Katie Hopkins leaves LBC in the wake of controversial 'final solution' tweet

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Katie Hopkins has claimed she will ‘rise again’ after she was fired by radio station LBC.

The outspoken former Apprentice contestant was sacked by the talk radio station after calling for a ‘final solution’ in the wake of the Manchester terror attack.

Hopkins’ tweet, made in the hours after the explosion, read: “22 dead – number rising. Schofield. Don’t you even dare. Do not be part of the problem. We need a final solution. #Machester (sic)”

LBC announced on Friday morning that Hopkins, 42, ‘will leave effective immediately’.

The controversial columnist and broadcaster later tweeted about a ‘super exciting announcement next week’, having previously promised: ‘I will rise again.’

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After causing outrage with her original tweet, Hopkins later toned it down, saying a “true solution” was what was actually needed. Her original tweet has since been deleted.

When questioned, she insisted she stood by her original tweet and had merely corrected the typo.

Complaints were made to the Metropolitan Police about Hopkins’ original tweet.

A spokesman for the Met said on Tuesday: “We can confirm that a complaint has been received by the Metropolitan Police Service on Tuesday, 23 May in relation to a tweet published on the same day.

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“As is routine, the allegation will be reviewed and assessed by specialist officers.”

The police have been contacted for an update.

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Has Katie Hopkins finally gone too far? (Rex)
Has Katie Hopkins finally gone too far? (Rex)

Hopkins, a former Apprentice contestant and now a columnist and broadcaster, caused outrage with the tweet, which appeared to reference the term used by the Nazis for the Holocaust.

She hosted a weekly Sunday show on LBC.

Yahoo News has contacted LBC, who say they have no further comment to make.

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