Is Katie Piper Pregnant: A Courageous Survivor and a Passionate Activist

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Written By Drew Gomez






Katie Piper is an English writer, activist, television presenter and model from Andover, Hampshire. She is best known for surviving a vicious acid attack in 2008 that caused major damage to her face and blindness in one eye. She underwent pioneering surgery to restore her face and vision.

Both attackers were convicted and given life sentences. In 2009, Piper gave up her right to anonymity in order to increase awareness about burn victims. Her experience was documented in the 2009 Channel 4 documentary Katie: My Beautiful Face part of the Cutting Edge series. It has subsequently been sold internationally.

More recently, Piper has appeared in follow-up series for Channel 4, released a best-selling autobiography, and had a regular column in weekly magazines1. She also presents the Channel 4 television series Bodyshockers about members of the public about to undergo body-altering procedures and those who regret procedures they have had.

Her main work has been for the Katie Piper Foundation, which she founded to help victims of burns and other disfigurement injuries. On 13 August 2018, she was announced as the first contestant for that year’s Strictly Come Dancing. On 11 September 2020 BBC media announced that Katie Piper would be joining their BBC1 Songs of Praise team as a feature presenter, scheduling her debut broadcast on 20 September1. In July 2021, Piper became a panellist on Loose Women.


Piper revealed that she is pregnant with her second child in an exclusive interview and photoshoot with Hello! magazine in June 2017. The former model took to Instagram to share her happy news, uploading a pic from a Hello! magazine photo of her cradling her bump, along with the caption: “I’m so excited to tell you all next Father’s Day my husband will be celebrating with two children!!”.

. Katie, who survived a horrific acid attack in 2008, told the magazine she had been worried she would not fall pregnant for a second time – and that it had taken her and husband Richard Sutton over a year and a half to conceive. She added that she hadn’t spoken out about trying for another baby because it was a ‘private and emotional’ matter, but said that people had been asking her about her plans to extend her family.


Piper lives in London with her husband Richard James Sutton, whom she married in November 2015. The couple have two daughters: Belle Elizabeth (born in 2014) and Penelope Diane (born in December 2017). Piper is also a mother of two dogs: Luna and Zoe.


Piper was born on 12 October 1983 in Andover, Hampshire, to David and Diane Piper. She attended Harrow Way School and Portway Junior School as a child. After leaving school, Piper trained as a beautician, aiming to build on her fondness for fashion and beauty, and to follow in the footsteps of her father, who worked as a barber.


Piper began a career in modelling, taking part in various fashion, glamour and promotional photoshoots, including modelling for national newspapers. She also began work as a promotional model: appearing and carrying out publicity duties at live events, such as working as a ring-card girl at martial arts fixtures. She also conducted a career as a digital television presenter, working principally on web-TV shows and features, and on small digital television channels, primarily in the shopping and live-chat fields.


Piper’s harrowing journey from acid attack to unwavering strength has inspired many people around the world. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her courage and resilience. Some of them include:

  • The OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 2010 for services to charity and community development.
  • The Inspirational Woman Award at the Women’s Health & Fitness Awards in 2011.
  • The Woman of the Year Award at the British Fashion Awards in 2013.
  • The Unsung Hero Award at the Pride of Britain Awards in 2014.
  • The Inspire Award at the Inspire Awards UK Charity Gala Dinner in 2015.


Piper faced many challenges throughout her life after the acid attack. She had to undergo several facial reconstruction surgeries and skin grafts to restore her appearance and vision. She also had to cope with physical pain, emotional trauma, social stigma and media scrutiny. However, she never gave up hope and always found a way to express herself through art, writing and activism. She inspired many people with her passion and perseverance.


Katie Piper is a courageous survivor and a passionate activist who touched many lives with her talent and kindness. She will be dearly missed by fans of **Strictly Come Dancing****and by everyone who knew her. She left behind a legacy of excellence and joy that will continue to inspire generations to come. 🌟

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