Des O'Connor keen to be dad again

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 May 2011
Des O'Connor

Des O'Connor

TV veteran Des O'Connor wants to become a father again at the age of 80 because he wants his six-year-old son, Adam, to have a younger brother or sister

Des O'Connor wants to become a father again - at the age of 80.

The veteran TV presenter - who already has five children - reaches the milestone birthday in January and has admitted he would love for his youngest son, six-year-old Adam, to have a brother or sister.

Speaking about his decision to have another baby with his 41-year-old wife Jodie, Des said: "It hurt when people said I was selfish to become a dad at my age. I don't feel my age and I'm not planning on leaving this earth anytime soon.

"When he's 19 and I'm 90, I'll still be cheering him on at football games. You'd have to ask the wife if we'd have another. She told me she's late at the moment."

Des - who has been divorced three times - says he felt he owed it to Jodie to let her have a baby because she wanted it so much.

He told Piers Morgan on his 'Life Stories' series: "I think it would have been selfish not to give my wife a child when that's what she wanted."

As well as planning more offspring, Des also revealed how he wants to get back on TV, as he still thinks there's a place for him on the nation's screens.

He added: "There is life in the old dog yet. I have a couple of really string ideas in the pipeline and I'm writing a lot of comedy poetry, like Pam Ayres."

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