By signing her up as a columnist two years ago, the world’s biggest news website bagged itself arguably Britain’s most provocative commentator.
Hopkins for her part, gained an even bigger audience for her extreme views.
Some of the rhetoric used along the way has been grimly redolent of the right’s most extreme manifestations.
In April 2015 she used her column to describe migrants as “cockroaches”, pronouncing herself unaffected by the sight of dead refugees “floating in the water”.
People who have dealt with her directly describe her as charming in person, and yet seemingly genuine in her antipathy towards both Muslims and liberals.
She claimed that the use of the phrase, so closely associated with the Holocaust, was a mistake.
But either way, her LBC show was cancelled soon afterwards.
The announcement came after protesters gathered outside an event where Ms Hopkins was due to speak in Lewes, causing it to be cancelled on safety grounds.
A previous motion to cancel the event because of expected demonstrations and tensions was defeated, with Ms Hopkins later claiming audience members and security staff had been attacked.
It was notable that earlier this month Hopkins gave a particularly divisive speech in America, claiming that parts of Britain were in the grip of a “Muslim mafia” and that there was “institutionalised discrimination against whites”.