Katie has made provocative comments about issues including race and class (Image: Getty, Instagram)

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Katie Hopkins is in Australia ahead of a rumoured appearance on the country's version of Big Brother and has been boasting about flouting lockdown rules.

Sharing videos on her Instagram, she has described jumping out at staff at the hotel where she is doing mandatory quarantine in a way that breaks the 14-day quarantine rules of the country.

She also revealed she'd been standing naked at the window of her hotel room in an attempt to flash office workers in nearby buildings.

Katie Hopkins bragged about flouting Sydney lockdown from her Australian hotel room

It comes as there are calls from Australian citizens to have the right-wing personality removed from the country, but her detractors may not be surprised by her behaviour.

We look back at some of the other reasons Katie has earned her nickname as the most hated woman in Britain, a reputation confirmed by a Go Compare survey which revealed Katie as most disliked celebrity in the UK by Brits aged between 18 and 54.

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The first significant time Katie turned heads was in 2013 when she claimed on This Morning that she wouldn't let her own children play with lower class children that have names like Chardonnay.

Katie said she judged children by their names and that she didn't like the idea of naming children after geographical locations, but was called out when the presenter reminded her that one of her daughters is named India.

Katie has made deeply controversial remarks about class, race and issues relating to lockdown

A year later in 2014, Katie claimed that overweight people are lazy in a UK documentary where she attempted to put on pounds to experience being bigger bodied.

After the experiment she went on This Morning and declared: "I’m not lucky to be skinny… it’s really hard to be fat. Carrying this around is exhausting. Feeling my stomach sitting on top of my legs is exhausting."

She was criticised by health care campaigners and people in larger bodies for minimising the reasons behind why people get overweight.

By 2015 during the US presidential race, Katie was noticed by hopeful nominee Donald Trump, who suggested UK readers "should watch Katie Hopkins."

Donald Trump's tweet about Katie
(Image: Twitter/Donald Trump)

After Trump called for a ban on Muslims entering the US, Katie stood by Trump and his comments. "I think it wouldn't hurt for everybody to have a temporary ban while we work out what the hell is going on given that we have people blowing themselves up in suicide jackets," she said on LBC.

Her critics on social media called her views "disgusting" and host Nick Ferrari said she was being "farcical" in her request to have all Muslims banned from the UK.

In 2017 following the Manchester bombings Katie tweeted that there should be a "final solution" response to terrorist attacks, prompting her critics to draw parallels between Katie's language and the language used by Hitler and the Nazi party towards the minority groups they targeted.

Katie rose to fame as a contestant on the 2007 series of The Apprentice
(Image: PA)

"22 dead – number rising," she tweeted. "Schofield. Don't you even dare. Do not be part of the problem. We need a final solution. #Machester."

After users reported the wording to the Metropolitan Police, the force confirmed the case of the tweet was being "reviewed and assessed by specialist officers."

Katie later claimed she had meant to type "true solution" rather than "final solution" which was an error.

Last year, Katie had her account permanently banned by Twitter after numerous suspensions by the platform.

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At the time of the ban a spokesperson told Sky News: "Keeping Twitter safe is a top priority for us – abuse and hateful conduct have no place on our service and we will continue to take action when our rules are broken.

"In this case, the account has been permanently suspended for violations of our Hateful Conduct policy."

Having touched down Down Under ahead of her appearance on the reality show, commentators will be waiting with baited breath for what she might say next, but at the same time hoping she'll keep her mouth shut.