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Quick-fire Q&A with KATIE PIPER

Katie Piper is a charity campaigner, TV presenter, author and mother, so it’s safe to say that she’s a very busy woman (we were exhausted just listing those roles!) Luckily for us however, she managed to fit a little quick-fire Q&A with the Bookends team into her busy schedule, so we suggest you pour yourself a cup of tea, put your feet up for five minutes and get to know this truly inspirational woman a little bit better…

If I had to go back in time and choose another career…

I would like to be a plastic surgeon- I find it fascinating the healing powers of the human body and what can be done to restore someone after trauma.

My dream holiday destination…

I would love to go Barbados!

If I were to be stranded on a desert island, my one luxury item would be…

My eye drops – can’t live without them!! Oh and maybe my phone so I could go on Twitter!

My most memorable meal…

Sushi – I went to a Japanese’s restaurant for one of my birthdays and ate a little bit of everything on the menu, my favourite way to eat – small plates but lots of them.

The last song I listened to… OR The first album I ever bought…

Michael Jackson’s Bad was the first album, but I actually borrowed it from the library and then recorded it onto a blank tape!

The book I’ve read the most times…

The Bible

My guilty pleasure…

Gin and Tonic

The item I have more of than anything else…

Clothes!!

The last time I went to the cinema…

I had to leave half way through as I was pregnant and Belle kept playing football in my stomach, so that was over 2 years ago now!

The thing I could never give up…

My job! I will never retire, I love working.

My choice of superpower…

To be able to heal people from illness.

The book (by another author) that I wish I had written…

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.

If I could pick any actress to play my latest lead character…

Helen Mirren!

The one piece of advice I would give my teenage self…

Worrying is a total waste of time! It just steals your joy and keeps you very busy doing absolutely nothing at all, so stop worrying!

If I had to choose between appearing on Strictly Come Dancing or X Factor…

I can’t sing and I can’t dance so not sure either would have me!!!

If I want to relax…

I go on Instagram, I’m hooked!

The person I call when I need cheering up…

My fiancé

If I had to re-build my house with either gingerbread or chocolate…

It couldn’t be chocolate as I would just eat it all and my house would fall down.

My favourite cookbook…

The Clandestine Cake Club: A Year of Cake by Lynn Hill

The best thing about being a writer…

Being able to connect with people you have never met and use experiences in your live to spread help and happiness to others lives.

The special gift edition of Katie Piper’s Start Your Day with Katie is available to buy here and is a perfect, pocket-sized stocking filler.

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