The makers of Dancing with the Stars in the United States have Carole Baskin from Tiger King as a candidate. The owner of Big Cat Rescue, best known for the Netflix documentary, takes on the dance floor against fourteen other celebrities.
Other participants include Backstreet Boy AJ McLean, Catfishpresenter Nev Schulman, rapper Nelly and figure skater Johnny Weir. In America it is already the 29th season of the program in which famous people learn ballroom dancing, with one participant being voted out every week.
Baskin recently denied rumors that she is to participate in a second series of Tiger King 1 million dollars (about 845,000 euros). She said no amount of money can restore her confidence in the makers of the documentary. She says she wanted to participate in a documentary that exposes the situation of felines in wildlife parks and was disappointed with the result.
In Tiger King Former zoo owner Joe Exotic takes center stage. He had a longstanding conflict with Baskin, who wanted to close his zoo. Exotic then hired someone to kill her and ended up in jail for more than twenty years. Baskin, in turn, was suspected of knowing more about her ex-husband’s disappearance. The family of her ex Don Lewis recently announced that they are going to charge Baskin again.
The new season of Dancing with the Stars starts on September 14 and is broadcast on the American channel ABC. The presentation is in the hands of Tyra Banks.