Beckhams' Posh lessons
- Bang Showbiz
- 29 September 2009
Soccer star David Beckham is joining his wife Victoria by taking elocution lessons to get rid of his high-pitched voice and improve his chances of gaining TV work
David Beckham is having elocution lessons to make his voice deeper.
The British soccer star has decided to join his wife Victoria and have intensive voice coaching to improve his accent and deepen his high-pitched tones because he thinks it will help him get more work when his sports career is over.
A source told Britain's Daily Star newspaper: "David is quite keen to move into TV work when he finally retires, probably after the next World Cup. He's got the looks and the knowledge, but knows his voice needs work.
"Victoria knows being British can be an asset in the States, but only if the American public can understand what you're talking about."
Earlier this summer, the former Spice Girl embarked on a series of "facial lessons" and voice classes before appearing as a guest judge on TV talent show 'American Idol'.
A source said: "She wanted to come across the best she could on 'American Idol', so she took some private lessons on how to properly pronounce words and how to make appropriate facial expressions.
"Victoria is famous for her pout but she herself admitted she wanted to shed that pout for the show to come across more human."