The former Private Practice star will present You’re Back In The Room for America's Fox network. It will be based on a hit U.K. show of the same name.

The programme features hypnotist Keith Berry, who also stars in the original British series, as he hypnotises contestants who work together in teams to complete common tasks. Challenges include blowing up balloons to frosting cakes, all in an effort to win a cash prize.

The project marks Diggs' first foray into TV hosting, but he is looking forward to the gig.

"The second I saw this show I knew I needed to be a part of it," Diggs says in a statement. "I'm also quite excited as this is a programme I can watch and laugh at with my six-year-old son... It’s the most unique blend of comedy and competition I’ve seen in years."

You're Back in the Room was the number one new unscripted TV series in the U.K. last year (15), and it has been a hit internationally, with versions produced in France, The Netherlands, and Australia.