David Beckham in talks for a cooking show with Netflix and BBC


Singer/Actress Selena Gomez and comedienne/actress Amy Schumer both have cooking show deals. Neither Selena nor Amy know how to cook, so we get to watch them being taught. Riveting. Next up for the “Really? Them” cooking show hosts will be: Soccer legend David Beckham. According to The Sun (the tabloid, not the one that rises and sets on David), lockdown has reignited a love of baking for Davey B and he received a large number of pots and pans for his birthday. Already David is more qualified to have a cooking show than Selena or Amy so of course, the BBC and Netflix will give him his own show.

FOODIE David Beckham is whipping up a cookery show with his new production company.

Keen baker Becks has developed a format after joining best pal Gordon Ramsay’s Instagram Live cook-alongs.

He is in talks with the BBC and Netflix over the proposed interactive format, to be developed by his company Studio 99.

Former England skipper Becks, 45, is said to be cooking almost daily in lockdown with daughter Harper, eight.

A source said: “One of the unintended benefits of lockdown for David has been the opportunity to do what he loves most – baking.

“He’s been recreating some of his mum’s old recipes, and got a load of pots and pans for his birthday recently.

“David’s also used this time to really focus on Studio 99, and initially chatted to Gordon about the pair doing an Instagram Live.

“He’s seen how well Gordon has done with his own cookery shows and his Studio Ramsay production company, and Gordon’s given him some great advice.”

[From The Sun via Socialite Life]

Who are David and Harper cooking for? Victoria only looks longingly at food and then burns any ‘sight calories’ off by pushing it around the plate. Not to mention this reasoning, “Gordon has done with his own cookery shows?” Gordon was mentored by Marco Pierre White, Guy Savoy and Joël Robuchon, that’s slightly more credentials than David dusting off Gran’s Victoria sponge cake recipe.

However, I do kind of like David, so I want to give him the benefit of the doubt. I watched this cook-off with Gordon in which Laila Ali selected the winner:

I misjudged David, he does seem to know his way around a kitchen. Considering I prefer a pea puree over seafood in my risotto, I would have likely voted for his. However, David mentioned in the video, “I prefer a quieter kitchen,” which does not make for a very good cooking segment. The commercials for his show will be terrible: “Watch footballer David Beckham cook stuff. We won’t know what, because he doesn’t say anything, but the food – and the cook – sure are pretty.” Or maybe David just likes ‘quiet kitchens’ when Gordon is in them.

However, the truly important part of this story is how the underground tunnel factors into it. Will David have to hide his ingredients because Victoria won’tlet anything other than wax fruit into the house? Will David trek down to the wine cave to select some incredible vintage to serve with his Toad in the Hole? Will wafts of his Lancashire Hotpot* be piped through the tunnel to taunt his neighbors? Or will the local pub be on call to smuggle in their famous Fish Pie when David’s efforts go tits up? What I’m saying is, I’d rather have a reality show based on The Beckham Tunnel than the Beckham kitchen.

*I have made myself so hungry writing this stupid post.

Boy, he is not kidding about being quiet in the kitchen:


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  1. Tanguerita says:

    It will never stop, will it? There are highly qualified people out there who have spent their whole life doing what they love, but sure, let us put a washed-up soccer player with a pan that still has a price tag attached to it in front of the camera.

  2. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    If he doesn’t talk, it’ll be…just unbearable, as opposed to totally and utterly unbearable.
    For the love of God, NO. NO. NO.

  3. Chaine says:

    Never have I ever wanted to learn cookery from David Beckham. I sort of imagine that, if left to his own devices, his kitchen would be grubby and greasy with unwashed plates and garbage overflowing with empty pizza boxes, and that his chef efforts would extend as far as microwaving a frozen burrito.

  4. Noki says:

    Actually David has always been the cook for his family,he even used to cook for his best friends in Manchester. I think he is a natural,while Victoria is always on dirty dish duties.

  5. Tiffany says:

    I checked out a couple of episodes of Amy’s show and…it was not bad for the format they use.

    Her husband Chris is the professional and does most of the cooking and Amy mixes drinks and tells jokes.

    They really work well off each other and you occasionally see their cutie, Gene.

  6. Yamayo says:

    Just the thing I didn’t need.

  7. Allergy says:

    No, he has a whiny voice, and no one needs one more cooking show.

  8. jenner says:

    Why all the snark for Victoria, what did she do?

    • Noki says:

      She has never seemed to warm to people,not even when she was a spice girl. Maybe because she doesnt smile and seems really self conscious.

      • AMM says:

        I’ve had a soft spot for Victoria since I was a teen. I remember reading an interview with her in one of my moms magazines, and she was open and vocal about being a girls girl and surrounding herself with women. At a time that felt like female celebs were constantly in competition with other women or being a “Not Like Other Girls – I Only Get Along With Men Because They Are Less Drama”, I appreciated that. I also like how she admitted she was a weak vocalist. She knew her career as a singer relied on a character she played in the Spice Girls and not her talent. Once Spice Girls was over, so was her singing. I don’t mind the not smiling.

  9. Stef says:

    He is awesome when he doesn’t speak. Not sure I could handle listening to that voice for any length of time.

    There are so many talented chefs who have trained to cook that would be more qualified.