ITV to air harrowing Shiver documentary on Paul Gascoigne
Shiver's harrowing documentary about Paul Gascoigne and his battle with alcoholism will be aired on ITV tonight.
The MediaCity and Leeds-based production company was given rare access to the football legend over the course of three months.
The resulting 60-minute film, Being Paul Gascoigne, provides a gruelling account of the former Newcastle United and Tottenham footballer's ongoing struggle with addiction and narrow brushes with death.
In the documentary, Gascoigne says: "I don’t know why I’m an alcoholic, I wish I wasn’t but I am... I have my bad days, I just tell myself I’ve got to get through it. But if I’m having a good day I really make the most of it. Because I don’t know what tomorrow brings. Or the next five minutes.”
Being Paul Gascoigne, which airs at 9pm, was made by executive producer Mark Scantlebury and producer Jane Preston.
Watch a clip below: