British celebrity Katie Hopkins has claimed she is heading back to Australia after being kicked out last month over inappropriate hotel quarantine behavior. But doubts have been raised about her claims, given her visa was revoked. The far-right commentator was flown to Australia in July to appear on Channel 7’s reality show Big Brother VIP in July, but was sent packing before completing her mandatory two-week quarantine.
Now Hopkins has claimed she had re-entered Australia early on Sunday morning in a post to Instagram where she was seated on the floor of what appeared to be an airport. “The glamour is REAL people,” she wrote alongside the photo, which showed her working on a laptop with her face mask worn on her chin.
“Let’s get among it. Are you ready, Australia? Deputy Prime Minister – I’m back with my bongos – you utter C**womble. #freeaustralia,” her post read. Yet there were no signs in her immediate surroundings that suggested she had, in fact, returned, with a power point next to her not the shape of a typical Australian one, while writing on the trolley next to her appeared to be in Spanish.
Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews confirmed that Hopkins’s “critical skills” visa had been canceled and would be deported, describing her behavior as “despicable”. It was understood Hopkins was also dumped from the reality series, leaving many to speculate how she managed to get into the country for a second time.
The 46-year-old also took aim at state leaders for enforcing lockdowns and has regularly argued, “Australians must be set free” and that those following the rules were “brainwashed”. It came after Hopkins shared a video Sunday morning of her tumultuous experience entering Australia, which she said was filmed in July before she was deported.