Interview: David Hasselhoff comes to Eastbourne

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David Hasselhoff SUS-151022-094944001

Best known for his leading roles in Knight Rider and Baywatch, David Hasselhoff is one of the most iconic figures of the 1980s.

The actor is on his way to Eastbourne next month to appear in his new musical Last Night a DJ Saved My Life.

The musical is at the Congress Theatre and is packed with favourite dance hits from the 80s and 90s including Papa Don’t Preach, You Can’t Touch This, Karma Chameleon, Tainted Love, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Never Gonna Give You Up and many more.

We caught up with the Hoff to find out about the show.

“It’s about this guy and his daughter. She thinks he’s a playboy but he’s actually a great guy,” said David.

“I play this guy Ross – who is pretty much just me – and the show is about his relationship with his daughter.

“It’s not Les Mis but it’s got a load of great songs and it’s all about Ibiza in the 80s and the 90s.

“It’s a really visual show and we’ve been getting some great reactions. We’ve had men in their late 60s and 70s up and dancing in the aisles. We’ve been having a lot of fun.”

The show begins its warm-up run in Blackpool this week ahead of a national tour.

“They’ve been up and running for a few weeks now so I come in and show them what I do,” David continued.

“I’ve sung and dance on stage before and I’ve been on Broadway, so they may be ready now but they will be keeping up with me once we are up and running.

“It’s great being on stage, the cast try to crack each other up on stage. We have this Laurel and Hardy thing going on.”

A rugby fan, David has been following the World Cup games over the last few weeks.

He recently appeared at Twickenham with his Welsh partner Hayley Roberts for the England v Wales match.

“I’ve been very lucky, when you do what I do you get to meet a lot of interesting people and do fun things.

“I think sport and entertainment are the two things which really connect us around the world. People always want to talk about the rugby or the football.

“I was in Abu Dhabi a few weeks ago. I’m at this party and I’m waved over to come meet the King of Abu Dhabi.

“I’m going to make a film called Our Man Hoff, which is sort of a spy film spoof, with the Hoff being a spy. Well, all the Sheikhs, they love Knightrider so they are going to fund the picture and I’m filming it out there in Abu Dhabi next year.”

Last night a DJ Saved My Life comes to the Congress Theatre on November 14.

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