Katie Price's interview about drink-driving sparks Ofcom complaints

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    Katie Price
    English television personality, businesswoman, model and singer
Katie Price has said traumatic events led to her drink driving crash. (Getty)
Katie Price has said traumatic events led to her drink driving crash. (Getty)

Katie Price’s Good Morning Britain interview about her drink-driving conviction has sparked a flurry of complaints.

The star appeared on the ITV show earlier this month to discuss the September 2021 accident, saying that there were traumatic events that led up to her crashing her car under the influence of alcohol while disqualified.

The mother-of-five admitted she was "ashamed" of what had happened but asked people not to judge her.

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However, it seems the interview didn’t go down that well with everyone and broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has now confirmed that it has received 53 complaints about the episode.

Watch: Katie Price says 'very traumatic' events led up to drink-driving crash

Ofcom confirmed to Yahoo that the complaints related to Price's interview.

Price, 43, escaped a jail sentence shortly before Christmas after pleading guilty to the driving offences.

Speaking on GMB, she said “the events leading up to it were very traumatic” and that it had also been traumatic afterwards.

She added: "There's reasons why I got in that car, my mental state, when I'm ready to talk about it all I'll talk about it.

Katie Price arrives at Crawley Magistrates' Court in West Sussex to be sentenced for drink-driving. Picture date: Wednesday December 15, 2021.
Katie Price escaped a jail sentence. (PA)

"I feel ashamed about it, but it was all traumatic build-up to it all and the reasons I'm still dealing with now.

"I think people shouldn't judge people - there's always reasons. I'm seeing a therapist."

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The model and TV star also said that she was in “a very good headspace now” and revealed that she would see a therapist every week "forever".

The former glamour model is mother to 19-year-old son Harvey, whose father is footballer Dwight Yorke, and she shares Junior, 16, and Princess, 14, with her first husband Peter Andre.

Price is also mum to son Jett, eight, and daughter Bunny, seven, with her third husband Kieran Hayler.

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