Baywatch star set to tread the boards in Las Vegas

Former Baywatch actor David Hasselhoff is to star in the upcoming Las Vegas production of comedy musical The Producers.

The 54-year-old will play bumbling director Roger De Bris in the stage show which is set to hit the city’s Paris hotel and casino next year.

David and the show’s creator Mel Brooks made the announcement at a press conference, with funnyman Mel insisting the actor was a perfect fit for the new production.

He said: ‘David has incredible comedic timing, terrific musical theatre experience and stage presence and he will be a perfect marriage with the role. And by the way, he has great legs.’

David added: ‘I’m honoured to be a part of anything Mel Brooks is a part of. He has always been my favourite man of comedy.

‘He is a giant and it is a dream come true to be part of one of the greatest Broadway musicals in theatre history.’