Vinnie Jones reportedly wants to help Paul Gascoigne by taking him on a desert island for a reality TV show.
The Hollywood actor wants to film the former England footballer – who has previously been sectioned under the Mental Health Act and battled alcoholism – with a handheld camera for the project, which he sees as a chance for Gazza to help himself by going hunting and fishing, reports The Sun.
An insider said: “Vinnie thinks it’s terrible what Gazza has been going through and is convinced some tough love is needed.
“Vinnie loves hunting and fishing and reckons it does more to aid the soul than things like rehab. Gazza is a man’s man so it should be up his street.
“It will be a bit like a cross between Castaway and Lost with lots of survival tactics. With Vinnie and Gazza together it will be full of surprises.”
According to the tabloid, producers have discussed the idea with Gazza’s agents and hope to start work on the show when the troubled star is out of rehab.
Gazza appeared in a Channel 4 documentary, Saving Gazza, earlier this year.
He said: “Drink and drugs nearly killed me, not once but a few times. The difference this time is I know I can never drink again or it will kill me.”