Paris Hilton has inked a deal to star in a new MTV reality series which will follow her search for a new best friend.

Variety reports that the series is tentatively titled 'Paris Hilton's My New BFF' - the 'BFF' stands for 'Best Friends Forever'.

The series will follow 20 hopefuls as they try and prove that they have what it takes to join Hilton's social circle.

Ten episodes of the series are to be made and MTV is planning to show the programme in the fourth quarter of this year.