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04/12/2018 12:02 GMT

Katie Price Avoids Bankruptcy After Reaching Deal With Creditors, Court Hears

She has agreed a plan to pay back her debts.

Katie Price has avoided bankruptcy after agreeing a deal with her creditors. 

The former model and TV personality, who was once believed to be worth an estimated £40 million, has had her plan to repay her debts accepted, a specialist insolvency and companies court has heard.

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Katie Price has avoided being made bankrupt

Lawyers representing her creditors told the London court on Tuesday that her individual voluntary agreement (IVA) proposal was accepted on 30 November.

Katie’s case was originally heard back in August, but was adjourned when her legal team submitted an application for an IVA. Two months later, she was then given time to to negotiate a deal with the taxman over her finances. 

It is believed Katie was £22,000 in debt over an unpaid tax bill. 

Her financial troubles came following the breakdown of her third marriage to her estranged husband Kieran Hayler. While still separated, the former couple are yet to formally divorce. 

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Katie Price with her estranged husband Kieran Hayler

Katie has been the subject of numerous reports about the state of her finances and her home in the tabloid press in recent months.

She has also suffered a number of personal problems, and recently received treatment in The Priory. 

After leaving the facility, Katie was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after being found by police at 2am in a damaged car in Woolwich, south-east London. The incident came after she reported herself to police for violating a driving ban In July, which was handed to her after she was caught speeding in February.

The star is also coping with her mother Amy’s diagnosis with a terminal lung disease. 

Katie has remained largely quiet on the topic of her personal problems, but did take to Twitter to slam “degrading” rumours about her back in October.

She wrote: “I want everyone to know... [people] are writing absolutely disgusting degrading about me every day. 

“They know nothing about my life my house my status my relationships.” 

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