British pop star Robbie Williams and soccer ace David Beckham are set to star in Desperate Housewives - as a gay couple, according to reports. The pair, who both currently reside in Los Angeles, are show creator Marc Cherry's top choices to play the best friends of another homosexual couple - the latest characters to move into Wisteria Lane. Cherry says, "David and Robbie are perfect to star as the new neighbours' best friends; the gorgeous, eccentric couple flown over from Blighty (Britain). "We haven't had that kind of wow for the wives since Jesse Metcalfe left and we want it to cause such a stir when they turn out to be together. "David's keen, but though the obvious choice was to work with Tom Cruise, we wanted someone who matches him in height and well, Britishness, so Robbie is the one. They're both funny, game for a laugh and ridiculously macho, so it should work wonderfully... the English are pitch-perfect for sending themselves up."