Katie Price has revealed the shocking amount of money she must pay in insurance in order to legally drive – and it’s in the five digits.
Due to her history of many driving prohibitions and crimes, the former beauty model and mother-of-five, 45, is required to pay such a high fine.
In 2021, she was driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs when she flipped her BMW on the B2135 near Partridge Green in West Sussex.
She received a suspended sentence, was barred from driving for two years, and was forced to pay £85 in costs.
Katie was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison, suspended for a year, with 100 hours of unpaid labour and 20 rehabilitation activity requirement sessions to be performed within the following year, with the reality star later confessing she had reached “rock bottom.”
She is now back on the road, but it has come at a high financial cost of £14,000, and it might have been far worse.
Katie, who just underwent nose surgery, confessed on a TikTok live over the weekend that it was especially difficult for her to secure the insurance she desired given her history behind the wheel.
‘No insurance company will insure me on a new car or anything flash, nothing.
‘So I am just lucky to be on the road in the car I am in, it’s not the car I want to be driving but no one will insure me. I have to wait a year to be able to get a new car again – but I’m grateful to drive,’ she told her followers.
Sharing the quotes she’d been given as she shopped around, Katie explained, via The Sun: ‘The quotes I had for my insurance on a normal car that is [worth] £15k was £73k, one was £53k and one was £33k, and they were my quotes because no one else would insure me because of who I am.’
She then accused the corporations of ‘discrimination’ against her since she does not have a ‘regular employment,’ pointing out that the cost is ‘far more than the automobile’.
Katie, on the other hand, was able to reduce her vehicle insurance quotations to the lower end of the five-figure range by changing her work.
‘I changed it to author and the insurance is £14k for a year but it’s still not the car I want,’ she explained.
‘I don’t care. I am on the road, so it is what it is. I shouldn’t have done what I did, so you have to pay the price.
‘So in a year’s time I will get the car I want and until then I am grateful.’
Reflecting on her horrific crash on GB News in January this year, she told Nigel Farage: ‘There’s no excuse. I’m just thankful I didn’t hurt anyone.’
She went on: ‘I did hit rock bottom. I’ve tried to kill myself. I could not have got any more bottom than I did.
‘But I’ve come up and am sorting myself out. There’s more to come from me, and I plan to be bigger and better.’