26/11/2013 02:23 GMT | Updated 26/11/2013 02:53 GMT

Katie Price: 'Why Would I Be Jealous Or Bitter Towards Amy Willerton?'

Katie Price has spoken out against rumours that she's jealous of her former protégée, 'I'm A Celebrity' star Amy Willerton.

In a post on her official website, the mum-of-four - who signed Amy to her management company after she won her show, 'Signed… By Katie Price' in 2011 - has hit out after Heat magazine reportedly told the glamour model they intended to publish a story on her feelings towards Amy.

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Amy Willerton and Katie Price

In the post, Katie begins: "I appreciate that as someone who engages with the press I have to accept that stories will be published about me which I don’t like or that I think are unfair.

"I accept that I am fair game for criticism some of which I deserve and some of which is unfair but part of the life I lead. What I don’t think is correct is for magazines to simply make stories up to suit their current news agenda

"Amy Willerton won my show. I picked her as the winner. She is a gorgeous looking girl and I have no doubt she will have a long career," Katie continued.

"She is bright and determined. Amy decided she did not want to be managed by Blacksheep Management. That was entirely her choice and she has gone back into beauty pageants before I’m a celeb.

"She took a different path and made up her own mind. I have no issue with that.

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"I think she was encouraged to say a few things at the time that I did not agree with and that were not correct but that was two years ago. People can try to make out there is an issue but there is not as far as I am concerned."

"I am a married mum of 4 who has recently given birth. Why on earth would I compare myself to someone who is 21? Why would Amy being beautiful make me (or any woman) angry, jealous or bitter?

"I wish Amy well and I am sure she will do well. Amy is already receiving a certain amount of online abuse from people jealous of her looks or her flirtation with Joey Essex.

"This is a real shame and people need to think twice about making up nonsense that encourages that sort of behaviour."

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