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Katie Hopkins breaks down in tears: ‘I hate fat people for making me do this’

Kashmira Gander

Published 02/09/2014 | 19:33

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The former Apprentice contestant has put on over three stone as part of a documentary

Katie Hopkins has blamed “fat people” for “making” her gain and attempt to lose over three stone for a controversial documentary.

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Katie Hopkins has blamed “fat people” for “making” her gain and attempt to lose over three stone for a controversial documentary.

The former Apprentice contestant revealed the footage on Monday's This Morning, and spoke about the weight she has gained for the programme Katie Hopkins: Journey to Fat and Back.

Having eaten 6500 calories a day for three months, Hopkins has put on 3.5 stone. With characteristic sensitivity, she previously explained on This Morning that she planned to deliberately put on the weight to prove that overweight people should “stop blaming everyone else for problems they can control”.

In the clip from the documentary, she cries as she recites what she has eaten in one day, including: cereal with chocolate milk, a donut, two pieces of toast, pasta, ten pieces of shortbread, two cans of drink, a jacked potato, chocolate cake and a tube of Pringles.

“It’s a lot of eating in a day,” Hopkins says in the footage.

“This is a stupid project. I hate fat people for making me do this...” she adds, to which her husband replies: “Well, it was your idea.”

Hopkins, who has previously said “fat people need to look in the mirror, look at themselves, and realise it’s their fault”, told presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby that the experience has been emotionally draining.

“Nothing in my life has made me cry, not you two, no anybody else,” said the TV personality infamous for her vitriolic outbursts, adding: “I am the witch with the heart of stone.

“That clip is pretty harsh to watch, I did look a bit like a demented chicken. I thought, 'you know what bird? There are more people with more problems that you, stop snivelling'”

Hopkins added: “I’m not lucky to be skinny… it’s really hard to be fat. Carrying this around is exhausting. Feeling my stomach sitting on top of my legs is exhausting.”

“If you’re happy with yourself when you look in the mirror, that’s fine by me – but if not have you got excuses?” she asked.

TLC, the channel airing the two-part documentary, has appeared to distance itself from Hopkins' aims.

"This documentary will confront her attitudes and put her beliefs to the test, by following her own physical and emotional journey as she gains and loses weight, whilst exploring the broader issues of body image in our society," they said in a statement.

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