The BBC tells Katie Hopkins 'If we weren't a polite BBC account we'd tell you to shut your face'

The controversial columnist criticised The Voice after news emerged last year’s winner Stevie McCrorie had returned to his day job as a fireman 

Maya Oppenheim@mayaoppenheim
Sunday 03 April 2016 14:57
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Since then the tweet has been deleted and Hopkins has continued to vent her frustrations about the show
Since then the tweet has been deleted and Hopkins has continued to vent her frustrations about the show

The BBC has shut down Katie Hopkins in the most well-mannered yet quick-witted way imaginable.

The high-profile columnist criticised The Voice after news emerged that last year’s winner, Stevie McCrorie, had returned to his day job as a fireman after his music career didn’t go to plan.

“Last year's winner of The Voice just went back to the day job. Not wishing to put a dampener on proceedings #TheVoice,” the 41-year-old former Apprentice star wrote on Twitter.

But the official BBC account for The Voice hit back with a rejoinder.

The tweet has since been deleted and Hopkins has continued to vent her frustrations about the show.

“Ok, next contestant on #TheVoice. Your challenge is to pretend to cry more than the others,” she continued added.

Hopkins’ Twitter feed has frequently dominated headlines and prompted a backlash on social media.

In the aftermath of the Brussels attacks, she stirred controversy for suggesting pro-refugee policies were to blame for the terrorist attacks.

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The Independent has approached the BBC for comment.

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