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David Hasselhoff and Michael McIntyre named BGT's new judges

Pair will replace original judges Cowell and Morgan

Television actor David Hasselhoff and comedian Michael McIntyre are joining the judges' panel for the next series of Britain's Got Talent on ITV1.

They will join the sole original judge Amanda Holden for the show's fifth series.

The 34-year old McIntyre, who has been signed on a non-exclusive deal, will continue to front shows for the BBC, while 58-year old Hasselhoff will continue to be a judge on America's Got Talent, broadcast on NBC.

The winner of the show gets to perform at the Royal Variety Performance.

Simon Cowell is to remain as a part-time judge on the show. He will appear only during the live shows.

Piers Morgan had been a judge for the last four series. He is now moving to CNN to take over Larry King's daily show from January.

Presenter duo Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly (Ant and Dec), who had signed a new two-year "golden handcuffs" deal with ITV last year, will continue to front the show.