David Hasselhoff says goodbye to 'America's Got Talent'

David Hasselhoff released a statement Wednesday saying he will no longer be a judge on "America's Hot Talent."

In the statement to People magazine, Hasselhoff says, "I am proud that I was part of making 'America's Got Talent' the No. 1 rated show for the past four summers. It's been a rewarding experience and now I'm thrilled to be able to follow my dream to do my own TV show, which will be announced very shortly."

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For four season, Hasselhoff has been a judge on the NBC show with Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne.

The actor, 57, continues, "I want to thank my friend, (executive producer) Simon Cowell, and everyone at NBC and Fremantle for the opportunity for four great years."

A statement from NBC says, "David's been an integral part of the success of 'America's Got Talent' and we are sad to see him go. We wish him all the best with his new show."

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The reality competition show is scheduled to resume next summer for a fifth season but there is no word on who will replace Hasselhoff.

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