Katie Price has insisted she does not live a 'lavish lifestyle' as she appeared remotely from a Maldives holiday at her bankruptcy hearing.

The star dialled into the official meeting at London's The Rolls Building via Skype, as she's still on the five star break away with her beau Carl Woods.

The former glamour model, 42, told officials "90 per cent" of her trips are for business and her current five star getaway is a "work assignment".

Katie is being probed over concerns she is splashing out on expensive holidays and luxury goods, rather than paying off debts.

The mum has enjoyed six vacations since she was declared bankrupt last November, travelling to Thailand, Spain, France, Turkey and on a cabin getaway with boyfriend Carl Woods, 31, before the couple jetted off to the Maldives earlier this month.

Katie and Carl have been sharing pictures from their stunning hotel and the two of them taking boat rides and relaxing by the pool.

She was ordered to appear before a court after an anonymous source tipped off officials that she was living a lavish life.

The mum-of-five told the court today: "I appreciate I haven’t been easy to contact.

"I have been places physically and emotionally."

She also said she'd considered selling her famous pink Range Rover for scrap after she was accused of "hiding" it from bailiffs.

Katie told the court that she's seeing a therapist and is on the "road to recovery".

She also apologised for "not being in the right mind to understand everything that's been going on".

Katie said she has appointed a new accountant to help her deal with her finances.

She also asked the judge to remember that she was a "massive taxpayer" during the height of her career.

"Sometimes in life things happen," she said.

Court proceedings have been adjourned to give Katie the chance to look over evidence.

She has been told she can appear in person or over video chat again next time.

Last week the Mirror revealed that Liquidators for Jordan Trading Limited, her failed firm which amassed debts of £267,769, now fear she is a financial risk to her creditors.

Official documents for the firm said: "The liquidators confirm they have submitted a report on the conduct of the directors of the company to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy."

Katie was due to be discharged from her bankruptcy in November, and in the meantime is supposed to pay any money she makes from selling her belongings or from paid work to her creditors.

Officials can extend her bankruptcy to recover assets and could ban her from becoming a company director for 15 years.

At a bankruptcy hearing in July, Katie said: "I haven’t got anything left, everything has been stolen off me."

She also said she had been burgled, can't get insurance, had a "bad breakdown" last year and spent five weeks in rehab at the Priory.

Ahead of the hearing, Katie's rep commented last week: "Katie has been fully compliant throughout the bankruptcy process."