Katie Piper recalls the time when Janet Street Porter confused her for Billy Piper when she first appeared on the Loose Women panel.
During an appearance on the ITV show on Friday, the 38-year-old activist revealed that journalist Janet, 74, had mistakenly called her former singer and actress Billy, 39, and had given her the wrong name several times — even Even the nickname of ‘Bill’ on that one. chance.
Katie shared the awkward moment with her co-stars and confessed that she never healed Janet, joking that she ‘doesn’t want to stand up for him’ and considered changing her name by deed poll.
Mix Up: Katie Piper, 38, recalled the time on Friday, when Janet Street Porter, 74, confused her with Billy Piper when she first joined Loose Woman.
Mum-of-two Katie explained: ‘I had a weird moment that happened last time on this show. I was with Janet and backstage at the meeting she called me Billy.
‘ He actually called me Bill at first and I thought, “Is this his new nickname for me?” Then on set she called me Billy again and I realized she thinks I’m Billy Piper.’
Katie laughed: “At what level do you correct someone? I was like, “I guess I’m gonna replace this with a deed poll right now. I don’t want to stand in front of Janet.”
Billy rose to fame in the 90s with the hit singles Because We Want To, Girlfriend and Day & Night. She then found success as a TV star, appearing in the BBC series Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl and currently starring in I Hate Suzy.
Entertaining: Katie said: ‘He called me Bill first and I thought: “Is this his new nickname for me?” On set she calls me Billy again and I realize she thinks I’m Billy Piper.
Rise to Fame: Billy found success as a singer in the ’90s before turning to television, where she starred in the BBC series Doctor Who and Secret Diary of a Call Girl (featured in June).
Meanwhile, Katie rose to prominence in a Channel 4 documentary released in 2009 documenting her experience of being an acid attack victim, in which she left her oblivion a year after being attacked by an ex-boyfriend.
Since then, Katie has established her own foundation and actively campaigns to raise awareness of burn victims.
In submission, he pioneered the Channel 4 series BodyShockers and released a series of books, including the 2011 memoir Beautiful.
During Friday’s episode of Loose Woman, Katie gave viewers a very honest insight into life at home with her husband, Richard Sutton, whom she married in 2015.
The model was shocked to learn that her beau was using the same towel she was using to wipe her face after brushing her teeth to dry herself after bathing.
Speaking: Katie gave viewers a very honest insight into life at home with her husband, Richard Sutton, who said she didn’t know they used the same bathroom towel
Funny: Katie reveals she just found out that she uses the same towel to wipe her mouth after brushing her teeth as her husband does to ‘floss his waist’.
Demonstrating the bizarre drying technique used by Richard, Katie stretched the towel and swung it back and forth down the middle of her waist, as she explained: ‘Imagine it. [he is] completely naked – This is the same towel that I go through with my mouth after brushing my teeth.’
“We’ve been together for 10 years, married for six and I just found out he’s flossing his waist with my towel,” she said.
Katie shares daughters Belle, seven, and Penelope, three, with Richard, but recently revealed in a previous episode of Loose Woman that if she hadn’t met her husband at the right time, she would be another mother to be a mother. Considering the options.
In a debate on whether contraception should come with a ‘fertility warning’, the 38-year-old TV presenter said: ‘I was at a point in my life where I knew I wanted children before I met the right person .’
Elaborating on her point, Katie said that the idea seems a bit “backwards” as it shows that…