Julian Assange thinks Pamela Anderson is ''attractive and whip smart''.

The exiled WikiLeaks founder has been rumoured to be dating the former 'Baywatch' actress after she was seen visiting her a number of times at the Ecuadorian embassy - where he has been living under political asylum since 2012 after he was accused of rape during a 2010 visit to Sweden and amid fears he will be extradited to the US over claims made on his website - and though he refused to confirm the speculation, he admitted the blonde beauty has a number of desirable attributes.

Speaking on 'The Kyle and Jackie O Show', he said: ''She's an attractive person with an attractive personality and whip smart.... She's no idiot at all, she psychologically very savvy...

''Well I mean I like her, she's great. I'm not gonna go into private details.

''Basically you got people like Pamela Anderson who are independent because they kind of manage their own career... She can't really be squeezed by, you know, a TV executive.''

And Julian, 45, went on to praise Pamela for her campaigns for him to be able to live as a free man, while slamming officials in his native Australia for doing little to help his cause.

He said: ''Over the last few years she has done more to try and get this Australian, me, out of detention without charge, than the combinations of Gillard, Rudd, Abbott and Turnbull combined.

''It should not take Pamela Anderson to do the Australian government's job, as capable as she is.

''You've got some of these good people who are independent and courageous and those people who come to defend me and defend Wikileaks, full marks to them.''

Pamela - who has sons Brandon, 20, and Dylan, 19, with ex-husband Tommy Lee - recently admitted she enjoys bringing ''a little help, a smile, and some glamour'' to Julian.

She said: ''He's living in dire circumstances so I like to bring a little help, and a smile, and some glamour.

''It's so rare that he has someone to come and visit him and bring him things, and I want to be able to do that for him.

''It's about support and I believe in what he is doing. Thank god for him. He's sacrificed a lot for all of us.

''WikiLeaks is one of the only reliable news sources because it's just the truth.

''I really believe history will look back on him as such an important person.''

However, the 49-year-old beauty - who first met Julian in 2014 - refused to confirm whether she is in a relationship with the ''great guy''.

She added: ''It's difficult to talk about when you're under surveillance.

''But he's a great guy. I don't want to say anything about whether there's a romance. So let's say we're just good friends.''