Katie Price At Oxford Union

No-one has an excuse not to try to earn a living, glamour model turned business woman Katie Price told Oxford University students today.

During a question and answer session at the institution's union, the former pin-up said: "There's no excuse for people to just get pregnant and stay at home.

"I come from a family that has had to work to earn a living. It doesn't matter if you're a single mum or you have financial stuff, I believe that if you really want to do something and put your mind to it, it's feasible, but you really have to be realistic.

"That's how I've lived my life. The more people say 'you can't do that', the more I say: 'Well watch me.'"

Price, who shot to fame as Jordan in the late 90s, was invited to the Oxford Union to give a talk on her life and colourful career.

Katie Price at Oxford Union Wearing a cream satin top, shiny leggings and black boots, and with her long blonde hair in loose curls, Price, 33, entered the hall to rapturous applause before admitting she was absolutely petrified.

Prompted to talk generally about her life, she spoke to the 1,000 strong crowd for around 10 minutes before the floor was opened up to questions.

Asked if she thought she was hypocritical to moan about media intrusion having made her name in the tabloids, she said:

"I do think there should be some kind of privacy law. You should be entitled to some kind of privacy when you come home.

"I absolutely love the job I do, but all I ask for is for them to be honest.''

Describing herself as a "rich chav'' and "common as muck'' and her audience as "posh'', she told them as the session ended: "You are our future in here. You must be so intelligent, so brainy and fascinating to be around.

"I bet hanging out with you lot I'd actually learn a lot.''

She drew big laughs when she added: "I wouldn't like to play Trivial Pursuit with you.''

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