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Tiger King’s Carole Baskin has become a household name since the infamous Netflix documentary series dropped earlier this year. People have become obsessed with her catchphrase “Hey all you cool cats and kittens,” her slow cycling, and the conspiracy theories surrounding her former husband.
So it’s no surprise to hear that many TV people want to get her on their shows, but she’s categorically denied that she would ever appear on one particular series: I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
Speaking to Mirror Online, the Big Cat Rescue CEO said: “I strive towards veganism so there is nothing so gross in the plant world, for me to be forced to eat on camera, as to make for entertaining television.
Related: Louis Theroux reveals why Carole Baskin wasn’t included in his Joe Exotic documentary
“The show has been criticised by animal lovers for the consumption of live creatures, and no amount of money would make me want to be part of something that disrespects nature that way.”
Another show Carole was missing from was Louis Theroux’s Joe Exotic documentary, Louis Theroux: America’s Most Dangerous Pets, and he recently explained why she wasn’t even mentioned despite her involvement with the eccentric reality star.
“Worth saying: Joe was obsessed with C[arole] Baskin even then and used to tape a video about her every Wednesday,” Louis said.
“Probably should have put her in the programme but we never filmed with her or met her.”
Soon after Tiger King premiered, channel Investigation Discovery announced that it was working on a documentary series about the often-discussed disappearance of Carole’s former husband Don Lewis.
Carole has strongly denied having any involvement in his disappearance.
I’m A Celeb is set to return on ITV later this year with a new format.
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness is now streaming on Netflix.
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