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Magda Szubanski has turned down the chance to run for political office – after teasing fans with a cryptic tweet.

The comedian, 61, took to Twitter to share a photo of herself beaming in a teal dress while on the red carpet at the Logies, before hinting at a political run.

‘Omg!! Does this mean I’m a teal independent now?! Maybe. No. I’m joking. Am I tho?’, she wrote. 

The tweet prompted leading independent Dr Monique Ryan to invite the comedian to join their party. 

‘Join us!’ Dr Ryan responded.

However, Ms Szubanksi turned down the invitation, despite her earlier hint. 

‘Thanks! I so admire what you’re doing,’ she replied. ‘But politics is not for me. As we say on Kath and Kim, I’d rather give birth to a chair.’

Teal independent candidates caused shockwaves in this year’s federal elections and they are mostly made up of female candidates who are conservative but with strong green climate policies. 

Magda Szubanski took to Twitter to share a photo of herself beaming in a teal dress while on the red carpet, before hinting at a political run

Magda Szubanski took to Twitter to share a photo of herself beaming in a teal dress while on the red carpet, before hinting at a political run

The comedian at the state memorial service for former Australian cricketer Shane Warne at the Melbourne Cricket Ground

The comedian at the state memorial service for former Australian cricketer Shane Warne at the Melbourne Cricket Ground

Ms Szubanski has previously dipped her toes into politics. 

In May, she savagely took down outgoing Prime Minister Scott Morrison in a series of tweets after he lost the election to Labor. 

‘Last night Australia showed that (despite the efforts of some) we are not a nation of Trump wannabes, We like good governance, the rule of law and idealistic/compassionate pragmatism,’ she Tweeted.

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‘I haven’t felt this relieved/happy since marriage equality.’

‘How ironic that the man who blamed everyone but himself now has no one to blame BUT himself,’ she posted online.

Previously, the comedian was a passionate campaigner for gay marriage in Australia and broke down on TV as she called for support.

Ms Szubanski, who famously came out as ‘gay-gay-gay-gay-gay-gay a little bit not gay-gay-gay-gay’ on national television in 2012, shed tears on Today as she explained she did not want the vote on gay marriage to ruin children’s lives.

‘I barely made it through my childhood and I don’t want it to happen to any of these kids,’ Ms Szubanksi said. ‘They [the government] will send our children to war, they will kill our children without consulting us, they won’t protect them.

‘Please, when I think about my childhood and the vilification and the disgust that I was on the receiving end of, all I wanted to do was bring joy and what I gave back was Sharon Strzelecki, sorry, I’m so sorry.’

She was also seen dancing, singing and wiping tears from her eyes when Australians voted to back gay marriage. 

The Kath & Kim star previously starred in an UberEats advert with Kim Kardashian

The Kath & Kim star previously starred in an UberEats advert with Kim Kardashian 

In May, the comedian savagely took down outgoing Prime Minister Scott Morrison in a series of tweets after he lost the election to Labor

In May, the comedian savagely took down outgoing Prime Minister Scott Morrison in a series of tweets after he lost the election to Labor

The Kath & Kim star also previously starred in an UberEats advert with Kim Kardashian – who has faced her own questions about a political run. 

At the Logies, she also finally addressed rumours there is a Kath & Kim reboot in the works.

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When asked by TV Week if Jane Turner and Gina Riley were set to revive the beloved sitcom, she revealed she was unable to comment.

‘I’d have to kill you and your publishers and everyone else,’ she told the publication on the red carpet of the Logie Awards. ‘It would be a blood bath!’ 

The comedian famously played fan favourite Sharon Strzelecki on the show which aired from 2002 to 2007. 

Kath & Kim aired on the ABC from 2002 to 2005, and on Channel Seven in 2007.

The series also spawned the television movie Da Kath & Kim Code in 2005 and the feature film Kath & Kimderella in 2012.

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