Popstar Daniel Bedingfield is turning his back on his native Britain - because he's convinced he's an American at heart.

The GOTTA GET THROUGH THIS singer has enjoyed massive success in Europe but now he's on the verge of making it big in America - thanks to a cameo appearance on hit daytime soap GUIDING LIGHT, which airs today (09JUL03).

And he's determined to crack the US music market because he has dreams of setting up home in Seattle, Washington.

He says, "I'm not really all that English. I'm loud and I like coffee and dogs in the park."

The New Zealand-born pop star admits he jumped at the chance to be part of Guiding Light - because he loves kitschy American daytime soaps.

He adds, "The British soaps aren't as good as the soaps in America. The soaps there suck."

In Guiding Light, Bedingfield performs at a private party for a young couple.

09/07/2003 09:26