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Former Coronation Street star tells how Manchester shopping trip led to David Beckham 'starting career'

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Former Coronation Street star Lucien Laviscount has shared his link to David Beckham whom he credits for getting him into acting.

The actor appeared on Good Morning Britain on Thursday (May 16) to discuss his new film. Lucien is set to star in This Time Next Year, an upcoming romantic comedy film which is an adaptation of Sophie Cousens' novel of the same name.

But as a clip of the film was shown, talk quickly turned to the star's accent as Ranvir Singh shared her surprise that he's from Burnley. "It’s funny, every time I get an audition for something British, they’re like '[talk in] your natural accent' and I'm like 'Nooo, you don't really want that!' So I normally go a little bit more southern, more proper," he said. READ MORE: Coronation Street's new Christopher Green star 'shocked' as he teases more about character READ MORE: Read more of our Coronation Street stories here But in doing a role in his own accent, Lucien added: "But yeah, it would be nice to do something with my actual British accent, with my northern accent." Ranvir and co-host Ed Balls were also keen to talk to the former Waterloo Road star and current Emily in Paris favourite about his connection with David Beckham and how his career started with a modelling job. "I was 10 years old, out with my mum window shopping in Manchester and then got asked to audition for this modelling job and I just thought, 'Great, it’s a day off school,'" Lucien, who played Ben, a friend of Sophie Webster, in Corrie in 2009. "I ended up getting the job which turned out to be with Marks and Spencer and David Beckham.

I was a bit of a naughty kid I guess, a confident kid, chatty and David was like, 'Listen, you should get into acting'. He got his assistant to call an

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