Granddaughter suprises 89-year-old die-hard Tom Jones fan with concert tickets

Meet the die-hard Tom Jones fan who stole the show when she saw the Welsh crooner perform for the seventh time - at the age of 89.

Sheila Sugden, who sleeps with a cut out of the ‘Delilah’ singer in her bedroom, was left stunned after her grandaughter, Lori Walker, got her the ticket to the concert.

And the the supefan became the real star at the gig last week when she went armed with a sign reading: “I’m 89 and still your No. 1 fan! Love you Tom.”

The grandmother, who has 11 grand kids, first began bopping to the Tom Jones's music in 1965 after he stormed the charts with his first hit single 'It's Not Unusual'.

And Lori, 25, said Sheila had an “absolutely blast” at her most recent concert after a group of ladies got her to the front of the stage - despite coming in a wheel chair.

In particular, as the 82-year-old pop singer began belting out her favourite tracks - including ‘Green Green Grass of Home' - Lori said Sheila's face was full of “pure joy”.

She said: “I’ve never seen anyone’s face with so much pure joy. It was absolutely beautiful. She had an absolute blast.

"I couldn’t even look at Tom Jones, I was looking at my nan the whole way through, but she loved ‘Green Grass’, ‘Sex bomb’ and ‘Pussy Cat’.

“Everyone there was looking at the sign, and just kept on saying, “Can we take a picture of you and your nan? That’s amazing!”

“It was just really, really beautiful. It was a phenomenal night, and my nan had an amazing time.”

Sheila thanked her granddaughter for getting her to the concert and said seeing Tom Jones perform again was "a dream come true".

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting