27/06/2012 11:23 BST | Updated 27/06/2012 14:33 BST

Jeff Brazier: 'Jade's Mum Makes Me Feel Like A Mean Parent'

Jade Goody's ex partner, Jeff Brazier, has revealed he feels like a 'mean parent' after confiscating unsuitable gifts given to his sons by their grandmother, Jackiey Budden.

TV presenter Jeff has two sons, Bobby, 8, and Freddie, 7, with the late reality star but has said he's had to put his foot down after Jade's mum Jackiey bought them a hamster and mobile phones without telling him.

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In an exclusive blog for The Huffington Post, Jeff said: "If any of you have experienced separation, where kids are involved you'll know the numerous pitfalls and stumbling blocks placed in our way when it comes to maintaining an amicable relationship between all concerned.

"Well, recently I have been re-introduced to the feeling of 'them and us' by Jade's mum's little oversight.

"Late nights and excessive amounts of sugar are a grandparents prerogative and were the least of my concerns. I got a phone call from an excitable Freddy telling me he was now the proud owner of a hamster! Great, I feel I have more responsibility than I really know what to do with as it is, let alone introducing a pet into the equation."

"As I explained to Jackie, it would have been nice to have been asked because now I've been put into a position where I have to be the mean parent who says no and ruins the fun."

And Jeff reveals the hamster wasn't the first time Jackiey had treated Bobby and Freddie to a gift without telling him.

"This has happened before with mobile phones. Yep, a year ago she got them a phone each so she could have direct contact with them both and I don't remember being asked if I minded on that occasion either.

"I understand she wants direct contact but they are just too young to be carrying these things around responsibly so we keep them to the house."

"I can't fault Jackie when she's got the boys, I just wish we could work together a little better."