Frank Skinner to be a dad at 55
Frank Skinner has told his radio listeners that is to become a father at the age of 55.
On Absolute Radio today, Skinner cleared his throat and said sombrely: 'I have something of an announcement to make...I'm going to be a father.'
Co-presenter Alun Cochrane congratulated him, but asked: 'Are you paranoid of any jokes you've made about ageing fathers in the past?'
Skinner, who has just became the host of BBC2's Room 101, replied: 'The way I'm seeing it is that I probably won't have to deal with those difficult teenage years.'
He added: 'I've already made certain pledges. It means I'll be up for the show a lot earlier and things like that and what I'm saying to the listeners is - get knitting.'
Skinner is expecting the child with long-term partner Cath Mason, a comedy agent.
Published: 28 Jan 2012