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Bob Geldof will spend Christmas with his late daughter Peaches' two small children.

The 63-year-old is facing his first festive season without Peaches, who died from a heroin overdose last April.

Geldof, who said it will be a sad time, will spend Christmas Day with his grandsons Astala, aged two-and-a-half, and Phaedra, who will be two in April.

"It's been a crap year, there's just no end to it," he said. "It's for the rest of my life. I'll be with the family for Christmas.

"They will make Christmas come alive again. It will be like everybody else's Christmas but a lot less".

Columnist Peaches was only 25 when she was found dead in her home in Wrotham, Kent.

She had been struggling silently with drug addiction.

heartbroken

Her heartbroken dad admitted that he "goes over and over and over" the ways in which he could have stepped in to help her in the months leading up to her death.

The Band Aid 30 star is busying himself with promoting the latest version of the charity single which aims to raise funds to help prevent the Ebola virus spreading throughout the world.

This year's rendition of the song includes Bono, who featured on the original 1984 track, One Direction, Ed Sheeran and Chris Martin.

Boomtown Rats frontman and humanitarian campaigner Geldof hopes to raise around £5m (€6.3m) from the single and is confident the public will help him reach that target.

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