Hoff wants role in 'Lovejoy' remake

Hoff wants role in 'Lovejoy' remake

'Baywatch' star David Hasselhoff wants to remake the television show 'Lovejoy' and take on the lead role of the dodgy antiques dealer himself.

The actor, currently appearing as a judge on 'Britain’s Got Talent', also said he would consider appearing in a remake of David Lean’s classic 'Lawrence of Arabia' but ruled out playing 'Hamlet' because of the “long hours” involved.

He told Piers Morgan he wanted to marry again but revealed he was “petrified” of women as a young man.

In an interview with Morgan to be screened on ITV1 this Saturday, he said he had “as much talent as the next guy”.

He said: “I just haven’t had the right role yet, and I don’t think it’s ever going to come, because The Hoff has taken over. I’d like to remake 'Lovejoy', I loved 'Lovejoy', I think it’s great. 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.”

'Lovejoy', which starred Ian McShane as a loveable rogue getting into scrapes in the antiques trade in East Anglia, appeared on the BBC between 1986 and 1994.

'Baywatch' co-creator Michael Berk told Morgan how care was taken when making the show so Hasselhoff was not upstaged by his co-star Pamela Anderson.

He said: “David would say: ’Look, I don’t want to be in scenes upstaged by Pamela Anderson’s breasts’.

“Our directors had to learn how to stage the different shots so that attention wasn’t drawn off David too much.”

The full interview is on 'Piers Morgan’s Life Stories: David Hasselhoff' on ITV1 at 9pm Saturday May 7.

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