Captain Sir Tom Moore once jokingly asked Piers Morgan for "six blondes" in his dressing room when he appeared on his ITV show Life Stories.
The TV host recalled he was a "ladies' man" and had a great sense of humour when he interviewed the 100-year-old national treasure, who tragically died on Tuesday (February 2) after battling pneumonia and testing positive for coronavirus.
A devastated Piers led the outpouring of tributes from celebrities today to the veteran.
In a clip from the show, which aired on September 13 last year, Piers says to Captain Tom: "Originally we asked what you would like in your dressing room and you replied ‘a bottle of Coke, a Dairy Milk chocolate bar and six blondes."
"That’s it!" replies Captain Tom, as the audience erupts with laughter.
"The number of six is variable, of course," he added, making everyone laugh again as Piers asks him if he is a "ladies’ man".
"I wouldn’t describe myself as that, but I’ve never been allergic to girls," says the war veteran.
The former British Army officer had cemented his status as a hero when he was filmed completing 100 laps of his garden for the NHS before his 100th birthday.
Devastated Piers Morgan leads tributes to 'national hero' Captain Tom after death
Captain Tom’s daughters, Hannah Ingram-Moore and Lucy Teixeira, left a statement after their father’s death.
They said: "It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear father, Captain Sir Tom Moore.
"We are so grateful that we were with him during the last hours of his life; Hannah, Benjie and Georgia by his bedside and Lucy on FaceTime.
"We spent hours chatting to him, reminiscing about our childhood and our wonderful mother.
Moment Captain Sir Tom Moore completed 100 laps for charity as NHS hero dies
"We shared laughter and tears together.
"The last year of our father’s life was nothing short of remarkable.
"He was rejuvenated and experienced things he’d only ever dreamed of.
"Whilst he’d been in so many hearts for just a short time, he was an incredible father and grandfather, and he will stay alive in our hearts forever.
"The care our father received from the NHS and carers over the last few weeks and years of his life has been extraordinary.
"They have been unfalteringly professional, kind and compassionate and have given us many more years with him than we ever would have imagined.
"Over the past few days our father spoke a great deal about the last 12 months and how proud he felt at being able to leave behind the growing legacy of his Foundation.
"We politely ask for privacy at this time so we can grieve quietly as a family and remember the wonderful 100 years our father had."
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