Pregnant Katie Piper: "I feel so lucky, I thought I'd lost the privilege"

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Katie Piper said she feels "lucky" to be pregnant with her first child as she thought she had the privilege taken away from her after suffering a horrific acid attack in 2008.

Katie, who announced in September that she was expecting her first child with her boyfriend of two years, opened up on her feelings about becoming a mother, as well as her approach to parenting in a new BBC interview.

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The 30-year-old burns survivor and charity founder openly spoke about her baby joy with presenter Jeremy Vine, in aid of BBC Children in Need.

Five years ago, Katie suffered life-changing injuries in an acid attack arranged by an ex-boyfriend and an accomplice, which resulted in dozens upon dozens of operations.

Katie, who had been trying for a baby for some time, said: "I feel so lucky because for any woman it's a blessing to be able to conceive and carry a child, and to be honest, there was a time in my life when I thought I'd lost that privilege.

"I had to keep saying to myself; 'it's real, it's really happening to me!'"

Jeremy Vine interviews Katie Piper on for BBC Radio Two project, all in aid of BBC Children In Need.


Katie conducted the interview with Jeremy Vine in aid of BBC Children In Need

When Katie was asked if she had received any parenting tips, she revealed: "I'm quite laid back. I have a really good example with my own mother.

"She's been a wonderful parent so I'll get some advice from her and follow her lead."

Katie's interview was part of a wider BBC Radio 2 project, whereby a host of leading DJs were asked to interview their heroes, including Sir Paul McCartney, Lulu and Jeremy Paxman.

Podcasts are available as of today from, with every penny going to BBC Children in Need, to help change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.

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