Katie Price ‘spends thousands on kids’ Christmas presents’ after recent financial crisis

She's got all five kids with her this Christmas

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Katie Price has refused to let her two brushes with bankruptcy stop her from splashing out thousands on her kids this Christmas.

The former glamour model, 40, is reported to have spent £4,000 on a spree at a Smyths toy shop in Brighton, where she bought enough gifts to fill six shopping trolleys.

Katie was spotted running out of space in the boot of her pink Range Rover and squeezing the remaining presents onto the back seat with the help of her assistant and staff from the shop.

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The toys included a foam dart gun, singing machine and multiple scooters.

According to The Sun, Katie is said to have borrowed £22k from a friend to avoid bankruptcy just one day before the lavish shopping trip.

The paper also reported that the ex-Loose Women star owes £3,500 to a garage owner who transformed her car with a Barbie-themed makeover – and refused to pay for the work or answer the garage owner’s calls.

ED! has contacted representatives for Katie for comment.

It’s been a rough few weeks for the TV personality. Katie, 40, was recently given a court date following her arrest on suspicion of drink-driving earlier this year.

She was also accused of double standards for criticising a Christmas jumper that mocked her disabled son, Harvey, after praising a flag at Glastonbury that carried a similar message.

Meanwhile, earlier this month, Katie avoided bankruptcy after reaching a deal with her creditors.

Katie is set to have all five of her kids with her this Christmas, having worked out an arrangement with her ex, Kieran Hayler – father of five-year-old Jett and four-year-old Bunny – with the help of new man Kris Boyson.

A source told The Sun: “Katie’s feeling the Christmas spirit and has been talked into inviting Kieran and Michelle around on Christmas Day.

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“This new change of heart has been brought about by Kris, who wants them to get on. He’s desperate to play happy families with Kieran and has hated all the drama so far.

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“He thinks people should get on for the kids’ sake.”

Harvey, 16, lives at home with Katie and her two kids with ex Peter Andre, Princess and Junior, alternate Christmases between their mum and dad. Last year they spent it with Peter, making this year Katie’s turn.

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