Louis Theroux backlash as whinging fans complained about Nigel Farage documentary dream
It followed Exotic, who became embroiled in an assassination plot to take out rival animal rights activist Baskin, and his life on an animal park famed for its big cats in the US.
Theroux has interviewed some of the planet’s most controversial figures, including in politics, show business and religion, and once claimed he wanted to revamp his old series When Louis Met… to do a show centred on Farage.
The former Ukip leader has divided opinion in the UK, but many felt indebted to the politician for his influence during the Brexit referendum of 2016.
And although his former Brexit Party did not achieve its general election campaign goals, he has remained at the forefront of British politics.
But Theroux felt that Farage would be a brilliant inclusion for a documentary.
When Louis Met… aired for two seasons between 2000 and 2002, and saw Theroux join a host of celebrities to document their day-to-day lives, offering the public a fresh insight into the person they were focusing on.
Among those who featured were heavyweight boxer Chris Eubank, former Brexit Party MEP Ann Widdecombe, and Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee.