Gareth Thomas in tears as parents surprise him
Gareth Thomas in tears as parents surprise him

Former Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas was left in tears after being surprised on stage by his parents while receiving an award honouring his role as a sporting inspiration.

Thomas, 45, held his head in his hands as mother Yvonne and father Barry appeared from backstage as he received his accolade at the Mirror Pride of Sports Awards on Thursday night.

Watch the full Mirror Pride of Sport Awards, in partnership with TSB, on youtube.com/prideofsportawards from 11th December