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Ben Fordham shares COVID-19 photo of his kids social distancing from their grandmother

Many elderly people have been forced to self-isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic as they are more vulnerable to the disease.  

On Sunday, Ben Fordham shared a picture to Instagram of his children social distancing from their grandmother to protect her from potentially being infected. 

In the cute-but-heartbreaking snap, two of Ben’s children – Freddy, five, and Pearl, three – blew kisses to their grandmother as they ate lunch on a seperate table. 

'BYO table and lunch': Ben Fordham shared cute-but-heartbreaking photo of his kids blowing kisses to their grandmother as they ate at separate tables to maintain distance amid COVID-19. Pictured: Ben Fordham with two of his children Freddy (left), five, and Pearl (right), three

‘BYO table and lunch’: Ben Fordham shared cute-but-heartbreaking photo of his kids blowing kisses to their grandmother as they ate at separate tables to maintain distance amid COVID-19. Pictured: Ben Fordham with two of his children Freddy (left), five, and Pearl (right), three

Social distancing: Ben's mother (pictured) smiled while she sat on a chair on the verandah, a safe distance away from Freddy (left) and Pearl (right)

Social distancing: Ben’s mother (pictured) smiled while she sat on a chair on the verandah, a safe distance away from Freddy (left) and Pearl (right)

‘Blowing kisses to mum at lunch. BYO table and lunchbox,’ Ben captioned the post. 

Meanwhile, Ben’s mother smiled while she sat on a chair on the verandah, a safe distance away from the two youngsters. 

The TV presenter, 43, recently appeared in a Channel Nine campaign called ‘Slow the spread’, which advocated for social distancing to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Meet the kids: Ben shares three children Freddy (left), Pearl (right) and six-month-old baby Marigold (centre) with Channel Seven presenter Jodie Speers

Meet the kids: Ben shares three children Freddy (left), Pearl (right) and six-month-old baby Marigold (centre) with Channel Seven presenter Jodie Speers

‘I know as Australians we tend to think, “Oh mate, she’ll be right. We can just kind of do it our own way” but it’s just not the time for that,’ Ben said in the clip.  

The clip also featured Channel Nine entertainment reporter Richard Wilkins, who recently tested positive for coronavirus. 

Ben shares three children Freddy, Pearl and six-month-old baby Marigold with Channel Seven presenter Jodie Speers. 

Happier times: Ben (right) and Jodie (centre, left) with their Freddy and Pearl at a party before the coronavirus pandemic

Happier times: Ben (right) and Jodie (centre, left) with their Freddy and Pearl at a party before the coronavirus pandemic

Ben and Jodie welcomed their third child in September last year, saying they were ‘head over heels in love’.

Meanwhile, the deadly coronavirus continues to escalate in Australia. 

As of Sunday evening, there have been 3,929 cases of coronavirus, which have resulted in 16 deaths. 

Pandemic: As of Sunday evening, thee have been 3,929 cases of coronavirus, which have resulted in 16 deaths

Pandemic: As of Sunday evening, thee have been 3,929 cases of coronavirus, which have resulted in 16 deaths

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