Katie Price defends flying to Turkey for cosmetic surgery as a business trip

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Katie Price has claimed that travelling to Turkey to undergo a liposuction operation counts as business trip.

The 42-year-old mother-of-five and her fiance Carl Woods left the UK this week to fly to the cosmetic surgery clinic – and will film the procedure for her reality TV show Katie Price: My Crazy Life.

Turkey is currently on the government's red list, due to the coronavirus pandemic, meaning British residents are advised not to travel there "except in the most extreme of circumstances", and must quarantine in a hotel for 10 days on their return.

Katie Price has travelled to Turkey for cosmetic surgery that will be filmed for her reality show. (Getty Images)
Katie Price has travelled to Turkey for cosmetic surgery that will be filmed for her reality show. (Getty Images)

A representative for Price told MailOnline: "Katie has travelled with her fiance to undergo a surgical procedure. The purpose of this travel is essential in that it is for her work, she is being filmed undergoing the operation."

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The reality TV star broke both her feet last year after jumping off a 25-foot-high wall for a prank while on a family holiday to Turkey.

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Her spokesperson continued: "Since her horrific accident in Turkey last year that left Katie with life changing injuries, Katie has not been able to exercise or lose weight gained post op in the way she has successfully done so in the past.

"Despite her efforts to lose weight she has gained over two stone – this in turn has put immense pressure and further strain on her feet and is directly affecting her walking and management of day to day as a mother of five without being in constant pain.

Katie Price has been joined on the trip by fiance Carl Woods. (Getty Images)
Katie Price has been joined on the trip by fiance Carl Woods. (Getty Images)

"Katie accepts she is in a fortunate position to be able to undergo this procedure and would like to reassure in doing so is part of her "work", in sharing her journey as she endures further emotional, mental struggles and challenges."

Price – who spent a week in Portugal last month with her 31-year-old car-dealer boyfriend of 11 months – will abide by quarantine rules on her return, isolating in a managed hotel costing £1,750 per person.

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The former glamour model has left behind 19-year-old disabled son Harvey – whose estranged father is former footballer Dwight Yorke – and teenagers Junior, 16, and Princess, 13, with first husband Peter Andre.

She also has son Jett, seven, and Bunny, six, with third husband Kieran Hayler.

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