She’s never done things by halves and, last week, a smitten Jordan took her three-month relationship with toyboy boyfriend Carl Woods to the next level – by moving her belongings into his Essex home and launching a YouTube channel.
In the first episode of the series entitled The Adventures Of Katie And Carl, the ex-Love Island star, 31, agreed to try for a baby with the mum of five, who said she’d liked to have proposed to him.
The show comes just months after her ex-husband, Peter Andre, began his own online reality series, Life With The Andres, with his wife Emily MacDonagh, their kids Amelia, six, and Theo, three, as well as Junior, 15, and Princess, 13, whom he shares with Jordan – real name Katie Price.
Now, insiders say Jordan, 42, is going all-out to rival Pete and aims to become a bigger power couple than him and Emily, with a more popular series.
A source says, “Katie believes it’s the real deal with Carl and that they can be a huge power pair, like Emily and Peter. She’s had to watch them become TV’s golden couple, and now she thinks she’s found the right man, she’s not going to waste any time in being as happy and successful as her ex and his wife.
“It’s all or nothing with her. She wants to knock Pete off his reality show perch with a bigger and better series. That’ll only be the start of her war against him and Emily in the ratings. She’s thinking huge deals, endorsements, and maybe even trying to crack America – she has lots of ideas.”
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In 2013, Jordan hinted that filming of her show with Pete, Katie & Peter – which launched in 2004 and was a runaway success – caused the breakdown of their marriage in 2009. She said, “When I was married to Pete, I don’t know what I was thinking. Everything we did was documented – every party, every trip, on the telly, in magazines. It isn’t healthy.”
And in February, Jordan’s soon-to-be ex-husband, Kieran Hayler – with whom she shares Jett, seven, and Bunny, six – said, “She always said, if it wasn’t for her celeb lifestyle, the reality shows and stuff, she and Peter probably would’ve lasted.”
Although Pete’s popularity soared after their split – he is a regular face on daytime TV, with his doctor wife Emily also appearing on This Morning and Lorraine – Jordan has failed to replicate the reality TV success, despite attempts with Kieran, Alex Reid and Kris Boyson.
She is currently wheelchair- bound after breaking her feet in July and seeking treatment at The Priory, admitting her mental health has been “badly affected” as she faces not being able to properly walk again for two years. Her accident came after a bad chapter – she’s faced bankruptcy, a broken engagement to Kris, a burglary, a kidnap threat, a driving ban and a battle with drug and alcohol abuse. The star was also left fearing the worst in July following her 18-year-old disabled son Harvey’s ten-day stint in intensive care. And last week, Jordan’s Sussex home, aka the “mucky mansion”, suffered a second fire incident. Emergency services were called after a caretaker reportedly lit a bonfire next to the home.
With a long road to recovery ahead and Carl as her main carer, psychotherapist Noel McDermott believes Jordan’s decision to launch a new reality show isn’t necessarily the best one – and warns it could destroy her relationship.
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He tells Closer, “Making her relationship a public spectacle is the opposite of what she should be doing to nurture it. It becomes about serving other people’s needs and keeping up the drama. She did the same in previous relationships, and unless she changes things, she’ll get the same outcome – another car crash.”
Noel thinks there’s an element of “trying to keep up” with Pete but, ultimately, it’s down to her “destructive internal motivation” to cause drama.
He says, “It’s about getting a buzz, getting attention and being seen. With Pete, he has something to sell, he has success. People are interested. But who wants to watch Katie self-destruct? She’s become disconnected from reality, and I feel, for the sake of her future happiness, she’d do well to step back from the limelight.”
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