A man who bet £100 a decade ago that he would live to be 100 is celebrating his birthday with a cheque for £25,000.
Alec Holden, from Epsom in Surrey, is picking up his winnings from bookmaker William Hill, which gave him odds of 250/1 that he would reach his century.
Mr Holden puts his longevity down to porridge for breakfast and "remembering to keep breathing".
Alec is a man after my own heart:
He said it was also important not to worry about anything, do as little work as possible, and go on lots of holidays.
Can't argue with you mate!