Thousands of people are watching live as a pair of YouTube pranksters bury themselves ALIVE for 24 hours.

Jay Swingler and Rommel Henry, who call themselves ‘TGFBro’ , built a DIY ‘coffin’ before digging a ‘grave’ in their back garden.

They were then locked in and covered in soil at 8pm on Thursday evening.

The duo, from Dudley in the West Midlands, are now live-streaming from inside the ‘coffin’ where they say they will stay for 24 hours.

At least 8,000 people have been watching the stunt live.

The pair appear to be able to continue tweeting updates from inside the ‘coffin’.

Earlier this evening, Rommel tweeted: “My right butt cheek is starting to cramp”

Needless to say, this behaviour appears to be extremely dangerous on the face of it, and should not be copied at home.

The pranksters have previously made headlines for their controversial stunts.

In one YouTube video, they filmed themselves getting into the cars of strangers as they stopped at traffic lights.

Some saw the funny side but others were left terrified.

One woman screamed and burst into tears, presumably fearing she was being hijacked.

In another stunt, the pair knocked on doors and asked people if they could come in to play Pokemon Go.

And in another they dipped themselves in 90 litres of chilli sauce.