Professor Green to compete on Drive

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 January 2016
Professor Green (c) Instagram

Professor Green (c) Instagram

Professor Green, Johnny Vegas and Ella Eyre will go head-to-head on the racing track for the new need-for-speed show 'Drive'

Professor Green, Johnny Vegas and Ella Eyre are set to compete in the new need-for-speed racing show 'Drive'.

The 'Read All About it' hitmaker, the 'Benidorm' star, and talented singer will go head-to-head in a series of wacky races as they slip on their rally overalls and hop inside old bangers and hefty 4x4s for the forthcoming ITV programme.

Vernon Kay, who will host the new show, told The Sun newspaper: "Everyone thinks they can drive- but can they? This show will test not only their skills behind the wheel but also how they control their fear. All driving skills are going to be tested. When it's not your clutch you're burning or your tyres you're shredding, it's full steam ahead!"

And it seems like Pro Green - whose real name is Stephen Manderson - is already struggling to control his motor as he's been left with two black eyes after training for his new gig.

Taking to his Instagram account last night (13.01.16), the 32-year-old rapper uploaded a photograph of his injured face, alongside the cheeky caption: "Up to stuff."

Meanwhile, other stars tipped to be taking part in the exciting series include Olympian Colin Jackson, presenter Mariella Frostrup and weather girl Laura Tobin, while music manager Louis Walsh is thought to be making his TV comeback after he lost his place on the 'X Factor' judging panel in 2014.

'Drive' is expected to hit screens later this year.

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