Katie Hopkins has taken one final savage swipe at Australian authorities after being deported.
The controversial British personality had been set to take part in Australia’s version of Celebrity Big Brother but the 46-year-old had her contract ripped up after she ‘joked’ about breaking quarantine rules while in Sydney.
The outspoken star then had to visa cancelled by authorities and was sent packing from Down Under.
Before she flew to the airport – where she was forced to wear a face mask – Katie took one last dig at the Australian government before she was booted back to the UK.
Taking to Instagram, Katie suggested that she was over the moon to be heading back to the UK, where she could bask in her ‘freedom’ after being deported.
“See you in the morning, my lovelies,” she wrote.
“You may ‘deport’ the Hopkins, but you cannot silence the truth. We will fight to TAKE BACK our freedoms.”
On Tuesday morning, Katie arrived in Heathrow airport where she was seen smiling and not wearing a face mask.
The seemingly unfazed star insisted that she was happy to be back on home turf as she told photographers ‘it’s nice not to wear a mask again’ as UK Covid restrictions continue to ease.
It comes after the far-right political commentator was fined £536 for allegedly answering the door of her hotel room without a facemask.
Last week, the media personality sparked utter outrage on Instagram when she shared a video where she brazenly ‘joked’ about deliberately breaking Covid rules.
Katie claimed that she intended to open her hotel room door naked and mask-free to the workers who deliver her food in a bid to prove a point.
In the original Instagram video, she said: “The police officer who checked me in told me, when they knock on my door, I have to wait 30 seconds until I can open the door.
“I can open the door but I can only do it in a face mask.”
She then revealed the ‘game’ she was playing as she has been trying to get to the door as quickly as possible wearing no clothes or face mask.
She also continuously mocked Australia’s strict hotel quarantine rules and called Covid lockdowns the ‘greatest hoax in human history’.
Katie’s actions have sparked widespread fury in Australia, and she has since been condemned by the country’s Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews who described her comments as ‘a slap in the face’ to Australians during a chat on ABC News Breakfast on Monday.
The Australian Minister insisted: “The fact that she was out there boasting about breaching quarantine was just appalling. It was a slap in the face for all those Australians who are currently in lockdown.”
“It’s just unacceptable behaviour, so personally I’m very pleased she’ll be leaving.”
Katie was sent packing from Australia on Monday when she was spotted in Sydney airport abiding by Covid rules.
The controversial star was seen wearing a blue face mask – although it wasn’t always covering her nose – as she headed through the airport after being booted out of the country.
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