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Jimmy Carr has finally opened up about becoming a dad in his new book.
The stand-up comedian and 8 Out of 10 Cats host first sparked speculation that he had welcomed a child with his longtime partner Karoline Copping last year after they were spotted with a pushchair, and he seemingly confirmed he was a parent while making a joke during a stand-up gig earlier this month.
Carr, 49, didn't share details about when his son was born or his name in his new book, Before & Laughter by Jimmy Carr, but he opened up about being an older dad in his usual humorous style, poking fun at his penchant for cosmetic procedures.
"I became a father in my late 40s. When my son is 25, I’ll be 75. Now, that’s around the time he’ll be on the first big adventure of his life. He’ll be trying to find his purpose. He’ll need guidance," he writes in an extract published by the Daily Mail. "I take a lot of omega-3 fish oils and I try to eat right and exercise but, let’s face it, I may have forgotten all my wisdom by then and where I left my keys.
"At least I’ll still look the part. Thanks to the wonders of my plastic surgeon, I’m hoping my son won’t realise I’m older than the other dads. He’ll come and talk to me about his problems because, unlike the other dads, I’ll never seem shocked or surprised, disappointed or sad, primarily because Botox has robbed me of the ability to move my forehead.
"Just like everyone else you know, I’m going to die, although in my case, large parts of me will not biodegrade. I imagine my teeth will outlive us all."
Carr and Copping, a commissioning editor for Channel 5, have been in a relationship since 2001.
Before & Laughter by Jimmy Carr is released on 30 September.