Q & A: New judge David Hasselhoff on the wonders of British talent!

David Hasselhoff

He's been judging the weird and crazy acts on America's Got Talent for years, but now David Hasselhoff has made a move across the pond to give his thoughts on our British talent. With his debut on the show this week, the telly and movie star chats about the new series...

"Third to the left and fun to be sitting in Simon Cowell’s seat. It’s very warm," David says. "I had met Amanda before, briefly, and I knew of Michael’s reputation as the number one comedian in the country," he explained.

And how have the auditions been? "Lots of fun.... lots of respect and sometimes complete and utter chaos with us not agreeing! I find that the talent so far is brilliant, some of the young people especially, and we’ve seen some very funny comedians. I have also enjoyed some of the wackiest acts on the planet!"

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So what have been David's favourite auditions this year? "The young acts are without a doubt going to be in the finals and surprisingly a fantastic dog act and some very funny comedians."

And the worst? "A man who did impersonations of trucks. I think he was run over last week while doing a truck sound..... because someone really thought he was a truck," jokes the Hoff.

Speaking about Simon Cowell returning to the show for the live finals, David explained: "Simon and I go back to 1993. We are friends first and it will be fun sparring with him on a live show because we are such good friends. It will be fun having him on."

And what does the Hoff think Simon will make of the talent he and his fellow judges have chosen? "Probably hate it all and probably send me back to America but actually he knows that I take this competition very seriously and he will be proud with the acts that we have."

Britain's Got Talent 2011 returns on ITV1 and ITV1 HD on Saturday April 16 at 8:20PM.

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