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Lily Allen slams Katie Hopkins over 'weight gain'

Lily Allen has responded to criticism from TV personality Katie Hopkins about the singer gaining weight in motherhood.

In an interview with Heat magazine, former Apprentice contestant Hopkins said when the Smile star became a mother, it "largely involved gaining two stone and looking pretty hideous."

Read: Katie Hopkins apologises for 'poor timing' of tweet

Allen has talked openly about suffering a miscarriage in 2008 and losing a child to stillbirth in 2010, before giving birth to her two daughters. She hit out at Hopkins' comments on Twitter:

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Yes, after tragically loosing a child so late in to mypregnancy I may have gained a few pounds,I am one of many that find comfort in food.

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I wasn't exercising because I didn't want to take any risks, and funnily enough, the survival of my children felt more important than being

Katie Hopkins apologises for 'poor timing' of tweet

Television personality Katie Hopkins has apologised and blamed "poor timing" after offending Twitter users with a joke about life expectancy in Scotland after the fatal helicopter crash in Glasgow.

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Katie Hopkins Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Hopkins wrote on the site on Saturday: "Life expectancy in Scotland based 07/08 birth is 59.5. Goodness me. That lot will do anything to avoid working until retirement."

That sparked an online campaign calling for her to be banned from television, including an online petition calling for her to apologise.

Writing earlier today, she linked to the NHS report she said her tweet was "directly related" to and said: "I apologise to those I offended. It was poor timing".

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Katie Hopkins effigy to be set alight on bonfire night

Former Apprentice star Katie Hopkins will be the latest celebrity to have an effigy burnt on bonfire night.

Katie Hopkins caused outrage after linking children's names with their social class. Credit: PA

The controversial businesswoman, who has previously linked children's names to their social class, follows Lance Armstrong, Cherie Blair, Jonathan Ross and Wayne Rooney in being a "celebrity Guy".

Read: Apprentice star defends comments over children's names

The effigy will be burnt at the stake at this year's Edenbridge bonfire in Kent.

Read more at ITV Meridian

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