Former SPICE GIRL Victoria Beckham was desperate to work at the legendary Hard Rock Cafe before fame beckoned - but was rejected for being too geeky.

Beckham, previously known as Posh Spice, chatted to longest serving Hard Rock waitress RITA GILLIGAN backstage at Saturday's (02JUL05) legendary Live 8 gig, and Gilligan insists she would be in with a far greater chance of a job now than when she was an awkward teen.

Gilligan says, "Posh tried to get a job with us before she was famous.

"She was having a laugh about it. She's lovely - we'd give her a job now."

07/07/2005 09:05