Astronaut doesn't always make the right call...

ASTRONAUT Tim Peake calls his parents every week from space, his dad revealed.

Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 6:01 am
Updated Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 7:26 am
Fifteen-year-olds, from left, Jack Bamford, Liam Callaghan and Emily Harrison at Mayville School with Tim Peake's father Nigel. Picture Ian Hargreaves (160705-1)

It comes as pupils quizzed Westbourne resident Tim’s father Nigel at Mayville High School in Southsea yesterday.

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Nigel told pupils: ‘He calls home on Sundays and we can email him,’ adding: ‘He called his sister on New Year’s Eve and said “Hello, planet Earth”, but he had the wrong number and called a poor woman in Chichester who had no idea who he was.’

Ginny Williams, 10, asked: ‘What is the clumsiest thing that Tim Peake has ever done?’

His dad replied: ‘Every morning when Tim went to school, he went to a neighbour’s house where he got a lift, but not before he had trodden in the cat’s bowl.’