Celebrity X Factor viewers emotional over Vinnie Jones’ performance

He said his late wife wanted him to do the show

Viewers of Celebrity X Factor were left in tears over Vinnie Jones’ performance.

The former footballer has had a tough time this year after his late wife Tanya passed away aged 53 in July after a six-year battle with skin cancer.

Vinnie sang Everybody Needs Somebody to Love by The Blues Brothers and said his wife wanted him to do the show.

Vinnie wowed viewers with his energetic performance (Credit: ITV)

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Viewers were emotional over Vinnie’s performance.

One person said on Twitter: “Bloody hell @VinnieJones65 got me before he even sang but watching that crowd had me in tears!!”

Another wrote: “Me watching Vinnie fight back the tears.”

A third tweeted: “So proud of you Vinnie. Well done.”

Others have already called Vinnie their winner.

One said: “@VinnieJones65 to win #CelebrityXFactor just because I think he’s brilliant in general.”

Another added: “There’s your winner #CelebrityXFactor Mr Vinnie Jones.”

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Even judge Simon Cowell predicted Vinnie will win the show.

He said: “I would say, after that, you could actually win this competition. I have so much respect for you as man, everything you’ve been through and I know it’s been tough.

“I think you’ve bought the show to life.”

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