Hateful Katie Hopkins is sacked from LBC after “final solution” comment

PUBLISHED: 11:25 26 May 2017 | UPDATED: 14:36 26 May 2017

Katie Hopkins

Katie Hopkins

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Professional gobshite Katie Hopkins is to leave her LBC show “immediately” after calling for a “final solution” following the Manchester bombing.

The former Apprentice and Big Brother contestant used the Nazi term following the atrocity, which saw 22 people killed and dozens injured after a suicide bomber detonated a device as concert-goers left the Manchester Arena.

Hopkins hosted a weekly show every Sunday on the station. Hopkins, who also has a MailOnline column, caused outrage earlier with a tweet that appeared to reference the term used by the Nazis for the Holocaust.

The now-deleted tweet, made in the hours after the explosion, read: “22 dead - number rising. Schofield. Don’t you even dare. Do not be a part of the problem. We need a final solution #Machester (sic).”

Complaints were made to the Metropolitan Police about Hopkins’ tweet.

The (now deleted) Tweet by HopkinsThe (now deleted) Tweet by Hopkins

A spokesman for the Met said: “We can confirm that a complaint has been received by the Metropolitan Police in relation to a tweet. As is routine, the allegation will be reviewed and assessed by specialist officers.”

After deleting the original tweet she sent another one removing the term.

The 42-year-old is known for being an outspoken commentator on far-ranging topics from terrorism and Islam, to children’s names and obesity.

She has also appeared on reality TV programmes I’m A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! and Celebrity Big Brother, as well as fronting her own programmes on TLC entitled If Katie Hopkins Ruled the World and My Fat Story.

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