Katie was born on the 11th of January 1997. She has two younger brothers Shaun (b 2001) and Lee (b 2003). Little more is known of her early life.
Katie first met Nikki Thomas on their first day of further education college. Both girls were studying photography and quickly hit it off. Nikki would often refer to Katie as 'the first friend Nikki made'- her first friend who hadn't previously known 'Nick'. On that first day of college, Katie would also make friends with Sarah Phillips, Lauren Burnett and Dannii Samson.
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