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How to blag a Wii the Hasselhoff way

Guitar Hero is "sick", says Baywatch star.

David Hasselhoff, the man responsible for Knight Rider, Baywatch and the reunification of Germany, has revealed he's a big fan of the Wii.

And he wasn't afraid to use his fame to get hold of one, either. "I play celebrity cards for two reasons: When I want to front row seats to U2 or tickets to Coachella and be backstage, all access, or I want to see Billy Joel and want to hang out," Hasselhoff told MTV.

"I want to cut the line. I really suck up to celebrity. It is my guilty pleasure... It’s really frigging embarrassing."

So what happened when Hasselhoff decided he wanted a Wii, but his local games shop said they had none in stock? "I said, "This is David Hasselhoff, okay? I've got a daughter. I love my daughter, more than life itself. This is all she wants, okay?"" Well, that and for you to stop eating kebabs off the bathroom floor having drunk yourself shirtless, Dave.

""I don’t know if you realise it but I’m going through a rough time right now. And so this could really help me help my daughter.""

Amazingly enough, the shop said they did have one after all, so Dave hopped in his talking car and went to pick it up. "The guy goes: "Are you kidding me? Are you freaking kidding me? Knight Rider! Dude!" And then, forget it, any game I wanted."

Dave said he's been enjoying "the yoga" and "the exercise", presumably in Wii Fit. He also likes Guitar Hero, "which is just sick".

Hasselhoff will shortly appear in Ready 2 Rumble for the Wii, hopefully wearing a light-up jacket and piano keys scarf. All together now, "Worked on a farm, got some muscle in my arm..."

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