Katie Price is a celebrity that has always displayed a love for fine cars, renowned for her lavish vehicle purchases and passion for Range Rovers in particular. However, the beauty queen now finds herself without a UK driving licence, having this week been issued with a driving ban.
Accepting a 3-month-long driving ban as well as a £1,100 penalty fine, the 40-year-old model has now taken to using chauffeur car hire services, having been paparazzied in various luxury cars over the past few weeks.
Following a trip with her trusty team, Katie snapped a picture of a high-end black Mercedes, captioning the image with the following:
“Best chauffeur company in London thank you very much for always looking after me Team HR I have lots of work for you now ?”
Seeming to make light of her situation, fans were quick to credit the mum-of-five for her honesty, not steering away from the bad press but instead embracing it.
One person commented ‘Hilarious Katie…driving bans are always funny things!’, while another said: ‘I think what you really need is an Oyster card.’
However, not all of the star’s Instagram followers saw the funny side of her post.
‘What a joke! You’re apparently skint, can’t afford to pay your fine but you’re riding around in a Chauffeur driven car’ one wrote.
According to sources, Katie will revisit the courtroom at the end of February to face more drink driving charges. This is in addition to the charges she faces for driving whilst disqualified.
Let us know what you think. Should Katie Price been splashing out on chauffeur car hire or should she be taking her close brush with bankruptcy a little more seriously? Leave your comments and thoughts on this story with us.