, he says it’s the happiest thing he’s ever done in life and he tries to “do it as best as possible”.
He has just welcomed their first daughter Rose, born on the 32nd of Stacey nd birthday last October.
Joe said he was “worried” about having a girl at first, because he was so used to boys.
But the former host of I’m A Celebrity: Extra Camp says that Rose is just as healthy as her brothers – if not more – and loves a bit of wrestling.
All of his children will become part of his wedding to Stacey, which is scheduled to take place at their £1.2million Essex estate – named Pickle Cottage – on 25 July .
The couple planned to get married last year but postponed their plans due to the coronavirus.
They also decided they wanted to make sure their baby daughter Rose could be there for their big day.
Although the exact details of Stacey and Joe’s wedding are kept private, they have reveal something about their big day .
Instead of a church, they managed to get a special marriage certificate so they could celebrate in their garden at Pickle Cottage.
Once they have exchanged vows under the canopy, guests will have dinner in the outdoor area of the garden.
Later in the evening, Stacey said that she “really wanted to have a karaoke session” to entertain herself.
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