‘I know, it’s weird!’ David Beckham admits he stays up for hours at night cleaning as he lays bare his lifelong OCD struggles in £16m Netflix series
David Beckham will lay his lifelong OCD struggles bare in an upcoming Netflix series.
The former footballer, 47, who previously confessed he keeps everything in straight lines or pairs, reveals he stays up for hours cleaning and tidying after his famous family have gone to bed.
In new footage, he admits the condition forces him to clean his used candles every day – and he even gives Victoria, 49, a telling off for leaving the salt out at one point.
Filmed by a camera crew in his kitchen, David explains: ‘I clean it so well, I’m not sure it’s actually appreciated so much by my wife, in all honesty.
‘The fact that when everyone’s in bed I then go around, clean the candles, turn the lights on to the right setting, make sure everywhere is tidy.
Opening up: David Beckham will lay his lifelong OCD struggles bare in an upcoming Netflix series (pictured in April 2023)
‘I hate coming down in the morning and there’s cups and plates and, you know, bowls. It’s tiring going around every single candle cleaning it.
‘I clip the candle wax, I clean the glass, that’s my pet hate, the smoke around the inside of a candle… I know, it’s weird.’
Despite his faults, Victoria says, ‘He’s just so perfect,’ before telling David he is ‘appreciated’.
But he jokes to the production team, ‘Don’t believe that for a second. She sounds so sarcastic when she says it.’
Last July, Netflix confirmed a docuseries starring the sportsman was in the works, following reports he had signed a £16m deal with the streaming giant.
David will expose his humble working class beginnings in East London, and the drive and determination that led him to become one of the most recognisable and scrutinised athletes of all time in the new programme.
It will feature a mixture of never-before-seen personal archive footage from the last forty years as well as interviews with David himself, his family and friends, and key figures who have been part of his journey both on and off the pitch.
The project is helmed by Academy Award-winner Fisher Stevens who serves as director and executive producer, along with Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning producer John Battsek.
Coming soon: Last July, Netflix confirmed a docuseries starring the sportsman was in the works, following reports he had signed a £16m deal with the streaming giant
Couple: In new footage, he admits the condition forces him to clean his used candles every day – and he even gives Victoria, 49, a telling off for leaving the salt out at one point
David is producing the project with his TV company Studio 99, which launched in 2019, in association with Ventureland.
The ex Manchester United player wrote in an Instagram post: ‘I’m excited to confirm that I am partnering with @Netflix on a documentary series about my life and career.
‘The series will feature unseen archive, untold stories as well as interviews with the people who have been a part of my journey.
‘The series is directed and produced by Academy Award winners @fisherstevens and John Battsek. Watch this space… @studio99.’
He was reportedly inspired by the Michael Jordan documentary The Last Dance, which began streaming on the platform in 2020.
An insider previously The Sun: ‘It’s something David is excited about and has wanted to do for a while. The film will feature new content and archive footage.
‘It’s going to be about David’s life post-football, especially the creation of his new team in Miami, but will have some personal content too.
‘Interest in his life and family is huge. Everyone has high hopes for this.’
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