ITV1 has come out in support of Britain’s Got Talent 2011 judge David Hasselhoff following reports he was set to be replaced by Louis Walsh. We reported on the rumours on Sunday, which suggested that show boss Simon Cowell was unimpressed with the performance of The Hoff on the programme.
however yesterday a spokesperson dismissed the inaccurate reports, which originated unsurprisingly in the Daily Mail saying there was no truth to them.
"There is no truth in reports that David Hasselhoff is going to be dropped from Britain's Got Talent in 2011," the statement said.
It continued: "We are delighted with our new judging panel. David Hasselhoff is doing a fantastic job, as are Michael McIntyre and Amanda Holden.
"It has always been the case that we focus on the show which is on air before we turn our attention to what comes next so we haven't yet looked at Britain's Got Talent for 2012."
The channel also hit back at suggestions the programme was falling the ratings, commenting: "Britain's Got Talent is currently the biggest show on UK television with huge audiences for the first three episodes which have helped ITV to dominate Saturday peak time viewing for the last fortnight."
So there you have it folks - looks like David Hasselhoff on Britain's Got Talent is here to stay - for the rest of this series, at least.