Troubled football legend Paul 'Gazza' Gascoigne made a triumphant return to the public eye on Sunday in an interview with Russell Brand.
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Brand (a West Ham fan) started the interview by saying: "I wouldn't normally come to White Hart Lane unless I was in disguise and hijab-ed up but I am here to see Gazza.
Great to see Gazza in such sparkling form. Love the lunatic.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 22, 2015
"One of the figures that transcends clubs because he is such a beautiful figure and a genius."
Love Gazza absolute legend 🇬🇧💙— Alexander McCoist (@Alex_McCoist) February 22, 2015
Gascoigne looked healthy and lucid in the interview, a far cry from recent pictures of him in the press.
Here's an amazing anecdote about pigeons...
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And on lending Gary Lineker a tenner...
After that lovely comment Gazza I might give you your tenner back @FletchAndSav .— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 22, 2015
@FletchAndSav Sat here with tears in my eyes laughing & from the emotion of seeing Gazza so well. Makes staying well so worth while#Legend— Michael Barrymore (@MrBarrymore) February 22, 2015
Gazza on @btsport - one of the best things on telly for a long time. "I were on £25 a week; me mam was on £35 and she weren't even playing"— Scott Bowers (@ScottBowers) February 22, 2015
Gazza has made many mistakes. And that's sad. But it doesn't stop how much I love the guy. Flawed. But what a genius on the field. #Gazza— BMC Rangers Rants (@BMCRangersRants) February 22, 2015