Carole Baskin CANCELS Loose Women appearance… as viewers brand the debacle a ‘s**t show’ and claim her late husband’s family are to blame
- The Tiger King antagonist was due to appear on the show on Wednesday yet pulled out at the last minute
- Her latest cancellation came hours after her late husband Don Lewis’ family funded an advertisement during her Dancing With The Stars debut
- Following ongoing claims that she killed her husband and fed him to tigers – something she vehemently denies – the adverts targeted for information
Loose Women viewers were left bitterly disappointed when Tiger King antagonist Carole Baskin cancelled her appearance on the show.
Despite being tipped to chat to the panel on Wednesday, the big cat enthusiast cancelled at the last minute, in a move that came hours after her late husband’s family funded an advertisement during her Dancing With The Stars debut.
Carole caused shockwaves when she signed up to Dancing With The Stars and keen to capitalise on her appearance, her late husband Don Lewis’ family opted to take out an advert seeking information on his alleged murder.
Outrage: Loose Women viewers were left bitterly disappointed when Tiger King antagonist Carole Baskin cancelled her appearance on the show
After Tiger King hit Netflix earlier this year, many viewers were intrigued by rumours that she had killed Don and fed him to the big cats in her sanctuary.
Despite incessant denials, the Lewis family used her DWTS debut to air a 50-second clip calling for information about his 1997 disappearance in 1997 and offered a $100,000 reward is being offered for any leads.
Following the advert’s release, Carole said: ‘I haven’t seen it, but I’m not surprised. Spending time worrying about what I’m doing is probably not a really good use of your time’, before she insisted the move was a publicity stunt.
Oh no: Despite being tipped to chat to the panel on Wednesday, the big cat enthusiast cancelled at the last minute, in a move that came hours after her late husband’s family funded an advertisement during her Dancing With The Stars debut
The scandal surrounding the advert led to debate that her reason for cancelling on Loose Women was due to the controversy.
Andrea McLean said on the show: ‘Carole has denied any involvement in husband’s disappearance, he has formally been declared dead, she is now remarried.’
As well as the advert hypothesis, other angry viewers alleged that the producers had merely been drawing in viewers and claimed the incident was ‘a s**t show’.
After the show aired, the panellists reached out to Carole with a video saying they were always there for her if she needs be.
Carole reportedly said: ‘I am so sorry, I screwed up my ever changing schedule, phone of hook with fan support/interviews… I have hours where Dancing With The Stars wants me. That has to be my priority.’
Viewers soon flooded Twitter, writing: ‘Come on @loosewomen Carol Baskin mugged you off big time !! Couldn’t even be bothered to apologise to you…
Not convinced: Viewers weren’t happy
‘Don’t blame the time difference (she managed to ‘commit’ knowing this), don’t blame an advert we probably weren’t likely to have seen, have some manner…
‘Sorry but how the f**k has #LooseWomen been allowed to advertise Carol Baskin appearing on their show all morning knowing that wasn’t going to happen…
‘What a s**t show… Wtf #loosewomen so I’ve just sat though all that waiting for Carol Baskin and the drama and there isn’t again…
Outrage: Fan flooded social media to comment on the debacle
‘I only turned into this gargabe for the Carole Baskin interview, and they can’t even deliver that, these old dogs are pathetic and embarrassing, this crap show should be axed… Carole Baskin thinks she is too good for #LooseWomen…
‘You don’t have a lot of time with her because you wasted time on that non interview with Carole Baskin #LooseWomen… Why was the whole Carole Baskin interview made such a big deal of there?! Struggling for content maybe? #LooseWomen…
‘Carole Baskin has apparently promised to give #LooseWomen her first UK exclusive interview? First the exclusive ‘Coronavirus whistleblower’ and now this.’ [sic]
‘His big interview with Carol Baskin they’ve been banging on about for days and it never happened. Why not say that in the first place? Desperate for viewers much?!’