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David Hasselhoff claims he knew Caitlyn Jenner wanted to transition since the '80s

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David Hasselhoff in 1985

David Hasselhoff in 1985

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Caitlyn Jenner, then known as Bruce Jenner, in 1985

Caitlyn Jenner, then known as Bruce Jenner, in 1985

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Photo Instagram: @CaitlynJenner

Photo Instagram: @CaitlynJenner

Cover shot: Bruce as Caitlyn Jenner

Cover shot: Bruce as Caitlyn Jenner

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David Hasselhoff has claimed he was Caitlyn Jenner's unlikely confidante in the 1980s.

The Baywatch star said he knew the Olympian, then known as Bruce, when she was taking hormones 10 years after her Olympic gold medal win.

Jenner announced her desire to transition earlier this year and was introduced to the world on the cover of the latest issue of Vanity Fair.

And former Knight Rider actor Hasselhoff said he wasn't surprised at the move, having known him after he underwent his first surgery 30 years ago.

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David Hasselhoff in 1985

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"I knew Bruce 30 years ago when he had his first operation," Hasselhoff told heat magazine.

"I'm glad to see that he's finally addressed it. He's always been a 'guy', but when he had his first surgery, it was kind of the talk between all of us. We were like, 'What?' We couldn't figure it out because he was such a good-looking guy.

"We were like, 'Why would he do something like that?' Now we know. I think it's cool."

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Caitlyn Jenner, then known as Bruce Jenner, in 1985

Caitlyn Jenner, then known as Bruce Jenner, in 1985

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Since joining Instagram and Twitter on June 1, Caitlyn has amassed 1.6m followers on Instagram and 2.45m on Twitter and now holds the record for the fastest growing Twitter account beating Barack Obama.

Caitlyn’s first public appearance as a woman will be on July 15 when she accepts an Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles.

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