This certainly has to be one of the most random and somewhat unimaginable social meetings in recent history. But BBC News reports that British Prime Minister David Cameron bumped into the one and only David Hasselhoff outside of Parliament’s House of Commons on Tuesday (February 8).
The Baywatch and Knight Rider star had supposedly just finished touring the Palace of Westminster and was on his way to meet Tory politician David Morris, a longtime friend, for lunch when all the excitement unfolded.
One of Morris’ aides recounted the moment: “He said to the Hoff, ‘Why don’t you autograph a photo for David Cameron?’ He did so and, just at the moment he was doing so, a bulletproof Daimler pulled up into New Palace Yard and out stepped David Cameron.”
When Cameron inquired why Hasselhoff was around, he playfully replied, “To see you, buddy.”
Can’t you just picture it? The quick and slightly awkward, but friendly exchange between the Hoff and Cameron? It’s absolutely amazing! Yesterday, the 58-year-old actor took to Twitter to tell all and had the photo to prove it. “I can’t go anywhere without people stopping me and asking to take a photo with me… Even Prime Ministers! Ha ha…” he tweeted.
And earlier today (February 9), Hasselhoff talked a bit about the experience with some students at the Oxford Union, says The Metro. Cameron apparently confessed to being a “big fan of Knight Rider,” while Hasselhoff jokingly asked if he was Tony Blair. Wow!
Hasselhoff has been spending lots of time in dear ol’ Blighty as of late. His stint playing Captain Hook in the pantomime version of Peter Pan in London’s West End just wrapped last month. He’s also gearing up to be a judge on Britain’s Got Talent. Seems like England, like Germany, loves the Hoff. Heh.