Jack claims his mum frequently buys him baby clothes as ‘passive-aggressive’ gifts in an effort to encourage him to start a family of his own as she wants to be a grandmother
Jack Whitehall says his mother leaves deeply unsubtle hints that she wants him to provide her with a grandchild by buying him baby gifts.
Jack is currently dating model Roxy Horner – and by the sound of things, Hilary would love nothing more than for her son and his girlfriend to announce they are expecting a child.
But to say Hilary has been dropping subtle hints about her dreams of being a grandparent would be an understatement.
The Sun quotes Jack stating: “The only presents I get from my mother now are passive-aggressive ones: Deodorant, a net to catch my beard trimmings in, a babygrow.
“‘Mummy, I don’t have a child. Don’t remind me’.
“I don’t know how she thinks the reproductive urge works, like I’ll think, ‘Oh, I seem to have acquired a lot of baby clothes. Maybe I should get a baby to go with them’.
“Instead of a babygrow, she’d be better off gifting me a broody woman with low standards.”
Jack has been promoting his new book, titled How To Survive Family Holidays, and has been sharing details of awkward moments from his life.
Over the weekend, another story to emerge from the comedian involved him accidentally sending a photograph of his bare bottom to a university lecturer.
He had been travelling in Cambodia when he developed a concerning rash on his behind.
Speaking to his GP back in the UK, Jack emailed over a photo of his bottom with the rash on display.
Disaster struck, however, when Jack checked back in with his GP after an hour as he waited for his diagnosis.
He recalls: “Eventually, I gave in. I called him up and I said, ‘Doc, put me out of my misery. What’s wrong with me?’
“He goes, ‘Jack, I’m still waiting for the picture.’ My whole world went into soft focus, my heartbeat must have ground to a halt.
“To my horror, I saw that I had indeed sent the email but, in my hurry to fire it off, I had not spotted that my phone had auto-filled in the email address from a Dr Stein to a Dr Stephens… a doctor of art history.
“He is a professor at a university I had applied to some ten years ago and was rejected from. How bizarre a morning must he have had?”