Britain’s Bob is now world’s oldest man at 111

Britain’s oldest man Bob Weighton has become the oldest man in the world.

The previous holder of the title – Chitetsu Watanabe from Japan – died at the age of 112.

One hundred and eleven year-old Bob now holds the record.

He was born on March 29th in 1908.

Bob, a former teacher and engineer from Alton, Hampshire, said:

“Well, I don’t really feel satisfied because it means someone else has died.

“I just accept it as a fact, it’s not something I ever intended, wanted or worked for but it’s just one of those facts of life.

“You might find it amazing but it’s just one of those things.”






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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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