The celebrity chef, who admitted to using cocaine, has been given special permission to work in New Zealand on a TV advert for Whittaker’s chocolate.
Lawson, 54, was prevented from flying from London to Los Angeles last month, where she has previously filmed cooking talent show The Taste.
Immigration New Zealand confirmed that she was not allowed to enter the U.S. and so, in order to work in New Zealand, she would require special permission, which has now been granted.
They said: ‘As Ms Lawson has been excluded from another country, namely the United States, she was ineligible to be granted a visa to enter New Zealand unless given a special direction.
— Will Corry (@slievemore) April 21, 2014