David Hasselhoff may be best-known in this country for his roles in Knight Rider and Baywatch, but the seemingly perma-tanned king of kitsch has been a music star in other territories for many a year. Now, fans are looking to help him achieve a UK Number 1.
Fans have set up a website, GetHasselhofftoNumber1 (click for link), hoping that enough people will download the star's 1980s hit 'Looking for Freedom' to propel it to the top of the UK chart.
A statement on the site reads:
"Think what 'The Hoff' has given to the world. Knight Rider, Baywatch, the reunification of East and West Germany. Untold laughter from forwarded e-mails of him in hotpants.
"He's given a lot. It's time we gave something back.
"'The Hoff' is having a hard time. He's split from his wife. He needs a lift. Let's help him out with something that would mean the world to him."
Fellow followers of 'The Hoff' can register with the site, which will send an e-mail out to all that have signed up once they've attracted the attention of 75,000 individuals. Then, each and every one of the site's members will be asked - nicely - to download the aforementioned soft-rock smash (or another song, as it's TBC on the site) from iTunes. At the time of writing some 21,013 people have committed themselves to the project - it's certainly taking Hoff...
...oh my I'm so sorry.