Producers of ABC’s new version of “American Idol” have been busy trying to round up personalities to join Katy Perry on the panel of judges for the new show. The New York Daily News cites insiders saying ABC and producer Fremantle have been in talks with former “Baywatch” star David Hasselhoff for a spot on the panel.
The report quotes a source saying: “David is interested in the role and his management have made contact with the show’s executives with a view to working out a deal.”
Ryan Seacrest will be back as host, and Perry is reportedly locked in with a $25 million salary. The report notes that ABC is still deciding whether to go with three judges or four.
Hasselhoff has experience, having sat as a judge on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” until 2010.
The report quotes another TV source saying: “David goes in and out of favor in Hollywood, but at this moment he is red hot.”