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Zoe Ball and Fatboy Slim’s son Woody admits his parents ‘cut him off completely’

He is the son of esteemed BBC presenter Zoe Ball and DJ and record producer Fatboy Slim.

But Woody Cook, 20, has revealed his parents have stopped giving him handouts and he’s living on such a tight budget that he struggles to afford bread.

The star’s parents Zoe Ball, 50, and Norman Cook, 58, are worth a staggering £35million but they are believed to have stopped giving their son cash, instead encouraging him to earn his own money.

Independence: Woody Cook, 20, has reportedly revealed that his parents have stopped giving him handouts and he’s living on a tight budget and he struggled to afford a loaf of bread

Woody told The Mirror at the Attitude Awards: ‘My parents have cut me off completely. They are like, ‘Do you want to be a trust fund child or do you want to work?’ I want to work, so I am now self-sufficient, I don’t have a student loan.

‘I am doing it all by myself, the other day I couldn’t afford bread, but I’m working through it.’

The Celebrity Gogglebox star said his parents made it clear that they both had to work their ‘asses’ off for their success, which he has reaped the benefits of.

Woody, who competed on Channel 4’s The Circle and came in fifth place, has vowed to earn his own way in the world, saying his parents have taught him not to rely on other people.

Cut off? His parents Zoe Ball, 50, and Norman Cook, 58, are worth £35million but they are believed to have stopped giving their son (all pictured in May 2015) money

Cut off? His parents Zoe Ball, 50, and Norman Cook, 58, are worth £35million but they are believed to have stopped giving their son (all pictured in May 2015) money 

Woody’s comments came after he glammed up at Wednesday’s Virgin Atlantic Attitude Awards held at Camden’s Roundhouse earlier this week.

Ensuring he was living up to the fun and frolics of the event, Woody wore a dazzling ball gown scrawled in graffiti while he led fellow revellers leaving the bash.

He was dressed to impressed in the monochrome gown which featured black writing scrawled all over a white base, with a corseted structure while he toted a handbag and a goodie bag.

Woody put on a show-stopping display in the white gown, as he twisted this way and that to show off the dress in its entirety while also giving a peek of his trainers underneath.

Show-stopping! Woody's comments came after he glammed up at Wednesday's Virgin Atlantic Attitude Awards held at Camden's Roundhouse earlier this week

Show-stopping! Woody’s comments came after he glammed up at Wednesday’s Virgin Atlantic Attitude Awards held at Camden’s Roundhouse earlier this week

He seemed to be borrowing style tips from Harry Styles – another lover of androgynous looks – as he wore his hair in bouncy curls and had his wrist laden with bands from various festivals.

Woody hit screens earlier this year when he joined his famous mother on Celebrity Gogglebox, with the duo’s cheeky rapport winning legions of fans.

They left fans cringing after they watched an episode of hit Netflix show Too Hot To Handle together – and things took an uncomfortable turn as the conversation turned to masturbation.

One of the contestants made plans to break the self-gratification rules on the show and relieve himself in private, with the reality star moaning that his ‘balls are in a dire situation’.

With things already awkward for Woody having to watch the scenes with his mother, Zoe then made things worse by turning to him and stating: ‘Effectively he hasn’t pleasured himself in so long his balls are swelling up.’

Zoe then asked her son: ‘Do you have to empty them? I’m a girl I don’t know.’

With Woody clearly embarrassed, she pressed further: ‘I know but what if you don’t empty them and then you’re being surrounded by girls like that, how painful would it be?’

Comedy duo: Woody hit screens this year when he joined his famous mother (pictured in October 2019) on Celebrity Gogglebox, with the duo's cheeky rapport winning legions of fans

Comedy duo: Woody hit screens this year when he joined his famous mother (pictured in October 2019) on Celebrity Gogglebox, with the duo’s cheeky rapport winning legions of fans

Her mortified son replied: ‘what the hell?’ before adding: ‘Some people they don’t need to do it. There are monks and stuff, they’re celibate.’

Wanting to swiftly end the embarrassing chat, he then declared: ‘I don’t know! I don’t want to have this conversation with you!’  

The hysterical exchange came after the presenter reunited with her son, who returned travelling with his girlfriend Amber early from his year abroad due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The teenager left on a gap year back in January 2020 with plans to spend a year globe-trotting with Amber, but returned just months later in May due to Covid.

DJ Norman Cook – whose alter-ego is Fatboy Slim – split with BBC Radio 2 host Zoe in September 2016 after 17 years of marriage. 

The former couple, who tied the knot at Babington House in Somerset in 1999, are also parents to daughter Nelly, 10. 

Family: DJ Norman Cook split with BBC Radio 2 host Zoe (pictured with Woody in May 2015) in September 2016 after 17 years of marriage. They are also parents to daughter Nelly, 10

Family: DJ Norman Cook split with BBC Radio 2 host Zoe (pictured with Woody in May 2015) in September 2016 after 17 years of marriage. They are also parents to daughter Nelly, 10

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