Meghan Markle’s brother set to appear on Big Brother VIP Australia

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Meghan Markle's estranged half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr. will reportedly appear on Big Brother VIP, after he was spotted arriving in Sydney Airport. 

According to the Daily Mail, the Washington-based window fitter was whisked away into hotel quarantine in Sydney, just days after Katie Hopkins was booted from Australia after she tried to break quarantine rules. 

Caitlyn Jenner, who is currently running for Governor of California, is also reported to be appearing on the show. 

Meghan Markle's half-brother Thomas Markle Jr.
Thomas Markle Jr. is reportedly set to appear on Big Brother VIP. Photo: Getty Images

Thomas Jr is not believed to have seen or spoken to his half-sister since the 2000s, but that hasn’t stopped him from taking part in several scathing interviews since she joined the royal family.

In May 2018, just before Meghan Markle walked down the aisle to marry Prince Harry, Thomas Markle Jr. penned an open letter to his half sister which was published by In Touch.

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In the letter, he claimed that despite he and Meghan becoming“distant” they are “still family”.

“With all the memories of watching you grow up, it’s hurtful that you would forget about us,” he wrote.

“It does hurt my feelings not getting invited to your wedding, along with the rest of the family.

“But it’s not too late to send me an invite along with your entire family.”

Meghan Markle chats with people inside the Drawing Room during a visit to Cardiff Castle.
It's believed Thomas Markle Jr. hasn't spoken to Meghan since the early 2000's. Photo: Getty Images

Thomas also shared a letter with In Touch that he had written to Prince Harry, saying Meghan would make a “joke” of Harry and the “royal family heritage”.

In July 2019 he levelled claims against the Duchess of Sussex again, alleging she was about to cut ties with her beloved mother, Doria Ragland.

“She gets a day here, a day there… that’s about it,” he told The Mirror in reference to how much the famous mother and daughter see each other.

“That’s probably the next relationship that’s going to fall off the map.”

Samantha Markle
Samantha Markle has also been outspoken about Meghan Markle. Photo: ITV

Thomas Markle Jr isn’t the only one of Meghan’s half siblings to speak out against her since she became a member of the royal family.

Samantha Markle has also blasted the Duchess in a number of television interviews, even writing a book about her sister.

During Meghan Markle’s now famous interview with Oprah Winfrey, she claimed it would be hard for Samantha Markle to write a tell-all book about her, because she doesn’t know her at all.

"I grew up as an only child and I wished I had siblings ... that's why I'm so excited to be pregnant so that Archie has someone,” Meghan said.

"But the last time I saw her must have been 18 or 19 years ago.

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