Katie Piper is a best-selling international author, inspirational speaker, TV presenter and charity campaigner. Katie made the decision to share her story in a remarkable film for the Cutting Edge strand on Channel 4 called ‘Katie: My Beautiful Face’ which was watched by over 3.5million viewers and nominated for Best Single Documentary at the BAFTA Television Awards in 2010.
In 2009 she set up a charity The Katie Piper Foundation to help people with burns and scars to reconnect with their lives and their communities. Simon Cowell supported Katie by becoming the patron and remains actively involved to date. The charity’s vision is a world where scars do not limit a person’s function, social inclusion or sense of well-being. In the summer of 2019 they achieved their goal to open a rehabilitation centre in the UK to offer other burns survivors the treatments that Katie received in France.
In addition to her charity and writing commitments, Katie is also a TV presenter. Katie has just joined the presenting team for the BBC1’s much-loved ‘Songs of Praise’ from September 2020. She is also a regular contributor and guest presenter on ITV 1’s Lorraine show. Prior to this Katie recently hosted ‘Never Seen a Doctor’ on W where she helped people overcome their fears around medical procedures and guided them on their journey back to good health, and joined the Crime and Punishment strand on ITV1 with a documentary called ‘The Death of Aimee Spencer’. Katie also featured in Channel 4’s ‘Famous and Fighting Crime’ where she trained as a special in the police force. Her other credits include ‘Katie Piper’s Face to Face’ where she invited women with facial conditions to London’s Harvey Nichols for makeovers with makeup artists who shared the same facial condition and three series of ‘Body Shockers’ where she met people planning major body modifications and introduced them to someone who had already had the modification done and regretted it. In 2018, she also graced the dance floor in BBC1’s hit show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
Katie has a weekly podcast called ‘Katie Pipers Extraordinary People’ which has been sponsored by brands as diverse as The Economist, Twinings, Meatless Farms and Bose with guests ranging from Zoella to George Shelley. And she has talked all over the world about her journey and how to be happy and confident to brands like Google, Facebook and at events like WE day.
Katie has partnered with a number of brands to create her own range of products. She is also the face of a number of beauty brands including Pantene and L’Oreal.
"Katie was an amazing host at the vInspired National Awards 2013. She was professional, relaxed and connected brilliantly with our audience of young people – they couldn’t wait to get their pictures taken with her after the event! We’ve had lovely feedback since, with guests delighted by the warm and positive feeling she gave to the event. Thank you Katie!"
vInspired National Awards 2013
"Katie’s keynote at BritMums Live 2013 was one of the highlights of the conference. “Beautiful”, “strong” and “inspiring” were some of the comments from the 550 attendees. We had expected that she would be a good speaker; we discovered she’s a great one. She spoke frankly about what had happened to her and how she navigated dark times to find her current path. She lit up the room with her energy and passion and, best of all, left us with a feeling of empowerment as well as ideas on how to help others through her foundation."
BritMums Live 2013