Becks presenting a Unicef petition at Downing Street yesterday
Okay so we know he’s not technically on Team GB (er, again – what were you thinking Stuart Pearce?). But on the day London 2012 kicks off, here at Grazia we think David Beckham deserves a very special mention...
Here’s our five reasons why he’s our Olympic hero of the day
1. He helped us win the London 2012 bid
‘I was involved seven years ago when we first bid for the Games and Seb Coe has been kind enough to keep me involved since then’, says Beckham. No, we can't believe he's not going to be in his sports kit either...
Meeting David Cameron yesterday
2. If he’d been playing at last night’s Team GB footie match, we would have won
Not only did he help us win our bid to host the 2012 Games, he’s also kept a dignified silence after being left out of Team GB’s football squad. Everyone (apart from ‘you know who’) knew this was a ridiculous decision. And it was proven at last night’s paltry 1-1 draw against Senegal. If Becks had been playing, our money would have been on a win. #Justsaying.
3. He’s at the Opening Ceremony tonight
‘It gives me goosebumps just thinking about it’, he says. ‘I am honoured to have a very small part in the opening ceremony and I feel privileged to be involved.’ Come on Lord Coe… pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease let him light the torch!
4. He’s a great role model
As probably the most recognisable sportsman in the world, Becks is arguably one of the best ambassadors our country has. Plus, have you seen the photos of him carrying baby Harper while out at lunch with VB? Sigh…
At lunch yesterday with daughter Harper.
5. He’s David Beckham, people. Do you REALLY need any more reasons?