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Line-up announced for new Channel 4 reality series Scared of the Dark

The five-part series will be hosted by Danny Dyer as 8 celebrities get to grips with living in the dark.

Hosted by Danny Dyer, Scared of The Dark follows 8 celebs who'll be stepping into the unknown where their senses are taken on the ultimate journey by entering a completely pitch-black reality space for 8 days.

The 8 celebrities entering the dark will be retired pro-boxer Nicola Adams, reality star Chloe Burrows, Professional Boxer Chris Eubank, Former Professional Footballer Paul Gascoigne, singer Max George, Comedian Chris McCausland, TV personality Scarlett Moffatt and actress Donna Preston.

They'll each be living in The Bunker, a purpose-built living space designed to block out any light and rigged with 50 infrared cameras. Over five successive nights the show will follow the celebrities as they get to grips with living in the dark.

To leave The Bunker the celebrities must simply shout “I’m Scared of The Dark” and they are escorted into the light.

To prove their mettle, each of the celebrities will take on a series of challenges designed to test either their primal fear of total darkness or their ability to function in the pitch black. Those that fail at their challenges will have to take on herculean tasks to save their place on the show.

Each celebrity will be motivated to conquer their fears because in the end only one will step out into the light as the series winner.

But will being in the dark form trust amongst the group, or will the overwhelming fear of being in the darkness cause them to crumble leaving them begging for the lights to be turned on?

Speaking about hosting Scared of the Dark, Danny Dyer said "This is possibly one of the most bizarre things I’ve ever done in my career, and I have done a lot of mad things. Throw in a bunch of celebs and make them do things with the lights off – it’s proper good telly. You’re gonna laugh, you’re gonna laugh some more and I promise you’re gonna love it."

Watching over their every move will be clinical psychiatrist Dr. Tharaka Gunarathne who said "One of the hardest challenges the celebrities face is dealing with the unknown; their psychological sense of uncertainty is at an all-time high. When you can’t see, your brain fills in the blanks and often imagines the worse. When you switch off the lights your ability to stay safe is suddenly threatened and that is what makes this particularly frightening."

Produced by MultiStory Media and based on an original idea by Possessed, Scared of the Dark will be executive produced by Glenn Hugill, Simone Haywood and Jon Cahn.

Scared of the Dark will air later this year on Channel 4


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