Kerry Katona “UNFOLLOWED” by fans after controversial interview

“Omg bad move! Sorry I have to unfollow”

Kerry Katona

by Geraint Llewellyn |
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Kerry Katona felt the full force of her fans this week after sitting down in an interview with controversial GB News host Nigel Farage.

During the interview Kerry covered everything from her marriages and experience with drugs to the school curriculum.

However as soon as she posted a photo with the presenter, captioning it, “What a fun interview 💜” many of Kerry’s fans quickly began to unfollow her.

One fan wrote, “So shocked and disappointed to see you supporting a person with such values Kerry”, while another said, “Omg bad move! Sorry I have to unfollow🙈”.

A third commented, “I'm sorry but I'm adding myself to the unfollowed too. It's been fun but this man is the lowest of the low. He uses people for his own gain and you allowed him too. It's an insult to your mixed race family. Sad”.

It appears that following the backlash, Kerry then wrote underneath the post, “This interview doesn’t reflect any political views of mine.. it was a fun interview and always remember it’s nice to be nice ❤️”.

Check out: Kerry's career timeline


Kerry Katona's Career Timeline

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Kerry Katona: Atomic Kitten

From 1998 to 2001, Kerry Katona rose to fame when she joined girl group, Atomic Kitten. After three years in the band she decided to quit but not before they achieved five top ten singles - including their hit Whole Again.

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Kerry Katona and Brian McFadden

At the start of 2002, Kerry married former Westlife member Brian McFadden and they had two daughters (Molly and Lilly-Sue) together. They met during the Smash Hits tour and were engaged after three months together. However after two years of marriage, Brian McFadden filed a divorce from Kerry Katona and in 2006 it was finalised.

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Kerry Katona: Loose Women panel

Kerry became a Loose Women panellist between 2003 and 2004, alongside Carol McGiffin, Kaye Adams, Sherrie Hewson and Claire Sweeney.

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Kerry Katona: Queen of the Jungle

In 2004 we saw Kerry Katona as a contestant on I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!. She appeared on the third series of the show, where she was voted the first ever Queen of the Jungle. Kerry won against English journalist and presenter, Jennie Bond and Peter Andre.

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Kerry Katona and Mark Croft

In early 2007, Katona married (for the second time) taxi driver Mark Croft. During their marriage they welcomed Heidi and Max into the world, however it was around this time that Kerry became bankrupt. Then in 2009, the pair broke up but later on reconciled. However, in 2011 a divorce was filed and confirmed.

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Kerry Katona's reality shows

Between 2007 and 2009, Kerry Katona had three reality shows which aired on MTV – Kerry Katona: Crazy in Love, Kerry Katona: Whole Again, and Kerry Katona: What's the Problem?. They all followed key moments in her life, such as her marriage to Mark, welcoming Max into the world and her bipolar disorder.

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Kerry Katona: This Morning interview

During her second marriage, in 2008, Kerry had her infamous This Morning interview with Phillip Schofield and Fern Britton. Kerry has said that it "destroyed" her career and she had to get TV companies to trust her again. And in a recent video uploaded to her YouTube channel, Kerry explained, "[The medication I was on] was really really strong… It was the only safe drug I was allowed to take… but it affected my speech." She added, "Because my speech is slurry people actually think I was drunk on the show… but that was pure medication and that's what winds me up."

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Kerry Katona: another reality show

In 2010 Kerry starred in two more of her own reality shows Katona: Coming Clean and Kerry Katona: The Next Chapter. During the shows she was honest about her battle with addiction, the realities of her relationship with Mark Croft and how she turned her life around.

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Kerry Katona: Dancing on Ice

In 2011, Kerry appeared on our screens as a contestant on the sixth series of Dancing on Ice and she partnered with professional ice skater Daniel Whiston. Unfortunately she was eliminated in the week 5 skate-off.

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Kerry Katona: Celebrity Big Brother

Following her appearance on Dancing on Ice, Kerry became a contestant on the eighth series of Celebrity Big Brother. She appeared alongside Jedward, Amy Childs and became runner-up to Paddy Doherty.

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Kerry Katona: The Big Reunion

In 2012, Kerry reunited with Liz McClaron and Natasha Hamilton for a TV series The Big Reunion which featured other groups such as Five and B*Witched. The popularity of the show led to Atomic Kitten going on a UK arena tour in 2013. After a whirlwind five years together, Katona decided to leave the group again in 2017 - leaving them as a duo.

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Kerry Katona and George Kay

In 2014, Kerry married her third husband rugby player George Kay, who she had Dylan-Jorge with. Shortly after their wedding it was reported that Kerry and George were on the rocks for various reasons and they ended up briefly splitting. They tried to save their relationship and even renewed their vows, but in 2017 they called quits on their turbulent marriage. In 2019 George sadly passed away.

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Kerry Katona: Loose Women... again

Kerry Katona returned to Loose Women as a guest panellist in 2016 for a special episode centred around mental health.

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Kerry Katona: Celebs Go Dating

In 2019, Kerry Katona starred in the sixth series of Celebs Go Dating – alongside TOWIE's Pete Wicks and Megan McKenna, and Love Island's Georgia Steel and Jack Fowler. She opened up a lot about her past relationships and even went on some very open and very awkward dates. Kerry turned up to the final show in Tenerife on her own and admitted she was happy with the journey she had been on.

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Kerry Katona and Ryan Mahoney engagement

Kerry got engaged to Ryan Mahoney in August 2020 during their holiday in Spain. The pair started dating in 2018 but split up after a few months. However, following her Celebs Go Dating stint they rekindled their relationship and the rest is history.


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But not all of Kerry's fans were unhappy with the post as one person said, “We are all human! Remember freedom of choice still remains even though they are trying to take it away! Meeting different people in life does everyone good”.

Someone else commented, “You’ll only have decent people left after all the snowflakes unfollow anyway.”

While others missed the drama altogether with one simply saying, “Love your trousers ”.

And another asked, “Are them trousers from Hollister? Was looking at them other day😍”.

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During the interview Kerry spoke candidly about her addictions and bankruptcy and even managed a swipe at ex-husband Mark Croft, who she divorced in 2010.

The former singer, who infamously spent £500 a week on her cocaine, said, “It's called the devil's dandruff. It's the most evil thing in the world, even more so than Mark Croft. It is very, very evil, and for me it's something I know I will never go back and do, never in a million years. I've worked too hard to get to where I am today.”

Kerry then moved onto the topic of schools and said that she doesn’t think young people are prepared enough for the real world. On GB News she said, “The bankruptcy and drugs, it's not spoken about. You learn about the Battle of Hastings. What's that going to do for somebody when they leave school? No one teaches you about a mortgage or bankruptcy unless you do a business course.”

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The star – who was declared bankrupt in 2008 - managed to turn her fortune around and now insiders have told Closer magazine that Kerry is keen to spice up her Only Fans content by using her new 32DD boobs.

Her X-rated masterplan is all part of a drive to make as much money as possible, in the hope that she can pay for a surrogate to help her realise her baby dream.

A source explained, “Kerry’s realised how lucrative her OnlyFans work is and she’s keen to increase her income to help pay for the costly process involved in surrogacy, which can easily run into tens of thousands of pounds – plus the cost of having another child to raise.

“There’s no way she’d have a child naturally again – having had issues with DJ when she was born – but she feels guilty that Ryan hasn’t had a child that is biologically his, so she’s keen to go down the surrogacy route.

“She’s started the process, having looked into freezing her eggs. The next step is getting her eggs screened, as she knows with getting older there can be health-related issues.”

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