Veteran BBC broadcaster Harry Gration is to become a father for the sixth time at the age of 68, with his wife of 51.
LONDON - Veteran BBC broadcaster Harry Gration is to become a father for the sixth time at the age of 68, with his wife of 51.

The news and sports presenter said he and Helen were “really excited” about having another child after getting IVF treatment.

But he also revealed he had been targeted by online trolls as a result. The couple, who live in York, already have 16-year-old twin boys, Harvey and Harrison, and Gration also has three children from two previous marriages.

Helen, who is now 20-weeks pregnant and due in October, said she realised she wanted to try for another child, with their teenage sons ready to leave for university soon.

The couple were told by a fertility consultant that they could have another baby, but that Helen would need an egg donor due to hers being “too old and not viable”.

The couple started looking for an egg donor in January of last year. But due to restrictions of British law, which does not permit women over the age of 51 to have fertility treatment, the pair travelled to Cyprus to have IVF.

Harry, who announced the news on a BBC Look North broadcast this week, revealed that he had received abuse, calling for him to “resign”, with posts saying “retire you old git” and “you should be ashamed at your age”.  

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