Jordan rubs shoulders with literary legends

What happened when Jordan met JK Rowling?

Katie Price – aka Jordan – was an unlikely guest at this year’s prestigious British Book Awards and, when the glamour model came face to face with JK Rowling, it wasn’t just a literary stand-off that ensued.

The surprising battle of the night? The quest to contain their bulging cleavages. Katie was dressed in her usual ultra-glamorous style and sported sexy a full-length, brightly-coloured maxi dress. But it was JK Rowling who surprised guests by upping the glamour stakes in a slinky satin dress, which struggled to keep her heaving cleavage in check.

At one point, the Harry Potter author was even given a shielding hand to maintain her modesty by a companion.

Used to wearing revealing outfits, Katie had no such problems – and seemed relaxed socialising with some of the biggest literary stars at the awards held in the Grosvernor Hotel on London’s Park Lane.

The model-turned-author joined luminaries such as Rowling, crime writer Patricia Cornwell and Ian McEwan to discover if My Pony Care Book, her debut children’s book, would win in the youngsters’ category.

Her new literary career has been propelled by over a million sales of her autobiographies, Being Jordan and A Whole New World, and her fictional books Angel and Crystal, ghost-written by writer Rebecca Farnsworth.

Katie eventually missing out on being awarded the Children’s Book of the Year to Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman author Francesca Simon, but she was still all smiles in her revealing dress, which eclipsed other guests at the annual awards ceremony.

Rowling picked up a Lifetime Achievement Award – her fifth ‘Nibbie’ as they are nicknamed – and was presented her award by Richard and Judy, who also once suffered a wardrobe malfunction when her top fell down to reveal a white bra on national TV.

Other winners included Khaled Hosseini, who won the Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year for A Thousand Splendid Suns, and Russell Brand, who received a Best Biography Nibbie for his tell-all tome My Booky Wook.

A Nibbie for the best piece of non-fiction writing went to film star Ewan McGregor and acting pal Charley Boorman for Long Way Down, the account of their journey through Africa, while Geri Halliwell and Alesha Dixon boosted the glamour quotient.

CLICK HERE to see Jordan and JK Rowling at the event, plus pics of Geri Halliwell, Elle Macpherson and more in our Celebrity Spy gallery

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