News of the World has revealed that ex-England soccer ace, Paul Gascoigne aka Gazza's stepson, has as much difficulty staying sober. A lot like his dad, reports suggest that he is throwing away his life by bingeing on cocaine, booze and gambling.
Estate agent Mason Gascoigne, 19, suffers from the same demons as his fallen footballer step dad, according to his ex-girlfriend.
Chelsey Lewis's shocking account of Mason's problems comes after millions of TV viewers saw the teenager tearfully pleading with booze-addict Paul Gascoigne to sort out his life.
Chelsey, 18, said: "He laughs at his dad and calls him pathetic. It's pure hypocrisy, he's like a mirror image of him. It's Mason who's the pathetic one-he's got as many problems as Gazza."
She also revealed how wild-boy Mason lives off his famous step dad's name but laughs at him behind his back; snorts cocaine then uses sleeping pills to "come down"; drinks and drives despite his motoring ban; throws his mum's money away on the roulette wheel at casinos and demands sex six times a day.
His only goal, says Chelsey, is to be a celebrity like his step dad and glamour model sister Bianca Gascoigne, 22.
Talking about his appearance on Channel 4 documentary Surviving Gazza in January, Chelsey said: "The Mason the public saw is not the real Mason. He lied and acted like he cared on TV because he wants fame.
"He would be a great actor. I couldn't believe it when I saw the programme. It was an Oscar-winning performance.