Gravesend Hammers meet The Hoff

PUBLISHED: 16:35 15 December 2010 | UPDATED: 16:46 15 December 2010

Steve Vincent, left, the Hoff, and Martin Cee

Steve Vincent, left, the Hoff, and Martin Cee


What a result! Huge Hammers fans lifted themselves from relegation worries when they went on screen to show support for their team – and meet one of the big television actor icons.

A group of seven West Ham nuts from Gravesend, and a mate from Canterbury, took off from the town at 6.30am on Saturday to go on a journey of a lifetime to appear on Sky’s football mad show Soccer AM, and grab a chance to meet fellow guest American actor David Hasselhoff.

Dan Jarvis, Steve Vincent, Martin Cee, Shaun Eves, Luke Bassett, Steve Bacon, Gary Heurerman, and John Millgate from Canterbury, were whisked off by special taxi to London.

Dan, 17, a student at Gravesend Grammar School of Millfield Drive, Northfleet, said: “When we got to the studio we went through a 15-minute rehearsal and then we had breakfast.

“It was amazing – and The Hoff is a really top guy. I joked with him about Baywatch.”

Dan said “The Hoff” told them he hopes to bring the hugely successful 80s’ sci-fi series to the big screen soon.The 58-year-old rose to fame in the series and then went on to produce and star in the even more successful Baywatch.

Soccer AM brings on a team of supporters from different teams every Saturday between 10am and noon and is a massively popular football-based comedy/talk show, predominantly based around the Premier League. Steven Vincent, a PCSO at New Ash Green, who was main organiser, said: “We all got together in various ways, such as Facebook. It was tremendous fun.”

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