Controversial commentator Katie Hopkins was recently axed from Big Brother VIP and deported from Australia for joking about flouting Covid rules during lockdown.
And despite the fact that she won't appear on the show anymore, the 46-year-old may still walk away with her $200,000 appearance fee due to a clause in her contract.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, there's a 'pay or play' clause in Katie's contract with production company Endemol Shine that will let her keep her entire fee for the show, despite getting the axe.
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On top of that, Endemol and Channel Seven will also have to cover the far-right star's business class London-to-Sydney return trip flights, worth an estimated $60,000.
A spokesperson for Big Brother declined to comment about Katie's contract.
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.
Not a fan: On top of that, Endemol and Channel Seven will also have to cover the far-right star's business class London-to-Sydney return trip flights, worth an estimated $60,000
Hopkins had flown in to Australia earlier this month and was placed into 14-day isolation in Sydney ahead of an appearance on Celebrity Big Brother.
But during her stay in a hotel room, she shared an Instagram Live video in which she joked about deliberately breaking Covid