14/08/2014 16:51 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Paris Jackson Invited To Move To UK By Her 'Dad' Mark Lester

Mark Lester wants Paris Jackson to move to UK with him

Former child-star Mark Lester said yesterday that he would like Paris Jackson – daughter of deceased pop star Michael – to move to the UK and live with him.

Appearing on the Jeremy Kyle show, Lester, who is godfather to Paris, 15, and her brother Prince, 16, made the offer following the tragic teen's apparent suicide bid earlier this month.

The Sun reports that the 54-year-old also repeated his previous claims that he could be Paris's dad after he donated sperm to Jacko in the 1990s to enable him to have children with a surrogate.

"Michael would expect me to give the olive branch of a place for her, a sanctuary," Lester told the ITV chat show.

Lester, who now works as an osteopath in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, says he is willing to take a DNA test to see if he is Paris, Prince, and 11-year-old Blanket's dad.

He has not seen the three children since Michael's death in 2009.