Covid: Scott Morrison puzzled over Caitlin Jenner quarantine issue

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‘Sorry?’ Scott Morrison is bemused live after being asked how Caitlin Jenner was allowed into Australia for Celebrity Big Brother as thousands of Australians stranded abroad

Prime Minister Scott Morrison was caught off guard in a live radio interview this week when asked why Caitlyn Jenner was allowed into Australia.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, 71, flew to Sydney from LA last week and is currently in hotel quarantine ahead of an appearance on Seven’s Big Brother VIP.

While it is understood that Jenner has been granted a special visa which means she does not take a quarantine place in an Australian hotel, her arrival has nonetheless sparked controversy as thousands of citizens remain stranded at the stranger and unable to return home.

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Mr Morrison, 53, was momentarily lost to follow-up when Nova 919 hosts Ben Harvey and Liam Stapleton brought him to the forefront on the matter.

Puzzled: Prime Minister Scott Morrison was caught off guard in a live radio interview this week when asked why Caitlyn Jenner was allowed into Australia

“With the whole nation stranded, ScoMo, how did Caitlin Jenner get in?” one of the hosts asked.

There was a long silence before the Prime Minister replied: “Sorry?

‘Caitlin Jenner, she’s for Big Brother VIP. How did she get in? he was then asked.

“Oh, that would have been done with the different states, I guess, and going through what is a pretty lengthy exemption process,” Mr. Morrison replied.

“It’s not something I could give you details about,” he added.

Harvey and Stapleton began to joke about how they thought someone like Jenner should have personally called the Prime Minister to “come in”.

Morrison stammered at the suggestion that an American celebrity was getting special treatment, then replied, “It’s… that’s taken to other levels.”

Storm: While it is understood that Jenner has been granted a special visa which means she does not take a quarantine place in an Australian hotel, her arrival has nonetheless sparked controversy as thousands of citizens remain stranded in abroad.  Mr. Morrison said:

Storm: While it is understood that Jenner has been granted a special visa which means she does not take a quarantine place in an Australian hotel, her arrival has nonetheless sparked controversy as thousands of citizens remain stranded in abroad. Mr Morrison said: “It would have been done with the different states, I guess, and working… quite a lengthy exemption process.”

Jenner is in quarantine at a hotel in Australia and is expected to star in Seven’s Big Brother VIP.

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Although the network has not commented on the casting or the circumstances under which she obtained a visa, her salary is said to be at least $ 500,000.

Filming is expected to begin at a purpose-built complex at Sydney Olympic Park in the coming months, and the program will air later this year.

Despite filming a reality show in Australia, Jenner continues to campaign for Governor of California as a Republican candidate.

Busy: Jenner flew from LA to Sydney last week and is currently in hotel quarantine ahead of an appearance on Seven's Big Brother VIP.  Despite filming a reality show in Australia, the 71-year-old continues to campaign for governor of California as the Republican candidate

Busy: Jenner flew from LA to Sydney last week and is currently in hotel quarantine ahead of an appearance on Seven’s Big Brother VIP. Despite filming a reality show in Australia, the 71-year-old continues to campaign for governor of California as the Republican candidate

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