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Katie Price gets ready to visit Wirral
AS one of the country’s most photographed celebrities, appearing on magazine covers almost every week, Katie Price is no stranger to having her life laid bare.
With her own reality TV series, autobiographies, perfume range and clothing line, there would be few households who didn’t know who the 34-year-old former glamour model was.
And hundreds of her Wirral fans are expected to flood Birkenhead this weekend when she visits the borough to promote her new novel, In The Name Of Love.
Her eighth literary offering, the book centres around sports presenter Charlie who falls for Spanish horse rider Felipe but their romance faces more than a few hurdles to survive.
And mum-of-three Katie said it was “spooky” how her fictitious characters often bear similarities to her own life.
She told the Globe: “This book is probably one of my favourites because it is very horsey and of course I love anything equestrian-related.
"It is weird though, because I will do a book and then things will come true in my own life, for example, Charlie’s love interest is Spanish and obviously I am with Leo now (Leandro Penna, Katie’s Argentinian boyfriend.) “I was also in a big accident last year with a horse and the main character suffers one so there are definitely similarities but it’s not planned that way – it just happens.”
While Katie, who split from ex-husband Peter Andre in 2009, is heavily involved with the novels, she also works with writer Rebecca Farnworth on all her fictional titles.
And she said the books’ success is down to her straight talking and to-the-point attitude.
She said: “They’re quite easy reading and I think my fans love them so much because the description is so detailed, such as what clothes or nail varnish the characters are wearing – people can relate to it then.”
She added: "I can't wait to come to Wirral, I've been to Liverpool before but never to Wirral so I'm looking forward to meeting my fans there."
Despite only being in her thirties, Katie has released a total of four tell-all autobiographies, each one acting as diary entries from her life at the time.
But she said the next instalment, which will be out later this year, will be a “must-read” - although she remained tight-lipped on who would be the centre of the revelations.
Katie added: “With my last book, You Only Live Once, I couldn’t say everything I wanted to say because I was gagged by certain people. But this time I won’t be holding anything back. That will definitely be the one to read.”
Katie will be at WH Smith, Birkenhead on Sunday, June 24 from 12pm to sign copies of In The Name Of Love.