Paul Gascoigne and Vinnie Jones both broke down in tears on Piers Morgan's Life Stories as the latter heaped praise on the former.

Famous hard man Jones appeared as a guest on Morgan’s self-titled ITV talk show on Saturday night.

In what the presenter described as the “most emotional” episode yet, Gazza and Jones both shed a tear in the studio.

The Newcastle legend was a guest in the audience, and about halfway through the chat the attention turned to him.

Morgan brought up the infamous picture of Jones manhandling Gazza during a game between Wimbledon and Newcastle.

And explaining why he had a cheeky grab, the former midfielder turned actor said his rival had it coming due to the army of girls he had cheering him on.

Vinnie Jones was the man in the hot seat for Saturday night's Piers Morgan's Life Stories

Jones laughed: “He deserved that bit because he came out in the warm up and there were girls coming over with flowers and roses and all that. And he was loving it.

“And I was like ‘oh you’ll do for me today, son’.”

Things took a more serious turn shortly after, as Morgan asked Jones about Gazza’s footballing ability.

The host quizzed: “How good was he?”

Paul Gascoigne broke down in tears as Jones discussed how he good he was on the pitch

“One of the best, if not the best, that I’ve played against,” Jones replied.

Turning to the man himself, Morgan then asked: “Gazza? What does that make you feel to hear him say that?”

Gazza, fighting back the tears, replied: “It’s great to hear. It’s 30 years he’s been a friend of mine.”

Jones can be seen getting emotional in the hot seat as well as the pair enjoying a truly heartwarming moment.

Gascoigne and Jones were speaking to Piers Morgan on his well known talk show

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It has since been revealed that Gascoigne’s home in Dorset was robbed after Morgan posted a snap of him in the studio audience on Twitter.

Thieves are understood to have nicked a £40,000 gold diamond-encrusted watch, as well as a £2,000 gold cigar cutter and a watch owned by his late father John.

The England hero said of the raid: “Police believe that the picture Piers posted of us together filming in London could have alerted burglars that I was away from the house.

"I guess we’ll never know. But they must have been hungry – they took my two steaks out of the freezer.

“At least they were considerate enough to leave me some chicken.”