Apprentice star Katie Hopkins defends comments over children's names

Former Apprentice contestant Katie Hopkins. Credit: ITV/This Morning

Former Apprentice star Katie Hopkins has defended her comments over linking children's names to class, after appearing in an explosive interview on ITV's This Morning.

The Daily Mail writer told presenters Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby that "I think you can tell a great deal from a name". Ms Hopkins went on to criticise names such as Chantelle, Charmaine, Chardonnay and Tyler. She added:

Ms Willoughby responded "Listen to what you are saying. You judge children on names. That’s extraordinary."

Ms Hopkins has since defended her comments on Twitter, after the YouTube video received more than 3.5 million views.

Watch the interview on ITV Player.