Derbyshire hotel staff send best wishes to Katie Price – who visited them days before arrest

Staff at a Derbyshire hotel – which Katie Price visited over the weekend – have sent their best wishes to the TV star after recent events.

Wednesday, 29th September 2021, 6:41 pm
Updated Wednesday, 29th September 2021, 6:51 pm

The former glamour model’s family said they have been concerned ‘for some time’ about her mental health – after she was involved in a car crash in West Sussex on Tuesday and subsequently arrested.

The 43-year-old appeared before magistrates on Wednesday and pleaded guilty to drink-driving, driving without insurance and driving while disqualified. She will be sentenced in December.

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Katie Price at Van Dyk Hotel in Derbyshire over the weekend - before she was involved in a car crash which led to her arrest.

Katie visited Van Dyk Hotel in Clowne on Sunday as part of her make-up masterclass tour.

Marc Wildes, managing director of Wildes Group, which runs Van Dyk Hotel, said: “Katie’s visit went well and she treated our team with the upmost respect.

“She was friendly and personable.

“Our thoughts are with Katie and her family.

“We are pleased that it has been recognised that she needs help to get better, and has the support of her family and friends.

“Mental illness is not a personal failure.”

A statement from Katie’s family shared on her Instagram account said: "As a family we have for some time been concerned about Kate's well-being and overall mental health.

“As a family we have been and will continue to help Kate get the help she needs.

“We hope that she will realise that she cannot battle her issues alone.”

The statement added: “We are concerned and worried about her deeply, we know she lives her life publicly and to many she is fair game, but as a family we hope she can find her path privately moving forward during this very difficult period in her life.

“We are not asking for sympathy – just that it is recognised that Kate is unwell.

“We take great comfort in reading the messages of support and love for Kate that we will pass on to her, in the hope that these positive messages will help spur her on.”

Appearing on ITV's Good Morning Britain on Monday, Katie said she was banned from driving until the end of the year.

Last year, she was convicted of being nearly twice the limit while in charge of her Range Rover.

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