Katie Hopkins' celebrity TV chatshow axed after poor ratings

Katie Hopkins' celebrity TV chatshow has been axed by digital channel TLC following poor ratings.

If Katie Hopkins Ruled The World drew an average overnight audience of just 69,000 viewers on its August 6 premiere.

A second series of the weekly show, which saw the controversial columnist joined by celebrities including The Only Way Is Essex's Gemma Collins and Celebrity Big Brother housemate Liz Jones, is unlikely to be commissioned.

"I don't think we'll see that again," an insider told the Press Association.

Among the more notable moments on the show, Hopkins branded an audience member "a raging, angry, fat person in a pink jacket" and called writer Jones "a bit weird".

It comes despite Katie Hopkins: My Fat Story being TLC's highest rated programme ever, debuting with an overnight average of 257,000 viewers in January.

Following its success, Katie Hopkins: Fat Story One Year On, a one-off follow-up, will be broadcast on TLC on January 2.