Jeffrey Archer admits 'fear of death’ as he reveals daily routine that keeps him sharp

Jeffrey Archer admits 'fear of death’ as he reveals daily routine that keeps him sharp
Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce

Published: 27/09/2023

- 10:01

Updated: 27/09/2023

- 10:56

Jeffrey Archer has revealed his daily routine at 83 years of age, as he is asked about his enthusiasm for life and writing his popular novels.

Speaking to hosts Andrew Pierce and Emily Carver on Britain's Newsroom, the author and life peer admitted his 'fear of death', and how he is losing 'a person a week'.

Pierce asked: "How do you get up every morning with that great enthusiasm?"

Archer revealed: "You two youngsters, and you in particular [Emily Carver], won't have got anywhere near this. I'm 83, I'm losing a person a week now. I went to a memorial service and a funeral last week, and so I get up at 5:30am every morning and I work from 6:00am to 8:00am every single day for two hours.

"So I get 700 hours a year work done before most people have got to work. Because I am, I say it out loud on this program, fearful of death. So I go on working. I will not stop."

Archer continued: "They've never interrupted me when I'm in that two hours. They interrupted when me when my second son got four A levels and a place at Oxford, I forgave them for that.

"They interrupted me when Margaret Thatcher died, because they very kindly let me know an hour ahead. It was before it was announced, so that I could be prepared for having had the privilege of working for 11 years with that great lady. They gave me an hour's advance notice so that I was prepared."

Watch the interview in full above.

Tune in to Britain's Newsroom, Monday to Friday from 9:30am, only on GB News.

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