BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM star Parminder Nagra is still reeling with the shock of landing a role on ER.

The pretty British actress was astonished when she found out producers had written the role of a young intern into the show especially for her and she is finding it hard to believe.

Of the meeting with ER bosses, Parminder recalls, "I had to sit still and act professional while all the time I wanted to jump up and run around the room screaming. I just gulped and said 'Yes'. But when I walked out of that building I was all teeth.

"I rang my mum from LA airport and told her I'd got this big part and she replied, 'Oh good. Are you still doing your prayers?'"

30/04/2003 16:56