David Hasselhoff announced as 'Britain's Got Talent' judge after 'Hasselhoffs' canceled
David Hasselhoff, whose A&E reality show "The Hasselhoffs" was recently pulled after two episodes, is set to join "Britain's Got Talent" as a judge, reprising the role he once played on the U.S. version of the series.
The 58-year-old former "Baywatch" star's participation on the UK talent contest series during its spring 2011 season was announced in the show's website. It said he and comedian Michael McIntyre will join judge Amanda Holden, while co-creator Simon Cowell, formerly of "American Idol", will serve as a judge for the live stage of the competition.
Hasselhoff served as a judge on "America's Got Talent" alongside Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan between 2006 and 2009, after which he was replaced by Howie Mandel. Morgan is set to host a new CNN talk show in January, replacing "Larry King Live", which ends on Thursday, but had signed a deal earlier this year to remain on "America's Got Talent" for three more years.
"The Hasselhoffs", Hasselhoff's reality show starring his daughters Hayley and Taylor Ann, was pulled last week by A&E after two episodes, both of which aired on one day and had low ratings. The series showed Hasselhoff helping the two with their music careers.
In September, David Hasselhoff participated in the 11th season of "Dancing With the Stars", ABC's ballroom dancing reality show. He was the first contestant to be voted off.