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David Hasselhoff Slams Reality Shows Despite His Involvement

February 10, 2011 (2:33 am) GMT
The actor who has judged on 'America's Got Talent' and participated on 'Dancing with the Stars' said that 'reality television has ruined television'.

has slammed the rise of reality TV shows, insisting they have "ruined television" - despite his appearances as a judge on "" and competing in "".

The "Baywatch" actor sat on the panel of the U.S. talent finding series from 2006, but quit his duties after the 2009 season. He signed up for the TV dancing show last year, but was booted off the celebrity contest first - and he's now filming the upcoming season of "".

But despite his heavy involvement in reality shows, Hasselhoff admits he's not a fan of the genre and the impact they have on the quality of programming. Speaking at Britain's Oxford University, he told students, "Reality television has ruined television. It is exploitation of youth."

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