Tamara Ecclestone says dad Bernie is a 'young soul' as 89-year-old prepares to become a father again

Amy Johnson
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Bernie Ecclestone and Tamara Ecclestone attend a Formula 1 charity photographic auction at The Intercontinental Hotel on February 07, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Bernie Ecclestone and Tamara Ecclestone attend a Formula 1 charity photographic auction in 2014. (Getty Images)

Bernie Ecclestone is set to become a father for the fourth time at the age of 89, but his 35-year-old daughter Tamara reckons it won't be too much of a stretch for the octogenarian as he's a "young soul".

It was announced earlier in April that he is expecting his first son with his 44-year-old third wife, Fabiana Flosi.

Tamara commented on the pregnancy on This Morning on Tuesday when asked by presenter Eamonn Holmes, who joked the Formula One boss was "258 years old".

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Bernie Ecclestone, Chairman Emeritus of the Formula One Group, and his wife Fabiana walk in the Paddock before the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 29, 2019 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
Bernie Ecclestone and his wife Fabiana walk in the paddock ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom. (Getty Images)

"Once my dad and his wife announced the pregnancy we were so happy for them," Tamara shared.

"My dad is such a young soul and he has an amazing energy, and it's just a really sad time so any baby news is happy news."

Bernie is already father to Tamara and her sister Petra, 31, whom he shares with second wife Slavica Radic.

He became a father for the first time during his marriage to Ivy Bamford when they had daughter Deborah, 65.

Tamara Ecclestone with daughter Sophia Ecclestone-Rutland, father Bernie Ecclestone and Petra Stunt with daughter Lavinia Stunt  attend the private view of Tyler Shields: Decadence at Maddox Gallery on February 3, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Luca Teuchmann/Getty Images)
Tamara Ecclestone with daughter Sophia, Bernie Ecclestone and Petra Stunt with daughter Lavinia pictured in 2016. (Getty Images)

On becoming a father again, the billionaire told the PA news agency: "I don't see there's any difference between being 89 and 29.

"You've got the same problems I suppose. It's alright."

After the news broke that Bernie was to become a father again, Tamara revealed to the MailOnline how her six-year-old daughter Fifi had quizzed her grandfather and his wife on their family plans before they knew the pair were expecting.

"When Fifi heard the news she was like 'I told you she was having a baby,'" she remarked.