Britain’s oldest dad has baby at 74

Pensioner proves he’s not past his prime after birth of son

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Gerry Burks, who turns 75 tomorrow, has become Britain’s oldest dad after the birth of his baby boy, Ryan.

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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.”

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The world’s oldest dad is Indian Nanu Ram Jogi, who had a child when he was 90.

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