Paul 'Gazza' Gascoigne has said he is glad his court ordeal is "over with" after what has been a "long year" during an emotional interview on Good Morning Britain.
Speaking about the incident In his first TV interview since being cleared of sexually abusing a woman he kissed on a train, he explained: “I was on the train and a couple of women wanted some selfies, some photos with them… when I got up, someone next to us said, ‘why do you want a photo with her she’s fat and ugly?’... So, I went and sat next to her and said, ‘You are not fat and ugly, you are beautiful inside and out,’ I learnt that from treatment centres. I just thought I would give her a bit of confidence. I never thought anything of it. Until I went to the hotel and then got the call, we want to question you."
On whether he kissed her, he went on: “I admit that I said it straight away from when the police called. I gave her a peck and said she’s not fat and ugly, she’s beautiful inside and out.”
Asked about kissing a stranger on the lips and whether it had been a wise decision, he added: “Of course not, I look back at it now. If that was the case, I would be in court for the last 30 years for people coming up and kissing me. So, I just never thought anything, I didn’t feel it was in a sexual way, or I didn’t look at it that way, you know? I sat with my lawyers and they told me what could happen.”
On the police coming to speak to him, he went on: “When they came [the police], they didn’t handcuff [me], I happily walked in the car with them, went to the police station and gave in my statement. I never changed that, it was exactly what I said in the courtroom.”
Medics have created a new treatment which can trick women's biological clocks into thinking they are younger than they actually are, meaning women could have children into their sixties.
Nine British women, aged between 22 and 36, have already undergone the surgery, which removes a piece of one of their ovaries.
The ovarian tissue is frozen at -150C, and held until the women reach the menopause.
Once they do, it is thawed, and transplanted back in them, where it will restart their hormones, and delay the menopause.
The procedure is to transform the lives of women who suffer from severe side problems due to menopause including hot flushes, a reduced sex drive and mood swings.
In theory, the treatment could prolong the period in which woman can have babies, although doctors say the aim is to postpone the menopause rather than give women the chance to have babies into their 60s.
The treatment is offered privately and costs between £3,000 and £7,000 for the removal and storage of a piece of their ovaries, and an extra £4,000 for transplant.
Boris Johnson’s October 31st deadline is hanging by a thread after MPs voted against his timetable to push the withdrawal deal through the House of Commons in just three-days.
On Tuesday, the government lost its attempt to fast-track the bill through the Commons by 322 votes to 308, a majority of 14.
According to reports, the Prime Minister will try for a general election if the EU grants a three-month extension.
With great regret I must say the Bill will have to be pulled and we will have to go forward to a general election
Boris Johnson's 'do or die' vow to leave the EU by October 31st hangs in the balance after MPs voted to reject a proposal that would see his Brexit Bill passed through the commons in three days.
The government lost 322 to 308 in a crucial vote which could have seen the bill pass all stages of the Commons by Thursday and on its way to becoming law.
The Prime Minister's latest setback comes after The Commons supported the Withdrawal Agreement Bill 329 votes to 299, the first time any agreement has been backed in a vote by MPs.
Earlier, the PM warned he would seek an election if MPs dismissed the plan and the EU granted an extension to the October 31st Brexit deadline.
After the vote, he told the Commons he would "pause" the legislation until the EU had "stated their intentions".
A spokesman from the European Commission said: "[The Commission] takes note of tonight's result and expects the UK government to inform us about the next steps."
Following the results, Mr Johnson told MPs he was "disappointed" they had "voted for delay", and said the UK "now faced further uncertainty".
Despite the setbacks, Boris insisted that Brexit would go ahead at the end of the month, adding: "One way or another, we will leave the EU with this deal to which this House has just given its assent."
The competition is now closed.
Prince Harry has finally addressed rumours of a family fallout with this brother Prince William.
The Duke of Sussex revealed he has 'good days and bad days' with his brother in a new ITV documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, which aired on Sunday night.
Opening up about his relationship with Prince William, Harry said that “inevitably stuff happens”, especially under the pressure of the role and living life in the media spotlight.
“We are brothers. We will always be brothers," the Duke told Tom Bradbury.
“We are certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him as I know he will always be there for me.
“We don’t see each other as much as we used to because we are so busy but I love him dearly.
“The majority of the stuff is created out of nothing but as brothers, you know, you have good days, you have bad days.”
The Prime Minister faced further setbacks on getting his new Brexit deal through Parliament today, after MPs voted to delay giving their approval in a bid to prevent no deal.
A planned vote on whether MPs would back Johnson’s plan was abandoned after an amendment delaying approval until all the Brexit legislation is passed, was backed by MPs.
Johnson now has, under the law, until 11pm today to ask the EU for a delay .
During the Saturday sitting, the first since the Falklands War, MPS voted 322 votes to 306 in favour of Sir Oliver Letwin's amendment.