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ACC Liverpool welcomed BBC Worldwide for the fourth time for its annual Showcase event

The waterfront venue, home to BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena, welcomed over 700 global TV buyers over four days.

Entertainment was provided by John Cleese, David Hasselhoff, Paolo Nutini and the Backstreet Boys as guests dined on a menu which included pan roast rump of Welsh mountain lamb and a dark chocolate disco ball dessert, all provided by the venue’s caterers Centerplate.Bob Prattey, chief executive of ACC Liverpool, said: “Every year we are impressed with how the BBC Worldwide team transform our venue and this year was no exception – the arena and convention centre looked spectacular which is fantastic when there are so many delegates visiting from all over the world for this event.”

Source: Incentive Travel

David Hasselhoff to star at Blackpool Opera House

David Hasselhoff will star in "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life" musical opening in Blackpool starting in October. David will play a an extrovert, party going DJ and nightclub owner on the party island of Ibiza in the early 1990s. He will front the cast of this new show. The creators promise "a heart-warming and hilarious story" and the "party night of the year." David's character's teenage daughter arrives to stay for the summer and he has to cope with being a single parent to a girl who wants to meet boys and live the party life. Suddenly, his motto becomes, "Do as I say, not as I did!"The world premiere will take place at the Winter Gardens on Friday, October 16 and run through Sunday, November 1. Tickets now on sale. Coun Graham Cain, Blackpool Council's cabinet member for tourism and leisure said, "This is another fantastic coup for Blackpool and we're absolutely thrilled to be hosting a world premiere. From attracting a superstar who is a household name all over the world in David Hasselhoff to bringing in a show packed with hits that everyone will love is a real statement from the Winter Gardens.""The show would be fantastic for all music fans, fans of the Hoff and those just looking for a great night out," said Michael Williams, Winter Gardens' managing director.Tickets to Last Night A DJ Saved My Life are currently on sale, costing from £20. Show times and prices are available online at www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk

Source: Blackpool Gazette

David Hasselhoff on Wake up Essex

David Hasselhoff on Wake Up EssexListen to both parts of the interview here!

Source: David Hasselhoff Online

 

Time Out: David Hasselhoff Visits Noah's Ark Children's Hospital For Wales

David Hasselhoff at Noah's Ark Children's Hospital in WalesDavid Hasselhoff was at a South Wales hospital back on November 24 where he paid a surprise visit to sick children and was accompanied by his stunning Welsh girlfriend Hayley Roberts, he spent time with young patients at The Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales in Cardiff, and posed for photographs with awe-struck hospital staff.

Following his hospital visit, he said, "If you are blessed it is your moral obligation to give that blessing to someone else. It was a sincere honor to be welcomed into the hearts and rooms of the young patients at the children's hospital. We hope we made a difference in their lives - they sure made a difference in ours.”

The hospital’s Sarah Lloyd showed the celebrity pair around the children’s hospital and said, “On behalf of our younger patients, their parents and our staff, I would like to say thank you to David and Hayley for taking the time out of their busy schedule to visit us. It was a very thoughtful thing to do, and it has brightened up the day of our patients and staff.”David Hasselhoff visits Noah's Ark Children's Hospital in WalesSee more at itv.com and Cardiff and Vale UHB Flickr PhotostreamSource: Wales Online, David Hasselhoff Online 

David Hasselhoff Visits Cardiff for Rugby

David Hasselhoff in CardiffDavid Hasselhoff is in Cardiff today for the rugby game.

Former Baywatch and Knight Rider star David Hasselhoff reveals his love for Welsh rugby before their game against New Zealand.'The Hoff' became a fan of the team through his Welsh girlfriend Hayley Roberts and enjoyed their recent Grand Slam success in 2013.He also says that in response to the New Zealand Haka the Welsh side should try 'the Hoffa'.

Click the photo for a video of David and Hayley on BBC Sport.

David Hasselhoff and Hayley Roberts on BBC Sport
Source: BBC Sport

 

David Hasselhoff Filming in New Malden

David Hasselhoff Filming in New MaldonDavid Hasselhoff has been seen filming in New Malden, England, apparently for his new DAVE comedy, Hoff the Record.Elisse Thompson, 37, who works in the High Street, said: "I managed to get a picture - it was like two minutes in between him filming and coming out again. He was filming with a little girl in a dressing gown."He put his arm around me and said it's nice to feel a tall lady. And then he was back on set again - that's my only brush with fame."Fan Phil Burdekin, 38, who works for Flight Centre in CI Tower, said: “It was very surreal to see David Hasselhoff on a wet Wednesday morning in New Malden.“He was quite welcoming. He was happy to take a few pictures. When I was younger he was a bit of a hero in our household. Knight Rider and Baywatch would come on back-to-back in the eighties.”Source: YourLocalGuardian.co.ukNew today:

David Hasselhoff's Commercial for Bronchostop Cough Medicine with Hilarious Behind the Scenes Video

David Hasselhoff in Bronchostop commercial

David Hasselhoff filmed a new commercial for Bronchostop Cough Medicine in the UK. Check out the commercial and behind the scenes video and photos. He's taking the Hassle out of coughs.A worker on the set then passed him a bottle of water to which he joked: "Is it gluten free?"I don't have to run in slow motion any more. Well actually, at my age we do everything in slow motion."The new product was launched for the relief of all types of coughs, including chesty, dry, tickly, mucus, irritating coughs.

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David Hasselhoff to Appear at Engage 2014

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David Hasselhoff is set to close the IAB's 10th Anniversary Engage event, We've Only Just Begun conference on October 15. Engage is a week-long initiative called IAB UK Digital Upfronts.The Hoff proved to be one of the star turns at this year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.The star joined the fray in the south of France as part of a social media experiment coordinated by the newly rebranded Golin. The actor kicked off the world’s foremost advertising and creative lineup with the "Relevance and The Hoff" seminar on Sunday.Golin created the #HofforNot game, which asks players to identify real and fake images of Hasselhoff. The idea was to get #HofforNot trending during the event to showcase the science behind how brands can use social media and real-time tools to stay relevant, just as Hasselhoff has done since he rose to fame in the 1980s.The event promises to be the biggest Engage yet with more than 900 delegates expected.

Hasselhoff will close our mega tenth anniversary show which will feature amongst others: Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP; David Shing, AOL; Eileen Naughton, Google; Gill Whitehead, Channel 4; James Whittaker, Microsoft; Lloyd Page, John Lewis and many more.

Tickets are running out fast, so get booking today!Date: Wednesday, 15 October, 2014Time: 9am - 5.30pmLocation: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DSCost: AB Member: £395 +VATIAB Non-member: £795 +VATAdvertiser: FREESources: Media Week and IAB UK 

Oykos Crowns David Hasselhoff 'The Most Iconic Hunk in Trunks'

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David Hasselhoff was honored with the title, "Most Iconic Hunk in Trunks" by Oykos yogurt recently.Oykos sent us this press release:To celebrate the launch of its indulgent new Oykos Heavenly range, Oykos pays tribute to the tastiest celebrity hunks by immortalising them in delicious dessert spoons. Why? Because the world’s tastiest yogurt deserves the world’s tastiest spoon!Former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff, famed for his slow motion run in red shorts in the 90’s cult classic, also triumphed in the public vote being named ‘Most Iconic Hunk in Trunks’ with over a quarter of women selecting him as their favourite topless TV totty (26%). The singer and TV star was delighted with his spoon trophy and was photographed posing with it next to the legendary car KITT from Knight Rider.Esme Rodger, Oykos Brand Manager, comments: “At Oykos we believe the world’s tastiest yogurt deserves the world’s tastiest spoon, so what better way to celebrate the launch of our delicious new Oykos Heavenly range than with spoons sculpted in the form of the tastiest celebrity hunks? It’s great to see the public voting for Peter and David as the most iconic hunks, they look even tastier in the unique spoons we’ve had sculpted of their torsos. We’ve had a great response to our World’s Tastiest Spoon campaign and we are looking forward to unveiling our winning hunks soon.”The nationwide vote and research was commissioned as part of Oykos’ ‘World’s Tastiest Spoon’ campaign to celebrate the tastiness of real hunks across the UK, led by TV judge Amanda Holden, who has been inviting women to nominate their partners all summer.  The final four hunks are set to be revealed later this year and will be sculpted into spoons for their wives and girlfriends to dunk their very own hunk into their yogurt.

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Win Tickets to See David Hasselhoff in Peter Pan

HoffHookThis year, David returns as Captain Hook in Peter Pan in the UK. He'll be at the Cliff's Pavilion in Southend.

Every Wednesday throughout the summer holidays we're giving you the chance to win a family ticket to this year's Peter Pan-to at the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend!The show stars the one, the only, the Hoff-tastic David Hasselhoff - aided and abetted by the inimitable Christopher Biggins!There are three chances to win each Wednesday; with Daryl on Wake Up Essex between 6am and 10am, with Tracie between 10am and 2pm and then with Paul on Drivetiome between 2pm and 6pm!Register to play HERE then just listen out for your phone to ring and get ready to answer the question!

Find out more about the show and book tickets HERE.

Source: Southend Radio 107.7FM

 

Dave Commissions New Show Hoff the Record

David HasselhoffIf the headline wasn't confusing enough, there's a UK-based television network called "Dave" and they have just commissioned six 30-minute episodes of the semi-improvised sitcom, Hoff The Record.The show is shot in a documentary style and centers on the life of Hoff, a fictionalized version of Hasselhoff, 30 years after rising to fame on Knight Rider. The plot concerns the Knight Rider star moving to get his ‘surreal’ life back on track, after five divorces and ‘some misguided career decisions’.A Dave spokesman said: ‘It is an ambitious project, blurring the lines between real life and improvisational comedy and it will be filmed in the UK, and overseas, with an ensemble cast of new and established comedy talent.’The show is set to air sometime next year in the UK.It will be executive produced by UKTV commissioning editor Iain Coyle, Hasselhoff‘s manager Eric Gardner and Me & You Productions’ Richard Yee and Krishnendu Majumdar.BBC Worldwide co-developed and co-funded the project and will take the international distribution rights.Coyle said the show was “funny, clever and bizarre - in a good way." North added, “To have The Hoff on the channel is a great coup. It cements Dave as the place to be for risk-taking comedies.”HoffArmy found this video:

David Hasselhoff cemented the show when he started tweeting about #HoffOnDave.

Source: Broadcast Now, Twitter, Chortle

See It. Believe It. Live It. David Hasselhoff at Cambridge Union

Cambridge UnionToday, David Hasselhoff visited the Cambridge Union in the UK to talk to students. The press release talks about what happened during the speech he gave.

On Saturday 24th May, David Hasselhoff visited the Cambridge Union to talk tomembers about his career as a singer, actor, and entertainer. Despite the pressures ofan examination term event, he attracted a large and enthusiastic audience whocrowded in to see the Knight Rider and Baywatch star.The event kicked off with a five-minute video documenting the life of ‘The Hoff’, andhis rise to fame on the back of the international success of both Knight Rider andBaywatch, before reminding the Chamber of the great array of activities he had takenon during his decades in the entertainment industry.Mr. Hasselhoff entered the historic chamber to roaring applause from the assembledstudents. The discussion started off with an exposé of the ‘Brand of The Hoff’ andhow it had developed: “The Hoff father got Hoff with my mother because he thoughtshe was Hoff stuff,” he jested. There was, however, clearly more work that went into‘The Hoff’ brand. Life is a “bizarre, spiritual, universal psychic path,” Mr. Hasselhofftold us, and to get ahead we need to “see it, believe it, and live it.” This positivitypervaded the rest of his speech, a running theme that seemed to unite the vast array ofpursuits ‘The Hoff’ has undertaken during his lifetime.Mr. Hasselhoff told us that Knight Rider, in particular, meant a lot to his audience, asit showed people how to “make a difference in your own life”. He went on to tell usthat, “thirty years later it’s all coming true.” And it really did seem to be, with ‘TheHoff’ telling the audience how Google created a talking car, and in true Knight Riderfashion, offered him a test drive.With these things, however, Mr. Hasselhoff tells us it’s not just luck. “Luck is beingprepared for opportunities when it presents itself,” he goes on. “Although a lot ofsolace can be found in coffee,” he smiles, “as without coffee I don’t think this couldbe true.” This drew an audibly empathic response from students in the midst of theirexaminations terms.In terms of future projects, Mr. Hasselhoff is clearly busy. He told assembledmembers how his plans for his new movie, ‘Killing Hasselhoff’, had been confirmednot 24 hours before speaking to the Union, telling them that he wanted to finish thewhole production in 25 days. Usually, he said, “film is like watching grass grow,” buthe pointed out that that was what was great about Baywatch; they could move a lotfaster than that because they owned the show.Overall the event was a lively one; and audience members were engaged and, in thecase of the long-term Knight Rider fans, largely in awe. The overwhelming messagewas positivity and an ability to get out and go change things. “See it, believe it, live it,”he reiterated, exiting to yet another roar of applause.

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Source: Cambridge Union

Mr. and Mrs. with David Hasselhoff and Hayley Roberts Airs in June

Mr. and Mrs.As we told you in February, David Hasselhoff and Hayley Roberts participated in the UK game show "Mr. and Mrs." We now know this episode will air June 11 on ITV. They will try to win up to £30,000 for charity.Celebrity couples are asked a series of questions about each other, with the audience getting some insight into the celebrities' personal lives. The first two rounds they answer some questions, then in the final round the winning couple take home the jackpot for their chosen charity. The remaining couples take 5,000 for their charity.Check out more photos here at Wales Online.

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Source: Wales Online

 

Cambridge Union Society Welcomes David Hasselhoff

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Cambridge Union Society announced today that David Hasselhoff is going to be one of the speakers for the Easter Termcard. David is scheduled to appear in Week 5, which is presumably around June 25.A major draw for celebrity spotters will be Baywatch and Knight Rider star David Hasselhoff whose eclectic life experience will provide “the perfect antidote to revision-time blues”, according to the Union.The Cambridge Union Society, which was founded in 1815, is famed for inviting international politicians and academics to its regular debating sessions. It's located in Cambridge, England.

The Union is also pleased to confirm that David Hasselhoff (aka ‘The Hoff’) will be speaking in Week 5. Star of Baywatch and Knight Rider, judge on Britain's Got Talent, contestant in Dancing with the Stars, internationally successful singer and acclaimed film producer and entrepreneur.

Source: Cambridge Union Press Release, Cambridge News

 

David Hasselhoff To Talk to NCN Students

Hoff at NCNBefore David leaves Nottingham, he has one more thing to do.New College of Nottingham says it's getting the new term off to a hoff-tastic start, by welcoming no other than guest speaker David Hasselhoff.More than 300 students from ncn’s academy of Creative, Cultural and Digital Industries will get the chance to hear from and question the international superstar about his life and career in the media industry.Students will attend the special event at Broadway Cinema this Friday (10th), which will officially launch ‘jamcon’ - ncn’s creative careers conference.David will speak about his rise to stardom in Knight Rider and subsequent global success with Baywatch and his more recent stints on stage in Chicago and on-screen as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent, not to mention his 5m record sales worldwide.As a thank you to David for ending his time in Nottingham with ncn, he will be escorted to the venue in an E-type Jaguar, which comes courtesy of the Nottingham Motor Company - the car dealership purchased by ncn last year to launch its new motor vehicle training courses.New College Nottingham Head of Academy for Media, Film & Digital Technologies, Jonathan Laud said:“At ncn we’re massively excited that the Hoff is making time before his last weekend in the city to come and talk to our students. His speech kick starts our annual event which throws a spotlight on careers in the creative industries - we can’t think of an artist who has had a more diverse and successful career covering a whole variety of creative careers, from actor, presenter, singer/songwriter, producer, theatre star and director. He’s been immortalised in cartoon animation and in videogames and his story is nothing short of fascinating. It’s a privilege to be welcoming him to ncn.”TV and Film BTEC ncn student, Sandra Tkacz, 19 from Aspley, added: “I’m very excited about meeting the ‘Hoff’, I’ve been looking forward to it for weeks. It’s amazing that he is coming to speak to us, I remember watching him when he was on Big Brother. I’m looking forward to hearing about his career and experience and how he got into the industry. I think it will motivate us all, I’m really looking forward to it.”

Source: New College Nottingham

 

David Hasselhoff to get sapling from the Major Oak

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A SAPLING from the oldest tree in Nottinghamshire will be presented to panto star David Hasselhoff on Monday.The famous Major Oak, in the centre of Sherwood Forest, is around 800 years old.The sapling will be handed to the Hoff and his Peter Pan co-stars on behalf of the Sherwood Forest site.Peter Pan the panto is running at the Theatre Royal.

Source: Nottingham Post

 

Peter Pan Opening Night

Peter Pan VIP Party

Peter Pan started Saturday in Nottingham with Hoff the Hook with a VIP Reception. The Royal Centre posted photos to their Facebook page of the event.David Hasselhoff has helped spark record-breaking ticket sales this year for Peter Pan. The Nottingham Post wrote a review of the Panto. Here's an excerpt:

He [good-natured pirate Mr Smee] found the perfect foil in Hasselhoff for other side-splitting moments, including a marvellous section where he and his camp troupe of twerking pirates repeated everything ‘the Hoff’ said.There were also some amusingly smutty misunderstandings when Smee stored a telescope in his trousers as well the bikini-clad pirate’s own must-see tribute to Hasselhoff’s hit show Baywatch.Ironically, it fell to Smee to give the legend that is the Hoff a suitably over-the-top introduction when the television colossus joined proceedings 25 minutes in.

Read the rest of the article here.

Peter Pan VIP Reception

Sources: Nottingham Post, The Royal Centre, HoffArmy

 

Hoffwatch: David in Nottingham

Photo: Nottingham PostPeter Pan Panto hasn't even started yet, and ticket sales for Peter Pan, which opens on Saturday, have generated more than £1 million for the theatre.For ticket availability, call the box office on 0115 989 5555 or go to trch.co.uk.Peter Pan Stage

"He's certainly the biggest name we've had in panto for the 15 years that I've been here," said Jonathan Saville, director of sales, marketing and development at the Royal Centre."He's one of the biggest names who'll be appearing in panto across the UK this year; probably the biggest in terms of global recognition. We've had people buying tickets from all over Europe, including Germany and Croatia."Over 52,000 people have already booked Peter Pan tickets, a 17 per cent increase on this time last year, which broke records with 56.375 total sales. Mr Saville expects The Hoff factor to pass that once Peter Pan, which also stars Su Pollard and Barney Harwood, is up and running."Your local legend Su Pollard is really a pro," Hasselhoff told the Post, during a break. "And I'm a pro. We come from the old school.""We've been incorporating Hoff into pretty much everything. So the marketing office is now the Marketing Hoffice."As Peter Pan opens, next year's Theatre Royal panto will be announced, although the cast won't be revealed until the new year."We aren't going to get David Hasselhoff back next year," said Mr Saville."At least, I'd be very surprised if we do."One of my jobs this Christmas is to go to other pantos around the country to see who've they got and whether we want them to come to us next year."Tickets for the 2014 panto also go on sale on Saturday.See Friday's EG for more words from The Hoff. In tomorrow's EG Daily we talk to Blue Peter star Barney Harwood. And don't miss our chat with Su Pollard and The Hoff at nottinghampost.com.

Don't forget to tweet with #Hoffwatch if you see David out in the UK!

He likes getting out to quiet spots and just blending in "as opposed to being the Hoff or David Hasselhoff", he says. And he's looking forward to getting to know Nottingham."We're certainly going to enjoy it," he says. "My daughters are coming up for the holidays.""You'll see me in and about Nottingham," he says. "I'm not a recluse."I would love to come and see other shows (but) that's the problem because we're working. I like to get out to a resort, someplace out in the country. I really enjoy that."

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Source: Nottingham Post