Bert Newton’s family are cherishing the times they spent together before Melbourne went into lockdown.

The TV icon’s daughter, Lauren Newton, shared a heartwarming snap of the star with four of his six grandchildren following his leg amputation in May.

“So glad we got to have lots of visits before lockdown. The kids are missing Poppy,” the 40-year-old actress captioned the photo of her dad alongside Lola, nine, Monty, five, Perla, two, and Alby, 10 months.

Lauren’s post comes after Melbourne’s lockdown measures, which means the Newton family are unable to visit Bert as he recovers at Epworth Hospital.

Close friend and TV legend Pete Smith told Seb Costello on A Current Affair last night that Bert’s in “very good spirits.””Jackie and I have been in touch with Patti every day and believe you me she’s a real trailblazer,” Smith said.

His wife Patti Newton took to her own Instagram to share an update on his health, saying that he is doing well.

“I wanted to show you Bert’s doing ok,” the 76-year-old said. “Spending time with his darling [granddaughter] Lola. And taking a day at a time. A long journey but he’s blessed with so much love.”

Bert underwent his leg amputation surgery on May 8 after battling a serious toe infection around the Christmas period.