Tiger King’s Carole Baskin breaks silence on I’m a Celebrity rumours

TIGER King’s Carole Baskin has ruled out joining the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here cast.

Baskin shocked fans who had hoped she would try her hand in the I’m A Celeb castle in Wales, but she does not think she would be interesting enough.


Tiger King’s Carole Baskin has ruled out appearing on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of HereCredit: Splash

Baskin who appeared on the US version of Strictly Come Dancing, called Dancing With The Stars in 2020 made her thoughts clear about doing any more reality TV.

“There was an awful lot of chat about people saying I was going to be on a UK show called I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, but I strive towards veganism and so there’s like no vegetable that they’re gonna ask me to eat that’s so gross that it’s gonna make people tune in,” Baskin told the Mirror

“I don’t know how it became such a huge thing for people to think that it was going to happen.

“But, it didn’t happen. It won’t happen. I obviously proved that I cannot dance so I don’t expect anybody from Strictly to come knocking at my door.”

She also denied a stint on Dancing On Ice: “I can skate around in a circle, that’s about the limit of my ability.”

“I doubt seriously after they saw my performance on Dancing with the Stars that anybody is ever going to ask me to dance again.”

Her admission comes after she told The Sun she would  “refused” to return to Tiger King just hours after Netflix released a new trailer teasing the show’s second outing.

The clip shows a cloth being pulled back to reveal Carole walking down a corridor, before Joe appears on-screen on a phone from prison.

However, Carole exclusively told The Sun that she will not be appearing in the explosive new season.

“I don’t know how they put out a TK2 when Joe’s in jail and I’m refusing to be played again,” Baskin said. 

“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

The Big Cat Rescuer CEO added that she told executives to “lose my number,” insisting that “there is no explanation for such a betrayal and false portrayal.”

The original documentary featuring Joe, 58, and rival Carole became a monster hit when it was released in March last year.

Joe is currently serving 17 years behind bars for animal abuse and two counts of attempted murder for hire to kill rival Carole.

Back in August, Exotic, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer, feared that he would die of Covid.

Bosses at FMC Fort Worth prison in Texas ordered a lockdown following a major outbreak of the Delta variant over the weekend – and the Tiger King star feared he would die of the bug if he caught it.

Exotic, 58, was told all tests, medical visits and blood probes were “not happening” – a huge blow for the Tiger King’s fight against prostate cancer.

Doctors fear his cancer has spread to his pelvis and stomach, meaning swift action is needed.

A CAT scan that was booked last month was also axed – serving as another setback for Exotic.

Exotic, who already has a weakened immune system aside from his cancer, is terrified he will die should he contract coronavirus.

He told The Sun: “We are like dogs in a shelter waiting for our turn to catch parvo and die.

“All medical treatment has been canceled. We now have Delta Covid in here. We are on lockdown.”

The zoo owner is set to be re-sentenced soon, and could be released from jail as early as mid-2036.

Carole competed on the US' Dancing With The Stars in 2020


Carole competed on the US’ Dancing With The Stars in 2020Credit: Getty
But she does not want to do any more reality TV and said she wouldn't do Strictly or Dancing on Ice


But she does not want to do any more reality TV and said she wouldn’t do Strictly or Dancing on IceCredit: 3
Baskin also told The Sun she would not be involved in Tiger King 2


Baskin also told The Sun she would not be involved in Tiger King 2Credit: Getty
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