Gerry Burks, who turns 75 tomorrow, has become Britain’s oldest dad after the birth of his baby boy, Ryan.
The Lincolnshire dad is married to 41-year-old, Dawn, nearly 35 years his junior, who gave birth to 5lb 7oz Ryan by caesarean. The couple has another son, 6-year-old Daniel.
Mr Burks puts his youthful virility down to his passion for bananas.
“I eat lots of bananas and always have done – sometimes a couple a day,” Mr Burks told The Sun. “I don’t eat much salt and have home-cooked food.
“But I think the love of a good woman, my Dawn, has a lot to do with it, too,” he adds. “We do everything together and our love life is superb.”
The world’s oldest dad is Indian Nanu Ram Jogi, who had a child when he was 90.