Tiger King's Joe Exotic Teases Upcoming Major Announcement Will Shock The World
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The 57-year-old, who shot to international fame when he was the subject of the now infamous Netflix documentary series, updated fans on Twitter.
While he indicated the gravity of the announcement, he kept tight-lipped about what he will be revealing.
"Major announcement will be made on Wednesday of this week. Every news station, radio, newspaper, and talk show will be talking about this," Joe wrote.
"Once this cat is out of the bag there is no one going to lie about anything anymore."
The announcement comes after Joe failed to receive a pardon from outgoing president Donald Trump as he left office.
As revealed in the Tiger King documentary, Joe is currently serving a 22 year prison sentence for plotting to murder rival, Carole Baskin, by hiring a hitman.
His lawyers were so confident Joe was to be released from prison that they had hired a limo to pick him up - only to be left stunned when he was not one of the 143 names on Trump's pardon list.
We guess we'll have to keep our eyes peeled for this one!
Elsewhere, it has been announced that Ross Kemp will be hosting a two-part documentary looking at people in Britain who keep big cats.
The new two part documentary, titled Britain's Tiger Kings - On The Trail With Ross Kemp, sees award-winning documentary-maker Ross going on a journey to discover why anyone would want to keep a 250kg feline, and asking whether it is in the best interests of the animal to do so.
Surprisingly, it is thought there are as many as 4,000 animals including lions, tigers, bears, crocodiles and giant snakes in private hands in the country - with Ross meeting the owners of just some of these wild creatures.
Speaking about his new documentary, Ross explained: "When I first started making these films I didn't think it was possible to privately own a lion or a tiger in this country. I've found it truly eye-opening and disturbing to discover just how easy it is to source one and get permission to keep it legally.
"These programmes explore what motivates someone to want to own a wild animal - whether it be a tiger, a lion, a 20ft snake or even a crocodile, and whether it is right to do so. It certainly is a complex and emotive subject, and I found that some of the people who kept wild animals were quite extraordinary.
"It's important to remember that all the big cats I came into contact with were born into captivity and therefore wouldn't survive in the wild. But when I asked if they would consider sending their cat to a sanctuary which offers something close to a natural habitat - the answer was often no."
The doc will film later this Spring on ITV - and we can't wait.