David Hasselhoff as Captain Hook in Bristol pantomime

David Hasselhoff as Captain Hook
Image caption The US actor is best known for his roles in Knight Rider and Baywatch

David Hasselhoff is to star in the pantomime Peter Pan, taking on the villainous role of Captain Hook.

The family show will be put on at Bristol Hippodrome in December for a month-long stint.

The Britain's Got Talent judge said: "I am so delighted to be returning to the role of Captain Hook, I had a blast last year in Wimbledon.

"I can't wait to spend Christmas with the people of Bristol... watch out - Hoff the Hook is coming to get ya."

Christiaan de Villiers, manager at the Bristol Hippodrome, said: "The Hippodrome staff weren't quite sure they'd heard me correctly when I told them who our pantomime star was going to be this year.

"[They said] the Hoff, you mean THE David Hasselhoff?"

Hasselhoff is best known for his roles of Michael Knight in Knight Rider and Mitch Buchanan in Baywatch.

He is currently appearing as a judge in TV entertainment show Britain's Got Talent.

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