Watch Derbyshire record-breaker Jack Reynolds' delight after he films scene for Hollyoaks for his 107th birthday

Derbyshire’s Jack Reynolds - who turned 107 at the weekend - has provisionally broken his fourth Guinness world record after he filmed a scene for Hollyoaks.

By Michael Broomhead
Wednesday, 10th April 2019, 9:35 am
Updated Wednesday, 10th April 2019, 9:39 am
Jack Reynolds with cast and crew on the Hollyoaks' set. Picture submitted.
Jack Reynolds with cast and crew on the Hollyoaks' set. Picture submitted.

If Jack makes the final cut in an epsode of the Channel 4 soap later this year, he will officially be the oldest person to perform as a supporting artist in a TV show.

On ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Tuesday, the great-great grandfather was presented with a certificate by Guinness World Records adjudicator Mark McKinley.

Jack, of Hollingwood, said he was 'very proud' of his latest achievement and added that he had a 'really wonderful day' on the Hollyoaks' set.

Mr McKinley - who was there for the filming - said: "The team at Hollyoaks were very impressed with Jack's performance."

Jack’s daughter Jayne Goodwin said: "It was a fantastic day and an experience for all.

"Dad was a star and absolutely loved it, even though it was freezing cold that time in the morning.

"He was very apprehensive before - probably more than he's been with any of the other challenges he's done - but now he can reflect on it all, he enjoyed it immensely."

Jack with family the day after his soap star challenge. Picture submitted.

Jayne added: "I can't say too much about the scene but Jack plays himself and offers pearls of wisdom to Maxine Minniver (played by Nikki Sanderson) whose character has been going through a tough time with her health.

"His scene also involves a pretty nifty mobility scooter which wasn't easy to handle.

"How it all turns out, you'll just have to wait and see."

Jayne said the episode is due to air on E4 on June 14 and on Channel 4 on June 17.

Jack on the Hollyoaks' set. Picture submitted.

What's the secret to a long and happy life?

Jack, who turned 107 on Saturday, became the oldest person to get a tattoo at 104, the oldest to ride a rollercoaster at 105 and the oldest to take on a zip wire at 106.

With his latest challenge, Jack is raising money for Alzheimers Dementia Support and has himself donated £107 to the charity.

Charitable record-breaker Jack Reynolds.

If you would like to back Jack, visit his JustGiving page.

Giving the secret to a long and happy life, Jack - who worked at Staveley Works for 40 years before retiring in 1975 - once famously said: "Work hard, always smile, get plenty of fresh air and last but not least have a tot of Grouse whisky in your tea in the morning and a tot before bed."