Jimmy Carr declares his father is 'dead to him' following over two decades of estrangement


Comedian Jimmy Carr has spoken out on his relationship with his father, declaring that his dad is “dead to him”. The host of Channel 4 show 8 Out Of 10 Cats spoke about the nature of his relationship with his dad two months after revealing that he had welcomed a son with his wife, Karoline Copping, in 2019.

The father and son duo have reportedly been estranged over the past two decades following the death of Jimmy’s mother, Nora, in 2001.

Jimmy recently opened up about how he views his father, explaining that “things don’t always work out”.

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.

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He wrote: “I supported him financially, too, well into his 30s, enabling him to live rent-free in the family home and paying for all his expenses: his bills, petrol, even his food.

“Despite all of this and the loving bond we once shared, Jimmy cut me out of his life eight years ago.

“It was sudden and brutal, and to this day, I have not been given an explanation,” he told The Daily Mail.

Jimmy later told how his father had “ambushed” him following one of his concerts during the signing.

He said: “He was at the end of the line but just kind of looked at me. It was weird, he was just chilling…

“I don’t think he knew what to say, a lot of time had passed. He turned up and was there and then just disappeared.”

In early September, the star shared the happy news that he had welcomed his first child in secret.

Jimmy was previously rumoured to have secretly become a first-time dad two years ago, but confirmed reports at one of his latest stand-up gigs at the O2 Academy Brixton in South London, according to The Sun.



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