TWO WOMEN thought to be the oldest living identical twins in the UK have revealed the secret to their long and healthy lives.
95-year-old pair Lilian Cox and Doris Hobday, from Tipton in the West Midlands lifted the lid on their longevity during an appearance on ITVs’ This Morning.
The twosome, known more commonly as the Tipton Twins on social media, appeared alongside Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby to offer some sage advice.
However, their tips left many fans gobsmacked, with the 95-year-olds explaining they lived by a simple rule of “no sex and plenty of Guinness.”
The sisters admitted their approach wasn’t for everyone, of course, with one recalling an encounter: “One woman said – I like my Guinness but I do like my sex.”
Not that everything they said entirely made sense.
From raw sausage sandwiches to wearing drawers inside out, we learnt a lot from 95-year-old Lil and Doris today! 😂 pic.twitter.com/82evdwLu21
— This Morning (@thismorning) September 9, 2019
At one point, Lilian admitted she had only packed one pair of pants for the trip to London and planned on recycling her drawers before they returned home.
In any case, the Tipton twins were in for a treat when they returned to their dressing room after the appearance, with staff behind the scenes treating the pair to a few cans of the black stuff.
It’s not the first time Irish booze has been cited as a key ingredient to a long and healthy life either.
— Tipton Twins - Doris and Lil (@TiptonTwins) September 9, 2019
Last year, a 112-year-old woman from Liverpool revealed her secret to a long and happy life: a nightly dram of whiskey.
"Whiskey is very good for you," she told the Mail.
"I started having a nightly tot of it when I turned 50 so I've been having it every night for the last 60 years and I certainly have no intention of stopping now.
"My doctor said, 'keep up with the whiskey Grace, it's good for your heart'."