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Gary Lineker breaks sad news on Twitter of mother's death

Gary Lineker broke the news on Twitter Credit: PA

Gary Lineker has taken to Twitter to break the sad news to more than four million followers that his mother has passed away.

The Leicester-born TV pundit described his mother as 'wonderful' and 'beautiful'', saying she would 'live on' in his heart.

Gary Lineker teased on Twitter for life-size waxwork

Stars have been teasing former England and Leicester City striker Gary Lineker, for a not so life-like waxwork of the former footballer on display in Great Yarmouth.

It's after news reports a foreign buyer had bought up the waxworks from the Louis Tussard’s House of Wax at the seaside holiday resort, whose models have gained a cult reputation for bearing little resemblance to their subjects.

Former Manchester United and Denmark goalkeeper tweeted a picture yesterday, of his disbelief at the barely-recognisable life-size version of the now BBC Sport presenter.

Comedian Lee Hurst also got in on the banter with the following tweet.

To which Gary responded - "use my own earwax!".


Gary Lineker tweets to find mum's stolen car

Former Leicester City footballer, Gary Lineker, has put up a reward for anyone who can help find his mum's car, which he believes was stolen while she was on dialysis.

He said that she had been left "heartbroken" after many personal belongings were inside the vehicle.

Anyone with information is urged to call the police on 101.

Gary Lineker praises Leicester City's Capital One Cup performance

Leicester City legend Gary Lineker is one of hundreds taking to social media, congratulating the Championship side on their dramatic win against Premier League Fulham in last night's Capital One Cup clash.

Lineker launches bone marrow donor campaign

Lineker is in Leicester to launch bone marrow donor campaign Credit: PA

Former Leicester City player, Gary Lineker is in Leicester today backing an event to increase the number of bone marrow donors. It is in support of the Anthony Nolan charity. It is hosting a registration day at De Montfort University in Leicester.

"A bone marrow transplant can be the last chance of survival for someone with blood cancer, but it's only when you're faced with it personally and you see the shortage of bone marrow donors available that you realise just how important it is for people to sign up."

Gary Lineker

The event is happening until 4pm today. Those who cannot attend can sign up on the Anthony Nolan website.

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