Frank Skinner has revealed how he is coping with the prospect of becoming a father for the first time at the age of 55.
The host of BBC1’s Room 101 rose to fame on the show Fantasy Football League in the 1990s and has described his stand-up tours as a mix of pub humour and politically dubious sex routines.
But he said he is now taking his responsibilities seriously, putting his beloved soccer to one side to support his six months pregnant partner, comedy agent Cathy Mason, 43.
The comedian has been with Miss Mason since 2003 when she worked as a receptionist at his management company.
TODAY'S BOOK SUGGESTION:
Fathers of a Certain Age: The Joys and Problems of Middle-Aged Fatherhood
-- A timely book on the increasing trend of men fathering children later in life. Men are becoming fathers at 40, 50 or more, but there is very little information on what issues they will have to deal with or how to cope with the new life phase.
Lots of anecdotes of from families with either delayed or remarried fatherhood. It offers glimpses of societal changes as we are all living longer and healthier and as a result, may have children later. Discusses stepkids, May-December marriages, adoption, fathers-at-home, and more.
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