Katie Price has defended her decision to travel to Turkey for liposuction despite a ban on non-essential travel from the U.K. due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The model and reality star reportedly jetted out to the country with her fiance Carl Woods to undergo £12,000 in treatment, including full-body liposuction, at the controversial Mono Cosmetic Surgery clinic, according to The Sun.
Via a representative, Katie defended her travel plans as a "work trip" related to a reality show, even though Turkey is on the U.K. government's 'red list' of high-risk countries dealing with Covid-19, meaning Brits should only travel there in "extreme circumstances".
"Katie has travelled with her fiance to undergo a surgical procedure," the rep said. "The purpose of this travel is essential in that it is for her work, she is being filmed undergoing the operation."
The veteran glamour model's team went on to tell MailOnline that surgery is necessary as she is struggling to lose weight after breaking both her feet on another trip to Turkey last year.
"Despite her efforts to lose weight she has gained over two stone - this in turn has put immense pressure and further strain on her feet and is directly affecting her walking and management of day to day as a mother of five without being in constant pain," they explained.
"Katie accepts she is in a fortunate position to be able to undergo this procedure and would like to reassure in doing so is part of her 'work', in sharing her journey as she endures further emotional, mental struggles and challenges."
Katie, Carl, and their camera crew, will pay £1,750 per person for a mandatory quarantine hotel when they return to the U.K.
On Tuesday, the star used her Instagram Story to deny some details of The Sun's story, insisting that it was "wrong" that she had already undergone a procedure, or was using Mono Surgery - but would later reveal more on her YouTube channel.
Mono Cosmetic Surgery hit the headlines last year after a social worker died after undergoing a procedure there.