Punching a celebrity is a big news item when they happen, particularly when said fist lands on the physiognomy of a star who clearly deserves it.

The latest fistfight to make the headlines was when actor Orlando Bloom took a swing at Justin Bieber at a restaurant, a scene that prompted fellow actor Leonardo DiCaprio to burst into cheers!

Whether you call it violence or poetic justice, we all have celebrities whom we love to hate and a punch would even the score after us having our faces stuffed with their antics, courtesy of the media.

So, who are the celebrities we reckon could be the next to get punched? Read on to find out.

Katie Hopkins

Katie Hopkins is known for spouting venom at anything and anyone as long as it’ll garner her more of the life-giving attention that she constantly seems to crave for. The former reality TV star and weekly columnist for The Sun has turned being nasty into art form.

Her latest victim being TOWIE star Gemma Collins, who became the first contestant to quit the current season of I’m a Celebrity… Get me out of here! Hopkins passed spiteful remarks about Collins’s size as part of her ongoing crusade against heavy-set people.

We think a smack in the head is probably what Hopkins needs to remind her that she couldn’t last longer than nine days in the jungle before the public voted her out.

Dapper Laughs

Daniel O’Reilly, aka Dapper Laughs, was in a right old mess recently after his ITV2 show was pulled off the air for making misogynistic remarks that got feminists up in arms.

Among the many tasteless comments the stand-up comedian has made about women, he once criticised a woman who expressed her disgust with his show by tweeting that she looked like “some bloke has given her a right hook.”

Although it won’t fix the problem of sexism in today’s society, if there is justice in the world, then a right hook aimed in Dapper Laugh’s general direction would probably be what’s needed to bring at least some temporary relief.

Julien Blanc

Julien Blanc has recently described himself as “the most hated man in the world”, a pretty inconvenient epithet for a man who styles himself as a pickup guru. But even this self-deprecating honesty isn’t enough to clear his face from being a justifiable target for somebody’s knuckles.

The controversial pick-up artist courted infamy when the UK refused to issue him a visa to travel to that country after recordings of his seminars show him demonstrating techniques that men can use to harass and abuse women, including choking them.

Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood

Vivenne Westwood (Photo: Reuters/Neil Hall)

We don’t generally go about spreading the notion that knocking the lights out of geriatrics is a good thing, but Vivienne Westwood is probably next in line for a fist-to-face intervention.

The 73-year-old English fashion designer was recorded in a recent BBC interview passing some horrible comments about how people who cannot afford organic food should simply “eat less” instead of turning to potentially harmful GMOs and processed foods.

Good ol’ Viv already stirred up controversy in October when she claimed that clothes and food aren’t expensive enough and that something’s wrong when you can buy cooked chicken for only two quid.

Pewdiepie

Pewdiepie, aka Felix Kjellberg, is a 25-year-old Swede who became a multi-millionaire by sitting at home while filming himself playing games. This alone might provoke equal measures of admiration and an intense desire to punch the guy, but here’s what definitely skews the probability towards the latterly outcome. Rape jokes.

The foul-mouthed online vlogger has attracted a long-standing controversy over his blithe use of the description ‘being raped’ during his playthrough, and even created a video called ‘It’s Raping Time’. He has cleaned up his act somewhat after promising his 32 million subscribers to stop making rape jokes, however this has hardly dimmed his colourful language peppered with insults!

Amy Childs

Amy Childs (Photo: AP)

Amy Childs

Move out of the way, One Direction, Ebola is about to kill it on the music scene. At least, that’s what Amy Childs thinks. The English reality TV celebrity showed just how out of touch she is with actual reality when she mistook Ebola for an up-and-coming band.

The former Celebrity Big Brother contender and TOWIE star was asked what were her thoughts about the spread of the deadly disease during a red carpet interview, and after giving the reporter a perplexed look, she quickly recomposed herself and enthused: “I might be a big fan after tonight… I think it will be absolutely amazing.”

Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld (Photo: Christopher Lane for the Guardian)

Ouch, this would be a really painful one to watch. We’re all huge fans of Seinfeld, but his recent comments, in which he self-diagnosed himself with autistic spectrum disorder, were a slap in the face to millions of people who are genuinely affected by the condition. That’s why we think he ought to be on the receiving end of a punch pretty soon.

Seinfeld retracted his thoughtless observation a few days later, but not before sparking the ire of parents across the nation. Better stick to routines about NY taxi cabs and drinking coffee in vintage cars with fellow comedians, old pal!

Just wait and see…

Whilst the reality is that most of the celebrities we’d secretly like to be involved in a slugfest will never get that sort of comeuppance, it’s become easier than ever to call out on behaviour we don’t approve of, and heckle those famous people who rub us the wrong way.

With powerful online communication tools like Twitter, fans and haters alike are just 140 characters away from expressing exactly what they think about a particular celebrity.

Maybe fisticuffs isn’t the best way to settle the score after all, and the celebrity beefs of today and tomorrow can be solved more quickly and cleanly online.

Will that be as satisfying as a biff in the face? Somehow, we don’t think so.