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David Beckham demanded TV bosses fly him by jet to see son play football, paper claims

By Staff Reporter

David Beckham allegedly demanded BBC producers hire him a private jet to appear on the Graham Norton Show.

Beckham appeared on the programme alongside Hugh Jackman in February 2016, after which he reportedly took the jet to Liverpool to watch son Brooklyn play in a football tournament.

It is thought the cost of the jet was around £17,000, according to the Scottish Daily Mail.

A BBC spokesperson told The Independent: "David Beckham appeared on The Graham Norton Show to promote his work for Unicef.

"He was not paid a fee for his appearance on the show and, although we will not comment on this specific case, it is normal practice for the independent production company to provide travel and/or accommodation for guests as and when required."

The news comes after Beckham reportedly had his private emails leaked which included several that, if genuine, portray the star in a negative light.

In one, Beckham lambasts the honours committee which decides on recipients as "a bunch of c***s" and brands the honours system as "a f****** joke", after not receiving a knighthood.

Others reportedly show him reacting negatively to a suggested donation to Unicef, of which he is a goodwill ambassador.

Beckham's representatives say the hacked emails relate to "outdated material taken out of context from hacked and doctored private emails" and paint a "deliberately inaccurate picture" of his views.

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