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Pamela Anderson hails 'brave' Julian Assange over WikiLeaks revelations

Former Playboy model Pamela Anderson has described Julian Assange as one of the most important men in the world for founding WikiLeaks.

She said the actions of the organisation, which include exposing confidential CIA documents, were "historic" and in the interests of everybody.

Speaking to guest host John Bishop on Thursday night's episode of The Nightly Show, she said: "What he does is very important.

"He is exposing corruption in government and everyone should know."

Anderson was first introduced to Assange, who has been living for the past four years at London's Ecuadorian Embassy under political asylum, by renowned designer Vivienne Westwood.

The former model and activist recently made the papers when she visited him there, loaded with vegan snacks.

"He is very brave," she said of her friend. "He is passionate about what he does and he is brilliant... so stay tuned."

When asked by Bishop if her last comment hinted that she knew something about Assange's plans for the future, she responded: "I'm the least of anyone's worries."

The ITV topical chat show has been panned by viewers since it launched last week with David Walliams at the helm.

As audience ratings continued to slip, former Great British Bake Off presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins turned down an invitation to stand in as hosts.

"We were approached to take part in the series; however, due to our busy schedule, we were unable to make the dates work," the pair said in a statement.

"We do wish the team all the best with the remainder of the series."

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