New internet celebrity Chris Crocker, whose melodramatic yet heartfelt “leave Britney alone” tantrum has received more than 8 million hits on YouTube, has reportedly landed a television deal.

Signed by 44 Blue Productions, Tennessee’s newly famous 20-year old is set to appear in his own reality TV show.

The award-winning production company based in California company told Variety.com:

“It’s going to pretty much be the ‘Chris Crocker experience’.

“We consider him a rebel character that people will find interesting. He’s going to be a TV star.”

Crocker, who lives with his deeply religious grandparents in the bible belt, has been posting his own videos regularly on the user-generated site, varying from his own musings to experimental amateur dramatics.

But it was his video diary plea from underneath a curtain to leave Britney alone that caught the mainstream’s attention.

Frustrated by the complete lack of gay scene in his small southern home town, Crocker turned to the internet, finding a tolerant community and online audience, which has led to his new found fame.

Crocker is actually a pseudonym to protect video producer’s identity as he fears homophobic repercussions.

According to Wikipedia, Crocker was home-schooled due to homophobic harassment from a gym coach.

Scroll down to watch the “Leave Britney alone” YouTube phenomenon – it contains bad language and scenes of hysteria.