Rapper-turned-reality Tv regular Vanilla Ice is to front a new series in which he hangs out with the Amish.

The Ice Ice Baby hitmaker, who is now a respected property tycoon and do-it-yourself expert, will live with an Amish community and learn about their skills in the show, Vanilla Ice Goes Amish.

Explaining his decision to sign up for the show, the star tweets, "The idea came from a random conversation, I was curious about Amish, they are masters of craftsmanship. Real deal!"

The show will premiere in America later this year (13).