She revealed that she ‘came back fighting’ after finishing second-bottom of the leaderboard last week.
And in a renewed bid to prove herself, Katie Piper, 34, was seen defiantly heading to rehearsals for Strictly Come Dancing.
With professional partner Gorka Marquez in hot pursuit, the 34-year-old looked in high spirits as she clad her slender figure in funky gymwear.
In a renewed bid to prove herself, Katie Piper, 34, was seen defiantly heading to rehearsals for Strictly Come Dancing
And Katie Piper has exclusively told MailOnline that she’s ‘come back fighting’ after being saved from the first public vote-off with professional partner Gorka Marquez.
The mother-of-two’s determination comes after she admitted feeling ‘psychologically overwhelmed’ by her first few weeks on her show, as her acid attacker is due for imminent release from prison.
She said: ‘I faced my fears and came back fighting this week and I’ll do the same on Saturday. I felt so proud of myself combating my severe nerves from Week 1.
‘I’ve never danced before and I’m going to keep trying and trying to improve for Gorka.
‘I’m so so pleased the public voted for me to give me another chance in this amazing show.
‘Now it’s all about having some fun and relaxing in to the themes, as for me, that’s what it is all about. I feel my journey has really started now.’
Open: Strictly Come Dancing’s Katie Piper has exclusively told MailOnline she’s ‘come back fighting’ after being saved from the first public vote-off
Getting better: Katie was saved from the public vote on Sunday night after scoring just 13 points out of 40 for her paso doble with professional partner Gorka Marquez
Katie struggled during her debut dance last Saturday as she battled with nerves, scoring only 17 points out of 40 for her waltz.
She then went onto score on 13 points for her Paso Doble the following week, placing her second-bottom of the leader-board.
But thanks to the voting public Katie has been saved and voted through for the third week, where she will dance a Foxtrot to City Of Stars from the cinematic hit La La Land.
Despite her recent troubles Katie was the picture of happiness as she left the It Takes Two studios on Monday evening, looking effortlessly chic in a black and white polka dot blouse with a lilac leather skirt.
Glamour: Katie was in much better spirits as she was seen leaving the It Takes Two studios in London on Monday night
Sparkle: Wearing a white and black polka dot blouse, Katie completed the sophisticated look with a pair of jazzy court heels
Lee Ryan found himself in the bottom two on Sunday alongside Susannah Constantine and her dance partner Anton du Beke.
But the Blue singer was all smiles as he was pictured with his professional dancer Nadiya Bychkova.
Fellow contestant Stacey Dooley was oozing glamour as she left the TV studio in a pair of PVC black trousers teamed with a white blouse.
Steppiong out: Lee Ryan found himself in the bottom two on Sunday alongside Susannah Constantine and her dance partner Anton du Beke, but showed no sign of disappointment
Meanwhile, Katie has admitted that the excitement of the show has failed to take her mind off her acid attacker’s prison release.
Stefan Sylvestre, 30, is set to be freed imminently after Parole Board officials ruled he was no longer a danger to society, despite the model pleading with them to keep him locked up.
She admitted she’s feeling ‘psychologically overwhelmed’ by Strictly Come Dancing as a result.
Style: Fellow contestant Stacey Dooley was oozing glamour as she left the TV studio in a pair of PVC black trousers teamed with a white blouse
Amusing: Blue star Lee Ryan was all about being funny when snapped alongside professional dancer Gorka Márquez
‘I have been having lots of things going on in my personal life, legal things, and I think it became psychologically overwhelming for me,’ she told the Daily Mirror.
‘I get really emotional on Mondays and Tuesdays, it’s always then I want to storm off in a tantrum and cry because it’s a new routine and song, it’s so overwhelming.’
And the 34-year-old campaigner has requested more upbeat tracks for her routines as she find sad songs make her feel worse.
Friends: Lee was all smiles as he was pictured with his professional dancer Nadiya Bychkova
‘When the lyrics are emotional, that’s tough. My hope this week is that we have a much more upbeat song.’
Sylvestre was jailed for six years after the attack in north London in March 2008 which left Piper severely scarred on her face and body.
Her ex-boyfriend and obsessed fan Daniel Lynch ordered the attack and was subsequently jailed for 16 years.
Beaming: Stacey looked to be in high spirits as she joined her fellow contestants
Casually clad: Dancer Natalie Lowe was rocking skinny jeans and a pink knit
In an Instagram post, Piper revealed she was devastated Sylvestre would be released but her time on Strictly was helping her through it.
She wrote: ‘Hi everyone, I felt it was important to put a message out to my friends, supporters and followers.
‘This is a really difficult time for me. I am trying to come to terms with the decision and this is something I need to deal with.
‘Strictly has already given me such a welcome and positive distraction from my past. Whilst there is never a good time to hear this news I am glad I have this new journey to concentrate on.’
Also spotted: It Takes Two host Zoe Ball was seen leaving alongside the dancers
Late night snack: The TV presenter enjoyed a bite to eat on the move