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This Morning fans in tears as Naughty Boy opens up on mum's devastating health battle

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DJ Naughty Boy fought back tears as he opened up about his mum's tragic dementia battle.The former I'm A Celeb star became a career for his beloved mum Zahida at the very start of her dementia struggles.It was only in November that he finally felt ready to leave her for weeks to appear on the ITV jungle show, hosted by Ant & Dec.The DJ, 44, spoke about his mum's deteriorating health during a chat on ITV's This Morning on Friday (May 6).Naughty Boy spoke to hosts Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary, where he revealed his mum suffered a stroke five years ago.He said: "Mum has always been our favourite person in the world, and that hasn't changed because of her dementia."She had a stroke five years ago.

And vascular dementia is a common side effect of a stroke. Mum's dementia kicked in three years go."We knew something wasn't right.

But until it became official, we just assumed it was something else. But once we knew, then the journey of dementia began."Naughty became a carer for his mum, but was finally able to leave her for a few weeks so he could star on last year's I'm A Celeb.He said: "I made mum the priority and that is something that will last forever.

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