David Hasselhoff “The Hoff” was the first to be eliminated from Season 11 celebrity dance competition Dancing with the Stars. Hasselhoff was the first to admit how physically trying the show is saying, “My biggest challenge is my body keeping up with my heart. My heart is in the right place. My body is old”.
Hasselhoff at 58 is old but young in comparison to the oldest cast member Florence Henderson who at 76 managed to remain in the competition. Henderson finished with a score of 18 points from the judges the first night of the show. Hasselhoff tied with Margaret Cho and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, with 15 points for last place.
Margaret Cho, comedian attempted to add humor and slapstick to her dance routine. The judges weren’t amused. Sorrentino busy filming the final episode of his hit television series JerseyShores, didn’t arrive for practice until one week before the dance off.
Dancing with the Stars Len Goodman critiqued Hasselhoff and dance partner Kym Johnson, “It’s never too early to panic”. The Hoff’s performance also received comments from the judges including,” it was entertaining and there was no dancing only madness”.
Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeran kept fans of the show in suspense through the two hour elimination with the tease, “tonight’s elimination even surprised the show’s producer”. In the end the Hasselhoff and dance partner Kym Johnson were put out of their misery.
Hasselhoff has had a long and successful career as an actor, singer, producer and business man. He is best known as the star of the 80’s television series Knight Rider and the hunky lifeguard in the Bay Watch series.
Hasselhoff and co- contestant of Dancing with the Stars Brandy Norwood were both judges of America’s Got Talent in the summer of 2006. The Hoff continued on the show as a judge until leaving in 2009.
Although Hasselhoff didn’t display any dance training in his first and last performance on the show, he had some professional training under the tutelage of Patsy Swayze, mother of Patrick Swayaze back in 1988.
The thing about Hasselhoff is he always lands on his feet, is always willing to try something new and interesting and is always entertaining to watch. The “Hoff” might night be able to dance but then again he doesn’t have to.