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Vinnie Jones broke down in tears as he recalls letter from late-wife Tanya after losing her to cancer


Vinnie Jones broke down in tears in his first TV appearance since the death of his wife Tanya, as he revealed how she told him not to grieve for her in a letter.

The former footballer’s spouse Tanya Terry passed away in May aged 53 after . in July 2019

Vinnie told viewers: ‘We found a letter to Kaley and it made her strong. It said, “Don’t grieve, I’ll be waiting for you.” ‘I believe that. I believe that. I’ve got something to look forward to. If you turn a negative into a positive… and she’s waiting. That’s how you deal with it, I think it’s the best way to do it.’

Vinnie Jones, the football star turned actor competing in The X Factor: Celebrity

He is just one of 15 celebrities performing in front of Simon Cowell and co in a bid to win a recording contract and vowed to win Celebrity X Factor in memory of beloved wife Tanya.

In spite of his hard man image, Jones doesn’t mind breaking out into a song or dance every now and then.

In 2002, he appeared on Top of The Pops, performing Big Bad Leroy Brown originally by Jim Croce.

He has also done the odd bit of joining in with bands in Watford.

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