A SLEEP artist from Henllan is in talks with Big Brother producers to help put to bed speculation about his night-time artistry.

Lee Hadwin, an artist living in London, has been approached by Endemol, producers of the Channel 5 reality show after filming a documentary for the same channel with former This Morning, husband and wife hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford.

Lee said: “I’m always asked by people to prove that I work only when I’m sleeping, or they just don’t believe me.

“But people believe stranger things. I get hundreds of emails every week from people all over the world who do things when they’re asleep, like painting or writing poetry, so hopefully being on a show like Big Brother could start a bit of a debate.

“I’ve had people from as far as Australia telling me that they’ve never seen the show before,but they’ll watch it if I take part. The show used to be about getting together a wide cross section of society rather than just trying to get big personalities to clash, so hopefully it will be a return to a more creative, psychological show. “

Mr Hadwin dropped out of art classes in Denbigh High after three years and can only create his art - which is sold all over the world and can fetch six figure sums - while asleep.

“As part of the documentary with Eamonn and Ruth, they visited my old school and looked at my grades for art. The highest I got was a D. If I were to try and sit down and draw something right now it wouldn’t be great, I can’t draw for toffee.”

Lee - who has been studied at the Edinburgh Sleep Clinic three times since 2008 and has even been filmed by Japanese Film Crews for a Fuji TV documentary last year - had been considering the possibility of appearing on Big Brother since 2014 to take advantage of the reality show’s format.

His appearance on the show, is dependent on potential schedule conflicts with with Mr Holmes and Ms Langsford TV special.

“The problem with documentaries I’ve done in the past, they might film you a few times over three to five months for a one hour program which gives editors total control over how they portray you.”

“I prefer doing live TV because it’s out of the editor’s hands and gives you more control - to a certain degree - of what goes into the public domain.”

Despite the fact that the show may give prospective art buyers a view into Lee’s method - and works in progress - he remains unfazed of discovering what happens during his sleep.

Lee, 42, said: “It’s been happening to me since I was four.”