KATIE Price has been struggling to get on top of her mucky mansion for years - and now the crumbling home is finally being overhauled it's become unliveable.
The Sun Online can exclusively reveal the cash-strapped 41-year-old and her whole family are now living in the ‘annexe’ while the builders have moved in.
"I'm having my new house built and while they're doing that I'm living in my annexe," Katie said last month as she showed cameras around the outhouse.
The place has been completely gutted and has bare floors and brick walls - but it's the only place that is habitable until the works are finished.
"Work on Katie’s house has now gone on so long, she can’t really live in it at all," a source exclusively told The Sun Online.
"It’s all been ripped out and nothing works. It’s a building site – piles of rubbish and dust everywhere.
"So she’s moved into the annexe she originally built hoping Harvey would live there.
"She’s basically living in one room with Harvey – when he’s there on weekends – and the kids when they’re not with their dads.
"She’s hoping to move back into the house before Christmas but work has ground to a halt, really.”
Renovations on Katie’s eleven-bedroom house began last month despite her being broke – and she drafted in a team to get the house painted and looking good as new.
Earlier this month, Katie was desperate to dispel the 'myth' that the West Sussex manor is a mess, insisting: "I'm going to clear up some rumours about my mucky mansion and house. It's ridiculous."
However, she ended up doing exactly the opposite as she showed off piles of discarded garbage, and eventually admitted: "Yes, it does look like a mucky mansion."
Then, gesturing towards a huge pile of decaying waste, she warned: "It's even worse up there."
Giving a tour of the grounds of the £2million home, she complained that the place had a unfairly bad reputation.
Katie then let cameras film piles of rusting metal, smashed-up wendy houses and an area round the back where garbage was piled up beside two old containers.
She also complained that Keith Lemon has condemned the place on Through The Keyhole, calling her swimming pool a "swamp".
But when she walked over to the pool, it was fenced off and full of green water.
She insisted: "This is my swimming pool at the moment. I think it looks a bit better than a swamp. Obviously I've fenced it all off so the kids don't get in there."
The star added that she had big plans to build a new home on the site of her former tennis courts - explaining she had "genius" plans for the main house.
But indoors things were little better, with grey animal-print wallpaper torn and coming loose from the wall.
Explaining that the place was being transformed, she said: "See the house is half being done. Look, no wallpaper there."
She concluded: "Really I should call it Priceywood. Hollywood? Priceywood? Get it?"
The house in Horsham, West Sussex, costs Katie around £10,000 a month to maintain.
The mum-of-five has faced financial problems over the past few months and narrowly avoided bankruptcy last year.
Liquidators have been brought in to break up Jordan Trading Ltd - which handled cash from a range of products including clothing and perfume lines – with Katie owing a total of £2.1 million.
A liquidator’s report into Jordan Trading shows that Katie took out a £154,000 loan from the firm before it went belly-up which she cannot repay and she also owes the tax man £192,000.
Her conduct as the firm’s sole director is being looked at by a government department.
If any wrong-doing in the running of the outfit is discovered she risks being banned from being a company director for up to 15 years.
Katie, who split from her third husband Kieran Hayler last year, avoided bankruptcy at a High Court hearing in December, when she was allowed to enter into the Individual Voluntary Arrangement - a deal to pay back some of her debts.
Jordan Trading was set up in 2003 at the height of her earning power.
Katie's rep declined to comment when contacted by The Sun Online.
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