I don't know who Katie Hopkins is. I'm not saying this to disparage her, it's just that I don't read the newspaper she writes for and I don't watch the TV programmes she appears on. This is my problem, not hers. Well, not so much a problem as, well, nothing really. So anyway, I don't know who Katie Hopkins is and she doesn't know who I am. In fact, I probably know more about her than she knows about me because I have read a couple of things on the internet and I don't imagine she has recently typed my name into Google.
But this evening I was reading about a bakery in Levenshulme that apparently produces the best baklava this side of Paris. Paul Magrs, author and creator of the Brenda and Effie stories (amongst others), was raving about it and somebody asked him if he was 'doing a Katie Hopkins'.
Paul was as bemused by this as I was and so some kind person produced a link to an article in the Daily Mail.
Katie Hopkins who is normally 'thin' is making a TV show where she will put on 3 and a half stone to become 'fat' and then she will lose it again. To show us fatties how easy it is to lose weight.
Also, I guess, to show the superskinnies on Supersize vs Superskinny how easy it is to gain weight. Finally, somebody who understands how annoying it is when Dr Christian says, 'That's amazing! You've gained half an ounce in 3 months. You look fabulous! Now do a dance with the fat person.'
I'm sure she will lose weight fairly easily. She was force feeding herself extra calories to gain the weight in a short time. She can go back to eating normally and doing whatever her normal exercise regime was and she should find it pretty easy.
Good for her!
If only we were all like Katie Hopkins. The world would be a thinner, happier place.
Because, as far as I can tell, everybody loves Katie Hopkins. That's why she has a column in the Sun and appears on This Morning. No other reason. As I say, I don't really know anything about her life or anything about her. So I won't judge. That is her talent, apparently.
Actually, even better than everybody being like Katie Hopkins, if only every bakery was like the bakery in Levenshulme. That would make the world happier.
Maybe not thinner though.