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Katie Hopkins And Katie Price Compete For Celebrity Mum Of The Year

27/02/2015 10:47 | Updated 20 May 2015

Katie Hopkins and Katie Price

The Celebrity Mum of the Year shortlist has been revealed – and it's the battle of the Katies.

Just weeks after clashing on Celebrity Big Brother, Katie Price and Katie Hopkins are going head-to-head again – with another Katie – Katie Piper – thrown in for good measure!

Katie Price, who is a mum of five to Harvey, Junior, Princess Tiaamii, Jett and new baby Bunny will be competing for her third title as Mum of the Year, but mother-of-three Katie Hopkins – mum to India, Poppy and Maximillan - is a surprise contender because of her no-holds- barred views about other parents.

As well as Price and Hopkins, the other Katie is TV presenter Piper, who became a mum to Belle a year ago and is much loved for the courageous way she bounced back from a horrific acid attack by a former boyfriend.

But there other celebrity mums, including mum-to-be Abbey Clancy, X Factor winner Sam Bailey and TOWIE star Billie Faiers, will offer a fierce challenge.

Other competition comes from This Morning presenter and mum-of-three Holly Willoughby and The Voice co-host Emma Willis.

And singers Kimberley Walsh, from Girls Aloud, and The Saturdays' Frankie Bridge – who only last month announced she's expecting her second child – complete the 2015 mummy pack.

The lucky finalists have a grand total of 21 children. Katie Price has been a mother the longest, with son Harvey aged 12, while Kimberley Walsh had her first child, son Bobby, just over 5 months ago.

Both Abbey Clancy and Frankie Bridge are currently expecting their second babies - making them the only pregnant mums to make the shortlist.

Surprisingly, The Duchess of Cambridge narrowly missed out after finishing in 11th place.

The most shocking entry by a country mile is Katie Hopkins who has previously been vilified for her hard-hitting views about parenting.

But after her appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, the country seems to have softened towards her.

However, not everyone is thrilled with the decision with her nomination with many outraged members of the public taking to Twitter to express their disagreement.

Coleen Nolan's son Shane Richie Jnr tweeted: "Sooo @KTHopkins has been nominated for mum of the yearjQuery191025429295864887536_1424882588385? Is this a jokejQuery19102855421912390739_1424883751553 This pic says it all #baffled"

People can vote for the celebrity they think is the most deserving of the crown at icelolly.com until Tuesday March 3.

Last year's winner, former Liberty X singer and mum-of-two Michelle Heaton, said of her win: "The fact the award is voted for by fellow mums out there makes it even more special. I'm one very happy mummy!"

As well as crowning the Celebrity Mum of the Year, icelolly.com – a price comparison website - is also celebrating the Real Mum of the Year in the run-up to Mother's Day.

THE CELEBRITY MUM OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST (in alphabetical order):

Sam Bailey

Frankie Bridge

Abbey Clancy

Billie Faiers

Katie Hopkins

Katie Piper

Katie Price

Kimberley Walsh

Emma Willis

Holly Willoughby

In the battle of the Katies, are we all losers?