Daisy Dumas July 18, 2012
David Hasselhoff and Hayley Roberts.
The Hoff, ageless as he appears, has celebrated turning 60 with an effusive tweet.
"I wanna have sixty on the beach! Keep singing!" he told his fans. "Wow! Thanks for all the birthday wishes! May the Hoff be with you!" The exclamation-mark laden message went on: "Party time! 60 Rocks!"
Knight Rider, Baywatch, a self-attributed part in bringing down the Berlin Wall - it's safe to say David Hasselhoff has approached his life with a certain inimitable verve.
The 80s star clearly intends to approach his milestone age in the same way, having said that he wants to make love 60 times on his big day.
"One way maybe I'll celebrate it is to stay in bed with my girlfriend and make love 60 times, that's what I want to do,” he said.
The Hoff is dating 32-year-old Welsh factory worker Hayley Roberts, whom he met while signing autographs at a Britain’s Got Talent audition in Cardiff.
Quite the Celtophile of late, he tweeted a picture of Roberts on an empty, sun-soaked Malibu beach in a red bikini over the weekend and posted a message saying that the blonde, part-time model had "made me a welsh cake but I prefer welsh pie." An in-joke that may be best left unexplained.
Away from his, ahem, private pastimes, the actor will soon be making a screen comeback, appearing in a Baywatch movie with a "cool, updated" twist.
"I'm going to play myself. There will be certain people in the movie for the original parts", he said.
Happily for us all, age seems no barrier to the actor's muscle-bound career, despite well-publicised drinking problems and stints in rehab.
"I feel like I'm 40. My legs are the only thing, I'm having a hard time running,” he said. "The best thing about 60 is that I'm 60, I'm no longer 59. My dad's 87 and he's still going. We have a good constitution and I do a lot of harm to it. I do a lot of drinking, healthy drinking but I'm pretty healthy."
The star is currently marketing his latest Hoff incarnation, David Hasselhoff Live, billed as an "intimate and hilarious evening".
A good head of blow-dryed hair a girlfriend in a red swimming suit: the future's bright for the sexagenarian perma-tan king.