Katie Piper bravely completes half marathon after she’s booted off Strictly

Katie Piper must have felt like curling up in a ball and hiding from the world this morning.

Last night, she was booted off Strictly Come Dancing with her partner, Gorka Marquez, during the pre-recorded results show.

But as she ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon today she kept any sign of disappointment from her face as she ran through rainy London to raise money and awareness for The Katie Piper Foundation.

After running the gruelling 13 mile course through Hyde Park and past Big Ben, she revealed she completed the course in 2 hours 18 mins.

She tweeted that she "got drenched in the rain but loved every mile".

Tonight’s episode of Strictly saw Katie in the dance off against Charles Venn and Karen Clifton.

The judges were unanimous and all opted to send Katie home after she struggled to keep up in her speedy routine.

When asked by host Tess Daly about her time on the show, Katie said: “I have taken a lot from this experience and it has all been really positive, and I’ll never forget this journey. Charles was the better dancer out of us two and there are some brilliant dancers in this competition and sadly I don’t think I was one of them!

"But I have had a great experience you know and I feel really privileged to have been here and thanks for your advice and thank you [Gorka] for all the hours!

"One thing as well all the public not just the audience here but the general public have been so supportive online and have voted for me the other weeks so I feel thrilled to have been here for four weeks. So thank you to everyone."

Gorka was quick to sing his partner’s praises, saying: " Well first of all thank you, for being such a wonderful human because you know everyone knows how much you have been through and everything.

"But to get the chance to know you and be working with you and get to know how strong you are, how always wanting to be better and improve. For me that’s my lesson and what I learnt from you."

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