Celeb SAS’ Jake Quickenden feared not being able to hold baby son after horror injury

Former X Factor singer Jake Quickenden took part in Channel 4’s gruelling reality series SAS: Who Dares Wins before the arrival of his son Leo, who he shares with Sophie Church

Celeb SAS’ Jake Quickenden feared not being able to hold baby son after horror injury (Image: HANDOUT TV / FREE TO USE)ByZara Woodcock

  • 22:00, 12 Sep 2021
  • Updated22:28, 12 Sep 2021
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Jack Quickenden was frightened he wouldn't be able to hold his baby son after getting an injury that resulted in him leaving Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.


The 33-year-old welcomed his son, Leo, with his fiancée Sophie Church in February.

In scenes filmed before Jake's son was born, the star suffered an agonising shoulder injury when he was being pulled out of the ocean in a speedboat during a challenge.

The star ruptured his pectoral and his bicep, and he said that "basically both tendons were ripped off the bone."

After the horror injury, Jake's focus went straight to his unborn child.

“As soon as I’d got injured, I looked at it and thought ‘Right, here we go. I’ve got something else to get over now, I’ve got to get back to normal, I’ve got a baby on the way,'" he told PA News Agency.

Jake was afraid he wouldn't be able to hold his son

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“I didn’t have Leo at the time and I thought ‘I don’t want to be not able to hold him,’ so I need to get this operation done and get back to normal.”

The star said that if he hadn't had surgery on his arm, he would have only had around 10-15% strength in it.

Jake went on to announce the happy news of Leo's arrival on his Instagram page in February, by penning: "ITS A BOY ….. meet Leo Oliver Quickenden.

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"I am so overwhelmed right now, but first I want to say sophie you’re amazing and watching you during all this made me love you even more, I already know you’re an amazing mum and cannot wait to raise this beautiful little baby with you!!

"I also have such a mixture of feelings, I’m so so happy but also feel a little sadness my dad and brother are not around to meet my baby!!"

The star ruptured his pectoral and his bicep


He continued: "I promise to be a great dad, I will make mistakes but promise I won’t make the same one twice, I will learn on the job like most parents and will do everything in my best interest for you. The most beautiful thing in the world. All very tired but that’s obviously expected! Much love. The birth was beautiful and really quick!!! Well done @sophie__church."

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At the beginning of August, he also took to social media to confirm he had proposed to his girlfriend while on holiday in Rhodes, Greece.

Jake's arm is basically back to normal now


The former I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! contestant shared an image of himself and Sophie kissing beside the blue ocean on their break.

Jake penned on Instagram : "She said yes."

He also added: "The love of my life the mother to my beautiful Leo and Freddie, I love you so much… this isn't a drill it's actually happening."

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