Monday 23 April 2018

Katie Hopkins 'to star in her own chat show'

Katie Hopkins
Katie Hopkins

Scott D'Arcy and Robert Dex

Controversial reality TV star Katie Hopkins is reportedly being lined up for her own chat show.

She is working with digital channel TLC on the show, according to Broadcast Magazine which said it was still in the planning stages.

The channel declined to comment, but Hopkins has worked with them before - making My Fat Story which saw her put on more than three stone in weight and then lose it again in a bid to back up her controversial views on weight loss.

Hopkins is a controversial figure and regularly clashes with other celebrities. Earlier this week she was at the centre of an online row with ex-footballer Robbie Savage over comments she made about dementia patients "blocking beds".

Read more: 'The day I am diagnosed with dementia is the day I book my ticket to Dignitas' - Katie Hopkins causes Twitter controversy

The former Wales international, an ambassador for the Alzheimer's Society, said he was "mortified" by the Sun columnist's tweets as his father Colin died at 63 after fighting the disease, which is thought to affect 850,000 people in the UK.

The row erupted when Hopkins wrote on Twitter: "Dementia sufferers should not be blocking beds. What is the point of life when you no longer know you are living it? Bang me over the head.

"The day I am diagnosed with dementia is the day I book my ticket to Dignitas.

"Ultimately, if your family member is in hospital with dementia because you are not caring for them - you have no right to be outraged."

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In a phone-in with Phil Williams on BBC Radio 5 live, Savage accused the Celebrity Big Brother finalist of making "stupid naive comments".

Match Of The Day pundit Savage said: "I spoke to my mother, my mother's in tears. I've been in tears tonight because I lost my hero, my father, from a disease which people know nothing about. Going on Twitter to vent some stupid naive comment beggars belief. I'm mortified."

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