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Katie Hopkins has broken her silence after igniting a political row over Sydney's lockdown – by reposting the deleted video bragging about nakedly breaking the rules.
The rent-a-gob, who has since been sacked from Australia's version of Celebrity Big Brother, defiantly reposted her 28minute video which caused the furore.
She captioned the old video: "THAT Katie's Arms WARNING: EXTREME HUMOUR. I have never broken quarantine
"My whole heart goes out to Australians and this brilliant country known for sense of humour. Families MUST be reunited, Auzzies need the dignity of work and lockdown is the Greatest Hoax in Human History. Do not give up my darlings. Bring Australians home."
It isn't clear if Katie will be leaving Australia now she has been sacked from Big Brother VIP, although Australian forces and politicians have made it clear they are investigating potential next steps.
Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has said he'd have no problem throwing out Katie.
"I'm the one who wanted to send home Johnny Depp's dogs," Barnaby told ABC Insiders host David Speers.
"So I have no problem sending home someone [Katie Hopkins] who wants to flout our laws."
Responding to claims Katie has broken lockdown rules, Barnaby added: "If you want to do that, pack your bongo and get out of [the] country!”
Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce has reminded that he was the one who had "no problem" deporting Johnny Depp's dogs in 2016
Earlier, immigration minister Alex Hawke confirmed Australia's border force had launched an investigation alongside the police.
“With NSW & Victoria in lockdown, a reminder that temporary visa holders must obey public health orders," he said in a statement.
“Australian Border Force is reviewing this matter. Where visa conditions are breached, individuals may face visa cancellation in accordance with the law.”
New South Wales police, who provided Katie with the via to enter Australia, said: “The NSW Police Force is working closely with Australian Border Force to ascertain whether the visa to enter Australia provided to a 46-year-old woman from the United Kingdom remains valid."
Upon arriving to hotel quarantine in Sydney Katie boasted about how she was planning to jump out from her room naked without a mask on to surprise hotel staff.
“I’ve been told when they bring three meals a day to the door … I have to wait 30 seconds before opening the door,” she said.
“And then I can open the door but only with a face mask. Instead, she has said she had been “lying in wait” in the bathroom naked, sprinting to the door to “frighten the s**t out of them [the workers] and do it naked with no face mask”.
Since making the comments more than 10,000 people have signed a petition to have Katie deported.
Australia's Channel 7, which broadcasts Big Brother, confirmed Katie has been dropped from the show after numerous citizens reported her Instagram video to the police.
Channel 7 said in a statement: “Seven Network and Endemol Shine Australia confirm that Katie Hopkins is not part of Big Brother VIP.
“Seven and Endemol Shine strongly condemn her irresponsible and reckless comments in hotel quarantine.”