Colin Vickery, The Herald Sun, reports
David Hasselhoff has made a shock exit from Celebrity Apprentice Australia.
The former Baywatch star floored contestants when he quit the Channel 9 reality show because of a family commitment in the US.
The Hoff filmed only three episodes of Celebrity Apprentice Australia before walking out.
His departure followed a secret meeting with CAA host Mark Bouris.
Hasselhoff's teammates, including former AFL star Jason Akermanis and talent judge Ian "Dicko" Dickson, were stunned.
"It is a personal commitment I made to my family and it involves honour. This just came up last night," Hasselhoff said.
He has two daughters, Taylor-Ann and Hayley, from his marriage to actor Pamela Bach.
Nine said Hasselhoff's exit was "unavoidable".
"David revealed to Mr Bouris and the other contestants that he had made a promise of a personal nature and had been called on to honour it," a Nine spokesperson said.
"Although it turned out The Hoff could only participate in the series for three challenges, he made an enormous contribution to the money raised for charity helping to raise in excess of $500,000."
But Akermanis couldn't hide his anger.
"I can't tell you my disgust when he said 'Hey guys, I'm out'."