Inside Katie Price’s inspiration behind Page 3 name Jordan and how she blew £45m

Katie Price's inspiration behind her Page 3 alter-ego Jordan has been revealed in a new documentary.

Channel 5 aired Shameless: The Rise and Fall of Katie Price on Friday (December 30) and explored the former glamour model's career and personal life.

The 90-minute one-off special detailed the highs of the mother-of-five's fame to her recent bankruptcy case.

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Katie gained recognition in the late 1990s for her glamour modelling work and had numerous appearances on Page 3 in the British tabloid newspapers billed under the pseudonym Jordan.

The documentary claimed that the reality star got the nickname aged 18 and it was inspired by the "Formula 1 racing car team".

After becoming model, the media personality went on to become one of the most recognised faces in Britain.

The show also claimed that Katie posed for snaps with footballers to make money.

"She was clever, she understood how it all worked, she was smart," former showbiz editor at The Mirror, John Blake told the documentary cameras.

"She would be photographed coming out of a club drunk with a famous footballer, and she'd talk to a photographer and they would often pay her."

This Morning star Vanessa Feltz also chimed: "She knew exactly what she was doing, she knew the game had to be played and she knew exactly how to play it."

At the top of her game, Katie reportedly amassed a staggering £45million in wealth.

She capitalised on everything from books and perfume through to lingerie and cosmetics and a contributor in the documentary claims it remains "unknown how she blew her money".

The former I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! contestant was declared bankrupt in 2019, having run up debts of £3.2million.

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In February, Katie agreed a payment plan with her creditors, as well as a schedule to repay mortgages taken out against her Sussex home, dubbed the Mucky Mansion.

She has since launched an OnlyFans account in the hope of making £1million but was forced to reduce the monthly subscription fee to attract new punters.

She's even turned to selling her old clothes on Depop, and in July 2020, she told a bankruptcy hearing of her financial woes: "I haven't got anything left, everything has been stolen off me."

Daily Star has contacted Katie's representative for a comment.

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