Katie Price’s Mucky Mansion renovation has got well under way in the first episode of her new show but unexpected problems cropped up during the refurbishment.
The former glamour model, 43, has been documenting the restoration of her 19-room mansion in her new Channel 4 series after letting the home fall into disrepair over the past 18 months.
As well as fly-tippers and vandals destroying the property by leaving taps running upstairs causing the kitchen ceiling to collapse below, Katie uncovered more issues when doing up the home.
In the first episode, Katie could be seen with her chief builder Steve as he showed her the black mould and damp issues which were being caused by rainwater leaking through her chimney.
The mother-of-five had been preparing to do up son Jett’s room with a jungle theme, but had to put her plan on pause temporarily to sort out the mould issues before the decorating could begin.
Steve told her: ‘It is the chimney breast and more than likely it is something at the top of the chimney [causing the damp issues].
‘So we will have to take this off and let it dry out. You can’t leave any mould or anything behind, so anywhere we see mould will all have to come off, strip it back and start again.’
Katie responded: ‘No way! But this could be everywhere in the house, I know there’s other spots.’
Steve informed her: ‘If you don’t fix this and simply just do a light sanding and paint it, it’ll just come back and make the paint come off again and it’ll just get worse and worse as the water gets absorbed into the plasterwork.’
He also confirmed that the issues had developed over ‘quite some time’ and it was not a new problem that had just arisen.
In order to sort out the root of the problem, the top of the chimney needed to be sealed with a new chimney pot added to stop water and birds from entering the chimney itself.
Getting stuck in herself, Katie attempted to put the chimney pot on top of the stack herself – but managed to drop it right off the cherrypicker and smash it on her roof, causing more damage to the gutter and tiles.
However, after the initial setback, Katie managed to put together a very impressive jungle-themed bedroom for Jett, eight, who she shares with ex Kieran Hayler.
She had crafted items for it herself, including cutting animal teddies in half to stick on a wall made of fake grass and adding colourful pompoms around a circular mirror to add her own stamp to the room.
Jett gave it his seal of approval, labelling his new room ‘awesome’ and immediately diving into his new bed.
Katie Price’s Mucky Mansion is available on Channel 4 and All 4.
Credit: Original article published here.