‘Read All About It’ rapper Professor Green is set to cut himself off from the world temporarily for a celebrity edition of Channel 5’s In Solitary.
Described as an ‘anti-social experiment’, the show involves volunteers spending five whole days by themselves in soundproof ‘isolation pods’.
They live in total confinement, with no human contact whatsoever. There is no access to books or electronics, although they can take in three personal items.
The stark grayscale rooms contain a bed, toilet, sink and kettle, with a whiteboard as the only form of entertainment.
If participants can’t handle the pressure, they can press their red ‘panic button’ to quit the test early.
The show featured members of the public when it launched last year, with one lasting just four hours on their own.
Now some famous faces will enter the pods after Channel 5 commissioned a celebrity version.
Aptly named ‘Celebrity In Solitary’, it will see five stars find out if they can cope without their agents and social media.
According to The Sun, Professor Green – co-host of C5’s Lip Sync Battle UK – has signed up to take part.
“Producers have focused on celebs who are heavily into social media, like Instagram and Twitter,” a source told the newspaper.
“While the challenge sounds quite straightforward and simple, they will find it a lot more difficult than they think.
“It’s unlikely they will all last the full five days as it’s so tough and likely to freak them out at some point.”
Meanwhile, Broadcast magazine also suggests that the show’s presenter George Lamb will also be taking part.
If he does, it will be his second attempt at surviving solitary confinement.
He joined in with the last run, but ended up hitting his panic button after just under a day.
Celebrity In Solitary will begin production in Belfast over the next week.
The 90-minute special is due to air on Channel 5 later this year.