Couple born 40 years apart to star in Channel 5 documentary called Age Gap Love

Bob Baker, 69, and Kelly, 29.
Bob Baker, 69, and Kelly, 29.

A couple who were born 40 years apart will tell their love story through a new Channel 5 documentary.

Great-grandfather Bob Baker, who will celebrate his 70th birthday this year, was 61 when he met 21 year old bride-to-be Kelly.

Bob Baker and his wife Kelly on their wedding day.

Bob Baker and his wife Kelly on their wedding day.

Over the years the pair, of The Rowans, Warners End, have suffered cruel jibes from outsiders but their love has survived against the odds.

Part-time carer Bob said: “People have said things behind our backs and said Kelly is going out with an old aged pensioner but everyone seems to have got used to it now.

“She is not only my wife, she is my friend as well. We can talk and laugh. If I go out she always comes with me.”

At the start of their relationship Bob - a father to three grown up children, grandfather to nine and great-grandfather to one - used to tell neighbours that Kelly, 29, was his niece to avoid judgement.

They enjoy playing pool and darts together at their local pub but Bob admits that they sometimes can’t agree on what television programmes to watch.

Bob said: “Kelly likes The Simpsons but I don’t like The Simpsons. I have got a big telly in the bedroom that I go and watch.”

The pair do, however, enjoy watching the nightly soaps together and sometimes they venture out to enjoy what Hemel Hempstead’s nightlife has to offer.

They met while out in St Albans and Bob said: “I took a shine to her straight away.”

“At first I thought it was too big an age gap so I ended it but after two weeks I missed her and I phoned her up and picked her up from college.”

The couple will be featured on Channel 5’s Age Gap Love, which also includes a 78 year old woman who is in a relationship with a 39 year old man.

Bob and Kelly’s story will air on Wednesday, February 11 at 10pm.

Bob, who in 2013 had a £60 tattoo of his wife lawn-mowing inked onto a bald spot on his head, said: “I’m young at heart and I don’t even look 69. I have got good skin and no wrinkles.”

They will celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary in August.