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Katie Hopkins's Biography

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Katie Hopkins, from Devon, was 31 when she appeared on The Apprentice.

In 2007, Katie Hopkins substituted for Malcolm McLaren, who pulled out of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Katie did well on her bushtucker trial, but nevertheless was the second person voted off I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here in 2007.

Katie Hopkins had previously gained fame from her appearance on The Apprentice.

Before entering The Apprentice Katie Hopkins had an impressive CV and there were some questions as to why she was entering The Apprentice.

In the penultimate show when Sir Alan Sugar was selecting the final two candidates, he had originally chosen Katie to stay but in the boardroom she did a volte-face and said she wanted to drop out.

Katie was sponsored through University by the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, but left the army to take up a job in PR and marketing.

In The Apprentice, Katie Hopkins became close to Paul Callaghan, who also attended the Sandhurst Royal Military Academy.

However, Katie did not get on with all 'The Apprentice' candidates. In week five, she said: "Adam can go back to car sales and get run over - that would make my day."

According to the Met Office, which she joined in September 2006 to head up its climate change consultancy service, Katie Hopkins was then "snapped up as the young protégé of Damian McKinney, co-founder and Chief Executive of strategic consultancy firm McKinney Rogers."

Katie ended up marrying Damian McKinney, but the marriage did not last.

On June 12, 2007 it was reported that the Met Office had decided to terminate Katie Hopkins's one year period of probation and let her go.

In May 2007, the Daily Mail reported on Katie Hopkins's 'embarrassing romp in a field with a married former colleague, Mark Cross'.

In the penultimate episode of The Apprentice, Katie was asked 'have you ever lied or cheated' and said "yes to get someone else's husband because I wanted him."

Katie gained an MBA through the Open University.

Katie's first job was in a local cake shop aged 14.

In August 2007, Katie Hopkins presented a Five Live Report on the family, entitled 'The F-Word'.

In an interview with Katie Hopkins on the BBC website, she outlined her own family history:

"I have cohabited three times, been engaged twice and given birth before settling down to marry the father. I am a divorcee with paperwork pending and have spent the last two years as a single mother of two girls under three. Finally, I am cohabiting again."

In October 2007, Katie Hopkins's weekly column in the Exeter Express and Echo was ended after the Editor put it to the readers whether she should stay and 84% voted for her to go.

In June 2008, The Mail reported that Katie Hopkins and Mark Cross were expecting their first child together.

In November 2008 Katie Hopkins and Mark Cross had a baby, Maximilian William.

In February 2010, it was revealed that Katie Hopkins was to marry her fiance, Mark Cross, on Living TV's reality show Four Weddings.

In January 2015, Katie Hopkins finished second in Celebrity Big Brother.

In December 2015, it was revealed that Discovery’s TLC channel had decided not to recommission If Katie Hopkins Ruled the World after its first episode gained just 69,000 viewers.

She has also presented on the radio station LBC and been a columnist at The Sun and then The Mail Online.

In March 2017, blogger Jack Monroe won £24,000 damages in a libel action against Katie Hopkins.

On 26 May 2017, LBC announced that Katie Hopkins was leaving the radio station with immediate effect.

In January 2020, Katie Hopkins had her Twitter account suspended for violating the social media platform's anti-hate policy.

Later that year, in June 2020, her Twitter account was permanently suspended.

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