The downside of fame: "Sometimes I can't handle walking out of my hotel room" admits David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff

Britain’s Got Talent 2011 judge David Hasselhoff has sent a stark warning to this year's wannabes, describing the many downsides to fame. The Hoff admitted that he sometimes found himself unable to even handle leaving his hotel room - and revealed he loved people not knowing who he is.

"I like it when people don't know who I am," The Hoff tells The Sun today. "It makes for a great conversation because it's not about me. But I've only ever met two who don't know me.

"You get the best seat in the restaurant but everyone watches you eat."

The actor and singer joined the panel of Britain’s Got Talent this year after a long stint on America's Got Talent alongside Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne. Despite the show focusing on making people famous however, Hasselhoff warned: "[Fame is] intrusive and it takes a huge emotional toll."

Speaking to the tabloid, he confessed: "Sometimes I can't even walk out of my hotel room because I can't handle it.

"And people aren't being nasty, they're just being people. freaking out because they saw David Hasselhoff."

David Hasselhoff appears on Piers Morgan's Life Stories on ITV1 this Saturday, following the latest instalment of Britain's Got Talent from 8PM.

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