Strictly Come Dancing's Katie Piper talks body confidence and social media

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Strictly star Katie Piper talks body confidence and social media

Nikki Lilly and Strictly Come Dancing star Katie Piper sat down together to talk about what it's like living with a visible difference.

Katie is a campaigner, TV presenter and a model. She was left with serious burns to her face and body after being attacked in 2008.

Katie now raises awareness of what burn victims, and people with visible differences, have to deal with.

When Nikki was little, she was diagnosed with a condition called arteriovenous malformation (AVM), which causes her face to look slightly different.

The pair opened up on their feelings on lots of things like dating, body confidence and handling scary things like surgery.

Katie shared her thoughts with Nikki on how you can use social media to change people's attitudes towards body image.

Check out this clip from the episode which you can watch on CBBC iPlayer now.


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  • Comment number 2. Posted by pinkfluffyunicorn

    5 Sep 2018 17:55
    Katie piper is so brave.
  • Comment number 1. Posted by TheFandomGirl

    5 Sep 2018 17:04
    I think it's awesome that people like Katie Piper and Nikki Lilli are doing things like this because it makes other people who may have the same or similar deformities feel accepted and have confidence about the way they look. You shouldn't have to change the way you are for other people. It also makes other people who dont have that problem aware that it exists.