He told the publication: “My boys are at an age when they need me around, perhaps even more now than when they were younger.
“I was on GMTV every weekday while they were growing up. It meant I could go to their after-school matches, but I would have to be in bed by 7pm.
“It got to the point when it was they who tucked me up and read me a story, not the other way round.”
Ben added: “Now they’re teenagers, Sam is taller than me, and Jack is not far behind, which I’m trying to come to terms with.