Tony Blair has revealed that he wants to work until he is at least 91, saying were he to stop now he would be "out of my mind" within days.

The former Prime Minister, 61, told Newsweek he finds it “odd” that people expect him to retire.

He added that his inspiration comes from ex-Israeli president Shimon Peres who is still politically active at the ripe old age of 91.

"I’ve got decades. He is literally exactly 30 years older than me. I want to be seeing someone when I’m 91 after having had medical tests which show I’m getting younger. The thought of actually retiring is not… Look, you have got to have some self-awareness of these things," he told the magazine.

"And I just know if I do that, it would literally take me about three days before I was bored out of my mind. Took to drink or something."

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