Hollywood actor Ben Affleck has signed a $1.8 million deal to be the face of Lynx deodorant in the UK.

The 'Jersey Girl' star, whose new wife Jennifer Garner is expecting their first child this year, will appear in TV advertisements directed by Danny Klienman.

The ads featuring will hit British screens next year reports The Sun newspaper.

Unilever confirmed that the ads will continue to have a tongue-in-cheek theme.

Affleck has previously starred in ads for Burger King as a child actor and L'Oreal Elvive hair products in 2003.