A chat with Beckham
A funny thing happened on the doorstep of Number 10 this evening. Finishing my live spot on the Six O'Clock News, I bumped into none other than Goldenballs himself, emerging from his meeting with Gordon Brown.
As David Beckham opened the door of his black Bentley (with personalised number plates of course) he told me that the PM had agreed to visit his academy this Thursday. Beckham, who had not met Brown before, was full of kind words about the PM and said he would be delighted to welcome him to the academy.
The PM is known to have an interest in the promotion of sports in deprived communities. It's also likely that the two discussed Beckham becoming an ambassador for England's World Cup bid, though I'm told any formal announcement will be a matter for the FA.
The only bad news was that in my starstruck state I forgot to ask for an autograph for my two football-mad United-supporting boys.
PS: You can now watch the exchange by clicking here.