Katie Piper launches the UK's first diversity catwalk

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Katie Piper is set to continue her inspirational charity work by launching the UK's first diversity catwalk. The mother-of-one will host the unique catwalk, called Confidence – The Secret, at the Ideal Home Show in March.

The catwalk show will challenge conventional ideas of beauty and will include models with visible differences, including representatives from the Katie Piper Foundation and Models of Diversity. Those appearing in the catwalk will also bravely admit what their true insecurities are by wearing bespoke outfits that highlight the areas they lack confidence in.

Through hosting the catwalk, Katie aims to highlight the journeys these incredible people have gone through and how we all should be proud of who we are. In another UK first, the 31-year-old is also offering two people with visible differences the chance to join the show.

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Katie Piper is hosting the UK's first diversity catwalk at The Ideal Home Show

Speaking about the catwalk show, Katie commented: "I am honoured to launch the UK’s first diversity catwalk at the Ideal Home Show and proud to showcase the brave and dedicated models taking part.

"I hope we find some truly inspiring people to join myself and my friends from the Katie Piper Foundation to take part in this every exciting event!"

Katie founded The Katie Piper Foundation in 2009. It has become the leading burns charity in the UK, and aims to deliver rehabilitation and scar management for burn survivors. The Foundation is the charity partner for The Ideal Home Show, which will be hosted at Olympia London from 20 March until 6 April.

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Representatives from the Katie Piper Foundation will take part in the show

Lee Newton, CEO of Ideal Home Show owners Media 10 said he's "thrilled" to be hosting the catwalk show.

"As our charity partner this year, the work Katie and her Foundation have done so far is truly remarkable and we are excited to see how real people can show off high end fashion while showing what it truly means to be brave."

Katie carries out endless work for charity, and graced the catwalk at the annual Fashion for Relief show in February alongside stars including Naomi Campbell, Sarah Ferguson and Caroline Flack.

It is set to be a busy month for the recently engaged star – she will also celebrate the first birthday of her daughter Belle on 14 March.