Football legend David Beckham has spoke to ITV’s Good Morning Britain this morning in an exclusive interview with Susanna Reid.
Speaking to Susanna Reid, the father of four admitted he likes to tease his boys and be an embarrassing dad: “Secretly I kiss him [Brooklyn] on the cheek, he doesn’t really want too much affection but I still kiss him.”
On Brooklyn asking his dad to drop him around the corner from school, David said: “I wasn’t happy about it because I’d got up at seven in the morning to take him to school so I dropped him round the corner, and as he was walking into school I opened the window and shouted ‘I love you!’ to him.
“It didn’t go down too well but it made him smile a couple of days later.”
Speaking about Brooklyn, who turns 16 next month, David said: “I think he wants to go for a dinner with his friends and he’ll have a separate dinner with his family because he’s at the age now when he doesn’t want me to drop him outside the school and things like that – which I definitely do anyway!”
Speaking about the rest of his brood, David said his kids are just like any others.
He said: “Without a doubt, my children from time to time do get ‘sore throats’ in the morning, especially when there is certain things happening at school or their dad is going to play some game. They definitely try to get out of school. My son was playing football yesterday and he hurt his neck and the physio came over to me and she said, ‘he’s fine but his first question was “do I have to go to school tomorrow?”’ And on the culprit, David laughed, “It was Cruz. He’s the cheeky one.”
David has launched a global project for Unicef called 7 which aims to help vulnerable children around the world. Speaking about about how his children want to be involved in helping others he said: “They totally understand that and they all want to get involved. We all want to protect our children, we all want to protect children in general but you can’t hide things from children and you have to discuss when there are things happening around the world, they hear them so they want to know what’s going on.”