Katie Hopkins gets her own TV show from producers of Dapper Laughs

'If Katie Hopkins Ruled The World' will begin on TLC in August

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Katie Hopkins is to front her own TV panel show and will invite comedians and celebrities to debate her controversial views.

If Katie Hopkins Ruled The World, which has been developed in association with Big Minded - the production company behind the much-criticised Dapper Laughs On The Pull for ITV2 - will be shown on TLC.

Hopkins’ most recent outlandish statements include describing migrants as “cockroaches” and “feral humans”, and calling Nicola Sturgeon a “short ginger poison dwarf” who should “get the death penalty just for being ginger and being Scottish”.

The unpopular newspaper columnist has made a number of TV appearances since competing on The Apprentice in 2006.

In 2013, she rebranded herself as a talking head after appearing on ITV’s This Morning, claiming it was acceptable to judge children based on their names.

“A name, for me, is a short way of working out what class that child comes from. [And I can decide from that] do I want my child to play with them,” she said.

The public response to her divisive views has led to several other invitations to appear as a guest panellist on talk shows including The Wright Stuff, Loose Women and Channel 5’s The Big Benefits Row: Live.

Earlier this year, Hopkins appeared as a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother after putting on 3.5 stone and losing it again for her own TLC show Katie Hopkins: My Fat Story, in which she aimed to prove that overweight people should “stop blaming everyone else for problems they can control”.

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Katie Hopkins appears on 'This Morning' after purposefully putting on four stone

Speaking about her new panel show, Hopkins said: “People often tell me that I say things they think but don’t have the courage to say. In this new show I’ll be the little voices inside their heads.”

TLC boss Clare Laycock said: “This show is a unique forum to thrash out issues being ranted about in pubs, on Twitter and in living rooms across Britain”.

Katie Hopkins Ruled The World will run for seven hour-long episodes in August.

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