An American man who became famous as the “hottest convict ever” has reportedly been deported from the UK hours after arriving in to Heathrow.
Jeremy Meeks, 32, of Stockton, California, shot to fame in 2014 when police – who arrested him for gun charges – posted his mug shot online.
The post went viral as hundreds of thousands of people swooned over him, nicknaming him the “hottest convict ever” “blue eyed bandit” and “jail bae.”
The 32-year-old father-of-two, who signed a modelling contract with White Cross Management on his release in 2016, was set to spend this week in London where he had been due to shoot a series of magazine covers.
According to Meeks’ manager Jim Jordan, he was detained by UK border officials on arrival to Heathrow this morning.
He was, it is claimed, then banned from entering the country.
His manager insists he was carrying the correct paperwork and a letter signed by his parole officer.
Jordan told the Mail Online: “We went into the UK and we went through immigration and they detained Jeremy.
“He wasn’t arrested but they deported him out of the country.
“They wouldn’t let him come into the country. He is really upset. He was police-escorted onto the plane.”
The Home Office has been contacted for comment.