Katie Hopkins
Katie Hopkins regularly outrages the public with her outspoken Twitter posts Getty Images/Stuart C Wilson

Celebrity Big Brother star Katie Hopkins has revealed that she was contacted by social services recently over concerns for the welfare of her three children.

The former Apprentice contestant says a complaint was made about the controversial opinions posted on her Twitter feed amid fears for her three children, Maximillion and daughters India and Poppy.

In an interview with Management Today, Hopkins explained: "I did have a call the other day from part of social services that they were concerned about the welfare of my child based on my Twitter feed, which someone thought might be damaging them. They said they had to call to follow up."

When asked by the publication how her young children cope with their mother having such a vilified profile across the country, she replied: "They are in a nice, small school that they love. They still see it as quite cool I am on TV.

"Some kid said to them that 'their mum hates your mum'. My daughter explains it as 'you just speak your mind Mum, and not everyone likes your mind'."

In April, it was reported that the mother-of-three was being investigated by specialist crime officers for alleged hate crime after describing asylum seekers as "cockroaches" in an opinion piece published by The Sun.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said in a statement: "We can confirm that we have received allegations of incitement to racial hatred following an article on 17 April.

"The matter has been passed to assistant commissioner Patricia Gallon at the specialist crime and investigations directorate for consideration. There have been no arrests."

Most recently, Hopkins was involved in a Twitter row with former classical singer Charlotte Church over the Tories' general election victory.