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Alcohol rehab for Baywatch star
David Hasselhoff
David Hasselhoff performed in Chicago in the West End
Former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff has been ordered to attend an alcohol treatment programme in the US after pleading no contest to drink driving.

Hasselhoff was arrested by police in Los Angeles in June, and charged with driving under the influence.

The 52-year-old did not attend the court hearing on Thursday and his lawyer entered the plea on his behalf.

The judge also ordered Hasselhoff to perform 200 hours of community service and gave him three years probation.

The actor must also pay a fine of $390 (212) and will have his driving licence revoked for 90 days.

Hasselhoff has previously spoken about his battle with alcohol and entered the famous Betty Ford clinic in California in 2002, saying he had "hit rock bottom".

The actor is best known for his roles in Knight Rider and Baywatch, on which he was an executive producer.

He has recently completed a run in the West End production of the musical Chicago in London.

Hasselhoff has also enjoyed success as a singer, particularly in Germany where he toured extensively.

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