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Katie Price slams ‘vile’ Katie Hopkins amid Big Brother scandal


British reality star Katie Price has slammed Katie Hopkins, calling the far-right commentator ‘vile’ in a new interview.

While speaking to Australia’s Studio 10, the former glamour model said that she should’ve been cast on Big Brother VIP instead of Hopkins.

‘I hear that Katie Hopkins has been deported from Australia,’ the 43-year-old told host Angela Bishop.

Lashing out: British reality star Katie Price (pictured) has slammed Katie Hopkins, calling the far-right commentator ‘vile’ in a new interview

‘Why would you want her on your Big Brother? You’ve got the wrong lady there, it should’ve been me!’

Price went on to recall her own experience working with Hopkins on Celebrity Big Brother UK.

‘She was vile,’ Price sniffed. ‘She’s not allowed on any TV in England any more because of the way she is.

‘When I found out she was on Big Brother, although she’d be entertaining to watch, I’m glad she’s not doing it.’

Not a fan: While speaking to Australia's Studio 10 , the former glamour model said that she should've been cast on Big Brother VIP instead of Hopkins (pictured)

Not a fan: While speaking to Australia’s Studio 10 , the former glamour model said that she should’ve been cast on Big Brother VIP instead of Hopkins (pictured)

Hopkins boarded a Singapore Airlines flight from Sydney at 3pm on Monday after her ‘critical skills’ visa was torn up by the Federal Government and she was fined $1,000 (£536) for answering the door of her room in quarantine naked and without a face mask in violation of quarantine rules. 

Australia has enforced strict border closures since the start of the pandemic, with tickets into the country rationed and all arrivals forced to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine in their city of arrival along with repeat testing before being allowed in.

Hopkins had flown in to Australia last week and was placed into 14-day isolation in Sydney ahead of an appearance on Celebrity Big Brother.

'She was vile,' Price sniffed. 'She's not allowed on any TV in England any more because of the way she is

‘She was vile,’ Price sniffed. ‘She’s not allowed on any TV in England any more because of the way she is

But during her stay in a hotel room, she shared an Instagram Live video in which she joked about deliberately breaking Covid rules by opening her door naked and mask-free to the workers who deliver her food. 

‘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,’ she said while breaking out into hysterics. 

Hopkins said she was ‘lying in wait’ to ‘spring [the door] open and frighten the s*** out of them and do it naked with no face mask.’

After the comments sparked huge backlash, Channel Seven dropped Hopkins from the show and her visa was cancelled. 

Deported: Hopkins boarded a Singapore Airlines flight on Monday after her 'critical skills' visa was torn up by the Federal Government and she was fined $1,000 (£536) for answering the door of her room in quarantine naked and without a face mask in violation of quarantine rules

Deported: Hopkins boarded a Singapore Airlines flight on Monday after her ‘critical skills’ visa was torn up by the Federal Government and she was fined $1,000 (£536) for answering the door of her room in quarantine naked and without a face mask in violation of quarantine rules

Some 12 million Australians in Victoria and Greater Sydney are in lockdown over an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta variant which began on June 16.

Under one of the toughest Covid border policies in the world, Australia has banned tourists and is only allowing 3,035 people a week to enter the country via 14-day hotel quarantine, leaving 40,000 Aussies stranded overseas.

But foreigners with critical skills visas are not always included in the cap because they are deemed to bring ‘economic benefit’ to the country. 

Hopkins rose to fame after starring on The Apprentice in the UK in 2007 and is known for her contentious views on race, sex, class, obesity and migration.

Channel Seven confirmed she has been booted from Celebrity Big Brother.

A spokesman told Daily Mail Australia on Sunday: ‘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.’

Exit: Channel Seven confirmed she has been booted from Celebrity Big Brother. A spokesman told Daily Mail Australia on Sunday: 'Seven Network and Endemol Shine Australia confirm that Katie Hopkins is not part of Big Brother VIP.' (Pictured: Host Sonia Kruger)

Exit: Channel Seven confirmed she has been booted from Celebrity Big Brother. A spokesman told Daily Mail Australia on Sunday: ‘Seven Network and Endemol Shine Australia confirm that Katie Hopkins is not part of Big Brother VIP.’ (Pictured: Host Sonia Kruger)



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