After previous reports that Katie Hopkins could be getting her very own radio show, it’s NOW been claimed that she’s in talks to create her own TV chat show too.
WELL THIS COULD BE FUN. And also slightly painful for any celebs who dare go on the show.
The controversial star is reportedly working with TLC, the channel which made her ‘My Fat Story’ documentary, although the show is still in the planning stages according to Broadcast Magazine.
The channel has declined to comment, but if the reports are true, then this could be one heck of an explosive show.
We don’t want to admit it, but we’re 99.99999% sure we’d be tuning in. If only to (probably) yell at our TV screens for an hour or so.
Katie isn’t exactly shy and retiring when it comes to saying how she really feels about something, which landed her in hot water earlier this weekend when she referred to dementia patients as ‘bed blockers’.
The 40-year-old took to Twitter to make the controversial comments, writing: “Dementia sufferers should not be blocking beds.
“What is the point of life when you no longer know you are living it? Bang me over the head. The day I am diagnosed with dementia is the day I book my ticket to Dignitas.
“Ultimately, if your family member is in hospital with dementia because you are not caring for them – you have no right to be outraged.”
However, Alzheimer’s Society condemned Katie’s views, labelling them ‘disgraceful’ and ‘ill-informed’.
George McNamara, head of policy and public affairs at the charity, said: “These disgraceful remarks only serve to reinforce the stigma that sadly prevents many people with dementia from feeling like valued members of society.
“Ill-informed comments such as these go against all that we know about dementia. People with the condition tell us that with the right support it is entirely possible to live well and take real enjoyment out of daily life.
“The 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK deserve far more than to be used as bait by people stoking controversy.”
Hilary Evans, director of external affairs at Alzheimer’s Research UK, added: “Katie Hopkins should be ashamed at her comments.
“Views such as these reinforce misunderstanding of dementia and show just how much work there is still to do in changing harmful perceptions of the condition.
“People who have been diagnosed with dementia still face an unacceptable level of stigma and social isolation as a result of their condition, and we need much greater awareness about the reality of life with dementia.
“All too often dementia is talked about in negative terms, and we must challenge the feeling of hopelessness that surrounds the condition.”
We can only begin to imagine what controversial topics might crop up on her very own chat show…
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