Hopkins 'to swat away' housemates
Katie Hopkins says she will "swat" any of her Celebrity Big Brother housemates who annoy her.
Katie, who shot to fame as a losing candidate in The Apprentice, is well-known for her abrasive personal style and regular on-screen clashes with other guests on shows including This Morning.
Just last week she was caught up in controversy again when she criticised people who "dial the cop shop every time we feel offended online" after she was reported to police over her Twitter outburst about the Scottish nurse who is battling ebola.
Asked how she will deal with housemates trying to provoke her, she said: "There will be people trying to get their moment of telly by annoying me, so I will swat them away. But then if you get some people who actually think what they're saying and believe it then sure, I'll probably go for that. People will get pretty much what they have seen before from me, which is straight-talking Katie."
Among the celebrities sharing the house with her are Baywatch actor Jeremy Jackson, singer Kavana, former Coronation Street actor Ken Morley, American TV star Michelle Visage and Loose Women host Nadia Sawalha.
One housemate likely to clash with Katie is model Alicia Douvall who said she would hate to share the house with her.
She said: "There are rumours about Katie Hopkins. I definitely do not want to be in a house with her."
Veteran TV presenter Keith Chegwin, already a firm favourite with the bookmakers to win the show, said he was hoping for a bit of conflict in the house and would not act as a peacemaker if arguments broke out.
He said: "Mediation is fantastic but it's not my job to do it. I'll probably end up watching it like a viewer, thinking 'Go for it'".
The other celebrities set to enter the house tonight are Patsy Kensit, US blogger Perez Hilton, soul singer Alexander O'Neal, George Best's son Calum and models Cami Li and Chloe Goodman.
Celebrity Big Brother started life as a spin-off of the main show on Channel 4 before both were dropped and then picked up by rival broadcaster Channel 5.
Last year's series, won by US actor Gary Busey, was the second most complained-about show of 2014 - only topped by complaints about the regular version of the show.