Celebrity couple VICTORIA and David Beckham's quest for worldwide fame nearly hit an embarrassing snag last month (MAY03) - when the soccer icon accidentally came close to exposing his genitals.

At an exclusive party in the south of France for supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL, the England captain decided to take off his white trousers after spilling red wine down them.

His former SPICE GIRL wife Victoria quickly realised his private parts could slide into view at any moment, so she grabbed a white table-cloth and turned it into a sarong for her husband to wear.

American journalist LIZ SMITH says, "Victoria thought it funny at first, but then decided David was getting too much attention from the ladies."

The star couple are currently on a publicity trail in America, following the success of British movie Bend It Like Beckham.

05/06/2003 02:16