David Hasselhoff replacing Piers Morgan on 'Britain's Got Talent'
December 15th, 2010
09:52 AM ET

David Hasselhoff replacing Piers Morgan on 'Britain's Got Talent'

A&E viewers may not be that into watching David Hasselhoff, but we doubt the actor's worried; he's already got a new job lined up in Britain.

A week after the actor's reality show, “The Hasselhoffs,” was pulled from the air after just one night comes news that the former “Baywatch” star has landed Piers Morgan’s old gig on “Britain’s Got Talent.” (‘Cause, you know, Morgan’s with us now.)

A publicist for the actor has confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that Hoff will indeed be headed across the pond to judge the U.K. series. Last week, EW pointed out that he was in talks for the job, so apparently whatever scheduling problems that were standing in Hoff’s way have been worked out.

The 58-year-old actor, who was once a judge on “America’s Got Talent” as well, snagged one of two open spots, with the other going to Brit comedian Michael McIntyre. Amanda Holden will remain on the judges panel, and Simon Cowell will still be on hand to lend his view during the live portions of the program.

Piers Morgan, meanwhile, isn't sure how to react to the news. "Should I feel amused, furious, thrilled or suicidal that The Hoff is replacing me on Britain's Got Talent?" he tweeted earlier, and it looks like he's settled on amused.

"Still chuckling over The Hoff and Michael McIntyre doing BGT," he wrote. "Superbly mischievous casting by Mr Cowell. Will be very very funny to watch."

Morgan even popped up as a special guest iReporter in a Q&A with Hasselhoff. Check out what Morgan asked in the video below:


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  3. banasy

    So everyone dislikes David Hasselhoff. And Simon Cowell. And Piers Morgan. Fine. But are any one of you MORE qualified to judge talent than they are? I'd say no, based on the comments judging THEM!

    December 16, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  4. Matt

    I'll be ready!

    December 16, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  5. BillP

    Okay, now that we got rid of Hoff let's work on Kate Gosselin. I recommend we offer Kenya $500,000 cash and 8 goats in exchange for taking her off our hands...Congress is after that, but we will all have to pitch in to make that work...possibly to Mexico for some hippie lettuce.

    December 16, 2010 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. Loss for words

    This guy is a "Jack" Hoff!

    December 16, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  7. scott

    If we have to have Morgan, then they have to have the Hoff. Fair is fair.

    December 16, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  8. MrsB

    Piers was an incredibly boring snob that had no talent or personal experience with the music recoding industry to make any judgments about talent. Certainly no more that the average person with eyesight and the ability to hear. What does it take to judge the obvious, anyway. Like Simon Cowell, if it weren't for his financial status to promote talent, he'd just be like the rest of the poor saps who had to listen to horrendous wannabes. But, what would the show be if they didn't show the no-talents alongside the talents, for comparison? More than half the auditions on those shows were absolutely horrendous, gimmicky and non-talented. Do they ever listen to themselves? Apparently not. And if America's Got Talent had to be judged by that pompous bore, Simon Cowell, you should be so lucky to get David Hasselhoff on your side now. At least he has recorded music and knows industry insiders, had a successful run on Baywatch and other shows. What has Piers or Simon done?

    December 16, 2010 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  9. Cybersleuth

    Love it! David is going to be great. I loved his viewpoints and humor on AGT. And he is fine eye candy, tyvm. I'm excited for his new life in Britain and the change of pace and scenery will do him a world of good. You go, David and don't pay attention to the naysayers who are jealous and mean-spirited. We love DH!

    December 16, 2010 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  10. Talent spotter

    UGH! Lost another viewer here...

    December 16, 2010 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  11. joie

    Neighter ONE OF THEM HAVE TALENT. Period Enough, I will not watch His Show or wafch britons got TALENT and i belive so will many many more thank you

    December 16, 2010 at 4:10 am | Report abuse |
  12. Tom

    I find it amazing that neither of them have any artistic talent but they are appointed to judge others....isn't that weird?

    December 16, 2010 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
  13. pippin

    What a terible shame! I have enjoyed watching this every week since it started but now with this poor excuse of a celeb I have to give it up. Simon, what are you doing mate?????????/

    December 15, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  14. cpat

    If Hollywood Squares were still on TV, David Hasselhoff would be in one of those stupid windows.

    December 15, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Donald

    Perfect. Now the Hoff can join the rest of the drunks in the UK. Beer for everyone! Drinks all round!

    December 15, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Jeremy Raglin

    The Hoff can't die!

    December 15, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Godsmack Rules

    Lol..I honestly can't say if I like this man or not. Something doesn't seem right with him. Maybe he is trying too hard. He seem kind of fake or something.

    December 15, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sherri

      I couldn't agree more. I feel exactly the same way about him, and I think you may have hit the nail on the head. He seems to be trying much too hard.....

      December 16, 2010 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  18. leon

    Why do people still feed his ego!! his a joke. everyone knows "kit" made him a onetime star.

    December 15, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  19. TI

    thank god he's the brit's problem now.

    December 15, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Nashvilledeb

    It's not called musical chairs, rather Musical Hosts!

    December 15, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Turtle

    How much did we have to pay the Brits to take the Hoff?

    December 15, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Jefferey Lebowski

    This hoff guy is no lady gaga.

    December 15, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  23. GRW144

    REALLY? Haven't we had enough of his one-line response to EVERY act... "Man, I'm tellin' ya... THIS is what this show is ABOUT!" Broken record. Broken actor. Soon-to-be-broken show. Reconsider Brits.

    December 15, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Sharky

    THE EUROPEANS LOVE THE HOFF!

    December 15, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Carlos in the COBL

    People in the US (including me) have ALWAYS struggled with the idea that "The Hoff" is quite literally an international superstar. Then again, I used to love watching Benny Hill ;-)

    December 15, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Name*ReginaM

    It's a scream to watch The Hoff. His gargantuan ego is hilarious.

    December 15, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  27. denissr

    Piers Morgan has to be the most boring person in the world. I don't know if they will be able to handle the excitment with the Hof doing Piers show.

    December 15, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Mok

    Hopefully, Kit will talk some sense into him and tell him to give it the F up already

    December 15, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  29. antonio sabella

    Poor David one of those older hasbeens who just can't seem to get used to the idea that he is so yesterday. When these people don't get attention they either write a tell all book, get a reality series, or go to celebrity rehab.

    December 15, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Rick Popowitz

    And, we should care why?

    What qualities does he have to assess talent?

    December 15, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Wayne Newton

    Hamburgers with Hoff.

    December 15, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
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    December 15, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Julian Assange

    I love Lance Bass.

    December 15, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  34. jon

    well, now that his big reality show has been cancelled after two episodes, I guess he needs something to do

    December 15, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  35. alumette

    Most of these reality shows are horrible. What a waste of air time...Palin...we have to suffer the commercials about that show. I can't mute or switch fast enough....and that's the commercial...can't imagine how bad the show is : the shrieking voice with the bully and dumb comments.....so many bad shows. At least they managed to eliminate one.

    December 15, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Bill

    We get Piers Morgan, they get The Hoff. We got the good end of that one – although both are the "cream of the crap" as far as showbiz goes.

    December 15, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  37. deepasapuddle

    Hoff is ratings poison. Maybe he will take his shirt off, get drunk and have a snack. What a pile of poo.

    December 15, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Name*monique

    yikes, now let us export kate gosselin with the hoff !

    December 15, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  39. The Fish

    KIT: Oh Michael, this should be fun! When are you going to change my oil? Michael: Soon KIT, but right now, the Knight Rider needs more turbo boost!

    December 15, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  40. The Fish

    KIT should be the second judge. And the Hoff should be referred as Michael Knight!

    December 15, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  41. citizenUSA

    Sad to see him at his low points. After all he was one of the TV's biggest stars in two different shows although neither interested me. (I lived in Southern California and could see beach babes anytime and I'd rather have James Bond's Austin-Martin). He's struggling to be relevant which is very unlikely at this juncture.

    December 15, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  42. Suz

    Good. Britain can have him!

    December 15, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  43. I'm not, but my boyfrind is

    That is one handsome b@st@rd...

    December 15, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  44. MGLRB

    The last two years, the winners were people from the backwoods. There were a lot of great talented people this year. The little opera singing girl and "Precious" mom. Both of them were fantastic. The group defying gravity were clearly a Vegas type show as well. Goes to show that it's not a real talent show if they picked these last two winners. That was the last straw for me, I'm done watching.

    December 15, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • AJ

      Ummm...this article is about Britain's Got Talent, not the Yankee version. Has nothing to do with Vegas or either of the people you mentioned...

      December 15, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  45. eman ruoy

    Does anyone even watch this anymore, its like american idol now, everything is being done way too many times, once in a blue moom will the winner be someone u remember or that actually gets their talent out there

    December 15, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  46. ks

    Apparently no one needs talent to be a judge on this show. Of all the people to pick from they picked David Hasselhoff? Come on Piers, wake up. The guy is absolutely without talent doing anything he attempts.

    December 15, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Sandy

      Much better than listening to that crabby old Brit.

      December 15, 2010 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
    • JR

      The poor Hoff...... thinks he got the job because he has talant. More like he's a F/N train reck and people will watch.

      December 15, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • missy

      Hoff is just annoying, Period.

      December 15, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |

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