Joe Swash arrives home and jokes that he's 'ready for the night shift' with baby son Rex... after fans blasted him for boasting about his sleep on BA flight

He came under fire earlier in the week after claiming that he had the 'best night's sleep in ages' on a British Airways flight - while his partner Stacey Solomon was looking after their newborn.

Yet Joe Swash cheekily hit back at the criticism as he took to Instagram to joke that he's 'ready for the night shift' with his baby son Rex on Friday.   

The presenter, 37, shared a fun picture of himself carrying his son in his arms while he juggled bottles, wipes and grasped onto a stack of nappies between his teeth.

Daddy duties: Joe Swash cheekily hit back at the criticism as he took to Instagram to joke that he's 'ready for the night shift' with his baby son Rex on Friday

Daddy duties: Joe Swash cheekily hit back at the criticism as he took to Instagram to joke that he's 'ready for the night shift' with his baby son Rex on Friday 

Joe cheekily penned in the caption: 'Home sweet home and ready for the night shift,' followed by a flexing arm muscle emoji.  

The ITV star's post comes after he recently came under fire from fans after he revealed that he had finally had the best sleep he'd had in ages.  

In the Instagram snap, the presenter could be seen snoozing with a blanket covering him and a neck cushion providing extra comfort whilst he nodded off during a British Airways flight.

The TV star had his ear plugs in after enjoying a cool glass of Coca Cola, which he left on the side, he wrote: 'Best sleep I’ve had in ages thanks @british_airways.'

'Don't tell Stacey':  The ITV star's post comes after he recently came under fire from fans after he revealed that he had finally had the best sleep he'd had in ages during a BA flight

'Don't tell Stacey':  The ITV star's post comes after he recently came under fire from fans after he revealed that he had finally had the best sleep he'd had in ages during a BA flight 

Where's the sympathy? His 936k followers on Instagram were sent into a frenzy, with some hitting out at the star for boasting about his decent night's sleep (Stacey, Joe and Rex pictured)

Where's the sympathy? His 936k followers on Instagram were sent into a frenzy, with some hitting out at the star for boasting about his decent night's sleep (Stacey, Joe and Rex pictured)

His 936k followers on Instagram were sent into a frenzy, with some hitting out at the star for boasting about his decent night's sleep.

'I'm sure Stacey will be thrilled when she sees this nothing worse than sleep deprivation and seeing your other half snoozing!!!!' One fan wrote, among the flurry of comments beneath the picture. 

Someone else added: 'Bit of an extreme way in order to get a decent nights sleep ✈️ @realjoeswashy I think @staceysolomon would like a decent nights sleep to but please treat her to a fabulous hotel.....with maybe a spa.' 

Others saw the funnier side as followers joked Joe shouldn't tell Stacey he had managed to sleep: 'Don’t tell @staceysolomon'; 'I’m sure @staceysolomon is very jealous lol'; 'such a hard life!'

Hilarious: Others saw the funnier side as followers joked Joe shouldn't tell Stacey he had managed to sleep

Hilarious: Others saw the funnier side as followers joked Joe shouldn't tell Stacey he had managed to sleep

Hard work! After weeks of sharing hilarious photos of himself and Stacey trying to catch a moment of shut eye, the dad admitted he finally got the best sleep he had in ages

Hard work! After weeks of sharing hilarious photos of himself and Stacey trying to catch a moment of shut eye, the dad admitted he finally got the best sleep he had in ages 

Another commented: 'Catching up on some zzzzz newborns are exhausting lol, worth it though, little man is perfection.' 

Joe and Stacey have been adapting to life after welcoming Rex - their first child together - as their newest addition to their brood.

Loose Women's star Stacey has two sons from previous romances; Zachary, 11, with ex teen sweetheart Dean Cox and Leighton, seven, with former fiancé Aaron Barnham.

Joe also has a son Harry, 12, with his ex fiancée Emma Sophocleous. The couple were delighted to bring their families together with their son. 

Stepping up to the job! Joe and Stacey have been adapting to life after welcoming Rex - their first child together - as their newest addition to their brood

Stepping up to the job! Joe and Stacey have been adapting to life after welcoming Rex - their first child together - as their newest addition to their brood

Joe Swash arrives home and jokes that he's 'ready for the night shift' with baby son Rex.

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