Maybe it’s time to feel sorry for Kerry

A young mum of four faces certain eviction shortly after Christmas for non payment of her mortgage, despite having had an allowance of £8k a month to live on. It would be easy to dismiss Kerry Katona's latest trauma as an inevitable disaster in her rollercoaster life. She's had more opportunities than most of us to turn things around, for the sake of her kids, yet she's blown it again.

And yet, and I never thought I'd say it, I can't help feeling a bit sorry for her. This is someone who doesn't seem to have any grip on the reality the rest of us have to cope with – mortgages, like rent, have to be paid, otherwise you lose your home. Her own mother, who has been less than perfect throughout Kerry's life, is thinking only of herself ('she's ruined her life, and now she's runing mine.')

I wouldn't wish eviction on anyone, particularly a mum with four young kids, and so close to Christmas. For her sake – and theirs – I hope someone finally intervenes and gives her the help she so desperately needs.

written by Liz Jarvis