Katie Price is filming a wig documentary with alopecia sufferers after revealing her real hair

KATIE Price is filming a wig documentary with alopecia sufferers after revealing her real hair to fans, The Sun can reveal.

The TV star, 42, is keen to tackle the stigma around baldness and alopecia – the autoimmune condition that causes hair all over the body to fall out.

She's teaming up with Channel 4 show Steph's Packed Lunch on the candid mini-film as sources say it's a topic that is very close to her heart.

Our TV insider revealed: "Wigs have played a significant role in Katie's career. She has a huge collection at home and often relies on hair extensions to feel glamorous, and she had treatment for stress alopechia last year.

"But she has shown off her natural hair on her YouTube channel and in her TV appearances recently, and the reaction from fans has given her such a boost.

"Katie knows that hair loss is a sensitive topic for many people. She hopes the mini-documentary will lift the veil on that and help people who may feel like they are suffering."

It comes after Katie showed off her real hair to viewers on Good Morning Britain last week after relying on hair extensions and wigs for years.

And in 2020 she took fans behind the scenes as she had 500 hair extensions sewn into her scalp, revealing she felt "bald" without them.

More recently, the star underwent a £3,000 hair treatment after stress over her bankruptcy left her with a huge bald patch.

The former glamour model said the stress of her life – including giving birth to five kids – has caused her hair to fall out.

Katie said: "I've had extensions since the age of 18. What's happened, since I like to wear my hair up, I've pulled my hair up like this, I've had five kids, I've had stress.

"A lot of people I know have had extensions, but you'll see here, I've got – I would say balding actually.

"My hair doesn't seem to grow. Now I've got darker hair you see it more. Here, it's just so balding. I didn't know girls could do (a hair transplant)… and that's why I'm here."

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Katie has signed up as one of Steph's Packed Lunch's reporters and has previously investigated online trolling for the show.

She presented a harrowing film about internet trolling – an issue close to her heart after son Harvey, 18, was abused online.

The star also revealed on the show that she has been the subject of four kidnap plots, shocking host Steph McGovern.

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