Jeremy Vine in tears as he hugs his mum for the first time since lockdown in special live birthday show

JEREMY Vine wiped away tears as he hugged his mum for the first time in more than a year live on TV today.

On a special birthday edition of his Channel 5 show, Jeremy, 56, got the best gift of all from mum Diana.

Jeremy Vine gave his mum a hug on live TV today

Dressed in a vibrant floral shirt, Jeremy popped out from behind a bar and gently greeted his mum who arrived carrying a birthday present.

He said: “Take it easy, mum, this is coming up from my birthday, and I resisted giving you a hug when I saw you arrive during the adverts.”

Giving her a warm cuddle, he continued: “Hello, are you alright mum? I’m going to cry now. Thanks, mum.”

She said: “Love you, darling.”

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Diana celebrated her son’s birthday

Diana said she had found the isolation of the pandemic tough after losing her husband two years ago.

Viewers were moved, with one writing on Twitter: “Awwww I got so emotional watching your cuddles with your mum xxxx.”

Another posted: “That’s a great birthday present, lovely to see.”

A third shared: “I did shed a tear, not gonna lie!!”

Today the government eased coronavirus rules allowing friends and families to share hugs.

Pubs and restaurants can also serve punters indoors too in a much needed boost for the hospitality industry.

Jeremy Vine Show, Channel 5, weekdays, 9.15am