David Hasselhoff's Lovejoy dream

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 May 2011
David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff has revealed he would like to star in a remake of legendary BBC One series 'Lovejoy' and cast himself as the antiques dealer

David Hasselhoff wants to appear in a 'Lovejoy' remake.

The 'Britain's Got Talent' judge - who shot to fame after starring in 'Baywatch' - has revealed he would love to further his acting career playing the quirky antiques dealer, who first appeared on BBC One in 1986.

He said: "I'd like to remake 'Lovejoy'. I loved 'Lovejoy' I think it's great. I think I've got as much talent as the next guy."

The American star added that while he has always waited for the right role to come along, he doesn't think he will ever find it because his exuberant public persona has now taken over.

Speaking on Piers Morgan's 'Life Stories' series, he added: "I'd like to do 'Lawrence of Arabia'. I'd say I'd like to do 'Hamlet', but I don't think so - it's too hard, long hours!"

"I just haven't found the right role yet. And I don't think it's ever going to come, because the 'Hoff' has taken over."

David admitted he finds it hard to escape the characters he has already portrayed, and revealed that even his father Joe still calls him Michael, after his legendary 'Knight Rider' character.

He said: "My dad still calls me Michael, because of Michael Knight. A lot of people do - I even used to be Michael Knight on my answering machine."

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