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David Beckham on Desert Island Discs

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oldfatandtired1 Sun 29-Jan-17 12:00:55

I'm no big Beckham fan but he came over really well. Nice choice of music too.

ImperialBlether Sun 29-Jan-17 12:02:31

I listened to this and really enjoyed it, too. And yes, great music!

Eastpoint Sun 29-Jan-17 12:03:09

I liked the way he thanked her right at the beginning. His closeness to his grandparents was touching.

ImperialBlether Sun 29-Jan-17 12:07:04

Yes, he has really good manners. I always notice his voice changes when he talks about VB - it's really lovely. I think that's what pisses me off the most when people say it's a marriage of convenience - I can't see anything about the way they interact that implies that.

GrumpyOldBag Sun 29-Jan-17 12:10:36

Really enjoyed this. Such good manners - he could teach Donald Trump a thing or two! And seems to have matured and learned from his mistakes, charming & self-deprecating.

Anyone slightly surprised that he didn't choose a Spice Girls song?! Although the Elton John choice was clearly a tribute to his wife.

Chottie Sun 29-Jan-17 12:11:36

I really enjoyed it too smile DB came over really well.

Vango Sun 29-Jan-17 12:16:39

Kirsty sounded like she had much more rapport with him than she had with last week's guest!

ImperialBlether Sun 29-Jan-17 12:19:00

Who was last week's?

Vango Sun 29-Jan-17 12:20:33

Caitlin Moran. "I won't read the bible or Shakespeare." Adrian Mole her favourite book ever. Or something like that.

oldfatandtired1 Sun 29-Jan-17 12:21:54

Last week's was Caitlin Moran. She does love herself but it was really good too!

ImperialBlether Sun 29-Jan-17 12:39:42

Oh yes, of course! She got me really agitated with the speed with which she talked. And not reading the bible or Shakespeare when you're on your own on a desert island is ridiculous!

Iwantacampervan Sun 29-Jan-17 13:01:43

I listened and enjoyed it today - I must admit that I didn't view David Beckham in high regard but hearing him talk about his charity work, family etc it's changed my mind. Also, Victoria was obviously mentioned but it was his views/feelings/story not a promotion of her business. I picked up on him thanking Kirsty at the start as well as at the end.

GrumpyOldBag Sun 29-Jan-17 13:42:15

I've always loved Becks, and love him even more now.

Vango Sun 29-Jan-17 14:27:57

Always strikes me as a very unassuming, gracious and grateful man. The press have given him a shocking time over the years and he doesn't appear to rise to the bait.

LassWiTheDelicateAir Sun 29-Jan-17 20:28:45

Caitlin Moran. "I won't read the bible or Shakespeare."

Can't stand her. I do think it's a bit dictatorial imposing these but an English writer who refuses to read Shakespeare is an idiot.

Beckham was lovely.

EachandEveryone Sun 29-Jan-17 20:31:24

It just make you wonder if all those rumours are a load of tosh sohetimes I wish I didn't read them. Anyone I know who's met him just has nice things to say.

Hassled Sun 29-Jan-17 20:33:46

Beckham was very sweet. And I liked that his song choices weren't because he necessarily loved the music but just because they reminded him of people or places - if you were on a Desert Island that's what you'd want, I reckon. I hate it when people choose cool/deep/wanky music and you get the sense that they're just doing it to prove what an great eclectic taste in music they have - I'd much rather it's because it reminds them of Grandad.

Namechanger2015 Sun 29-Jan-17 20:35:50

I accidentally tuned into this today having never heard DIDiscs before. He came across so, so well, extremely likeable and humble. I fell in love.

echt Wed 01-Feb-17 09:05:29

I thought he was lovely, as were his choices. He was so respectful about those he spoke of, funny and self-deprecating, too.

I made me rush back and re-run George Michael's DID. Another tip-top chap with British irony and ace taste in music.

HeyToTheHo Wed 01-Feb-17 09:07:34

There's a 2hr DID 75th anniversary special on radio iPlayer. Was brilliant!

HeyToTheHo Wed 01-Feb-17 09:10:56

user1475253854 Wed 01-Feb-17 10:54:45

I think with DID it's supposed to be a bit deeper than just an interview and often Kirsty manages to reveal a little bit more about the person being interviewed, but having read previous interviews with Caitlin Moran, Caitlin was just on 'interview mode' and said basically what she always says in interviews. I think that's why Kirsty sounded a bit frustrated at points. Just kind of "my life was difficult but it all makes great anecdotes ha ha ha".

fairycakecentral Wed 01-Feb-17 11:40:38

I rate get to listen to DID when it's broadcast but have deliberately not listen to DBS on catch up. I will now, he sounds lovely.

Caitlin Moran is utterly annoying. I hated how fast she talked, and comes across as someone who revels in shocking people rather (no I DON'T want to see menatrual blood on screen thNk you, as natural as it is, I'm assuming she's engineered that into a script somewhere just it can be shown and get a reaction). And she was so dismissive of the bible and Shakespeare. I'm not religious but the bible, particularly the OT has some wonderfully written and moving passages. You'd be a fool nOt to read them when you're in a dessert island with not much else to do.

Vango Wed 01-Feb-17 12:02:39

Apologies for de-railing the thread with my original mention of CM. in my opinion, she's a shallow, juvenile attention seeker. She has nothing to say that we haven't had heard (from her) a million times before.

Megatherium Wed 01-Feb-17 13:24:09

Caitlin Moran was so obviously saying she wouldn't read the Bible or Shakespeare purely for effect. She really needs to grow up and realise that that sort of thing impresses precisely no-one.

I don't think they impose the Bible and Shakespeare, I think they started the convention of saying these would be provided anyway because so many people were going for one of those as a safe option and they wanted to push them to say something more interesting.

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