Gok Wan has confessed he is so desperate to become a dad he is considering adoption all on his own.
The TV presenter and fashion expert – who turns 39 later this year – has always wanted a family, and told the Daily Mirror he is weighing up the pros and cons of becoming a single parent.
Gok said: “I’ve been broody since my 20s. There’s nothing wrong with being a 50 or 60-year-old first-time father if you want to be, but I’m not sure I do. Forty is a marker – it truly is middle age.
“The thing is, I’m not sure if I’d be a dad on my own. I need to ask myself those questions. And I’m afraid if I decide not to, I won’t be able to cope with that.”
The How To Look Good Naked star – who is fronting Channel 4’s live coverage of fashion at Royal Ascot this year – revealed he recently made the decision to move to a house with a garden in a wooded area of north London. But he admitted he would need to change his work life if he was to have kids.
Gok said: “I couldn’t do these hours and have children and hopefully a relationship.
“I am mellowing now. I have always been hectic, chaotic and bonkers to be around, but as I’ve got older I have certain things in place that are calmer.
“Where I live now is even decorated calmer – it’s a country green throughout. Everything is relaxing and so when I walk in, it’s calm.”
And the TV presenter hasn’t ruled out finding a partner to share his family with.
He said: “I go about dating the same as everyone. I go to bars, but it’s mainly through friends of friends now. At my age you want to find people you have more in common with.”