Thomas Markle Jr returns to America after filming Big Brother VIP in Sydney

Thomas Markle Jr. is back on home soil after spending over a month in Australia filming reality TV show Big Brother VIP.

Meghan Markle’s half-brother, 55, landed at LAX on Tuesday after a long flight from Sydney.

The Oregon window fitter dressed casually in a blue short-sleeved shirt over a black tee, black pants and sneakers.

Back to Reality: Thomas Markle Jr.  is back on home soil after spending over a month in Australia filming reality TV show Big Brother VIP.  Meghan Markle's 55-year-old half-brother landed at LAX on Tuesday after a long-haul flight from Sydney

Back to Reality: Thomas Markle Jr. is back on home soil after spending over a month in Australia filming reality TV show Big Brother VIP. Meghan Markle’s 55-year-old half-brother landed at LAX on Tuesday after a long-haul flight from Sydney

He was wearing a face mask, pulling a suitcase and carrying two shopping bags.

Hours earlier, he had posed for an Instagram photo with Delta Air Lines employees at Sydney Airport, writing: ‘My wonderful aviation girls. I’m trying to get them to come to Los Angeles and babysit me.’

Markle has reportedly flown back of his own accord, despite his visa still being valid for several months, due to the restrictions currently in place in NSW.

Relaxed look: The Oregon window fitter dressed casually in a blue short-sleeved shirt over a black t-shirt, black pants and sneakers

Laid-back look: The Oregon window fitter dressed in a blue short-sleeved shirt over a black tee, black pants and sneakers

Relaxed look: The Oregon window fitter dressed casually in a blue short-sleeved shirt over a black t-shirt, black pants and sneakers

Homebound: Hours earlier, he had posed for an Instagram photo with Delta Air Lines employees at Sydney Airport, writing: 'I'm trying to get them to come to Los Angeles and babysit me'

Homebound: Hours earlier, he had posed for an Instagram photo with Delta Air Lines employees at Sydney Airport, writing: 'I'm trying to get them to come to Los Angeles and babysit me'

Homebound: Hours earlier, he had posed for an Instagram photo with Delta Air Lines employees at Sydney Airport, writing: ‘I’m trying to get them to come to Los Angeles and babysit me’

It comes just days after the controversial personality joked that he loved Australia so much that he “planned to hide from immigration.”

“Tom Markle is coming to you live from the backyard of the Big Brother VIP hotel, you know, where the rations are getting a little low, so he’s letting us run out here in the ocean and get her own food,” he said. in a beachside clip on Instagram.

“It’s going to be a great, great show. I’m looking forward to making it all the way to the end,” he teased, before saying how much he loved being in Australia.”

Bye!  Thomas has reportedly flown back of his own accord, despite his visa still being valid for several months, due to restrictions currently in place in NSW

Bye!  Thomas has reportedly flown back of his own accord, despite his visa still being valid for several months, due to restrictions currently in place in NSW

Bye! Thomas has reportedly flown back of his own accord, despite his visa still being valid for several months, due to restrictions currently in place in NSW

“Actually, I think I’m going to hide from immigration and not go home,” he added with a laugh.

Markle had arrived in Australia on July 22.

The decision to grant him a visa sparked controversy at the time as thousands of Aussie citizens were left stranded abroad due to the Covid border closures.

Just kidding!  It comes just days after the controversial personality joked that he loved Australia so much he 'planned to hide from immigration'

Just kidding!  It comes just days after the controversial personality joked that he loved Australia so much he 'planned to hide from immigration'

Just kidding! It comes just days after the controversial personality joked that he loved Australia so much he ‘planned to hide from immigration’

He was a last-minute addition to the Big Brother VIP lineup to replace far-right British columnist Katie Hopkins.

Hopkins, 46, had been deported from Australia halfway through her mandatory hotel quarantine before appearing on the show.

After complaining about the quarantine system and bragging about breaking the rules, she was taken to the airport and put on a flight back to England.

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

Earlier this month it was announced that Markle had officially signed a contract with Max Markson, Australia’s top talent agent.

Markson, who is described as a “black-belt master of the art of spin,” announced the news via Instagram, uploading a promo shot for Big Brother VIP alongside a caption confirming that Markle was officially on his books.

In a recent promo for Big Brother VIP, Markle claimed he had ‘warned’ Prince Harry about his ‘shallow’ sister before their wedding.

No relation: Markle Jr.  has no relationship with his famous younger sister, who is married to Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.  In the photo: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

No relation: Markle Jr.  has no relationship with his famous younger sister, who is married to Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.  In the photo: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

No relation: Markle Jr. has no relationship with his famous younger sister, who is married to Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. In the photo: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

“I’m Meghan Markle’s brother, I’m the biggest brother of them all,” he said.

He added: “I’ve told Prince Harry I think she’s going to ruin your life. She’s very shallow.’

Markle is not in a relationship with his famous younger sister, who is married to Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.

Oh dear: Thomas claimed in a promo for Big Brother VIP that he had 'warned' Prince Harry about his 'shallow' sister before their wedding

Oh dear: Thomas claimed in a promo for Big Brother VIP that he had 'warned' Prince Harry about his 'shallow' sister before their wedding

Oh dear: Thomas claimed in a promo for Big Brother VIP that he had ‘warned’ Prince Harry about his ‘shallow’ sister before their wedding

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