Belfast Telegraph

Skinner: Babies are tough audience

Frank Skinner has revealed that his baby son Buzz Cody is his toughest audience to date.

The 55-year-old comic and radio presenter, who has performed in front of the Queen, readily admitted that getting a chuckle out of his two-month-old child is one of the hardest things he has had to do.

"One thing to be warned about is that they are an incredibly tough audience. I spend half my day pulling faces and singing songs, and getting a laugh out of him is really hard work - it's like doing the Brits," he said at the UK's creative industries reception in London.

"But when you do get that smile, it really is like the best thing ever."

Frank, who became a dad when longterm girlfriend Cath Mason gave birth on May 26, is enjoying fatherhood.

"I never tried being a young dad, but one good thing about it is that I'm not sitting in the house, thinking, 'I wish I could be out clubbing'. I'm happy to stay in and at the moment, I'm loving it," he continued.

"He's beautiful and I can't tell you how much I love him. I'm tired-er than I've ever been. It's a different kind of happiness - there's a whole 'Bat-room' in your brain full of parental love that you didn't know existed and I guess would have remained locked if I hadn't had this baby."

Frank also hinted that he would like to have more kids: "I'd be happy to have a whole bundle of them but the clock's ticking for me and my partner. But who knows?"


From Belfast Telegraph