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Building Societies’ Association press and public affairs officer Rachel Le Brocq was absolutely devastated when the BSA moved offices, losing all her pictures of David Hasselhoff in the process, a colleague reveals.

But who should ride to the rescue? Ex-MM and Money Mail hack James Coney – head and sole member of the Journalists’ Hasselhoff Appreciation Society – who supplied her with hundreds of pictures of The Hoff to replenish her office pinboard. Le Brocq has recovered from her shock and is being comforted by her Hasselhoff pics.

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