David Hasselhoff has been linked to a second series of The Celebrity Apprentice Australia.
The former Baywatch actor, who recently stepped down from his role on the Britain’s Got Talent panel, is believed to be a hot favorite for the show’s new cast, according to Australia’s Sunday Telegraph.
Hasselhoff is to appear as Captain Hook in pantomime at the Bristol Hippodrome this Christmas.
Model Kris Smith – partner of Dannii Minogue – is also believed to be in talks to appear on the Nine Network show, alongside Mel B’s husband Stephen Belafonte and former AFL star Jason Akermanis, a Brownlow Medal winner in 2001.
A production source is quoted as saying that movie producer Belafonte is “definitely keen” to take part in the show, adding: “He and Mel want to pursue more opportunities in Australia.”
Filming for The Celebrity Apprentice Australia’s second season is due to begin in January 2012. The first series – broadcast this autumn – was won by stand-up comedian Julia Morris.