Tiger King star Carole Baskin rules out taking part in I'm A Celebrity

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Tiger King's Carole Baskin has ruled out joining this year's I'm A Celebrity line up.

ITV were said to be keen to get the viral Netflix star in the camp in the autumn.


A source told The Sun newspaper earlier this year: "Jungle producers have made a formal approach and hope she will do it."

However Carol has ruled out taking part in an interview with the Daily Mirror, saying: "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."

She continued: "The show has been criticized 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."

Netflix's documentary series Tiger King premiered in March, following the eccentrics and cult personalities in the stranger-than-fiction world of big cat owners.

You can watch the eight-part series on Netflix in the UK here.

Meanwhile, other celebrities rumoured to be taking part in I'm A Celebrity this autumn include actress Nikki Sanderson, best known for her roles in soaps Coronation Street and Hollyoaks as well as ITV series Heartbeat.


Also tipped for the show are Coronation Street's Lucy Fallon, former Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer AJ Pritchard, actress Beverley Callard and The Chase star Mark Labbett.

For 2020, I'm A Celebrity will take place in the UK due to the ongoing pandemic.

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