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Neighbours star Charlotte Chimes has issued a social media plea after being denied entry to Queensland to care for her sick mother, despite a plane load of NRL players' wives, girlfriends and children being allowed in.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk issued a public apology yesterday after Queenslanders erupted in anger over a two-week ban on interstate arrivals from Covid hotspots, due to the capacity at the state's quarantine hotels being stretched to the limit.
Charlotte Chimes, who plays Nicolette Stone on the Aussie soap, took to her Instagram account to put a satirical call-out looking for an NRL player boyfriend so she could get into Queensland to see her mother, after being refused an exemption numerous times.
Tagging the premier in her post, Charlotte wrote: “@annastaciamp why won’t you let me come home to QLD to take care of my mother?”
"Hey Siri. Who are all the single NRL players in my area?” Charlotte starts the video.
She goes on to say she is looking for an NRL player boyfriend to spend two weeks in hotel quarantine with in Queensland in the hilarious video.
Charlotte lists off some of her best traits, saying parents and kids love her, she’ll ‘get onboard’ if fishing is their thing and she’ll even cook them breakfast in bed every single day.
“I’m freshly vaxxed and freshly waxed,” Charlotte says.
“For all you single NRL players out there slide into my DMs, let’s make this happen because even though I’m a Queensland resident and my mother is going through cancer treatment right now, I can’t get an exemption.”
The actress’ fans rushed to the comments section to say how unfair it was that she was not able to cross the border.
"So sorry to hear this, my heart breaks for you. It’s so unfair that you can’t get back. I hope you get to see your mum soon,” one person said.
“This is so wrong. I hope people see sense and allow you to travel,” another person wrote.
On Friday, Annastacia Palaszczuk said the entourage of NRL players’ crew did not take up rooms in state quarantine hotels, and were put up elsewhere by the NRL. But she also accepted that the optics weren't good.
"I apologise, it was not the right thing to do when we had the pause," the premier said on Friday.
The ban on arrivals will begin to lift on Saturday when 50 newly available rooms in quarantine hotels will be filled.
There'll be a dramatic ramp up on Monday, when an additional 680 hotel quarantine rooms become available.
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