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Kerry Katona reacts to ‘fake news’ that she had a warning for Vladimir Putin

'She's our generation’s Winston Churchill'

Clodagh Meaney

Kerry Katona has reacted to the “fake news” that she had a stern warning for Russian president Vladimir Putin.

An image surfaced online that showed Kerry appearing on Loose Women with a tagline that read: “Kerry Katona has a message for Vladimir Putin.”

The picture went viral on social media with one person dubbing her “our generation’s Winston Churchill”.

However, much to everyone’s disappointment, it turned out that the snap was a screenshot from a 2019 episode of the show where she spoke about taking part on Celebs Go Dating, and the tagline was edited.

The image was shared to Instagram by meme account Love of Huns and people quickly became obsessed.

“I can sleep easy tonight,” one person commented.

“And just like that the war has ended. Thanks Kerry,” another joked.

“Never has there been a bigger threat to Europe than this warning. Stay safe huns,” added another.

“She must think he’s from Iceland,” another joked, referencing the former singer’s TV ad campaign with the supermarket.

Kerry herself weighed in on the hilarious image when she shared the image to her Instagram story with a gif that read “No War,” apparently confirming her position on the Russian conflict.

Fans and meme lovers alike were reminded of her former husband Brian McFadden’s very real tweet about fighting ISIS.

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The Westlife singer took to Twitter in 2017 where he said: “Wouldn't it be great if ISIS had the balls to stand face to face with us and fight. No weapons. No bombs. No dead children. Man to man.”

Reminiscing about a time when they were the tabloid’s golden couple of the noughties one person shared: “Think of what Kerry Katona and Brian McFadden could achieve, if they just got back together.”

Another wrote: “Brian McFadden was gonna take on ISIS. Now Kerry Katona is sending messages to Putin. They really were the ultimate power couple.”

"First Brian went after ISIS, now Kerry’s going for Russia..." added another.

Brian and Kerry tied the knot on 5 January 2002, in Rathfeigh, County Meath.

The couple went on to welcome two daughters Molly (19) and Lily (18).

Brian and Kerry split in 2004, and their divorce was finalised in 2006.

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