A alternative message for the festive period, hosted by a figure who has had particular prominence in the past year.

Alternative Christmas Message - Netflix

Type: Variety

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 10 minutes

Premier: 1993-12-25

Alternative Christmas Message - Katie Piper - Netflix

Kate Elizabeth Piper (born 12 October 1983) is an English philanthropist, television presenter and former model from Andover, Hampshire. Piper had hoped to have a full-time career in the media, but in March 2008 sulphuric acid was thrown in her face. The attack, which blinded Piper in one eye, was arranged by Piper's ex-boyfriend Danny Lynch and carried out by an accomplice Stefan Sylvestre; both men were arrested and are serving life sentences in prison with the possibility of parole. The attack took place in north London and Piper was treated in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, where the surgeons removed all the skin from her face before rebuilding it with a skin substitute and then a skin graft. The procedure was the first of its kind to be completed in a single operation. Katie also underwent Ex-vivo limbal stem cell allograft transplantation (EVSCALT) at the Centre for Sight to restore her vision. In 2009, Piper chose to give up her anonymity in order to increase awareness about burn victims. The Channel 4 documentary Katie: My Beautiful Face was first aired on 29 October 2009 as part of the Cutting Edge series; it has subsequently been repeated on several occasions, made available for online on-demand access and sold internationally. More recently, Piper has appeared in follow-up series for Channel 4, released a best-selling autobiography, and had a regular column in weekly magazines. She also presents the Channel 4 television series Bodyshockers about members of the public about to undergo body-altering procedures and those who regret procedures they have had. However, she primarily works for her charitable organisation the Katie Piper Foundation. In October 2013, she announced that she was pregnant. Piper gave birth to her first child, in March, 2014. In December 2014, she announced her engagement to her partner Richard James Sutton. They married on 6 November 2015. In June 2017, Piper announced she was pregnant with her second child. On 13 December 2017, she gave birth to the couple's second daughter. In 2018, Piper became a brand ambassador for Swarovski, alongside Celebrity Chef Nadiya Hussain, and CoppaFeel founder Kris Hallenga.

Alternative Christmas Message - Subsequent books - Netflix

It was announced in early 2012 that, following the success of Beautiful, Piper had signed a new three-book deal with publisher Quercus, which will see her writing a series of new titles, beginning in May 2012 with the release of a self-help book to be titled Things Get Better: If you believe then you will survive. The next book bearing Piper's name was a page-a-day compilation of positive affirmations, quotes and mantras, Start Your Day with Katie, to be released late September 2012; in the build-up to this, Quercus ran a selection of quotes from the book during September on a dedicated Blogspot page. In October 2013 Piper announced via Twitter that she had met with representatives from Quercus Books with regard to producing a second volume of memoirs, likely to cover the period following the publication of Beautiful in 2011. This second autobiography was subsequently confirmed to be titled Beautiful Ever After and was released on 1 September 2014. Katie Piper released her next book “Confidence: the Secret” in late 2016.

Alternative Christmas Message - References - Netflix