She plunged a kitchen knife into his back after catching him in his boxer shorts with her best friend.

But after dodging a jail sentence Candy Lyons said she is sorry and is now getting ready to marry 37-year-old Rob Goldthorpe – the man she nearly killed.

Mother-of-two Candy said a “red mist” fell when she came downstairs to see her tree-surgeon partner of 11 years Rob in a compromising position with her best friend Laura Plumtree.

Now almost two years to the day since the incident in March 2009 the ~Crawley couple, who have a daughter, Poppy, now six, are making wedding plans and say they are “stronger than ever.”