Katie Hopkins and Katie Price might be getting on famously in Celebrity Big Brother 2015, but last night saw the two bump heads for the first time over the issue of the tax-funded driver Pricey uses to get her son Harvey to school.
As you can probably predict, Katie H wasn’t *too* impressed that KP uses taxpayers money to help get Harvey from her West Sussex home to his school in central London as well as to fund a nurse to sit with him during the journey.
Well, it would be boring if they agreed on everything, right?!
Besides, we had to have *some* kind of drama now that Katie and Perez Hilton can’t be at each other’s throats 24/7.
Katie was discussing her 12-year-old son Harvey, who is blind, autistic and has a condition called septo-optic dysplasia amongst other disabilities, with Nadia Sawalha when she made the revelations regarding his government-funded school driver and nurse.
Katie H’s ears immediately pricked up, questioning why Pricey, 36, wouldn’t pay for it herself considering how many millions she’s worth.
An estimated £40 million, FYI.
Pricey hit back with avengeance, arguing: “Do you know how f***ing expensive that would be… it would be up to a grand a day.”
Yikes. However, the 39-year-old rent-a-gob wasn’t convinced, arguing that “with the amount you earn I find that tricky, when you could afford it yourself.”
Pricey had a fair point in her response, explaining that she pays her taxes so should be entitled to the government-funded care AND the fact that her earnings change year-on-year, but predictably Katie H STILL wasn’t impressed.
When is she ever impressed really?
Reiterating the (actually pretty decent) point she’s made over the past God knows how many years, she said: “If you can to pay for something you should pay for it, you shouldn’t rely on the Government… I think that’s wrong.”
And that was the end of their surprising friendship.
Later in the show, CBB showed Katie discussing their disagreement with other housemates, saying it was “a little bit close” because the argument involved her children, and that Katie H was “not a politician, so I’d have this conversation with a politician.”
We’re sure all will be forgiven once Perez gets back in the house, and we can go back to that time Pricey gave Katie a horrendous fake-tan makeover.
Ahhh, the good old drama-free days.
WE WISH THEY’D TURN UP.
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