David Hasselhoff ditching the States - for a sheep farm in Wales

Danny Thompson
Hayley Roberts Hasselhoff and David Hasselhoff attend the gala party to celebrate David Hasselhoff joining the cast of the West End production of "9 To 5: The Musical" at The Savoy Theatre on December 11, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

He may be a TV icon by years gone by, but David Hasselhoff looks set to up sticks and move to the Welsh countryside with some adopted sheep - after revealing wife Hayley Roberts is on the lookout for a place in her homeland of Wales.

The Hoff was one of the biggest stars of the small screen in the 1980s and 90s after appearing in shows such as Knight Rider and Baywatch.

But he looks set to ditch fast cars, sand and surf for tractors, mud and turf as he searches for a permanent residence this side of the Atlantic as he appears in the West End.

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Speaking to The Mirror, Hasselhoff said: “I want to get a bit of land and a couple of sheep and call them Me and Ewe.

“It’s a new life for me and I can’t wait. I’ll have a couple of cats and a couple of dogs.

“I found a place way out in the woods with a Jacuzzi, away from everything, and I said, ‘Oh my God, this is me’. It’s a different lifestyle, I can just lay back. I can hike and get away from being David Hasselhoff and just be a person.”

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The 67-year-old began dating Roberts in 2012 before they married in Italy in 2018. Hailing from the South Wales town of Glynneath, she has had a huge impact of The Hoff, who has been known to accompany his wife to rugby matches in Wales.

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And now they are hope to make the country their permanent home with the actor saying the locals have welcomed him “as one of their own”.

In recent years the Hoff has swapped TV and movies for appearing on the stage.

He is currently performing in the Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5: The musical in the West End and previously appeared in productions of Chicago and The Producers.