Jimmy Carr says his dad is ‘dead to him’ and hasn’t seen him in 21 years

Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Jimmy Carr, 8 Out of 10 Cats host, has recently revealed that he hasn’t spoken with his dad in the last 21years.

Amidst all the denial of not getting to know or rather get close to his dad, he still wishes him well in all his endeavors.

Jim also revealed that there’s no bitterness compared to the bitterness and anger he felt when he lost the mom back in 2001 and has then felt that he also lost the dad.

Speaking to Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe who are co-host in Parenting Hell podcast, he said “It’s not a secret, I haven’t seen my dad in 21 years and you know the line, ‘My mother’s dead and my father’s dead to me’ – which sounds very cold, until you meet the guy.

“It’s a weird thing where I’m acutely aware that things don’t always work out… I’m aware that sometimes it goes the other way and that could be terrible and there’s no bitterness and there’s no anger there.

“I want the best, I just can’t have that guy in my life. There’s a bit of sadness there and you worry, ‘Could something go wrong with my kid?’ You want to prevent that, but it’s hard. I think it’s about being a father and being that figure for him but not in any way controlling.”

He went on to share his baby’s reaction when he jokingly told him that he was adopted.

He joked: “I had to tell my little boy he’s adopted. I mean, he isn’t, but the look on his face. I said: ‘No, no, no, you were adopted, the new family is picking you up tomorrow’

“We’re having a gender-reveal party for our kid but we’re going to wait until he’s 21 just to be sure. With some babies you can’t tell, is it a boy or an ugly girl.”

He further shared that his fatherhood never affected his work in any way while speaking to radio times.

He said “It could be a bit of a gear shift, because of the kind of comedy I do. But so far, I’m still telling the same jokes, I’ve got the same sense of humour.

“We’ll see, because I’m sure I’m going to be writing a lot of material about him. In fact, I think he might be tax-deductible.” he concluded.

Jimmy Carr says his dad is dead to him and hasn’t seen him in 21 years