Newest TV Host: Papa Winehouse

Yes, cab driver Mitch has his own show—and David Hasselhoff guests
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 2, 2009 9:58 AM CST
Parents of British singer Amy Winehouse, Mitch, right, and Janis Winehouse unveil a wax figure of their daughter at Madame Tussauds in central London, Wednesday July 23, 2008.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
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(Newser) – And just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be any more ridiculous Amy Winehouse-related news: Her dad, Mitch, just got his own online show—and David Hasselhoff, of all people, is the first guest. Thirteen three-and-a-half-minute episodes of “Mitch Winehouse’s Showbiz Rant,” all taking part in Mitch’s London taxi, will air on Britain’s Living TV website, the Guardian reports.

With Hasselhoff, Winehouse discusses everything from “the perils of the music industry” to the Loch Ness monster, sharing his fears of “vampires” preying on his daughter, the Mirror adds. “They're still little girls,” the Hoff says. “No matter how old Amy is, she's still your little girl.” An editor says Mitch—who will even present an alternative Christmas message come the holidays—is known for his “forthright, no-holds-barred approach.”