It wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip to the pantomime – and David Hasselhoff’s show this year appears to be a popular draw.
The former Baywatch actor – who is currently starring in Peter Pan at London’s WNew Wimbledon Theatre – certainly seemed to be attracting the crowds as he left the venue after Thursday’s show.
And the 58-year-old was only too happy to sign autographs for the very fans who had earlier booed his performance as the villainous Captain Hook.
Thumbs up: David Hasselhoff, who is starring in Peter Pan at the New Wimbledon Theatre, was met by a host of admirers
Judging by Thursday’s audience however it would appear that the Hoff has his famous fans too.
Peaches Geldof was among those who was seen leaving the theatre on Thursday night – although the socialite, dressed in a black fur-trimmed coat appeared to be keeping a low profile.
However the smile on her face suggested she had enjoyed the show as much as the younger viewers.
Star of the show: The actor’s performance is proving popular if the fans outisde the theatre were anything to go by
Hasselhoff is appearing in the panto – which co-stars Louis Spence as a very camp cabin boy called Roger – until January 16.
And the popularity of the show should make up for the recent disappointment of having his new reality TV show axed after just two episodes.
The Hasselhoffs followed David and his two daughters, Taylor Ann, 20, and Hayley, 18, who are both trying to making it in the music business.
Famous fans: Peaches Geldof was among those who went to see The Hoff treading the boards
It also featured their Yorkshire terrier, Coco, who was seen having a therapy session with a pet psychic for her addiction to tennis balls.
Hasselhoff is also set to join the next series of Britain’s Got Talent as a judge, alongside Amanda Holden and fellow newcomer Michael McIntyre.
In character: Hasselhoff plays Captain Hook in the pantomime alongside Louie Spence’s very camp cabin boy Roger
They are replacing Piers Morgan, who has taken over Larry King’s talk show in the US, and Simon Cowell, who has announced he will join the panel this year only for the live semi-finals.
Auditions for the show are due to begin in London on January 4 2011.