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Sacha Baron Cohen’s, the actor who plays the character Ali G, nanny was removed from Britain after trying to enter the UK without a working visa, the Daily Mirror reports.

US citizen Ruth Pfennig, 34, was flown back to the States when she admitted she was employed by the Ali G comic – but did not have the right paperwork.

Miss Pfennig was stopped at St Pancras station as she returned from Cohen’s wedding to former Home and Away star Isla Fisher in Paris.

The couple, daughter Olive and nanny travelled to London by Eurostar on March 20. Miss Pfennig went through a different passport control as she is a US citizen.

But instead of saying she was with Cohen, 38, she told officers she was visiting her brother.

Her story started to unravel when the Borat star walked over and asked what was happening, saying she was with his wife. An immigration source said: “It was a bit fishy. Eventually she admitted being their nanny.”

According to immigration officers, Cohen told officials Miss Pfennig was not employed by them in Britain.

It was believed he had not tried to get her into the UK illegally and not applying for a working visa was an oversight.

The Borders Agency source added: “He did not look happy. But it looked a case of human error rather than deliberate.”

Speaking at home in Los Angeles last night, Miss Pfennig refused to confirm or deny claims she had worked as the couple’s nanny.

“It’s not about the family, it’s about me,” she added.

Employers can be fined up to £10,000 for illegally employing a migrant.

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