Burrell Laughs Off Hasselhoff 'Diana Flirtation'
DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES' former butler has slammed David Hasselhoff's claims of a flirtation with the tragic British royal. The former Baywatch star caused a furore last month (SEP06) when he claimed in his autobiography MAKING WAVES that Prince Charles' ex-wife had a crush on him. Hasselhoff wrote, "She was smitten with me since I was so tall. I was smitten with her since she was so tall. But she was married and so was I. I probably would have gone after her if circumstances had been different. In the end, I just wanted to be a friend and to hang out with her." However, Paul Burrell, who worked for the Princess at the time of the alleged meeting with Hasselhoff, says, "There was never, ever any hint of any date or romance between the two of them. Such a suggestion is as far-fetched as a talking car called K.I.T.T." Burrell admits Hassehoff sent autographed BAYWATCH memorabilia to the Princess' sons PRINCE WILLIAM And Harry, who both loved his cult TV show. He explains to the New York Daily News, "The signed photo was of him in his Baywatch pose - all trunks and hairy chest. "And I remember the princess laughing hysterically at the photo and turning her nose up."