BBC TV for Beckham boys to maintain their British roots

Wednesday September 2, 2009

British poster boy David Beckham might have gone down a storm in America since moving there but that doesn't mean he's forgotten his country of birth. 

The 34-year-old recently revealed to pal Gordon Ramsay that BBC America is the channel of choice in the Beckham household despite the fact his sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz prefer cartoons on the US networks. 

But there's one problem with the channel, and it has a lot to do with the feisty chef - swearing. So he decided to tackle the issue during a recent night out with wife Victoria and Gordon. 

"They were in high spirits and David used the occasion to tell Gordon he makes his lads watch BBC America at home," a source told the Sun.

"However, Gordon's Channel 4 shows Kitchen Nightmares and The F-Word are often aired…which means he has to swiftly switch over to avoid fruity language."

"David was explaining that he wants his kids to appreciate their British heritage and its language and thinks watching BBC America will keep them connected to their country of birth."

His words obviously struck a cord with Gordon who invited the Beckham clan round to his LA base the next day for a very British Sunday roast.

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