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Harper Beckham reveals surprising way dad David is like Del Boy

Marie Claire Dorking
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David Beckham has revealed his daughter thinks he pronounces the word, girls, like Del Boy, pictured June 2019. (Getty Images)
David Beckham has revealed his daughter thinks he pronounces the word, girls, like Del Boy, pictured June 2019. (Getty Images)

David Beckham has revealed his daughter, Harper, is highly amused by the way he pronounces the word “girls”.

The former England footballer, 45, shared an image of himself in the rain with the family’s three dogs, while revealing in the caption that his youngest child likens his pronunciation of the word “girls” to that of the character Del Boy in Only Fools And Horses.

“Good Gurls,” the dad-of-four captioned the image. “I was just watching Only Fools And Horses and Harper said Daddy you say girls like that man (Del Boy).”

Beckham went on to joke that it was the best thing his daughter could have said to him.

“Perfect rainy weekend with the GURLS,” he finished his post.

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This isn’t the first time David Beckham has shared his love for Only Fools And Horses.

The football star previously joined actors David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst, who play Del Boy and Rodney in the hit comedy series, for a once-off episode of the show in aid of Sport Relief.

At the time Beckham told Radio Times that he would “die a happy man” after filming the Peckham-set sketch.

“I've never done anything like this before, especially with two people I'm really in awe of and have been for many years,” he said.

“It wasn't just about learning the script, it was about delivering it; saying the right things at the right time.”

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Harper’s teasing of her dad’s accent, comes as it was also revealed that the nine-year-old treated her parents David and Victoria Beckham to breakfast.

Victoria, 46, posted a picture of the breakfast and the note that came with it saying: “We love you so much Harper Seven.”

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Harper had sweetly put together a breakfast of fruit and a toasted egg sandwich decorated with tomato ketchup love-hearts, before placing the whole thing on a tray with a glass of water with ‘Love’ written on the side.

The prepped breakfast came with a cute note for her parents that read: “Dear Mummy and Daddy, I hope you sleeped well and I hope you both like your breakfast.

“I love you so so so much. Happy Sunday.”

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As well as the more traditional breakfast, Harper has also been busy making a sweet treat for her mum and dad, which came in the form of pink cupcakes.

“Pinkalicious is back making cupcakes for breakfast,” David wrote alongside a picture of Harper holding up her hands covered in pink cake mix.

Harper is famously close to her dad and earlier this year the family shared a sweet throwback clip of the youngest Beckham taking her first wobbly steps to mark the footballer’s 45th birthday.

In the footage, revealed in an Instagram post to the Spice Girls 28 million followers, a toddler Harper can be seen trying to walk tentatively towards the sportsman, who appears to be behind the camera.

As Harper tumbles to floor, the father-of-four can be heard encouragingly telling her: “Clever girl!”

Known for being a devoted dad, Beckham is clearly keen for his daughter to enjoy football as much as he does, as the pair were spotted together in the stands during the Women’s World Cup in 2019.

Earlier this summer, the 45-year old shared a short video showing Harper practising her football skills at the family's Cotswolds home, where they spent lockdown.

Harper is the youngest of the Beckham clan joining big brothers: Brooklyn, 21, Romeo, 18, and Cruz, 15.

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