Katie Hopkins’ TV show has been axed because no-one watched it

Christopher Hooton@christophhooton
Friday 18 December 2015 15:27
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TLC has chosen not to recommission If Katie Hopkins Ruled the World for a second season, after just 69,000 people tuned into the first episode.

The Discovery-owned channel were clearly hoping Hopkins’ polemic The Sun column and sizeable Twitter following would drive interest to the show, which gleefully billed her as ‘Britain’s most hated woman’ and a ‘professional provocateur’.

But the chat show, which saw her chew over divisive issues with a panel and a studio audience, consistently struggled in the ratings and a source told the Guardian that there are no plans for it to return.

A spokesperson for Discovery declined to comment to the paper on the show’s future.

You can read our interview with Hopkins, in which we tried to ascertain her motives, here.

Brunel students walk out on Katie Hopkins

She received the rather dubious honour of being exalted by Donald Trump last week, who wrote on Twitter: “Thank you to respected columnist Katie Hopkins of Daily Mail.com for her powerful writing on the U.K.'s Muslim problems.” (sic)

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