Radio 4 listener to spend whole of Desert Island Discs pretending not to know who Beckham is

20-01-17

A RADIO 4 listener is to feign puzzlement about David Beckham’s identity throughout his appearance on Desert Island Discs. 

Eleanor Shaw of Uttoxeter will deliberately miss the opening announcement of the former footballer’s name, then spend the hour following making ridiculous guesses as to his identity.

She said: “His song choices are very hip hop and he broke through in the 90s so for a while I assumed it was modern dance choreographer Matthew Barney, but he’s gay and this one is married to someone called Victoria.

“One of the Young British Artists, perhaps? He mentioned Brooklyn, so a novelist? I’m baffled. I simply don’t pay attention to these tabloid people.”

Shaw added: “David Beckham? No, I’ve heard the name but I couldn’t put a face to it.

“Now if you’ll excuse me I must go and comment ‘who is this person?’ under a Guardian article about Rihanna.”

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