David Beckham picks Spanish song as one of his Desert Island Discs

BBC: Sophie Mutevelian

‘CASTAWAY’ footballer  David Beckham has chosen a song by Spanish singer  Alejandro Sanz as one of his Desert Island Discs when he appears on the BBC World Service broadcast on 4 February.

Beckham said ‘No es lo mismo’ reminds him of his time in Madrid, when he used to go to a bar on his own to practice Spanish and “eat jamon and drink a cerveza.”

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Kirsty Young, who has presented Desert Island Discs since 2006, will talk to David Beckham about his life, career and musical tastes.

The series is celebrating its 75th anniversary by featuring David Beckham as ‘the castaway’, and BBC World Service will also mark the anniversary by broadcasting the interview for its international audiences.

Beckham said: “I’m delighted to join Desert Island Discs for its 75th anniversary celebrations. Music has been a huge part of my – and my family’s – life and it is a real pleasure to highlight that on such an iconic programme.”  

Beckham’s other castaway discs are:

Every Time We Say Goodbye, Ella Fitzgerald

What A Fool Believes, Michael McDonald

I Am The Resurrection, The Stone Roses

Something About The Way You Look Tonight, Sir Elton John

Wild Horses, The Rolling Stones

The Girl Is Mine, Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney

Si tu vois ma mère, Sidney Bechet

The book Beckham said he would take with him was On Fire by Francis Mallmann – an outdoor cooking book which he said would be useful on a desert island.  The luxury item David would take to the desert island would be his England caps.

Desert Island Discs with David Beckham will be broadcast on BBC World Service on Saturday, 4 February and available afterwards as a podcast.


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