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Katie Hopkins to leave radio show 'immediately' after controversial Manchester remark

Outraged Twitter users pointed out the term she had used, a "final solution", was used by the Nazis to describe the Holocaust.

Katie Hopkins is to leave her LBC radio show "immediately" following a controversial remark about the Manchester terror attack which caused widespread anger.

Following Monday's (22Apr17) bombing in Manchester Arena, which left 22 people dead and 59 in hospital with injuries, Katie tweeted: "22 dead – number rising. Schofield. Don’t you even dare. Do not be a part of the problem. We need a final solution Machester (sic)."

Outraged Twitter users quickly pointed out that the term she had used, a "final solution", was used by the Nazis to describe the Holocaust.

Katie then changed "final solution" to "true solution", insisting her earlier tweet was a "mis-type". She later deleted the tweet all together.

However, following the news that complaints about the tweet have led to an investigation by The Metropolitan Police, Katie will no longer present her weekly Sunday show on LBC.

"LBC and Katie Hopkins have agreed that Katie will leave LBC effective immediately," a spokesperson said.

Katie had initially joined LBC in April 2016, and regularly finds herself in hot water with her controversial remarks.

And fellow LBC presenter James O'Brien was among those slamming the former Apprentice contestant for using the "final solution" phrasing in her tweet about the terrorist attack.

Calling her a "monstrous self-publicist", James added that Katie "employs the most vile of thoughts and language in a desperate attempt to stay relevant and get noticed".

While Katie has tweeted following LBC's announcement about her departure, she has not directly referenced it in her posts.

She did however tweet her few supporters, writing: "Listen funsters, you know I can't say why, but please stop being kind on email. Compliments & me are like Corbyn (Labour leader Jeremy) and common sense. Opposite."

Katie has also hit headlines for her support of U.S. President Donald Trump, who she has frequently said would help get Britain back on the straight and narrow if he were the leader there.

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