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I'm A Celeb, Dancing With The Stars 'battling for Carole Baskin'

I'm A Celeb, Dancing With The Stars 'battling for Carole Baskin'
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Both I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! and Dancing With The Stars are reportedly interested in signing up Tiger King's Carole Baskin.

Tiger King star Carole Baskin is reportedly the subject of a tug-of-war between I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! and Dancing With The Stars.

The 59-year-old became a global household name following the release of the Netflix documentary, which told the tale of zookeeper Joe Exotic and his part in an alleged plot to have her killed.

As a result ITV is said to have made her a top target to enter the I'm A Celebrity jungle this November, with a "big-money offer" thought to be on the table.

According to the Daily Star, DWTS - the US version of Strictly Come Dancing - are also interested in Baskin and have made contact with her representatives.

"It will be a battle for her signature," a source told the newspaper. "Carole is without a doubt one of the year's biggest celebrities thanks to Tiger King as well as one of the most eccentric. For reality shows she is the type of unique character that draws viewers and talking points.

"ABC look to expand their net of talent every year and Carole is on their radar in a big way. What they offer Carole is a great opportunity to showcase herself without too much prying into her personal life.

"ITV have deeper pockets for sure and can appeal to her desire for adventure in Australia, interacting with wild animals. Carole may have to deal with more personal matters being in the camp though. It is going to be a fascinating few weeks."

Should she sign up for I'm A Celebrity, Baskin's rumoured campmates include Nigel Farage, John Barnes and Jessie J.

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