Beckham to star as Robbie’s boyfriend in hit US show?
Just weeks after arriving in Los Angeles, David Beckham has been linked with his first major acting role - as Robbie Williams’ gay lover in Desperate Housewives.
While the former England captain has yet to make an impact in the states through his footballing skills, should the rumours be true then Beckham would be well on his way to becoming a household name in the country.
According to the creator of Desperate Housewives, Marc Cherry, Beckham had expressed his wish to be paired up with his actor friend Tom Cruise for the part, though the show’s producers have other ideas.
“David and Robbie are perfect to star as the new neighbours’ best friends – the gorgeous, eccentric couple flown over from Blighty,” he said.
“David’s keen, but though the obvious choice was to work with Tom Cruise, we wanted someone who matches him in height and well, Britishness, so Robbie is the one.
“They’re both funny, game for a laugh and ridiculously macho, so it should work wonderfully. The English are pitch-perfect for sending themselves up.”
Fans of the show claim that a good-looking male character is needed to replace the recently-departed Jesse Metcalfe.