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Former Channel 4 News anchor Jon Snow After becoming a father again in his 70s, he said he was “at ease”.

The broadcaster, 75, and his wife, 48-year-old academic Precious Lunga, welcomed a baby boy via surrogate in March 2021 after struggling with “medical complications and miscarriage”.

speaking with Saga Extraordinary Publication, Snow said: “I have three little people in my life – two grandsons, aged one and three, and a son, Tafara, who is going to be two and five years old.

“Having him was not easy but we persevered because, at 48, my wife is younger than me, and she wanted more and deserved a child.”

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He added: “When he was born, life felt complete.

“I’m completely at ease with late parenthood. I don’t think I’m leaving him, I don’t feel tired.

“I don’t find age relevant in my relationship with my sons or grandchildren. Is being a grandfather any different than being a father? Not really. In the end, it’s all about love, right?”

Speaking about his parenting style, Snow said he was “more relaxed and present as a parent” than his father, who was an Anglican priest.

Speaking of his father, he said: “He was the Bishop of Whitby – 6ft 7in tall and even taller in full regalia.

“I’m 6ft 4in now, but only 4ft 6in as an eight- or nine-year-old, when it really mattered. I found him very intimidating and distant then, and being sent to public school didn’t bring us closer.

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“The idea of ​​taking children out of their families and educating them strikes me as absurd now. How nice it would be to sit down to do homework with dad. I could never say, ‘Dad, two and two are really four?’

“His only involvement in my education was to agree loudly with damning reports from my teachers because, unlike Precious, Cambridge-educated and boffin in our relationship, I wasn’t bright at school.”

He also has two daughters from a three-decade relationship with human rights lawyer Madeleine Colvin.


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