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Wednesday 16th January 2019

Katie Price pleads guilty to driving while banned

The star arrived at court today

Katie Price pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified in what was her second court appearance this week.

The mum-of-five admitted getting behind the wheel with two of her children in tow, despite being slapped with a ban for speeding. Last February, she was handed a six-month driving ban for doing 60mph near her home in Sussex.

Appearing at Crawley Magistrates' Court today, she pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and using a motor vehicle on a road without third party insurance.

Katie arrives at court today(Credit: John Rainford/Wenn)

The 40-year-old covered her face as she arrived at court with a giant pair of sunglasses and a large fur hat.

The star - who has five children, Harvey, 16, Junior, 13, Princess, 11, Jett, five, and four-year-old Bunny, from previous relationships - could now face being sent to prison for up to six months or being ordered to wear an ankle tag if she's punished with community service.

It was the star's second court visit this week (Credit: Wenn)

The Loose Women panellist handed herself into police last July after she was photographed driving from Gatwick airport with her two youngest children in the back of her car, two weeks before her ban was to be lifted.

In an Instagram statement at the time, Katie claimed she'd got confused and thought her ban had ended.

She said: "Been on such an emotional rollercoaster the last 6 months and my head has been all over the place, so much so, that I thought my driving ban was up.

"After driving to Harvey's Hospital appointment I have NOW found out that I don't get my license back until 8th August.

"With this on my conscience I called the police and reported myself. I've come such a long way and just want easy life now. I have got out of a hole and am finally happy and looking forward to being my old independent self."

She kept her head down as she walked along (Credit : Wenn)

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My head has been all over the place.

Katie, who recently fought off bankruptcy and is amid a divorce from ex Kieran Hayler, currently has a lot ahead of her.

Her court appearance comes just two days after she attended a hearing at Bromley Magistrates' Court to plead not guilty to drink driving.

She has five children to look after (Credit: Katie Price Instagram)

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That case stemmed from her being arrested in the early hours of 10 October last year after police found her behind the wheel of her damaged pink Range Rover on Shooters Hill Road, Greenwich, South East London.

Katie had been out to celebrate on and off boyfriend Kris Boyson's Birthday (Credit: Katie Price Instagram)

She is alleged to have had 69 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath in her system, almost double the legal UK limit of 35 micrograms.

District Judge Nigel Dean granted Katie bail until she appears at Bexley Magistrates Court on 25 February.

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