Soccer superstar David Beckham is stunned by the weird and wonderful stalkers his celebrity attracts.

But, far from being fearful of his infatuated fans, the Real Madrid player finds they offer light relief in the aftermath of media speculation about the state of his marriage to Victoria Beckham.

He says, "I've had so many stalkers. Funny stalkers, scary stalkers, every kind of stalker.

"One woman turned up at my place every day for about two weeks and just left different pairs of underpants for me in the mailbox. Luckily, they were always brand new."

23/09/2004 09:22