06/07/2012 13:16 BST | Updated 06/07/2012 13:18 BST

Jeff Brazier Opens Up About Jade Goody: 'I Know Who My Children Would Rather Have Here'

Jeff Brazier has opened up about the difficulties he has faced as a single parent since Jade Goody, the mother of his children, died.

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In an exclusive and heartfelt blog for HuffPost Celebrity, the TV presenter admitted he believes his children Bobby and Freddie would rather have his late ex-partner here as a parent.

"I'm under no illusion who my children would rather have here bringing them up, and in moments of anger and frustration they have once or twice reminded me as such," he wrote.

"But all I can do is remain focused in my role as all-and-everything, to get them through it and to take the effects of their loss on the chin.”

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Jade with Bobby and Freddie before her cervical cancer diagnosis

Jeff also spoke about how bringing the boys up full-time has changed their relationship, compared to sharing custody as he did before Jade's death from cervical cancer in 2009.

“Bobby was always 'Daddy's Boy' yet since the passing of his mother our relationship has altered greatly. The weekend dad role is exactly how many mothers accurately describe it: a 'glory' role...The children idolise you for being better company than mum.

"I can see why that used to hurt Jade so much,” he added.