In the summer of 2013, Katie Gee and her friend Kirstie Trup spent the holidays volunteering in a primary school in Stone Town, Zanzibar. Katie had called her mother Nicola to ask for money for further travelling before returning home, so when the phone rang again, Nicola thought her daughter had forgotten something. Instead, she received the message no parent wants to hear – on the other end of the line, more than 4,000 miles away, a young man, who introduced himself as Sam, explained that her daughter had been violently attacked. Katie and Kirstie had been splattered with battery acid in a seemingly random attack by two men on a motorbike, who slowed down next to them as they turned into a side street. ‘In the split second it took me to look up and see two men, the liquid was already flying towards me,’ Katie recalls, describing the searing pain that instantly began to overwhelm her as the corrosive liquid splashed across the right side of her face and body. … [Read more...] about Acid attack victim Katie Gee: ‘I was in agony, burning everywhere. Imagine a thousand wasp stings’
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Life by Press Association September 2, 2018, 12:53 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter TV presenter Katie Piper has said she thinks she will be known as “this year’s Ed Balls” in Strictly Come Dancing because of her lack of dancing ability. Piper, 34, is one of 15 celebrity contestants gearing up to take part in the BBC One series, along with the likes of Blue star Lee Ryan, ex-Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts and YouTuber Joe Sugg. She said she feels she does not stand a chance in the competition, and likened herself to the former Labour politician, who took part in Strictly in 2016 and was considered a bit of a novelty act. Piper told Fabulous magazine: “I feel like I am this year’s Ed Balls, starting from zero.” She said that people she told about her new TV role “sent back the gritted teeth emoji” because she “can’t dance”. “I am really nervous about doing … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing star Katie Piper: I’m this year’s Ed Balls
CLAUDIA Winkleman gave Strictly Come Dancing fans a little taster of what's to come. Strictly's Instagram account shared some snaps of the host and contestants during the first rehearsals. The dancing hopefuls looked wide-eyed and eager as they got their dancing shoes on ahead of the new series. The official account of the hit show uploaded a series of stories giving a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes prep underway. Strictly host Claudia told fans the cast were "quite nervous" but that she was going to hand round some chocolates to ease the nerves. Blogger Joe Sugg admitted that he was really nervous ahead of meeting the pros. While Sean Walsh revealed that the celebs were banned from even going to the loo ahead of being introduced to the professionals out of 'confidentiality.' The comedian told Strictly followers that he was "bursting for a wee" but wasn't allowed to go. Meanwhile the Strictly pros confirmed the celebs should indeed be nervous as they're feeling extra competitive … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman gives fans a glimpse of the first rehearsals as Katie Piper, Joe Suggs and Stacey Dooley get started
BILLIE Piper's lovelife has certainly been colourful since her rise to fame. We take a look at who the pop star turned actress has been married to following the news that she's pregnant again... When did Billie Piper and Laurence Fox divorce? Billie Piper, 35 married actor Laurence Fox in December 2007. But it wasn't meant to be at the couple divorced on May 12, 2016. Billie, 35, cited “unreasonable behaviour” as the reason for their split. The couple have two children together and Billie is now expecting a third child with her current boyfriend Johnny Lloyd. How many children do Billie Piper and Laurence Fox have? Billie and Laurence have two children - Winston, nine, and Eugene, six. The couple have shared custody which was established two years after they divorced. In an interview with the Mail on Sunday on June 17, 2018 Laurence revealed the custody battle nearly "cost him his sanity" and "drained his bank balance". He said: “The emotional strain was … [Read more...] about When was Billie Piper married to Laurence Fox, how many children do they have and when did she divorce Chris Evans?
BILLIE Piper is pregnant with her third child with boyfriend Johnny Lloyd. But when is her little one due and does she have any other children? Here’s what we know… When is Billie Piper’s baby due? On August 1 2018 it was revealed that the actress Billie Piper, 35, is excepting her third child. A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Billie and Johnny are delighted. They can't wait to welcome the new addition to their family." It is not yet known when her baby is due. Who is the father Johnny Lloyd? Billie Piper is having a baby with boyfriend Johnny Lloyd. The singer turned TV star has been dating the rocker for nearly two years and has made no secret of the fact she wanted to have a baby with him back in February. She said: "In my dream world I'd have load [of kids]. I was one of four and it's taxing for both parents and kids. I do like the idea of chaos." Johnny is part of the indie rock band Tribes from Camden – he is vocals and guitar. He is … [Read more...] about When is Billie Piper’s baby due, who is the father Johnny Lloyd and how many children does she have?