Katie Piper OBE has been forced to pull out of her ITV morning programme because of an "unexpected medical procedure".

Speaking out about the move, the TV personality, who suffered life-changing burns from an acid attack in 2008, said that presenter Charlotte Hawkins would be taking her place this morning (Saturday, June 8).

The 40-year-old said "all is well" and hopes to return to presenting Katie Piper’s Breakfast Show on ITV next weekend after getting some rest.

Katie Piper speaks out after pulling out of ITV show for ‘unexpected medical procedure’

In an Instagram post, she told fans of her ITV show: “Sadly, I’m not going to be on my breakfast show this weekend as I’ve had to have an unexpected medical procedure.

“All is well and I hope after some rest I’ll be back in the hot seat next weekend.”

Shen then added: “I’ll be back soon” and thanked Good Morning Britain presenter Hawkins for “stepping in last minute”.

Fellow presenter Charlotte Hawkins was among those sending well wishes to the star, writing in the comment section: “Sending lots of love to you.”

Broadcaster Carol Vorderman also said: “Take care wonderful lady. You come first Telly is just telly. Sending huge love and respect xxx”

Informing viewers about the change in presenting, Hawkins said this morning: "Katie can’t be here this morning but she has entrusted me to look after the show and to make sure you all at home still have your Saturday fix of fun and positivity.”

This weekend's episode featured guests like Gladiators star Livi Sheldon, also known as Diamond, and comedian Sophie Duker.

After surviving her acid attack at the age of 24, the former model has been very open about her journey in dealing with the consequences of the incident.

Katie Piper was left partially blind with severe scarring on her face, chest, back, arms and hands.

She founded the Katie Piper Foundation a few months after a documentary called Katie: My Beautiful Face aired to support burns victims and has undergone more than 250 operations over the past decade.

The mother of two also hosted a podcast, Katie Piper’s Extraordinary People, in which she chatted with inspirational people who have turned adversity into positivity, and is also a panellist on ITV’s Loose Women.

In 2021, she earned an OBE in the late Queen's New Year Honours list for her service to charity and burn victims.