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Is Nutmeg from Blaydon the oldest cat in the world?

Nutmeg is 141-years-old in cat years. Photo: ITV News

Nutmeg arrived at the Blaydon home of Ian and Liz Finlay in 1990 as a stray and has been living the life of Riley ever since.

His owners put his longevity down to a diet of tuna, turkey and cream.

This Christmas will be his 31st, making him 141 in cat years.

Because Nutmeg is a stray, his exact date of birth cannot be verified - so the Guinness Book of World Records wouldn't recognise his claim.

None the less, to Ian and Liz, he's the world's greatest OAP - old age pussycat.

We believe so, we cannot prove that he is, but we believe so.

"We've had him 26 years and he was five-years-old when he sort of adopted us and he's been with us ever since,

"He's not going to leave and I would never leave either."

– Ian Finlay, Nutmeg's owner