Raymond Calvert is Britain's oldest new dad at 79—after fathering a son with a woman 54 years his junior.

Calvert and 25-year-old girlfriend Charlotte became proud parents of tiny Jamie Rai ten weeks ago.

The former shop owner and market trader was 78 when the couple's 7 pound 1 ounce baby was born.

That easily smashed the record set by previous oldest dad Dennis Ealam, who was 76 when his wife Cora gave birth to daughter Jessie in Lincoln last December.

"I am the most fortunate man in the world,” Calvert said. "The baby was planned and I did not use Viagra or anything like that.”

"I didn't actually think at my age that it would be possible to have a child, but he's a beautiful little fella. I feel blessed. I look at that baby and I think, 'He's so bloody healthy and good-looking - how did I make that?” he said.

"I bumped into a load of bikers the other day. One came up to me, shook my hand and said, 'I hope I can be like you at your age'!"

Calvert already has six children, raising them as a single parent after his wife died 28 years ago. The oldest is 51 and youngest 38. He also has nine grandchildren.

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