Katie Hopkins Tweets joke about Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson

The This Morning regular does what she does best - cause offence

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Katie Hopkins has once again made the lives of the bookers on ITV's This Morning that little bit easier.

On this occasion, the former Apprentice candidate has insulted 11-time Paralympic gold medallist Tanni Grey-Thompson.

In between Tweets about NHS walk-in clinics and the job centre, Hopkins posted a message saying: "Tanni Grey-Thompson. God I wish there were some carpet tacks lying about between her and the BBC studios."

Baroness Grey-Thompson, a crossbench peer, was born with spina bifida and uses a wheelchair.

Hopkins was referring to the former athlete's appearance on BBC Radio 2, where Baroness Grey-Thompson was discussing "what makes us human?" with Jeremy Vine.

On Twitter, one user asked: "Tanni Grey-Thompson won 11 gold medals and sits in the House of Lords. What's Katie Hopkins famous for again? I'd really like to know."

Another user Tweeted: "Popcorn time."

Last week, Hopkins saw the funny side when it was announced that her 40ft effigy would be burned by Kent's Edenbridge Bonfire Society.

She told the BBC: "I think if you took all the things in life personally, you could get very offended indeed and I am not one of those people - I can laugh at myself."

She admitted she'd said "things people don't like and this is a great way of getting a lot of people there to watch the bonfire celebrations and raise a lot of money for charity".