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Though he could probably save the Peaky Blinders wardrobe department a few quid by bringing his own gear, David Beckham will not, as rumoured, be appearing the in the next series of the BBC crime drama.
Fans of the show started to get rather excited at the prospect of Becks stepping back into 1930s Birmingham gangland, after the ex-Manchester United star posted a series of pictures from the show’s set on his Instagram page.
However, the BBC has confirmed to the Manchester Evening News that he was only visiting the set, and has not joined the cast.
The series has been shooting scenes in Stockport this week, with the town’s historic Plaza doubling up for Birmingham’s Bingley Hall.
Hunger Games star Sam Claflin recently joined the cast, and will be playing fascist politician Oswald Moseley in the series, who hosts a rally at the hall.
The properties around the Plaza have reportedly all been transformed into 1930s shops and groceries for the shoot.
Series five of the show, in which Cillian Murphy’s Tommy Shelby will be advancing further into his career in politics, will most likely air this summer, though no date is yet confirmed.
Anna Taylor-Joy will also be joining the cast for the new series, as will Brian Gleeson and Neil Maskell.