And Finally

Dappy to deliver alternative Christmas speech

By | Published on Thursday 25 November 2010

In recent years, Channel 4’s Alternative Christmas Message has been given by Major Andrew Stockton, a British soldier who lost his arm fighting in Afghanistan, and Katie Piper, a TV presenter who had sulphuric acid thrown in her face by an ex-boyfriend.

But this year Christmas Day is on a Saturday, so Channel 4 wants to bring in someone who will lend more of a light touch to proceedings, as president of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad did two years ago, the crazy prankster. So, going head to head with the Queen this year is Dappy from N-Dubz, who will reflect on the year past and the possibilities of the future, as part of a special Christmas Day edition of T4.

Dappy told reporters: “We thought it would be cool to do a special Christmas message to rival the Queen’s speech but I’ll be giving a very different take on things to Her Majesty. I’m going to be talking about things that matter to young people today, keeping it real and relevant”.

Unfortunately for Dappy, the youth seems to be becoming politicised at the moment, which might mean he has to do some research. Or he could just smash up some stuff in solidarity.