Vinnie Jones is reportedly fighting fit after winning his battle with skin cancer.

The footballer-turned-actor announced in November than he had been diagnosed with the illness after finding a lump under his eye and at the time said that cancer was his "toughest and scariest opponent yet".

But the Daily Mirror reported that Vinnie, 49, has been given the all clear and is now back on form.

A source said: "He's told people he's back to full health, it's fantastic news.

"He's back working again on movies and playing football again too. He admits it scared him, but he's living life to the full."

Vinnie is apparently about to start working on an action movie called Gridlocked. The hardman actor is also set to star in horror film Reaper.