Katie Hopkins to leave LBC ‘immediately’

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Broadcaster Katie Hopkins is to leave her show on LBC “immediately”, the radio station has said.

The presenter, who first rose to prominence as a contestant on The Apprentice in 2006, joined LBC last April.

Hopkins is also a newspaper columnist and appeared in Celebrity Big Brother in 2015, finishing in second place.

She is known for her controversial opinions and regularly attracts criticism for her views.

Hopkins has continued tweeting since the announcement but has not yet referred to her own departure.

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Earlier this year, food writer Jack Monroe won £24,000 damages, plus £107,000 in legal costs, in a libel action against Hopkins after a row over two tweets, which Monroe said caused said caused “serious harm” to her reputation.

Hopkins was later told she could not appeal against the libel action.

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