Britain's oldest father goes bananas

Britain's oldest father goes bananas


Burks, whose son Ryan was born on March 12, said: “I eat lots of bananas and always have done — sometimes a couple a day. I don’t eat much salt and have home-cooked food. Maybe that’s what’s kept my body healthy.”

“I’m so proud. I feel like the luckiest man alive,” The Sun quoted him as saying on Monday.
Burks is married to a woman who is nearly 35 years his junior. The couple already had one son together, six-year-old Daniel.

“Baby Ryan just has to make a little sound and I’m over there making sure he’s all right. I’ll ask her (wife Dawn) if there’s anything I can do to help, but she’ll tell me to go back to sleep.

“People might say things about my age, but I look after myself. I’m young at heart, don’t drink or smoke now, and Dawn loves cooking. Her pasta bake keeps me in good shape. I packed all the bad things up in the mid-1980s when my first marriage broke down,” he was quoted as saying.

The couple live in Louth, Lincs.

Future plans
“We have a wonderful family and I feel like the luckiest man alive. Our family is complete now and I don’t think we’ll be having any more children — but who knows?
“I will be keeping myself healthy running around, helping (my wife) Dawn with the baby and looking after Daniel.”
Agencies

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