Youngsters wear it like Beckham

TWO East Lancashire schoolboys are celebrating after scoring starring roles alongside England soccer hero and style guru David Beckham.

Joseph Aston, 12, and Lucien Laviscount, 10, will appear alongside the fashion conscious Manchester United star in adverts for his new clothing range for High Street chain Marks and Spencer.

Haslingden High School pupil Joseph, who lives in Bacup, and Lucien, from Burnley, were among eight youngsters who joined Beckham for the secret shoot in a warehouse in Stockport, Greater Manchester.

The photographs were taken by Dean Freeman, who provided the images for Beckham's recent book My World.

Rachael Reeve, marketing manager for Marks & Spencer, said the lads spent a full day with David and put the new range through its paces.

She said: "The youngsters got the chance to 'wear it like Beckham' and were really excited to be chosen to wear the funky new casual boys' wear, which was designed in collaboration with the Manchester United star."

Joseph is no stranger to the celebrity lifestyle after enjoying a number of starring roles including ITV dramas Children's Ward and The Bill. Big sister Emily, who now lives in London, found fame when she became the youngest actress ever to be nominated for a BAFTA award following her role in the TV dramatisation of Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, by Accrington author Jeanette Winterson. She went on to appear in Coronation Street and an advertising campaign for McDonald's.

Both Joseph and Lucien attend Carol Godby Theatre Workshop, Bury, and are on the books of Manchester casting agency, Linton Management.

The new fashion range is being launched on Saturday, September 21, in Marks & Spencer stores nationwide, including the Burnley and Blackburn branches.

Designed by in-house design team, it includes a collection of separates for boys aged between four and 16.

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