Celebrities deal blow to Katie Hopkins - by REFUSING to appear on her chat show

Katie Hopkins.

Plans for a chat show featuring outspoken Celebrity Big Brother runner-up Katie Hopkins look set to be axed - because celebrities are refusing to take part.

The motormouth was recently reported to be developing her own primetime show for cable and satellite channel TLC.

However, The Mirror claims that the project has been dealt a blow, after a call was sent out to agents for famous guests - only for their clients to turn it down.

The newspaper's source said: "They can’t find anyone who wants to go on it. She is too controversial, too nasty. The bottom line is, no one likes her. Why would you want to go and speak to her?"

The report comes as Katie faces her biggest backlash to date after branding migrants as "cockroaches" and proposed using gunships to prevent them crossing the Mediterranean - in the week that 400 people were feared to have drowned crossing the Mediterranean Sea.

In her weekly column for The Sun she wrote: "I don't care. Show me pictures of coffins, show me bodies floating in the water, play violins and show me skinny people looking sad. I still don't care."

Since then, almost 280,000 people have signed a petition calling for The Sun to sack her.

TLC previously worked with Katie on Katie Hopkins: My Fat Story - which saw her deliberately gain four stone in an attempt to prove that it is easy to lose weight.

The first episode of the two-part documentary became the broadcaster's highest rating programme to date, racking up 257,000 viewers in January.

Despite her highly controversial opinions, Katie somehow managed to take second place in Channel 5's Celebrity Big Brother a month later - losing out to her rival Katie Price.

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