Katie Hopkins has said it was “really lame” that Tom Daley came out, and claimed she thinks her own six-year-old son is gay because he likes hairdressing and skipping.

The former Apprentice and I’m A Celebrity contestant mocked diver Tom Daley, who revealed he was in a relationship with a man last year.

She told Varsity: “It was really lame… we all knew he was gay.

“People love Tom Daley and the people who watch divers [are the] kind of the people who like to read Women’s Weekly.”

It is not the first time Hopkins has made disparaging comments about Tom Daley, labelling him an “irritating twerp” after he came out, and suggesting it was his own fault he had to move schools after being bullied.

Asked about how she would feel if her own son, Maximilian, came out, she said: “Oh, I’m hoping he is… because he likes skipping, he likes hairdressing. When I’m fifty and I’ve got a gay son, I’m totally sorted.

“[He'll say] ‘Mom your hairdo is awful, you have hair under your chin.

“I think he might be [gay] – I mean, he’s quite good-looking, like my girls aren’t good-looking but he totally is.”

Hopkins also said that she feels sorry for UKIP, who she claims are getting rough treatment from the media, and says she ‘respects’ the party for withstanding it.