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The X Factor: Celebrity: Vinnie Jones saved a 90-year-old man’s life

He reportedly revived the man using CPR

Star of The X Factor: Celebrity, Vinnie Jones, reportedly saved a dying man using CPR.

The 54-year-old actor is said to have revived a 90-year-old man called Norman at his local golf club, seven years after making a British Heart Foundation ad on how to perform CPR.

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Vinnie reportedly rushed to the man’s aid (Credit:

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A source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: “Everyone was panicking when the bloke started choking but Vinnie ran over to help.

“His CPR training came flooding back.

“He was a real superhero. Norman’s family contacted Vinnie that night to thank him for saving his life.”

In the ad, Vinnie – who was a professional soccer player prior to becoming an actor – appeared in the guise of a gangster, who performed CPR to the tune of the Bee Gees’ 1977 hit Stayin’ Alive.

Vinnie starred in the ad for the British Heart Foundation (Credit: British Heart Foundation/YouTube)

Vinnie is currently starring in The X Factor: Celebrity and last night stunned the judges with a Ska song.

Simon Cowell commended him for having fun and always giving his all after Vinnie’s rendition of Bad Manners Lip Up Fatty.

Vinnie is loving his time on the X Factor (Credit: ITV)

Meanwhile, Vinnie recently admitted he can’t imagine falling in love ever again, following the death of his wife.

The Hollywood star lost his wife Tanya in July following a six-year battle with cancer, and Vinnie confessed he can’t ever envision himself getting married to anyone else.

He told The Mirror: “She was the light of my life. I will never be with anyone else.”

Speaking about the prospect of finding love with someone else, Vinnie – who married Tanya in 1994 – shared: “She wouldn’t give me her blessing to meet someone else – I just know her.

Tanya passed away earlier this year (Credit:

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“I can’t see it happening, I might have friends or whatever, I would be astonished if that happens.

“I think I’ve only got a little way to go until I’m with her, in the spectrum of the universe.”

Vinnie also explained that he and Tanya shared “true love”.

He said: “People say, how did it last? And I say because it was real, true love. I think we found true love.”

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