The ex-talkshow host, who appeared on the reality show himself back in 2006, told People that he believed that the former Baywatch star had the charm and ability to win over the public and emerge victorious in the upcoming 11th season.
"I think David will do very well. [He] knows how to dance, which is something that never crossed my talent pool," Springer stated.
"He's such an outsized personality that I think much of the show will gravitate towards him. When he walks in a room, everyone's paying attention to David."
Springer also touted Hasselhoff's ability to overcome his well-publicised alcohol addiction and battle against claims of domestic abuse as evidence that the 58-year-old had the determination to win the competition.
"He barrels through. Life isn’t a smooth line and he’s handled his bumps very well and inside there’s a real good person there and it shows, ultimately, when things get tough."
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