Katie Hopkins has Aussie visa cancelled after flouting quarantine rules

British commentator Katie Hopkins has had her Australian visa cancelled and she will be deported, after putting staff at risk while undergoing hotel quarantine.

The far-right figure was initially granted a visa to come and be a part of Big Brother, as part of a request from the NSW state government.

Hopkins then published a video to her social media, which has since been taken down, calling Australia’s lockdowns as ‘the greatest hoax in human history’.


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She also detailed her plans to breach quarantine rules.

After learning of her behaviour over the weekend, Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews immediately ordered a review of her visa terms.

While Seven tore up her contract after bringing the network into disrepute.

“Seven Network and Endemol Shine Australia confirm that Katie Hopkins is not part of Big Brother VIP,” a statement from the network read over the weekend.

“Seven and Endemol Shine strongly condemn her irresponsible and reckless comments in hotel quarantine.”

Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews has this morning confirmed that Katie Hopkins will be leaving Australia imminently.

“I think her behaviour is absolutely appalling,” Minister Andrews told The Today Show. 

“She should have been absolutely ashamed of her own behaviour I don’t know whether she will be.

“Quite frankly I hadn’t even heard of her before I found out what she had been up to and I actually don’t want to ever hear about her again.

“She just needs to leave the country quickly.

I am very happy that she is going to be leaving this country as soon as possible. Would I have preferred the incident didn’t happen at all? Absolutely. 

“She put many other people at risk because of her behaviours. So that is unacceptable. So I am very happy she is leaving,” Minister Andrews said.