UP-and-coming actor Lucien Laviscount is to join the cast for the final series of teen drama Skins.

Lucien, 20, from Read, will be a member of the supporting cast for the seventh series of the E4 drama when it airs in July.

The show has been recommissioned for a special run and will be made up of three films broken up into six parts.

It will see the return of former Skins stars Hannah Murray as Cassie, Jack O'Connell as Cook and Kaya Scodelario as Effy.

Lucien, who attended the Clitheroe town mayor-making on Tuesday, said: “I’m looking forward to it airing and I had a great time filming it.

“I’ve got some exciting work lined up and Skins was a great springboard for me.”

Clitheroe Town Mayor, Kevin Horkin, who is a friend of Lucian, said: “We are all proud of what he has done so far in his short career.

“He is an exceptionally talented young actor and I’m sure he will go on to have great success in the future.”

Lucien, who has also appeared in Coronation Street as Sophie Webster's love interest, Ben Richardson, is a former student of Ribblesdale High School in Clitheroe.

He also starred as Jonah Kirby in BBC1’s school drama Waterloo Road.

He has appeared in teen comedy show Life Bites on the Disney Channel, Grange Hill and the film, Johnny and the Bomb, based on the Terry Pratchett book, alongside Zoe Wanamaker.

Lucien has recently been cast in his first pilot season in the US in the reboot of ‘The Selection’.

Set 300 years in the future, The Selection is a romance centring on America Singer, Yael Grobglas, a working class young woman chosen by lottery to participate in a competition with 25 other women for the Royal Prince’s hand to become the nation’s next queen.

He will play Aspen Leger, a servant who is having a secret, illegal relationship with America.