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I couldn't deny wife a baby, says Des (80)

VETERAN entertainer Des O'Connor has denied he was "selfish" to become a father so late in life.

The 80-year-old said his seven-year-old son Adam has kept him young.

He said: "I want to be with him for as long as I can, and that's another reason to keep myself in good shape.

"I don't have a strict health regime but I do think you have to take care of yourself.

"I've never drunk heavily but I drink even less now. I exercise but nothing too strenuous. I try to keep myself in good nick."

He said he was not concerned about the criticism aimed at him when Adam was born and when he married his second wife, Jodie, who is 37 years his junior. He said: "I think I'm more concerned Adam might worry that his dad is a bit older than others."