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14 July 2020 16:41

TIGER King star Carole Baskin has been hoodwinked into sending a fake birthday message to paedophile Rolf Harris.

TIGER King star Carole Baskin has been hoodwinked into sending a fake birthday message to paedophile Rolf Harris. The animal rights activist also mentioned his "best friend" Jimmy Savile after she was tricked in the prank. 4 Carole Baskin was duped into sending the clip to Jimmy Savile and Rolf Harris 4 Carole Baskin blew Rolf Harris a kiss Credit: Tomo Armstrong Baskin, 59, even blew shamed TV star Harris a kiss in the birthday video message on Cameo. In the clip, the arch rival of Joe Exotic said: "Hey you cool cats and kittens, its Carole Baskin at Big Cat Rescue. "Hi Rolf Harris, all your kids wanted to get together and tell you that you have really touched them and that they love all that you have done for them.

"I hear there's a lot of great stories about you and your best friend Jimmy Savile." She adds: "Can't wait to hear those Happy birthday Rolf." The prank was carried out by Australian comedian Tom Armstrong - who shared it on his TikTok account. He said: "Surely I couldn't get another American celebrity to shout out Australia's most notorious sexual predator. "Bonus points if they mention UK's most notorious sexual predator." The prank came after he had fooled he fooled 7th Heaven star Beverley Mitchell into giving a shoutout to notorious killer Australian serial killer, Ivan Milat. Disgraced Harris, 90, was jailed for child sex offences in 2014. He was caught by Operation Yewtree, a police probe sparked by twisted telly star Savile being exposed as a vile paedophile.

4 The Queen And Duke Of Edinburgh At St Pauls. Credit: Getty - Contributor 4 Rolf Harris court case Credit: PA:Press Association Reacting to the prank, Baskin said: "I am amazed at the lengths (and expense) people will go to in order to trash my reputation." Cameo is a service were celebrities sell personalised video messages - often for birthdays and other celebrations. Baskin is charging at least £140 per video message - and is making up to £16,000 a day as she takes advantage of her newfound fame. She told the Mirror: "Of course, I have never heard of Rolf Harris, and would not have done the Cameo had I known. Most read in News TO CATCH A CHEAT Furious wife beats and strips her husband's suspected mistress in the street - but crowd does nothing Exclusive Hel's angel Celtic WAG Helen Flanagan defends co-sleeping with daughter, 2 TOO FAR? Comedian Katherine Ryan upsets fans after lying about having botched bum lift to promote TV show Pictured TAKE ZLAT Furious Ibrahimovic kicks bottle as he's subbed in AC Milan's draw with Napoli settled down Mark Wright says lockdown has stopped him getting 'smashed' at weekends KIND KERRY Katie Price's daughter Princess is with Kerry Katona while Harvey is in hospital "The signature line in my email reads, 'I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made - Franklin D. Roosevelt', and I think that tells you all you need to know about the kind of people who abuse me in their efforts to make others hate me." Netflix hit Tiger King told of how eccentric big cat zoo owner Exotic, 57, was jailed for plotting to kill Carole. Exotic is currently locked up in the US over the plot - but has found a newfound legion of fans, and is now trying parlay his notoriety into a presidential pardon from Donald Trump. Joe Exotic blows up effigy of Carole Baskin as his hatred for the animal rights activist deepens on Tiger King HuffPost is part of Verizon Media. Click 'I agree' to allow Verizon Media and our partners to use cookies and similar technologies to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads. We will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products. Learn more about how we use your data in our Privacy Centre. Once you confirm your privacy choices here, you can make changes at any time by visiting your Privacy dashboard. Click 'Learn more' to learn and customise how Verizon Media and our partners collect and use data.