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Sunday 28 December 2014

David Hasselhoff proud of crab moniker

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17:  Actor David Hasselhoff poses for a portrait at the Variety Studio at the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Chivas House on May 17, 2013 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Variety)
David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff wants to be remembered for having a hairy Yeti crab named after him.

The actor proudly displayed his manly chest on cult programme Baywatch and recently a new type of Yeti crab was named Hasselhoff thanks to its unusually hairy appearance.

David is so flattered, he wants everyone to remember the honour even after he's gone.

"It's very strange! My dad called me and said, 'There's a crab named after you,' and I said, 'Oh, is that my ex-wife?' But no, it's a real crab," he joked to Australian radio show hosts Kyle and Jackie O.

"When I die, on my epitaph will be: 'He had a crab named after him, goodbye.'"

The star is in Sydney until June 23 for the Supanova Pop Culture Expo, which gives die-hard fans a chance to meet their heroes.

David is excited to meet everyone at the event and recalled the craziest gesture ever made by a fan.

"It's all the coolest geeks ever! A lot dress up as characters from Star Wars, a lot come dressed up as The Hoff. They party, they don't give a darn what people think," he smiled.

"Some are crazy obsessed fans, some will have tattoos on their arms or even on their rear ends, David Hasselhoff's face, which is really bizarre! Twice I've seen it! They said, 'Would you sign that?' I said, 'No! Take that away, it's scaring me!' It's quite cheeky."

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