World's oldest man celebrates 112th birthday in isolation

The world's oldest man, Briton Bob Weighton, celebrated his 112th birthday in isolation yesterday.

Bob joined Piers and Lorraine on GMB today via webcam to reveal some of the secrets of living to the grand old age of 112.

The supercentenarian said that, due to being in isolation, there were no major celebrations for his 112th birthday but that is exactly the way he likes it.

When asked what celebrations were held for another milestone birthday Bob said: "Nothing. There were telephone calls from my family, yes. I enjoyed it that way."

Bob, who was born on March 29 1908, has lived through the reigns of five British monarchs, 22 prime ministers, two world wars and seen England win the World Cup.

The great grandfather melted everyone's hearts when Piers asked him if there was any moment of his life he could relive what would it be.

He replied: "Well of course it would be meeting my wife. If I had never met her I don't know what kind of life I would have lived."

He also had some sage advice for anyone struggling to get through the coronavirus lockdown.

"I've learned from experience to accept anything that comes along, make use of it if you can and grin and bear it," he said.

He became the world's oldest man in February this fear following the death of the previous Japanese holder Chitetsu Watanabe.

Bob told Piers he had 'no idea' how he had made it to 112 years old.

"I have done all sorts of peculiar things and mad things. I have lived in about 10 different countries and I really don't know," He said.