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Holly Willoughby shuts down Katie Hopkins over 'This Morning' class row

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Holly Willoughby became visibly annoyed with guest contributor Katie Hopkins on yesterday's This Morning (July 3).

The former Apprentice star made controversial comments about children's names and how they're linked to class.



Hopkins said: "I think you can tell a great deal from a name. For me there's certain names that I hear and I think, 'Urgh'. For me, a name is a shortcut of finding out what class that child comes from and makes me ask, 'Do I want my children to play with them?'

"There's a whole set of things that go with children like that and that's why I don't like those sorts of children."

Fellow guest Anna May Mangan was shocked to hear Hopkins's remarks, explaining that she was an Irish immigrant and had been criticised as a child because of it.

She said: "This is snort-worthy Katie. I can't believe that you're such an insufferable snob. And I can tell you that if you do let one of your little darlings go and play with a working class child, they certainly won't come home singing 'My Old Man's a Dustman'.

"Working class children are doing incredibly well, and for you to categorise them because of their names, which they didn't even choose themselves, is cruel and unkind and so snooty, and so old-fashioned."

Holly Willoughby attends the evian 'Live Young' Suite at Wimbledon

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Holly Willoughby at Wimbledon

Katie Hopkins

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Katie Hopkins



When Willoughby asked Hopkins if she felt her opinions were limiting her children in any way, she replied: "Yes."

The co-host then asked: "Why would you do that? Why would you do that?"

As Hopkins criticised names such as Tyler, Charmaine and Chardonnay, Willoughby told her: "That's terrible, listen to what you're saying."

Willoughby finally had enough of Hopkins when she said that young girls named Chardonnay had most likely been named after cheaper bottles of wine such as Black Tower or Blue Nun.

"Oh stop, stop right there," Willoughby said fiercely, prompting Hopkins to look somewhat surprised.

Katie Hopkins is known for her controversial views on a variety of subjects while taking part in This Morning's debate feature.

Earlier this year, she upset X Factor singer Katie Waissel when speaking about tattoos and body art.

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