Hasselhoff kicks off Gumball Rally

The flag dropped in the British capital’s Covent Garden and Hasselhoff was one of a number of famous faces taking part in the 3,000-mile (4,828 kilometre) race across Europe.

The line-up of 120 supercars and their drivers also included Eve, Cypress Hill’s DJ Muggs, Boyzone singer Shane Lynch and the stars of Jackass.

The cars will be on the road for eight days travelling through cities such as Paris, France, Barcelona, Spain and Milan, Italy before crossing the finish line in Istanbul, Turkey on 1 June (11).