Stewart, who is now 68, recalls the experience 50 years on:
“It’s about a real girl who broke my heart – my first love affair. Her name was Sue Boffey. She was the mother of my first child, who was adopted….It was a real blot on your character to get a girl pregnant in those days.”
Stewart’s daughter Sarah Streeter only discovered the identity of her biological father when she was 18 and the pair found it difficult to build a relationship. But they are now closer since the death of Sarah’s adoptive mother.
The London-born performer recalls:
“We’ve just begun to call each other father and daughter. It was hard, because I didn’t change her nappies or take her to school, or help her do her homework.”
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