Katie Hopkins is married and has three children aged 10, nine and six. When asked how she classifies her job, Katie describes herself a ‘writer, commentator and a part of life, giving a different or shared view depending on whether you hate me or not’.
This includes a Sun column, being a TV sofa talking head and 2015’s Celebrity Big Brother, in which - to the surprise of pretty much everyone - she came second and did ‘just for the money’. Her decidedly non-PC opinions have riled everyone from the UN high commissioner for human rights to an Oxford student called Tyrone and she challenged Charlotte Church to a boxing match this week after the Welsh songstress called her a ‘parasite’ on Twitter.
But she says: ‘It gets on my nerves when people say I am controversial for a living. I only say what I really think. I really mean it. And I believe we must fight for the right to say what we believe. Otherwise we are confined to a narrow band of acceptable behaviour.’