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Katie Price has defended her trip to Turkey, which is currently on the red-list, for plastic surgery.

The former glamour model's rep has said that the trip is considered essential as it counts as work because she will be filmed undergoing the procedure.

She jetted out to Turkey earlier this week and Katie, 43, will have to quarantine in a hotel with her fiancé Carl Woods, 32, on her return to Britain, at her own expense.

Travel to Turkey is not currently permitted unless for essential reasons, such as for work.

Katie's rep said: "Katie has travelled with her fiancé to undergo a surgical procedure.

Katie Price and Carl Woods have jetted to Turkey, where she'll get surgery

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"The purpose of this travel is essential in that it is for her work, she is being filmed undergoing the operation.

They continued to say that Katie is undergoing surgery to help her lose weight as she's finding it difficult to do so naturally after breaking both her feet.

Her rep added to the MailOnline : "Despite her efforts to lose weight she has gained over two stone – this in turn has put immense pressure and further strain on her feet and is directly affecting her walking and management of day to day as a mother of five without being in constant pain."

The former glamour model's rep has said that the trip is considered as it counts as work because she will be filmed undergoing the procedure
(Image: Katie Price)

The rep continued: "Katie accepts she is in a fortunate position to be able to undergo this procedure and would like to reassure in doing so is part of her 'work', in sharing her journey as she endures further emotional, mental struggles and challenges."

The Mirror has contacted a rep for Katie for further comment.

It comes after Katie denied claims she was getting liposuction done in Turkey on June 15.

Katie denied reports she was set to go under the knife
(Image: Instagram/Katie Price)

Reports claimed she was getting £12,000 worth of surgery, including a brow and face lift and new teeth.

Taking to her Instagram Stories, Katie said: "So I'm sorry but this story is wrong!

"I haven't had surgery today and I'm not at monosurgery and NOBODY knows where I am or what I'm doing."

"And when I do do anything and what it will be revealed on my," alongside a swipe-up link to her YouTube channel.

Katie and Carl will have to quarantine in a hotel at their own expense when they return to Britain
(Image: carljwoods/Instagram)

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Katie previously said she was undergoing liposuction to lose some weight before trying for her sixth child via IVF treatment.

Katie told The Sun : "I have tried so much to lose weight, obviously we want a baby and we're doing IVF.

"I just want to shift some weight before we do it so I am going to have surgery.