We're you nervous?
I was nervous about every live show we made during the World Cup, I was nervous about things going wrong..and they did. My microphone stopped working mid interview!! But strangely I wasn't nervous about David himself. I met him before the interview for a briefing in his dressing room. I ran through the questions and met his guests, we talked about Brasil and just had a general every day chat. It felt very normal, he is very normal and polite BUT when I stood up on stage and introduced the show I was reading my auto cue links and saw David in my peripheral vision standing at the side of the stage ready to come on. When it got to the line where I introduce him, the penny dropped. David Beckham was about to walk on to the stage of my show. I felt it in that moment. Thankfully you can't see the nerves.
Is he a bit thick?
I find it bizarre how many people, and the type of person who asks this question. No he's not remotely thick. He's said some funny things in the past but most of those were when he was barely nineteen and he's clearly established an incredible fortune, global business and happy family since then. He was a pleasure to interview, he answered everything super eloquently and by the way I saw him conduct his business I'd describe him as sharp.
Did he ask for your number?
I get asked this a lot. An uncomfortable amount of times. I hate it. Just think about that question for a moment. It's so laced with horrendous impressions. Essentially this question asks, Did he attempt to ruin his life, undermine his wife and fit into a very old fashioned stereotype of footballers by attempting to flirt with you in front of his children?