American pop sensation Shania Twain has sung soccer ace David Beckham's praises - shunning suggestions the sports star is lacking in intelligence.

The KA-CHING singer insists handsome David is a very brainy man indeed because he is so talented and quick-witted on the sports field - despite claims he and wife VICTORIA are not blessed with an abundance of brains.

She says, "That curved kick is amazing. And why do people criticise his intelligence when he can do something as miraculous as that? He can't be that simple if he can think the way he does.

"He has to be some sort of genius actually just to play to that high level. And it seems he's a very good man - and good-looking."

01/07/2003 14:14