Rita Ora met by army escort as she arrives in Australia after breaching UK coronavirus rules

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Rita Ora has been met by an army escort as she touched down in Australia after breaching UK coronavirus guidelines.

The 30 year old has been given permission to leave the UK and travel to Sydney for work commitments as she prepares to start her new job as a coach on the country's series of The Voice.

After being branded "selfish" by British police when she broke lockdown rules in November by holding a birthday party in London restaurant Casa Cruz, Rita was escorted to her quarantine hotel by the army as she arrived Down Under.

Photos obtained by MailOnline saw the pop star, who is currently starring on The Masked Singer UK, being followed out of Sydney International Airport by a member of the Australian army.

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The Australian army and police are currently greeting all visitors into the country, and helping with luggage when necessary.

She managed to look chic yet casual in a plain white t-shirt, a pair of orange and black patterned trousers and an oversized camel coloured coat as she marched her way through arrivals.

Adhering to coronavirus guidelines, she wore a black face mask which also covered her neck, with a black beanie hat tucked inside the covering.


A source close to the I Will Never Let You Down hitmaker had previously told The Sun it was "a pain" that she was having to quarantine.

The insider said: "It's obviously a bit of a pain but she knows she will have to do it just like everyone else.

"She's excited to start work on The Voice but nobody is going to let her do that until she has done the quarantine, so it's one of those things.

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"She's had enough controversy after the birthday incident so just wants to keep her head down now and get back to work.

"It’s very clear how ­seriously the Australians are taking their border control. They have no time for rule-breakers. Border agents and the military are involved — and she had to comply.

"She certainly doesn't want any more trouble over the rules. She learnt her lesson," the source continued.

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Rita will join Australian singers Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy on the show's panel, alongside New Zealand singer Keith Urban.

She was a coach on the UK's version of the hit singing competition in 2015, joining will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones and Ricky Wilson, but became the only member of the panel to not take a contestant to the final.

It is believed that the star will be staying at the five star Meriton Suits Pitt Street hotel, which has been ranked as the 25th best hotel in Sydney, and has rooms for up to $500 per night.

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