Katie Price has revealed that she has encouraged her terminally-ill mum to run up credit card debts before she dies.
The former glamour model’s mum Amy, 66, has terminal lung condition idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and her condition means that her lungs have become scarred and breathing is difficult.
She was diagnosed in 2017 and Katie recently heartbreaking shared that Amy is not expected to have much longer to live.
And on Wednesday, the mother-of-five, 42, appeared on Steph’s Packed Lunch to share how the family are coming to terms with Amy’s illness taking hold.
During the chat, Katie offered advice on others going through a similar situation before cheekily declaring how she has told her mum to purchase “everything” on credit cards as once she is dead they “can’t come and get it.”
Katie – who was declared bankrupt at the High Court in November 2019 after failing to pay back her many creditors – said on-air: “Just build memories, don’t moan about it, have a laugh.”
Sharing on her spending idea, she added: “I said to my mum for a laugh ‘if I was in your position, I would put everything on hp (hire purchase) because once you are gone, they can’t come and get it.’
“And she said ‘you know what that is a good idea’. I said ‘why don’t you?’, she said ‘they’d leave it to Price (her husband)’.
“I said ‘don’t worry about it, you’ll be in the ground, no one will know’. So we do jokes like that. It’s good that as a family we have a joke.”
Continuing to tell on how the family are coping, she added: “We all laugh and joke about it, my mum has written letters so I turn it into a positive that if you have a terminal illness.
“What I have learnt from my mum is that in a way you are in a good position because we are all going to go at some point.
“We don’t know when it is but I suppose if you do know, you can plan, you can write your letters, you can say things you want to say to people and that is what my mum has done, so don’t just think doom and gloom.”
The Mirror have contacted a rep for Katie for comment.
Elsewhere on the show, Katie warned her mum, who moved to Spain to see if the better weather would help with her breathing, may not have much longer left.
In clips from a miniseries the star is making for the Channel 4 lunchtime series, she spoke to her 66-year-old mum on the phone and begged her to turn the oxygen up while her mum coughed and gasped for breath.
After speaking to a mindset coach, Katie rang her mum on camera and told her: “My mum’s pretty strong, she’s accepted it, but she’s not one of these people who will dwell on it even though I know it’s on your mind.
Amy replied: “I haven’t given up yet. I’ve got the accept the fact that I know I’m going to deteriorate.”
As she rans out of puff and started to cough, Katie begged her: “Turn your oxygen up, Mum, you’re coughing.”
“I’ll be all right in a minute,” Amy said through coughing fits.
“It’s because you don’t want to turn it up. That’s why – you don’t want to rely on it,” Katie sternly replied.
They ring off and Katie consults with the mindset coach, Will Murtha, telling him: “My mum is my absolute rock, my absolute best friend and to be told she’s got an incurable breathing disease breaks my heart.
“Sadly, she hasn’t got long left to live,” Katie added.
The coach goes through the stages of her grief with her, and told: “Grief has got a process, you’re going to be going through a form of denial, you’re going to go through a depression and then you’re going to finally reach an acceptance.
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“There’s needs to be a way of you and your mother talking as much as possible… the quicker you can both come to the same place of acceptance, you can really enjoy the moments.”
After their session, Katie said to the camera: “What I’ve learned from today is to spend as much time as I can with my mum. You’ve just got to take each day as it is, build as many memories, don’t have regrets and just be happy.”
*Watch the full film on Steph’s Packed Lunch, 12.30pm today on Channel 4