Soccer ace David Beckham is poised to become the latest high-profile Briton to make a cameo on The Simpsons.

The Real Madrid player - who is married to former SPICE GIRL VICTORIA - had reportedly been turned down by producers of the hit animation series earlier this year (03) because they feared he was not famous enough in America.

However, after the sexy sportsman's profile was raised in the States during a promotional tour this summer, TV bosses changed their minds and he will get his chance to star alongside the country's most famous family.

BECKS joins a host of British stars to make an appearance alongside HOMER and MARGE, including Sir Paul McCartney, SIR Mick Jagger and British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

03/12/2003 02:15