David Hasselhoff is ready to conquer the internet

David Hasselhoff's new social networking site is proving a huge hit.

More than 8,000 members have already signed up to Hoff Space.

David, 55, launched the site because he was tired of people setting up accounts in his name.

‘I couldn't really get the internet together but because Knight Rider and Baywatch and this Hoff thing has taken off so much around the world, we put together our own Hoff Space,’ he tells BBC Radio 1.

‘I was on MySpace and Facebook and I was getting a lot of phoneys.

'A lot of people were coming in posing as me or my children and I had to stop it, so I opened my own that is going to be fun and I can regulate it.

‘It's a way of going around the world from Russia, to Japan, to Europe and getting a pulse on all the crazy people out there.’