Covid: Scott Morrison is stunned by Caitlin Jenner’s quarantine question

‘Sorry?’ Scott Morrison is stunned live on air after being asked how Caitlin Jenner was allowed to enter Australia for Celebrity Big Brother while thousands of Australians are stranded abroad

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

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

While it’s clear that Jenner has been granted a special visa that means she won’t take on a hotel quarantine spot from an Australian, her arrival has nonetheless sparked controversy as thousands of citizens are stranded abroad and unable to return home.

Mr Morrison, 53, was momentarily lost when… Nova 919 hosts Ben Harvey and Liam Stapleton put him on the case on the spot.

Stumped: Prime Minister Scott Morrison was caught off guard during a live radio interview this week when asked why Caitlyn Jenner was allowed to enter Australia

“With the whole country on lockdown, 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 up for Big Brother VIP. How did she get in?’ he was then asked.

“Oh, that would have happened to the various states, I suppose, and going through a pretty lengthy exemption process,” Mr Morrison replied.

Asking the tough questions: Mr Morrison, 53, was momentarily lost when Nova 919 presenters Ben Harvey and Liam Stapleton (pictured) brought him up on the spot

Asking the tough questions: Mr Morrison, 53, was momentarily lost when Nova 919 presenters Ben Harvey and Liam Stapleton (pictured) brought him up on the spot

“That’s not something I can give you details about,” he added.

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

Morrison stuttered at the suggestion of an American celebrity getting special treatment, then replied, “That’s… that’s taken on other levels.”

Storm: While it's clear that Jenner has been granted a special visa that means she won't take on a hotel quarantine spot from an Australian, her arrival has nonetheless sparked controversy as thousands of citizens are stranded abroad.  Morrison said, 'That would have been done with the various states, I presume, and by… going through quite a long exemption process'

Storm: While it’s clear that Jenner has been granted a special visa that means she won’t take on a hotel quarantine spot from an Australian, her arrival has nonetheless sparked controversy as thousands of citizens are stranded abroad. Morrison said, ‘That would have been done with the various states, I presume, and by… going through quite a long exemption process’

Jenner is in hotel quarantine in Australia and will star in Seven’s Big Brother VIP.

While the network has not commented on the casting, or the circumstances under which she was granted a visa, her salary is believed to be at least $500,000.

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

Despite shooting a reality show in Australia, Jenner continues to campaign for California governor as a Republican candidate.

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

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

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