The controversial rent-a-gob actually won fans during her time in the ‘CBB’ house, however her appearance on ‘Loose Women’ on Monday afternoon has divided TV viewers.
Coleen challenged Katie
Katie appeared on the panel show to discuss her time in the house, however things took a different turn when Coleen Nolan asked Katie whether she ever regretted any of her controversial comments.
When asked if she was referring to specific remarks, Coleen questioned Katie’s decision to tweet about her sister Linda, during her appearance on ‘CBB’ in 2014.
Last January, Katie tweeted about Linda, writing: “Boring old woman! Probably smells of wee. She is revolting. Her knockers are somewhere near her ankles.”
When Coleen pointed out that Linda was a breast cancer survivor, Katie remained indignant, responding: “I get insults every day – I accept what people throw at me.
“If you put yourself out there on TV you have to expect people won’t like you.”
Coleen paused for a moment, leaving Janet Street Porter to continue the questioning.
“Do you think talking about a cancer victim having a droopy breast is constructive?” Janet asked Katie.
The former ‘Apprentice’ star then turned to host Ruth Langford and, in a matter-of-fact tone, said: “We could talk about this for the next 15 minutes or move it on.”
It didn’t end there though and Katie continued her crusade to offend as much as possible, insisting that Nadia Sawalha is “a bully”, before turning to Coleen and remarking “you can tut all you like”.
Remember when Katie was actually nice to people in the ‘CBB’ house? When she shed real tears as her housemates paid her compliments? We can’t believe that was less than a week ago.
Naturally, plenty of people have taken to Twitter to discuss Hopkins’ latest outburst, with many criticising her lack of sensitivity.
@NolanColeen I so admired you for saying what you did to that vile Katie Hopkins, she needs to be taken off air forever
— Thelma Doswell (@sexydoswell) February 9, 2015
So Coleen is a bully for confronting the world’s worst, Katie Hopkins, about horrible things she said about her sister? #loosewomen
— Faye (@FayeMelissa17) February 9, 2015
Katie Hopkins thinks it’s acceptable to take pot shots at disabled people, children and cancer victims. Vile and indecent.
— Thomas Hemingford (@THemingford) February 9, 2015
Lost all faith in humanity when it comes to Katie Hopkins. The fact people agree with her and thinks she’s funny.Lost for words #loosewomen
— Beckie Banks (@beckie_banks) February 9, 2015
Katie hopkins on loose women today ….foul woman !!!! A disgrace to the human race!
— mariejones (@mazzlejones) February 9, 2015
However, some viewers sided with Katie:
All the loose woman team has done throughout this entire interview is attack Katie Hopkins, rather unprofessional
— Megan Porter (@MeganPorter_) February 9, 2015
— Tracy Wilson (@Rjsmam) February 9, 2015
@loosewomen absolutely disgusted at treatment of Katie Hopkins on today’s show, bullied by certain panel members very unprofessional
— Cheryl Jeffs (@Cherylberyl01) February 9, 2015
Obviously, as is usually the case, Katie just had to have the last word.
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) February 9, 2015