Cameron 'bemused' by Hoff encounter
Published 08/02/2011 | 17:32
David Cameron had a surprise celebrity volunteer for his Big Society project - after bumping into David Hasselhoff outside Parliament.
The Prime Minister found the Baywatch and Knight Rider star waiting for him when he stepped out of his car at the House of Commons.
The actor handed Mr Cameron a signed photograph as a keepsake, before offering to lend a hand with his flagship policy.
Hasselhoff had just finished being given a tour of Westminster by Tory MP David Morris when the incident took place.
The backbencher, a former songwriter who was once in a band with Rick Astley, has known Hasselhoff since the 1980s.
An aide to Mr Morris said: "The Hoff was in town filming (ITV show) Britain's Got Talent, and David gave him a tour. He kindly agreed to support our campaign to restore Morecambe's Winter Gardens.
"While we were waiting for a taxi in New Palace Yard afterwards, the Prime Minister's car pulled up and he walked straight into us."
Mr Cameron was said to have been "bemused" by the encounter, but wished Hasselhoff - whose catchphrase is 'Don't hassle the Hoff' - good luck with Britain's Got Talent.
"The Hoff offered to help him with the Big Society. He also gave him a signed photo," the aide said.