Veteran singer Cilla Black has an unlikely rival for her pal SIR Cliff Richard's affections - soccer superstar David Beckham's mum.
The You're My World hitmaker has been close friends with Sir Cliff since the 1960s and he has invited her to accompany him to his belated 70th birthday party on Saturday (23Oct10).
But she is facing competition for the date from Beckham's mother Sandra, who is begging the star to take her along instead.
In a bizarre exchange on U.K. TV show Loose Women on Friday (22Oct10), host Kate Thornton told Sir Cliff, "We've just had an email in from David Beckham's mum. She says drop Cilla, she'll be your date tomorrow night."
But Black had no intention of changing her plans, replying: "Well, get in line, Mrs Beckham!"