Tiger King star Carole Baskin eyes up own reality show to confront animal abusers


Tiger King legend Carole Baskin is set to front her own reality TV show on ITV which will help expose animal cruelty after she found fame as Joe Exotic's nemesis


Tiger King star Carole Baskin is lining up a new reality telly show to expose animal cruelty.


The Big Cat Rescue chief revealed she is planning the programme with the help of ITV Studios.


Carole, 59, was this week eliminated from the US version of Strictly - Dancing With the Stars.


But she has big plans for more telly.


She said: Were actually shopping a show with Think Factory (a TV production firm).




Tiger King star Carole Baskin is set for her own ITV show after finding fame on Netflix (Image: Netflix)

[It] will be going after the animal abusers, bringing them to justice and then hopefully getting the animals into accredited sanctuaries.


So, Im really hoping the Think Factory can sell that.


ITV bought LA-based Thinkfactory Media seven years ago.




She has also appeared on ITV several times as a guest, including Loose Women (Image: ITV)

Carole has starred in Netflixs Tiger King, which saw her nemesis Joe Exotic jailed in January for trying to hire a hitman to kill her.


But the show sparked questions about the disappearance of her second husband Don Lewis in 1997. She has denied any involvement.


The probe into Lewis vanishing has been reopened and TV shows have made allegations about Caroles past.




Carole rose to fame as Joe Exotic's nemesis on hit series Tiger King (Image: Netflix)

But the animal worker said her focus is on getting in the jacuzzi with my husband Howard after her reality dance show stint.


She added: I have missed that.


Theyve been so supportive. Im coming home, theyre even more thrilled.


The reality TV star is set to soon be grilled by lawyers for the first time over her first hubby going missing.


Homicide detective Jim Rathmann carried out an independent probe into the unsolved case.


He said there are many red flags around Lewiss final hours, adding his familys lawyers will not hold back probing Carole.


Rathmann alleges foul play is likely, adding: I believe that there is a few hours window where something more than likely happened to Don.


It emerged this week that a dog picked up the scent of human remains in a lake on the back of Caroles Florida house.


But due to the muddy conditions, divers could not see anything.


Rathmann believes the lake area could be drained and a full scale probe should take place.


The claims appear in upcoming US show Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies And Cover Up.