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Ashleigh Rainbird & Kate Lally

Sir David Jason has a daughter, 52, he never knew existed

Sir David Jason has discovered he has a a 52-year-old daughter he knew nothing about for her entire life, and is also a grandad to her beautiful 10-year-old son.

The TV legend told the Mirror he has welcomed his daughter and grandson into his family and is building a relationship after years apart. Sir David added: “To say it was a surprise is an understatement".

He has now told of his joy at discovering he is dad to Abi Harris and grandad to her little son, Charlie.

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And Sir David said once he, wife Lady Gill White, 62, and 22-year-old daughter Sophie got over the bombshell news, they welcomed the pair into their family with open arms.

The 83-year-old Only Fools and Horses star is now making up for lost time by building a bond with Abi, born in 1970 after her actor mum Jennifer Hill had a brief relationship with him, and 10-year-old Charlie.

Sir David said: "I am delighted that I am now able to get to know Abi and so we meet up when we can.

“My wife, Gill, and daughter, Sophie, have been very supportive and understanding and have embraced Abi and welcomed her and her young son into her now wider family.”

Abi, who is also an actor, and Charlie even spent some of the festive period with Sir David at his home in Ellesborough, Bucks. They played board games and the youngster was given a John Lewis Build Your Own Electronics Set as a Christmas present by him.

During visits, Sir David invites his grandson into his workshop. The pair repair items and he is introducing the boy to the world of model rockets which he launches on fine days. Charlie also enjoys helping his grandad collect eggs from his brood of chickens.

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