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Alan Sugar brands Katie Hopkins “an idiot” after insensitive comments about the late Cilla Black

Published 03/08/2015 | 13:00

The Apprentice boss Lord Sugar has spoken out against Katie Hopkins.
The Apprentice boss Lord Sugar has spoken out against Katie Hopkins.
Katie Hopkins sparked controvery with her tweet about the late Cilla Black
The legendary singer, broadcaster and entertainer Cilla Black, who died suddenly yesterday at her holiday home in Spain at the age of 72.

Lord Alan Sugar has spoken out against former Apprentice star Katie Hopkins after her insensitive tweet following the death on British singer and TV presenter Cilla Black.

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Hopkins, whose nastiness has made her a household name, mocked celebrities who had expressed their sadness at hearing the news of Cilla’s death after it was announced yesterday.

"If there are any celebrities who haven't yet tweeted their sadness over Cilla, please report to Sincerity Services immediately #rushtogush,” Hopkins wrote.

After expressing his sympathies and regrets himself, Lord Sugar responded to Katie’s lack of empathy and wrote: “Why don’t you shut up idiot”.

“Enough with the controversy BS you need to know where to draw the line. This was too far,” Lord Sugar wrote.

The Blind Date presenter died yesterday at her Spanish home in Estepona on the Costa del Sol.

Spanish police are investigating whether Cilla Black's death was caused by a fall from a dizzy spell, caused by a sudden temperature change in the room.

Black may have walked from an air-conditioned room in to midday heat, with the change in temperature causing her to become dizzy, the Sun newspaper reported.

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out today, to determine the cause of death, but police in Spain have said "everything at this stage is pointing towards her death being the result of natural causes".

Her sudden death at her home in the south of Spain has left friends, family and the British public in shock.

Tributes have been pouring in for Black, 72, led by close friends such as Sir Cliff Richard, Sir Paul McCartney and Christopher Biggins.

She rose to fame in the 1960s as an associate of The Beatles and their manager Brian Epstein.

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