It finished 12 years ago! Shameless David Hasselhoff STILL riding on the wave of Baywatch fame
13:56 GMT, 18 August 2012
It finished 12 years ago.
But a shameless David Hasselhoff just can't seem to let go of those Baywatch days of glory and jumps at any opportunity to fling on that red jacket and grab the nearest plastic float with a panicked look in his eye.
And anyone who thinks the 60-year-old does it for money shouldn't think again as the star slathered on the fake tan and hired a few beauties to stand next to him as he launched his new show, David Hasselhoff Live.
With his famous white teeth flashing The Hoff, as he is known, didn't even look bothered that there was no beach in sight as he posed up outside Leicester Square Theatre in London.
This isn't embarrassing: David Hasselhoff sits on the street surrounded by two 'lifeguards' presumably hired for the day
The father-of-two thankfully ditched the shorts, swapping them for jeans, as he posed bizarrely in the street, at one point looking as though he was asking for some sort of divine intervention.
Of course, he could have just been belting out the theme tune to the show, which ran from 1989 until 2000.
Many viewers won't have a problem remembering David's character Mitch Buchannon, mainly as he was in almost every show and The Hoff often babbles on about the drama in most interviews.
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Grin and bear it: Hoff shows he can still pull out all the poses
He even appeared in the 2003 film Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding and produced many of the later episodes, so perhaps it is understandable why the American star wants to keep the series in people's minds.
But for the theatre show David Hasselhoff Live, fans are promised more than merely running, rescuing and a sea of red outfits.
Leicester Square Theatre website promises a 'Hoff the charts show' taking a look at David's 'amazing life'.
Run Mitch! Back in the day noone hasseled the Hoff
He has aged well: David yesterday, left, and back in 2000 in the show, with his trademark grimace
The description goes on to say: 'It is an intimate, hilarious and fun filled behind the scenes look at his amazing life through media, song, dance and audience interaction.
'He will take you on a Knight Ride through the soaps, Knight Rider, and from Baywatch (The most watched show on the planet) to Broadway to the Berlin wall. Be prepared because there are bumps along the way and don't be surprised if you find yourself on stage.
'The show is Hoff the charts with nothing in his personal life left uncensored to his highly acclaimed Broadway and West End performances of Roger Debris/Hitler in the Producers to Billy Flynn in Chicago and his iconic role of Jekyll and Hyde. Its an Evening with the Hoff…Hoffcrazy Hoffnuts You bet it is! Come party Hoffstyle!'