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Former X Factor contestant and winner of 2018’s Dancing on Ice, Jake Quickenden, has revealed to his followers that he’s been facing financial difficulties and is currently “skint.”

“Times are hard,” Jake sighed.

“Lockdown has hit us hard,” the ex- I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! contestant admitted. “I haven’t had a job for about a year,” he added.

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Pleading with fans to not “judge” him if they notice a few more ads on his profiles, Jake made the situation sound desperate.

“I’ve got a baby on the way,” he highlighted. Jake is expecting his first child with girlfriend Sophie Church, who he’s been dating for two years.

Sophie already has a son, Freddie, six, who Jake is incredibly close to.

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With that in mind, it’s unsurprising that the 32-year-old is eager to do everything he can to provide for his growing family.

“Look guys if you see me doing a few posts now like ads and that don’t judge me,” he told his 781,000 followers.

Jake assured his fans that he “still won’t do ads for proper bullsh*t things.”

He continued: “But I’m gonna take more opportunities because, I’m not gonna lie, I’m f*cking skint.”

Jake went on to lighten the mood, joking that if his fans should “just allow it” if they see him selling “a dog turd” or “a pack of socks.”

He urged any critics to simply “scroll past,” but said it would be “better” to receive a bit of support.

“Just support and say well done Jake it looks like a lovely dog sh*t,” he said sarcastically.

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