11 Facts About Katie Hopkins

1. In late September 2015, Katie Hopkins spoke at a fringe event organised by the Electoral Reform Society at the UK Independence Party's annual conference.

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2. In the 2009 European Parliament Election, Katie Hopkins stood as a candidate for the South West England Constituency as an Independent candidate.

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3. In May 2018, Katie Hopkins won an IPSO case against the Daily Mirror for claiming that she had been detained in South Africa in February 2018 for taking ketamine.

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4. In early 2018 Katie Hopkins was detained and had her passport briefly confiscated in South Africa for allegedly spreading racial hatred.

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5. On 17 April 2015, Katie Hopkins wrote a column in The Sun in comparing migrants to "cockroaches" and "feral humans" and said they were "spreading like the norovirus".

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6. In response, Katie Hopkins said "I asked fair questions and I think it's important that someone has the balls to speak out".

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7. Since The Apprentice, Katie Hopkins has frequently featured in the media for making controversial remarks, being described in several media outlets as a "professional troll".

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8. In January 2018, Katie Hopkins joined The Rebel Media, a Canadian far-right website, on which Tommy Robinson, founder of the English Defence League, is a contributor.

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9. From April 2016 to May 2017, Katie Hopkins presented a Sunday morning talk show on LBC, a London-based national talk and phone-in radio station.

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10. In June 2007, Katie Hopkins lost her job at the Met Office, which said that she did not meet the required standards to complete her probationary period, and confirmed that her performance on The Apprentice and confessions about her private life were a factor in her dismissal.

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11. In a 2017 libel case, Katie Hopkins was required to pay £24,000 in damages and £107,000 in legal costs to the writer Jack Monroe after making defamatory remarks on Twitter.

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