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Miss England finalist, 23, left scarred by Ferne McCann’s acid thug ex finds love on First Dates

Miss England finalist, 23, left scarred by Ferne McCann’s acid thug ex finds love on Channel 4 show First Dates

  • Sophie Hall, 23, was left scarred after Arthur Collins threw acid on her in 2017
  • Miss Hall has now found love on First Dates with a new man called Bailey
  • She left viewers feeling emotional after recalling the moment of her attack 

A Miss England finalist left scarred by Ferne McCann’s acid thug former boyfriend has found love on Channel 4 show First Dates.

Sophie Hall suffered damage to her shoulders, arms and face after Arthur Collins threw acid on her outside a London nightclub on Easter Weekend in 2017.

The 23-year-old has now found love on First Dates with Bailey and recalled the moment of her attack, leaving viewers feeling emotional.

She had been out celebrating her friend Lauren Trent’s birthday at the time, she said: ‘I knew my face was a mess. I could feel it in my hands.

The 23-year-old has now found love on First Dates with Bailey and recalled the moment of her attack, leaving viewers feeling emotional.

Sophie Hall suffered damage to her shoulders, arms and face after Arthur Collins threw acid on her outside a London nightclub. Pictured: Miss Hall on First Dates

Sophie Hall suffered damage to her shoulders, arms and face after Arthur Collins threw acid on her outside a London nightclub. Pictured: Miss Hall on First Dates

‘It was all blistered… I knew I would be scarred for life.’

She added: ‘It’s not something I’ll be ever able to forget about and it obviously still haunts me but it’s something that I’ve had to adapt to.

‘I should never have had to get used to but it’s something now that will be with me forever.’

Collins, a former businessman from Broxbourne, Hertfordshire threw acid across the packed dance floor at Mangle nightclub in East London.

He has a young daughter, Sunday, with reality TV star Miss McCann, and was jailed for 20 years after injuring 16 people at the club.

Social media users were left feeling emotional while watching the programme.

Collins, a former businessman from Broxbourne, Hertfordshire threw acid across the packed dance floor at Mangle nightclub in East London

Collins, a former businessman from Broxbourne, Hertfordshire threw acid across the packed dance floor at Mangle nightclub in East London

Sophie Hall sat drinking a glass of wine with Bailey. Social media users wished her all the best

Sophie Hall sat drinking a glass of wine with Bailey. Social media users wished her all the best

One person said: ‘This show, Really hope things go well for Bailey and Sophie.’

Another social media user said: ‘Poor Sophie. That acid attack was horrific.

‘She is doing well and the hospital did a great job on her.

‘Anyone who uses acid to attack other deserves never to breathe free air again.’ 

And another said: ‘Sophie is stunning both inside and out after what she went through.’

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