Channel 5 Commissions Katie Price Special


Firecracker Films is working on a 90-minute special that will examine the life and career of TV personality Katie Price for Channel 5.

Entitled Controversially, Katie Price, the doc special will use archives and interviews with tabloid journalists and celebrity friends to explore the highs and lows of the personal life and career of one of Britain’s most talked-about celebrities.

The piece will examine her relationship with the British media, asking what she has come to represent over the last 25 years and whether the surgically enhanced “sex kitten” is, in fact, a feminist icon of our times.

Federico Ruiz, commissioning editor for Channel 5 and Paramount+, said: “Katie Price’s rollercoaster rise to fame and fractured relationship with the press give a fascinating insight into the changing attitudes of modern Britain. We’re excited to add this unique and gripping story to our substantial slate of premium factual feature docs.”

Jenny Midl, executive producer at Firecracker Films, said: “From the moment Katie Price stepped into the spotlight as ’90s topless pin-up ‘Jordan,’ she’s made headlines and—love her or loathe her—it seems everyone has an opinion on her.

“Charting the rollercoaster ups and downs of her career and personal life, this film will give viewers an insight into a British icon and will be a fascinating exploration of class and cultural change in 21st century Britain.”

Sam Emmery, creative director at Firecracker Films, said: “It’s great to be working with Channel 5 on this feature-length documentary about Katie Price. Her life story is incredibly unique yet speaks to so many of the big themes surrounding fame and celebrity in Britain over the last 25 years.”