David Beckham trimmed down his beard after his wife Victoria told him she wouldn't kiss him while he was so shaggy.

The retired soccer superstar had been sporting very thick facial hair but decided to reduce his facial hair due to the prospect of the kissing ban.

He said: ''I was in Miami and Victoria actually saw the picture and was like, 'There's no way I'm kissing you unless you shave that off.' I left it for a day, and I was like, 'You know what, I'm going to have to do it.' ''

Despite the 40-year-old fashion designer disliking his bushy beard, David, 39, has admitted his children - Brooklyn, 16, Romeo, 12, Cruz, 10 and Harper, three - really loved it.

Showing off his new look on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden', he said: ''The kids loved it actually, my little girl would just sit there and mess around with it. That was the end of it.''

And it's not the only advice he takes from Victoria as David previously admitted he lets her dress him ''99.9 per cent of the time.''

He previously said: ''The best fashion advice Victoria has probably given me is not to wear something. She's told me quite often because honesty is important when you're in a relationship.

''She's very honest, and she doesn't like what I'm wearing, she tells me straight. She gives me advice because her vision of fashion is marvellous and her business is going great. I listen to her advice 99 per cent of the time.''