LINE OF Duty star Martin Compston reveals he was knocked back for a job at JD Sports.
The 33-year-old also said before he was a famous actor he handed an application into the store in Greenock, Inverclyde – while wearing a leather jacket and tie.
The Scot was knocked back for a Saturday job but as a reminder there is a giant Christmas bauble he designed for the Beatson charity sat right outside the store.
The actor tweeted that his nephew had sent him a picture of the patterned green and gold bauble, adorned with a love heart and different patterns – and that it was outside the same store he had been refused a job from.
The actors design will be outside the Oak Mall in Greenock until January 6.
Other famous Scot’s have also designed ‘Beatson baubles’, including Still Game’s Jane McCarry and singer KT Tunstall.
Beatson hope their Christmas Bauble campaign will help to raise vital funds for patients and their families facing cancer across Scotland.
In a reply to the charity posting a picture of his bauble, Compston tweeted: “Delighted to do it! My nephew sent me a picture of it sitting in all its Greenock glory in the toon, right outside the JD sports that knocked me back for a Saturday job. Probably because I wore a leather jacket and tie to hand in an application form.”
Beatson Cancer charity had tweeted a picture of the green and gold bauble with the caption: “Line of Duty star @martin_compston is the next celebrity to design a #BeatsonBauble. We were delighted to have the support of such a talent – you can see his bauble in Oak Mall Greenock until 6 Jan.”
Social media users were quick to comment on the likely Celtic colour scheme of Martin’s bauble – as the actor is an avid supporter.
The Keady witch wrote: “Nice colours there boss.”
Ian Crocker added: “What’s wrong with that? Good work.”
While Ciaran Donnelly asked: “What inspired the colours Martin?”