Controversial columnist Katie Hopkins leaves The Sun for Mail Online - Press Gazette

Controversial columnist Katie Hopkins leaves The Sun for Mail Online

Controversial columnist Katy Hopkins is leaving The Sun for Mail Online.

Hopkins' final Sun column will appear in the newspaper tomorrow and she starts at Mail Online on 1 November.

In April this year, The Sun resisted calls to sack Katie Hopkins over a controversial column about migrants, which resulted in complaints made the the Independent Press Standards Organisation and the Metropolitan Police. In it, she said: "Make no mistake, these migrants are like cockroaches."

Hopkins, who appeared in Celebrity Big Brother earlier this year, has been the subject of numerous Mail Online stories this month, featuring in the headlines of five articles. One of the stories was headlined: "Tens of thousands sign petition call for Britain to swap motormouth Katie Hopkins for 50,000 refugees after heartless 'I don't care' column".

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