Katie Hopkins – who had a very public showdown with Peaches Geldof on TV show This Morning – has spoken out for the first time about the 25-year-old’s tragic death.
Katie had previously embarked on a Twitter feud with Peaches and criticised the young mum in her newspaper column late last year.
The former Apprentice contestant and prolific tweeter, came under fire on Tuesday when she failed to acknowledge Peaches’ death on the site.
Katie has now broken her silence saying, “Peaches didn’t want a tweet from me”.
Writing in her column for The Sun newspaper, she said, “Peaches didn’t want a tweet from me. She didn’t welcome it in life. She certainly didn’t need it in death. She was tough enough not to seek approval from anyone. I admire that trait in others.”
“When terrible things happen, our job is not to cause a fuss but to leave people to their grief,” she said. “Now Sir Bob, her husband and the children need to be left in private to clutch on to anything that keeps them afloat.”
Katie went on, “Growing up without a mum brought heartbreak into Peaches’ life. Her death threatens to do the same for her boys. History has done a terrible thing and repeated itself.”
“Peaches didn’t need tweets from celebrities or strangers – she just needed a mother’s love,” she added.