After her fiance dumped her and confessed he was seeing another woman, Katy quit her job, sold her half of the home they shared, her car and ‘everything that wasn’t nailed down, bar the dress’.

She then decided to travel the world to escape the humiliation and pitying looks of friends and neighbours.
The self-confessed homebody, who had never even been on a package holiday on her own, started a blog and posted online a lot of pictures of herself in bikinis, looking considerably happier than your average jilted bride.

A book deal ensued and she’s become a rather unlikely heroine — a poster girl, if you like, for the dumped and the disappointed. Possibly the only person who didn’t cheer at seeing her posing triumphantly outside the Taj Mahal or doing a fly-past of Mount Everest was the ex who’d done the dumping.

Katy Colins is available for corporate events, private shows, milestone celebrations (birthday, anniversary), fundraisers, festivals, and more.