Channel 4 has commissioned Scared of the Dark, a brand new six-part ground-breaking endurance experiment, a group of celebrities will give up the limelight, in fact give up ALL light, and enter a specially created pitch-black reality space for seven whole days.
The celebrities will have to manage the everyday practicalities of living and socialising without light and, over the course of seven days, will also have to undertake a series of thought-provoking challenges designed to test either their primal fear of total darkness or their ability to function in pitch black darkness.
If they can quell their fears and perform well in the intense challenges, these celebrities could earn themselves a brief respite in the light. Former EastEnders star Danny Dyer will host the series.
Those that fail at their challenges will have to head to the Black Hole: the darkest place of all where they will have to take on herculean tasks to save their place on the show. Each celebrity will be motivated to conquer their fears because at the end only one will step out into the light as series winner.
Taking part according to The Sun are The Wanted's Max George; Olympian Nicola Adams, TV personality Scarlett Moffatt, boxing star Chris Eubank, Love Island's Chloe Burrows and former footballing superstar Paul Gascoigne.
Danny Dyer told BBC Radio 2: "The concept is it’s Big Brother in the pitch black. They had to build a space where no natural light gets in. I’m very excited about it but I don’t really know if they’d get a second series because I don’t know if you’d find celebrities that’d be willing to do it. Obviously the first one is a bit of test."
Phil Harris, Head of Entertainment and Events at Channel 4 said “Channel 4 has always been home to some of the most outlandish and boundary pushing reality creations and Scared of the Dark is a commission firmly in that tradition”
Tom Beck, Head of Live Events at Channel 4, said: “Funny, frightening and totally unexpected, this idea really jumped out at us – much like we’ll be jumping out and surprising a load of terrified celebrities living in the dark. The show promises an enticing mix of reality, entertainment and experiment and I can’t wait to turn the lights off and get started”.
Scared Of The Dark is coming soon to Channel 4 and All4. Broadcast details will be announced in due course.