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David Beckham reveals he stays up late at night cleaning as he lays bares struggles with OCD
28 April 2023, 08:40 | Updated: 5 October 2023, 10:14
David Beckham's OCD keeps him up late at night cleaning after the rest of his family has gone to bed, the former England captain has said.
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Beckham, 47, reveals in an upcoming tell-all Netflix series that he even told off his wife Victoria for leaving the salt out.
He previously confessed to keeping everything in straight lines or pairs.
The still-unnamed documentary even shows him even cleaning used candles every day.
Beckham says in the show: "I clean it so well, I'm not sure it's actually appreciated so much by my wife, in all honesty.
"The fact that when everyone's in bed I then go around, clean the candles, turn the lights on to the right setting, make sure everywhere is tidy."
Speaking from his kitchen, he admits: "I hate coming down in the morning and there's cups and plates and, you know, bowls. It's tiring going around every single candle cleaning it.
"I clip the candle wax, I clean the glass, that's my pet hate, the smoke around the inside of a candle… I know, it's weird."
Victoria buts in to say: 'He's just so perfect," and tells her husband he is 'appreciated'.
But he jokes: "Don't believe that for a second. She sounds so sarcastic when she says it."
Netflix said the documentary would look at Beckham’s life from his working-class roots in east London, to his football career.
The documentary is produced by Beckham's own production company, Studio 99.
The Manchester United and England legend said on Instagram: "I’m excited to confirm that I am partnering with @Netflix on a documentary series about my life and career.
"The series will feature unseen archive, untold stories as well as interviews with the people who have been a part of my journey.
"The series is directed and produced by Academy Award winners @fisherstevens and John Battsek. Watch this space… @studio99.'