Last month The Sun On Sunday exclusively revealed pictures of the 40-year-old driving while banned — with her two youngest children in the car.
Her license has now been returned and the mum-of-five was seen driving her new flashy runaround in Kent today.
She was slapped with a speeding ban in February and it finally lifted on August 8.
But instead of returning to her unmissable pink 4×4 which was removed from her home on a tow truck last month, she drove a Range Rover Discovery.
Kieran Hayler's estranged wife was snapped on a highway in the pouring rain and kept her lights on for added safety.
The Loose Women star, 40, previously confessed to cops that she got behind the wheel on a 24-mile journey home from Gatwick despite being subjected to a ban.
Breaching a ban can carry a maximum penalty of six months in jail and an unlimited fine.
Katie – whose £2million mansion is falling apart amid her money woes – blamed an “emotional roller coaster” for her crazy decision to drive while banned.
Ex-glamour girl Katie later confessed on Instagram, explaining she had been driving son Harvey to hospital.
Katie wrote: “Been on such an emotional rollercoaster the last 6 months and my head has been all over the place, so much so, that I thought my driving ban was up."
She continued: “With this on my conscience I called police and reported myself.”
Katie added: “I’ve come such a long way and I just want easy life now. I have got out of a hole and am finally happy and looking forward to being my old independent self!”
But we revealed her moment of madness came with kids Jett, four, and Bunny, three, in the car — while a pal drove Harvey in another vehicle.
Sussex Police are understood to have visited her that day.
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