Soccer superstar David Beckham disappointed fans by turning down a major role in the latest PINK PANTHER movie.

The husband of former SPICE GIRL VICTORIA was offered the opportunity to star opposite R+B beauty Beyonce Knowles and funnyman Steve Martin in the comedy remake, but declined because he was reluctant to take time off training for important matches with Real Madrid and ENGLAND.

He explains, "I had a lot of important games coming up at the time and decided not to take up the offer. I'm not sure exactly what the producers had in mind for me but apparently it was quite a good part."

16/11/2004 13:58