Narinder Kaur – the Geordie star of Big Brother 2 – is to make her British acting debut as a sultry temptress aiming to score with a Premiership footballer in the BBC drama ‘Silver Street’ on the Asian Network.

Narinder, 32, set tongues wagging as the first Asian woman in the BB house, is set to make a spicy start when her character, Tina, who sets her sights on Jaggy Singh – a troubled footballer living with his girlfriend.

Jaggy (Jay Kiyani) is a sportsman on a downward spiral – on loan from the Premiership to the local second division side and his relationship in trouble – and a man vulnerable to Tina’s charms.

“Well, Tina’s definitely going to shake things up a bit,” says Narinder. “She’s so feisty the residents of Silver Street aren’t going to know what’s hit them. There’s also a lot more to her than you know in the beginning. It’s a brilliant role to get your teeth into – I love it.”

Narinder is a soap addict; she never misses Neighbours and EastEnders and, if she had her way, her Silver Street character would be a mixture of Charlene from Neighbours, Kat Slater and Angie Watts.

Silver Street is the daily soap opera on the BBC Asian Network. The Asian Network in available on DAB digital radio, digital television and via the official website. It is also available on medium wave in parts of the Midlands and north of the country.