David Beckham filmed in a pie and mash shop on Tuesday as the trailer for his explosive Netflix documentary was released.
Although the global football star, 48, has dined at some of the world’s best restaurants, it’s no secret that Beckham loves nothing more than the “classic Cockney” meal.
And David returned to his roots when he was spotted with cameras rolling in Covent Garden.
Beckham looked dapper in a brown button-down jacket, plain white tee and fitted black pants.
The Man United legend, known for changing his hairstyle over the years, sported a buzz cut and a beard.
Humble beginnings: David Beckham was filmed in a pie and mash shop on Tuesday as the trailer for his explosive Netflix documentary was released
Smart casual: The global football star, 48, looked incredibly dapper as he strolled the streets of London wearing a brown button-down shirt, white t-shirt and trousers adjusted.
An East London boy at heart: although he’s earned millions and dined in some of the world’s best restaurants, it’s no secret that Beckham loves pies and mash.
David also elevated the smart-casual look with a pair of green flat sneakers and put his iconic neck tattoos on display.
The footballer caused a stir when shoppers spotted him in the capital, branded as Netflix. gave a glimpse of what’s in store for the four-part series named Beckhamwhich takes the star’s humble beginnings in working class East London to become a global football star.
David’s mother revealed she feared her son would “lose everything” when he started dating Victoria in a teaser for the footballer’s Netflix documentary.
In the two-minute clip released before the show launched on October 4, Sandra, 74, opened up about the start of Beckham’s romance with Victoria, 49.
David’s mother admitted she feared he would be sidetracked from his career at Manchester United when Victoria, who was part of the UK’s biggest girl group the Spice Girls, came onto the scene.
Sandra said: “We were afraid he was going to lose everything he worked for because football had always come first, and all of a sudden that wasn’t the case anymore.”
Beckham and Victoria became a brand through which they secured lucrative contracts with clothing designers, health and fitness specialists, fashion magazines and perfume and cosmetics manufacturers.
But early in her relationship with David in 1997, Victoria said her manager at the time told her to “keep it a secret”.
First look: It comes after David’s mother revealed she feared her son would ‘lose everything’ when he started dating Victoria in a teaser for the footballer’s Netflix documentary.
‘I was afraid he would lose everything’: In the 2-minute clip released before the show’s Oct. 4 launch, Sandra, 74, opened up about the start of Beckham’s romance with Victoria, 49.
Concern: David’s mother feared he would be sidetracked from his career at Manchester United when Victoria, who was part of the Spice Girls, came on the scene.
She said: “We would end up in car parks and it’s not as shabby as it looks.”
And David seemed to have a conflicting opinion with his former Man United manager Alex Ferguson as he explained how his fame was catapulted due to interest in his relationship with Victoria: “It definitely didn’t bother me exchange”.
Alex, 81, then said: “Well, he’s changed. there is no doubt.
In the trailer, Posh and Becks admitted how hard they struggled when their romance became public, leading them to become the UK’s most famous couple.
He said: “We were drowning,” to which Victoria added: “But we kept moving forward.”
David also spoke about not ‘sleeping’ or ‘eating’ after being blamed for England’s elimination from the 1998 World Cup when he was sent off against Argentina.
Beckham was sent off for kicking the back of Diego Simeone’s leg with his heel during their round of 16 defeat, lashing out at the Argentina captain after pushing him to the ground.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid winger then had to watch England lose the match on penalties.
He said: “I don’t think I’ve ever talked about it because I can’t. I didn’t eat, I didn’t sleep.
Last July, Netflix confirmed that the documentary series featuring the sportsman was in the works, following reports he had signed a £16million deal with the streaming giant.
Girl power: Victoria pictured alongside bandmates Mel C, Geri Horner, Emma Bunton and Mel B as they met King Charles
Unchanged: During the trailer, David appeared to have a conflicting opinion with his former Man United manager Alex Ferguson as he spoke about his rise to fame: ‘It definitely hasn’t changed me’
Without beating around the bush: Alex, 81, then said: “Well, he’s changed. There’s no doubt about it
Secret: Early in her relationship with David in 1997, Victoria said her manager at the time told her to “keep it a secret.” She said, “We’d meet in the parking lots.”
Frank: David also spoke about not ‘sleeping’ or ‘eating’ after being blamed for England’s elimination from the 1998 World Cup when he was sent off against Argentina.
In the series, David looks back on his early days growing up in working class East London and the drive and determination that led him to become one of the most recognizable athletes of all time.
It features a mix of never-before-seen personal archive footage from the last 40 years and interviews with David, his family and friends, as well as key figures who have been part of his journey on and off the pitch.
Academy Award winner Fisher Stevens – who also starred as Hugo in the hit series Succession – serves as director and executive producer, alongside Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning producer John Battsek.
David is producing the project with his television company Studio 99, launched in 2019 in association with Ventureland.
The former Manchester United player wrote in an Instagram post: “I’m delighted to confirm that I’m partnering with @Netflix on a documentary series about my life and career.
“The series will feature never-before-seen archives, untold stories as well as interviews with the people who have been part of my journey.
“The series is directed and produced by Academy Award winners @fisherstevens and John Battsek. Watch this space… @studio99.’
It was reportedly inspired by Michael Jordan’s documentary The Last Dance, which began streaming on the platform in 2020.
Beckham launches on Netflix on Wednesday, October 4.