Despite the very public custody battle that David Hasselhoff has been waging with his ex-wife Pamela Bach - "highlighted," as it were, by a leaked video showing the Hoff drunk on the floor of his home - America's Got Talent executive producer Simon Cowell stands by his friend, whom he deems, "One of the kindest and most loyal human beings I have ever met."

Speaking with Extra, Cowell insists that "not in a million years" would he replace Hasselhoff as a Talent judge, saying, "If he'd gone, I would've gone. We're like that, me and David."

TMZ.com reports that in the wake of new testimony that Bach was abusive to her children and has refused drug testing, the Hoff on Monday was awarded full custody for two weeks, until the next hearing.