Jamie Oliver’s emotional goodbye with childhood snaps as daughter Poppy starts uni

Jamie Oliver shared a heartbreaking farewell to his daughter Poppy as she starts uni.

Poppy is ready to fly the nest as the eldest of TV chef Jamie and his wife Jools' five children.

The dad-of-five urged his daughter to fulfil her dreams as she prepares to start her first year of university amid the coronavirus pandemic.

His heart ached over where all the time had gone and he accompanied his loving message with childhood throwback snaps.

Jamie Oliver's emotional goodbye with childhood snaps as daughter Poppy starts uni
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Uplifting photos included snaps of Poppy as a little girl wearing a homemade birthday hat and blowing out the candles.

He wrote: "I Can’t believe this young lady my first born Poppy has headed off to university, OMG where did that little girl go!?!?

"Emotional and Exciting times for young people all around the country in these very strange times I wish you all the best of luck.

Jamie and Jools also raise Daisy Boo, 17, Petal, 11, Buddy, nine, and River, three
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"Good luck Pops love you so much take this great opportunity and Run like the wind !!!! Go do all you dream of …it’s waiting and Hoping for you …. Love Dad x x xx."

Jamie and Jools also raise Daisy Boo, 17, Petal, 11, Buddy, nine, and River, three.

The happy couple marked their 20th anniversary in lockdown.

The happy couple marked their 20th anniversary in lockdown
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They had initially hoped to renew their vows but their plans were thrown into jeopardy amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Instead, the childhood sweethearts celebrated with a special picnic on the big day.

With the good times, the couple have also had their fair share of heartache as Jools had a miscarriage in lockdown.

But the mum-of-five vowed to try again for baby number six.

Jamie has also been busy teaching the nation how to cook from scratch in lockdown.

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