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Jamie Oliver needs baby help

BANG Showbiz

JAMIE and Jools Oliver have hired a night nanny after being left "battered" by their new baby.

The couple welcomed their fifth child, son River, into the world five weeks ago and the 41-year-old chef admitted they have now hired someone to help ease the sleepless nights as they are struggling to care for the baby and older kids Poppy, 14, Daisy, 13, Petal, seven, and Buddy, six, as well as filming his TV show 'Jimmy and Jamie's Friday Night Feast'.

He told BBC Radio 5 Live: "Sleep deprivation makes the most wonderful people just, unreasonable.

"It hit us hard this year, really hard, because you know we've got two teenagers and it's teenagers things, and you've got a six and a seven-year-old as well, and they're up as well.

"I've got a night nurse, and she started a week ago, so five weeks in, so you know, we got battered for five weeks, and I was trying to help out, and do the night feed, and then go and do 15 hours of filming at the end of Southend pier, and that was tough."

Jamie admitted he and his wife, who is also 41, had never hired a night nanny before but were doing what they felt best for their family.

He added: "Every mother and father - especially the mothers - but every mother and father have their own way and I hope they all find their own way.

"We've generally done them all the same apart from this one, which is golden."

Before River was born, Jamie had admitted he was hoping for another son.

He said: "I thought we'd have a couple of kids but that's about it.

Basically, I do what I'm told, but she's an amazing family maker and I just go with it. A bit more testosterone would probably be a good thing, but do you know what, I'm just grateful for whatever I get if it's healthy."

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