Simon Pegg has defended Tom Cruise. The Shaun Of The Dead actor worked with Tom on Mission: Impossible III and insists the controversial Hollywood star is not obsessed with Scientology and is a great guy.

Simon told FHM magazine: "He never mentioned it. I spent a lot of time with Tom and it wasn't spoken about once. Everything you hear about people, that isn't from first hand experience, is invariably wrong. And my first hand experience of Tom Cruise was very positive."

Tom was said to have spoken to several guests at his November wedding to Katie Holmes, including Jennifer Lopez, about joining the Church of Scientology.

David and Victoria Beckham, both close friends of Tom and Katie, were rumored to be planning to join the church when they move to the US in the summer. However, Victoria denied the rumors, referring to them as "nonsense".