david beckham films new commercial

Update - Scans from Arena Magazine in the gallery.

David Beckham was in the Scilly Isles yesterday filming a new Adidas ad with Steven Gerrard and he also took some time out to make some lucky locals days

In between showing off his skills, Becks thrilled locals by signing endless autographs. He also posed for photos as he cradled tots such as year-old Jacob Mallon, Sophie Garrett’s six-month-old boy Samson and Melanie Downie’s four-month son Oliver.

The England ace also let kids, including Clive’s granddaughter Bethany Thomas, 12, join him in a kickabout.

Ben Denton, 26, who came from the neighbouring island of Bryher to watch, said: “He was taking freekicks and having a laugh with them. There was even one kid in goal trying to stop them.”

The Scilly Isles, nearly 30 miles off Land’s End, were bathed in warm autumn sunshine yesterday. Before long Becks – on his first visit – had fallen in love with St Mary’s as much as it had fallen in love with him.

He said: “It’s an amazing and beautiful place, especially with weather like this. I’m enjoying myself and everyone’s been so friendly.

“I’m tempted to come back with the family – it’s private and the kids would love it.”

You can read more here and also here. Photos in the gallery.

Becks also stopped by the local radio station – the smallest radio station in the world – to give an interview to presenter Keri Jones, who said “He came across as really nice, a really down-to-earth guy,” more here. Can’t wait to see the finished commercial!

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