Stacey Solomon emotional as she watches Rex with her dad after Joe Swash’s father died in front of him when he was 11

STACEY Solomon was overcome with emotion as she watched her son Rex, one, get excited to greet his grandad.

Stacey, 30, posted a video of her son with Joe Swash jumping for joy as he spotted her dad, David Solomon, walking to their front door.

The gorgeous tot raced out on his tricycle to greet his grandad, who lovingly picked him up for a sweet hug.

But the importance of the moment was not lost on Stacey who realised Rex was missing out on his other grandad, Joe's dad, Ricky Swash.

Joe's dad, a London cabbie, died when the star was just 11, from an undiagnosed heart condition Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome.

"This makes me so emotional… I think because Joe and my dad lost their daddies when they were so wrong," Stacey wrote on the Instagram story, alongside a crying face emoji.

"To hear Rex shouting grandad and getting so excited with my dad is just the most heartwarming feeling in the world.

"We are so lucky to have you daddy."

Earlier this year, Joe discussed the heartbreaking moment he called for an ambulance when his dad passed away from a heart attack 27 years ago.

He shared the harrowing experience on Celebrity Gogglebox as he sat alongside partner Stacey Solomon while watching 999: What's Your Emergency?

It was after the couple were shown a clip of 10-year-old boy calling for medical help after his father collapsed from an apparent heart attack.

Striking a chord, Joe discussed his own experience when his father Ricky passed away aged 39.

He said: "I was only 11 when my dad passed away from a heart attack.

"I had to get the ambulance and all that business."

Fortunately for the young boy on the telephone he father regained consciousness, leaving Stacey and fellow Loose Women panelist Ruth Langsford in tears.

In March, Joe also broke down in tears before performing an incredible dance in honour of his late father on Dancing On Ice.

He welled up while discussing the Simply Red song Stars – which was played at his father's funeral.

Breaking down on the show, Joe said: "I'm probably so different to the person I would have been if he was… it's hard… it's a hard thing.

"I miss my dad every day. There's so much I'd love to show him.

"There are so many things I've done and experienced that I could have shared with him."

Talking in a pre-recorded clip, he said: "I'm going to be dancing to Simply Red's Stars. This song holds a very special part in my heart because it was my mum and dad's song.

"We used to go on these long holidays to France, we used to put the caravan on the back of the car, and my mum and dad used to listen to Simply Red constantly.

"That music really brings back memories of a childhood. This song was played at his funeral.

"The song kind of changed – now when my mum plays it, it brings back sad memories, so I want to give it back to her."

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