The outspoken star was cut from the show Down Under after she “joked”, in a since-deleted Instagram video, about breaking lockdown rules by planning to open her hotel door “naked with no face mask” on.
Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews told ABC: “I hadn’t heard of her before and I don’t want to hear about her ever again.
“I thought it was just shameful, 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 and it’s just unacceptable behaviour.”
What’s more, Channel 7 confirmed Katie was no longer part of ‘Big Brother VIP’.
In a statement, they explained: “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.”
Alex Hawke, Australia’s Immigration Minister, has also confirmed that an investigation has been launched into Katie’s conduct.
He explained that the border force is working with the police to uncover the truth.
Alex said: “With New South Wales and Victoria in lockdown, a reminder that temporary visa holders must obey public health orders.
“Australian Border Force is reviewing this matter. Where visa conditions are breached, individuals may face visa cancellation in accordance with the law.”
Katie, 46, previously took to Instagram to rant against the lockdowns in place in Sydney and Melbourne.
The controversial star – who appeared on ‘The Apprentice’ in 2007 – revealed she’d broken COVID rules by opening her hotel door to workers, and she also bemoaned the perceived inconsistencies of Australia’s coronavirus policy.
Comparing her own situation to Australian citizens who have been blocked from entering the country, she said: “I think it’s bull****. I think it’s bull**** that I can be here and you can’t.
“I think it’s bull**** that families who need to visit relatives here, whether they’re dying or not … it’s bull**** that I’m here, and you can’t be.”
Katie has previously sparked widespread outrage because of her controversial views, and she claimed that she was only allowed to enter Australia in the first place because of her “gobby mouth”.