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.
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 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.”
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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