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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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!
I'll be ready!
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.
This guy is a "Jack" Hoff!
If we have to have Morgan, then they have to have the Hoff. Fair is fair.
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?
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!
UGH! Lost another viewer here...
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
I find it amazing that neither of them have any artistic talent but they are appointed to judge others....isn't that weird?
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?????????/
If Hollywood Squares were still on TV, David Hasselhoff would be in one of those stupid windows.
Perfect. Now the Hoff can join the rest of the drunks in the UK. Beer for everyone! Drinks all round!
The Hoff can't die!
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.
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.....
Why do people still feed his ego!! his a joke. everyone knows "kit" made him a onetime star.
thank god he's the brit's problem now.
It's not called musical chairs, rather Musical Hosts!
How much did we have to pay the Brits to take the Hoff?
This hoff guy is no lady gaga.
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.
THE EUROPEANS LOVE THE HOFF!
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 ;-)
It's a scream to watch The Hoff. His gargantuan ego is hilarious.
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.
Hopefully, Kit will talk some sense into him and tell him to give it the F up already
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.
And, we should care why?
What qualities does he have to assess talent?
Hamburgers with Hoff.
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well, now that his big reality show has been cancelled after two episodes, I guess he needs something to do
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.
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.
Hoff is ratings poison. Maybe he will take his shirt off, get drunk and have a snack. What a pile of poo.
yikes, now let us export kate gosselin with the hoff !
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!
KIT should be the second judge. And the Hoff should be referred as Michael Knight!
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.
Good. Britain can have him!
That is one handsome b@st@rd...
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.
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...
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
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.
Much better than listening to that crabby old Brit.
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.
Hoff is just annoying, Period.
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