David Hasselhoff axed from Britain's Got Talent?

Britain's Got Talent{jcomments on}David Hasselhoff has reportedly been axed from the judging panel of Britain’s Got Talent.

The Sun reports that the Knight Rider and Baywatch actor has been dropped from Britain’s Got Talent for being too “boring”. Hasselhoff was a judge on America’s Got Talent between 2006 and 2009 and was drafted into the UK version to replace Simon Cowell while the comedian Michael McIntyre replaced Piers Morgan – only Amanda Holden remained from the original judges line-up.

It was hoped that the new line-up of judges would be a hit with audiences but The Sun claims that Hasselhoff is being dropped and a question mark remains over the future of McIntyre as well for being “too nice”.

“David was a great booking at the time.  We thought he’d bring loads of laughs and warmth but it didn’t work out. He was fun but had no connection with the acts. The panel lacked sparkle and it was reflected in the acts that went through.” – A “source” speaking to The Sun.

This year’s series of Britain’s Got Talent saw a slight dip in ratings with the tabloids seemingly quick to blame the new line-up of judges. Regardless of the ratings drop the series still performed strongly for ITV attracting millions and millions of viewers and at its peak over 11 million were watching. It’s not unusual for ratings for shows to decline year-on-year, in fact its pretty standard.