Katie Piper, who was raped and then horrendously disfigured by an acid attack carried out by two of the Bush's most disgusting local criminals, will be giving this year's alternative christmas message on Channel4.
One of the most-read pieces on this blog, with 3,864 readers, has been this article which I wrote in May when Daniel Lynch, from Becklow Gardens W12, was sentenced to a minimum of 16 years in prison.
At the time I called the Judge, "His Honour" Mr Nicholas Browne QC, a 'moron' for only having sentenced Stefan Sylvestre, who actually flung the cup of acid in Katies' face, 6 years. I still think he is a moron for that utterly pathetic sentence.
But in that article I also described Katie as having been "destroyed" by the two men. At the time she was being fed through a tube and living inside a plastic bag because the acid had eaten away so much of her face and the lining of her throat.
Now I think I was wrong. That woman has shown more courage, determination and strength of charecter than any of us will probably be called on to do. She was changed forever, but she was most definately not destroyed. And I'm looking forward to hearing what she has to say on Christmas Day to prove it.