Kellie Maloney: I ‘will be complete’ after January gender reassignment surgery

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Former boxing promoter Kellie Maloney has said she will undergo gender reassignment surgery in January, and that afterwards she can “start getting on with my life”.

The former UKIP candidate and manager of Lennox Lewis revealed in August that she is transgender, and has transitioned to female.

In an interview with the Mirror, Maloney said of the January surgery: “For the first time in my life, I’m going to be complete in my body and my mind. I can really start getting on with my life.”

“As soon as I get out of that bed, I’m going to look in a full-length mirror at myself and for the first time ever, I will see the person I should have been all of my life staring back at me.”

Maloney’s fee for appearing on Channel 5 show Big Brother– rumoured to be upwards of £400,000 – will partly be donated to trans support group  TG Pals.

Prior to her transition, Maloney had claimed that she would ban pride marches.

She also told the BBC in 2004 that she would not campaign in the London borough of Camden, because there were “too many gays”.