A former Swindon Town footballer broke down in tears on live television after discussing his medical condition.

Chris Kamara became emotional on ITV's Good Morning Britain on Thursday whilst discussing his new book.

The Soccer Saturday star, who has apraxia, a neurological disorder which affects the body's ability to perform natural motor functions, is a beloved face around the town having played for The Robins in the 1970s and 80s, making 297 appearances across two spells.

The 65-year-old recently opened up about his problems suffering from apraxia and even revealed that he contemplated suicide over his ongoing battle in a heartbreaking admission.

Kamara has been out of the public limelight after stepping down from his long-running pundit and broadcasting role at Sky Sports in 2022.

Speaking about his new book titled 'Kammy: My Unbelievable Life!', he broke down in tears after discussing the issues he has faced.

"I get upset talking about it because I was in denial, I was ashamed that I couldn't speak, you know,” he said.

GMB hosts Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard were quick to console the former footballer, noticing the delicate moment.

"Ben [Shephard] was behind me coming out and doing the documentary, talking about it,” said Chris.

Swindon Advertiser: Chris Kamara stepped down from his punditry role at Sky Sports last year.Chris Kamara stepped down from his punditry role at Sky Sports last year. (Image: PA)

“Once I had spoken about it, you get it off your chest, you realise everyone's behind you: family, friends, all with you no matter what happens."

Ben replied: "Chris, it doesn't change how we feel about you, you need to understand that."

Things got even more emotional as Chris and Ben shared a hug at the end of the show following the frank discussion.

Chris said: "Can I say a big thanks to you, Ben, because none of this would have happened without your help!"

Ben, who then leapt up from his chair, said "I want a hug” before doing so and asking for the cameras to move on to the next segment.

"Laura can you go to the weather or something please, this is very embarrassing,” he said.

Swindon Advertiser: Chris Kamara visiting the mural in Swindon earlier this year.Chris Kamara visiting the mural in Swindon earlier this year. (Image: Swindon Borough Council)

Kamara recently returned to Swindon to visit a mural that was painted by local artist Hannah Dosanjh to honour him alongside other Town icons.

The artwork portrays Kamara alongside other famous faces like Don Rogers and Glenn Hoddle.

At the time, Chris said: “It’s superb – that could be a photo of me from my time at Swindon, when my hair was a little bit longer!

“It’s a real honour and a privilege to be featured in this mural alongside these legends.”