Television encore for brave fire girl

SHE won the hearts of a nation with her story of amazing courage.And now little Terri Calvesbert could be highlighted as one of the most memorable people in 50 years of ITV.

SHE won the hearts of a nation with her story of amazing courage.

And now little Terri Calvesbert could be highlighted as one of the most memorable people in 50 years of ITV.

Terri, now eight, was due to appear on a special episode of This Morning today, with her father, Paul, to help mark ITV's 50th anniversary.

The couple travelled to Great Yarmouth for the show, following their original appearance in 2003.

This Morning has been entered in an ITV competition to find the most memorable show the channel has broadcast.

The special episode will visit regions around the country, focusing on remarkable guests who have appeared on the show from the area.

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Terri, who was burned in a fire at her home, in Orwell Heights, Ipswich, in 1998 and suffered 90 per cent burns, will feature on the Anglia slot.

More recently, others who have appeared on the show include Simon Martin, 31, who married Edna Townsend, a woman 39 years older than him, and Rocky, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier whose ears were cruelly cut off by his owner when he was just five months old.

Cathie, 68, who has been wearing a corset every hour of the day and night since 1983 and has a 15-inch waist, has also appeared on the show.

Mr Calvesbert said: “Both Terri and I are looking forward to appearing on the show again.

“I am normally quite nervous on live TV but I enjoyed appearing on the show the last time and am sure we will both have a great time in Yarmouth.

“It is quite bizarre to think we were one of the stories that stuck out the most over the years.”

Just a few days after the fire, The Evening Star set up a trust fund in a bid to raise £5,000.

The money has kept pouring in and the fund now stands at more than £370,000.

The money will be use to look after Terri throughout her life.

Tell us your thoughts about Terri's courage. Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or email eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

Donations for Terri's appeal should be made out to The Terri Calvesbert Appeal and sent c/o Geraldine Thompson, Editor's Secretary, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN.

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