David Hasselhoff may have "choked" if his girlfriend would have accepted one of his five marriage proposals.

The former 'Baywatch' actor has made a number of offers to wed his Welsh girlfriend Hayley Roberts while abseiling and standing in the path of a charging elephant, and although she has refused every time he admits he is glad that is the case.

He said: "If she had said yes I would probably have choked.

"It started off as a bit of fun between us, but I put something on twitter and it went all over the world, so it's become a bit of a joke.

"But look, I hope that what Hayley and I have lasts a long time. She has been fantastic for me. We laugh so much and she is so supportive of me. I cherish Hayley in a way I don't think past boyfriends have. Who knows what the future holds?"

He also reveals the thing he "loves the most" about Hayley is her ability to have "fun".

David added to Britain's HELLO! magazine: "Hayely and I always have a lot of fun. It's one of the things I love most about her - as well as the face she's beautiful.

"If I'm honest, I guess when we first got together I never expected it to last as long as it has. But here we are and it's going great. And long may it continue."