Remember When Katie Hopkins Had To Quit 'The Apprentice'?

In 2007, the UK audience who watch The BBC's The Apprentice were introduced to Katie Hopkins. At the time, we were blissfully unaware that she would go on to achieve what she has today. A columnist, radio presenter, and more enemies than Twitter followers.

I don't want to say she's the Marmite of British media, but that would divide opinions too much. Instead, I'm going to go for baby vomit because some people don't mind her spewing her opinions in the corner, as long as it's cleared up afterwards. But I'm pretty sure everyone would agree that they don't want it spread over their toast in the morning - at any time of the day for that matter.

When the show aired nine years ago, we did get a hint of the qualities that helped her to earn the title as the most hated woman in Britain. Although, who would have thought she would get caught shagging in a field? That really was a shock.

Love her or hate her, here's a Katie Hopkins first. This was the moment she, for once in her life, cared about her family over her career. Or perhaps she could see herself being fired from the show and wanted to get in there first. I'd go for the latter if I had to pick between them.


The Apprentice final 2007, aired June 6 2007. Video credit: BBC One

Got to hand it to you, Hopkins, you did well out of it. If you could bottle being hateful and not giving a shit about it, I reckon you'd probably be a billionaire.

Personally, I don't hate anyone. I'm sure I'd tolerate her if I took the time get to know her without a TV crew around. But that wouldn't make the headlines now, would it?

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Hamish Kilburn

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