ER newcomer PARMINDER NAGRA sought advice from fellow Briton Alex Kingston after joining the hit medical series.

The 28-year-old star joined the American show last year (03) after TV producers spotted her in her breakthrough role as soccer player JESS in BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM.

Parminder says, "Alex was one of the first people to ring me when I arrived and said, 'Please don't stay in your hotel room.' She said she knew what it was like to move to Los Angeles and not know anybody and invited me over for supper.

"She was the first person who was really welcoming and she's been fantastic."

Parminder stars as medical student NEELA RASOGTRA alongside Alex's DR ELIZABETH CORDAY in the show.

12/01/2004 12:58