Jamie Oliver shares emotional post as he says goodbye to eldest daughter Poppy

Jamie Oliver daughter Poppy

Jamie Oliver shared an emotional Instagram post yesterday as he said goodbye to his eldest daughter as she headed to university.

The TV chef took shared a series of gorgeous images of his first born daughter as he penned a heartfelt message, wising her luck in light of the huge milestone.

'I Can’t believe this young lady my first born Poppy has headed off to university, OMG where did that little girl go !?!? Emotional and Exciting times for young people all around the country in these very strange times I wish you all the best of luck.

'Good luck Pops love you so much take this great opportunity and Run like the wind !!!! Go do all you dream of ...it’s waiting and Hoping for you .... Love Dad,' Jamie sweetly added.

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Meanwhile, the food expert's wife Jools, who also shares 17-year-old Daisy, 11-year-old Petal, 10-year-old Buddy and four-year-old River with Jamie, uploaded an equally tear-jerking upload in honour of 18-year-old Poppy's big move.

'Clearly still can’t get my head around it!! Pops you will be pleased to know I have worked out how to add music to these slide things (see I am able to use technology with out you)🤣 but every bone in my body misses you thats the only way to describe it ❤️ can’t wait to spoil you when you come home 🏡 we are all so proud of you 📚🖌🎓❤️ little legend number 1,' the former model wrote.

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Plenty of fans of the Oliver family took to the comment section to send their love to Poppy, sharing their own experiences of children going off to uni during the coronavirus pandemic.

'My oldest daughter has left for leeds university. I miss her terribly, i cant wait for xmas to see her. But i do have 4 more at home to cuddle. 😊,' one wrote.

'So hard when they go but wonderful to see them grow into beautiful big people 💖,' added a second.

'She’s beautiful, Jools, she will have the time of her life and make friends she will keep forever,' a third kindly penned.

Caitlin Elliott
Junior News Editor

Caitlin is a Junior News Editor for Goodto.com, covering all things royal, celeb, lifestyle, food, and family. Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry).