A West Cumbrian musician is delighted after hearing his song on a prime-time TV show.

Arran George, 24, of Egremont, is living the dream in London looking to boost his music career.

And that has just been handed a major boost with his song Nobody Ever Does, featuring on ITV's Cold Feet.

"It felt fantastic," said Mr George. "It was played at the very end of the first episode in an emotional moment.

"I just hope that this will be the first of many."

Mr George spoke of the moment he found out that the hit series wanted his music.

"I'm signed to a label called S&B Creative and we used a company called Believe to distribute my music," he added.

"One day my manager text to say congratulations, your song is going to be on the first episode of this season's Cold Feet.

"Anything that gets my song on prime time and in the public's focus is great."

The former West Lakes Academy pupil has always had an interest in music and he moved away to attend the London-based Institute of Contemporary Music Performance.

He had a spell back at home in Egremont where he was writing songs, sending out demos and playing gigs.

Then he got a break when he went on a European tour, supporting Australian singer-songwriter Cloves.

Mr George put his record out in September last year and it had a great response on Apple music.

"I'm now writing with other people and getting my stuff out there," he added. "And I have an EP coming out before long."

Proud teachers at his former school said they were not surprised he has done so well.

West Lakes Academy vice principal, Sophie McCabe said: “We are delighted to hear that one of our former students is doing so well. Arran’s passion for music was apparent throughout his time here.

"He regularly showcased his talents in a variety of school performances.

"We aren’t surprised to hear that his song has been featured on a prime time television show, he has always been extremely talented and a successful music career has always been in his future.

"The academy is extremely proud of his achievements and wish him all the best for the future.”