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David Hasselhoff quits America's Got Talent

David Hasselhoff
David Hasselhoff is best known for starring in Baywatch

America's Got Talent judge David Hasselhoff has announced he is leaving the hit show after four years, People magazine has revealed.

The 57-year-old told the publication he was planning to "follow my dream" to star in his own TV show.

The star said working on the US version of Simon Cowell's Britain's Got Talent had been a "rewarding experience".

A statement from broadcaster NBC said the Baywatch star had "been an integral part of the success" of the series.

It added: "We are sad to see him go. We wish him all the best with his new show."

Former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan and rock manager Sharon Osbourne will remain as judges on the show.

Hasselhoff, who rose to fame in 1980s action drama Knight Rider, has not given any indication of what his next TV project will be.

In the UK, he has recently been seen in a series of fly-on-the-wall reality shows on Living TV.

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