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David Beckham says he's 'not appreciated' by wife Victoria

Ben Thompson

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David Beckham says he's 'not appreciated' by wife Victoria

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David Beckham has been opening up about his struggles with OCD as he admitted that wife Victoria 'doesn't appreciate' him staying up all night cleaning.

The former footballer is getting candid in a new documentary for Netflix.

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Speaking in his kitchen, the 47-year-old said: "I clean it so well, I'm not sure it's actually appreciated so much by my wife, in all honesty.

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"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.

"I hate coming down in the morning and there's cups and plates and, you know, bowls."

For Beckham, his penchant for cleanliness goes beyond what most people would consider normal.

He added: "It's tiring going around every single candle cleaning it.

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"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."

Victoria, formerly known as Posh Spice, is seen sitting in the background of the clip as she insists: "He's just so perfect", before reassuring her hubby that he is 'appreciated'.

In response, Beckham jokes to the camera crew: "Don't believe that for a second. She sounds so sarcastic when she says it."

David Beckham has said that Victoria doesn't 'appreciate' his cleaning. Credit: Instagram/@victoriabeckham
David Beckham has said that Victoria doesn't 'appreciate' his cleaning. Credit: Instagram/@victoriabeckham
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Beckham has been open about his obsession with cleanliness for years, telling the Daily Mail in 2006: "I have got this obsessive compulsive disorder where I have to have everything in a straight line or everything has to be in pairs.

"I'll put my Pepsi cans in the fridge and if there's one too many then I'll put it in another cupboard somewhere.

"I've got that problem. I'll go into a hotel room. Before I can relax I have to move all the leaflets and all the books and put them in a drawer. Everything has to be perfect."

OCD, known in full as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, is a mental health condition in which a person suffers from recurring intrusive thoughts.

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This can manifest in different ways for each sufferer - some turn to obsessive cleaning, while others pick at their skin or hoard items.

For Beckham, the cleaning process is certainly no small feat as the Beckhams live in an eight bedroom and seven bathroom house that also comes with a spa and a gym.

David Beckham has been opening up about his struggles with OCD. Credit: Instagram/@davidbeckham
David Beckham has been opening up about his struggles with OCD. Credit: Instagram/@davidbeckham

The upcoming Netflix documentary will be a wider look at Beckham's life and career.

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Announcing it in an Instagram post, the dad-of-four wrote: "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."

Topics: Netflix, Victoria Beckham, Celebrity

Ben Thompson
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