Tuesday 24 April 2018

Katie's Got Talent?

Katie Hopkins
Katie Hopkins

Anne Marie Scanlon

Rumours of Simon Cowell's replacement on Britain's Got Talent by rent-a-gob Katie Hopkins were widely reported this week. As soon as Simon said he would quit 'at some point' an 'insider' revealed that Katie Hopkins could replace him as a judge.

Katie, never one to let an opportunity for self-publicising pass her by, was quoted as saying "There is a role for a Miss Nasty on any panel. We don't have any good Miss Nasties … because everyone wants to be sweet like Cheryl Cole. They want to be loved."

OK, before there's a riot, this is only a rumour and not a very believable one at that. Simon Cowell has long played the Panto Villain but he's never bitten the hand that feeds him. Katie, who is famous for being on a reality show, having sex with a married man in a field and vociferously hating pretty much anyone who isn't Katie Hopkins, has in her time slagged off just about everyone in BGT's audience including fat people, the unemployed, stay-at-home mothers, Scots, Americans, Palestinians, 'Gingers', children called Tyler, and the poor. Some venerate her for 'telling it like it is' but the fact is she doesn't - her one trick is attacking the weak and vulnerable. Cowell is no eejit, doubtless he'd have more sense than to make a talentless (lack of empathy is not a talent) media hound a judge of others' gifts. Especially if he saw her recent turn on the Late Late.

Sunday Independent

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