Gay pop star George Michael has according to reports begun to behave like a hermit during his jail sentence at Pentonville Prison in North London.

Female First quote a pison source who revealed that “everyone calls him The Hermit, because he could mix but has chosen not to. He always watches the Jeremy kyle Show – he’s a big fan.” The website reports that doesn’t use the prison gym and rarely uses communal areas.

Earlier this month, it was reported that the star is having to take prescription medication in order to sleep.

The 47-year-old singer already has a conviction for driving under the influence of drugs and was found slumped over the wheel of his car when police found him on July 4th.

He had crashed the Range Rover into a branch of Snappy Snaps in north London.

He pleaded guilty to the offence and to possessing two cannabis joints.

Last month, he was handed an interim six-month driving ban.

His arrest came not long after the end of a two-year driving ban incurred in 2008 after he was caught in possession of crack cocaine and marijuana.

In 2007 he was given 100 hours of community service after being found unconscious at the wheel of his car by police.