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If Katie Hopkins Ruled the World to screen on TLC from August

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TLC channel has commissioned a seven-part series on which celebrities, comedians, experts and a studio audience will take on Katie Hopkins in a series of debates about modern issues like class, money and weight.

If Katie Hopkins Ruled the World will feature the right-wing commentator battling with panellists and the audience to defend or deny the proposed rules in an irreverent new studio format.

Katie said, “People often tell me that I say the things they think, but don’t have the courage to say. In this new show I’ll be the little voice inside their heads! Join me, and let's see what would happen If Katie Hopkins Ruled the World. It could get messy.”


A moderator will control proceedings as Katie and celebrities, comedians and high profile experts each present and argue the case for a rule on everyday life before the studio audience has the final say and decide whether the rule is passed or thrown out.

Clare Laycock, head of TLC, UK & Ireland (opens in new tab), said: “The show is a unique forum to thrash out the issues being ranted about in pubs, on Twitter and in living rooms across Britain. Views will be questioned, rules will be disputed and opinions will be opposed in what promises to be an exhilarating watch – perfect for TLC.”


If Katie Hopkins Ruled the World will premiere on TLC UK in August.


Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.