Louis Theroux admitted he actually liked Tiger King star Joe Exotic while filming documentary

admitted that he actually kind of liked Joe Exotic after meeting him while filming a documentary.

The star appeared as a subject in Louis’ 2011 documentary, Louis Theroux: America’s Most Dangerous Pets, filmed years before he found viral fame via the hit.

America’s Most Dangerous Pets was re-aired tonight on Two, and Louis live-tweeted along with fans – many of whom were watching for the first time.

One fan asked what the filmmaker had made of the unique character, and his answer is quite surprising.

‘Yes, I liked him’ Louis admitted. ‘But I also knew he was spinning me a line.’

He also told another tweeter: ‘I sometimes had the feeling Joe wasn’t totally across his brief, conversation-wise.

‘Like he couldn’t remember his own hype.’

If there was one thing Louis regretted not asking, however, was grilling the soon-to-be reality star

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Joe – real name Joseph Maldanado-Passage – is currently serving a 22-year jail term for the planned murder-for-hire of animal rights activist Carole Baskin, as well as various counts of animal abuse.

Ever since Tiger King dropped on Netflix, it’s become a worldwide obsession, being

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By this point, a film based on the documentary is now basically bound to arrive – and

He’ll have to get in line first, however, as apparently Parks and Recreation actor

Tiger King is available to stream now via Netflix.

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