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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Italy's sexiest sports presenter to interview Beckham (Images)

There are suggestions that the Beckham camp turned down sexy Italian sports presenter Ilaria D'Amico's request to interview David on his arrival in Milan

Veteran: Ilaria D'Amico, who has been fronting sports shows since 1997, will interview Beckham at a press conference instead of exclusively
Popular: Ilaria D'Amico

Veto: An Italian newspaper claims the interview was stopped because of Victoria's jealousy

As a lover of fashion, Victoria Beckham was probably right behind her husband David's decision to sign for AC Milan in Italy's couture capital.

She may not be too pleased, however, to learn that one of the journalists lining up to interview him about the latest twist to his career is the glamorous IIaria D'Amico.

There have even been suggestions that the Beckham camp turned down an exclusive 'one-to-one' with the reporter because of her looks.

Indeed the former England captain is holding an open press conference on his arrival in Milan rather than the exclusive interview requested by Miss D'Amico's bosses at Sky Sports.

Miss D'Amico, a 35-year-old graduate, got her big break at the 1998 World Cup and has a huge following among Italian football fans.

Her interview with Beckham will be screened as part of a documentary profiling the 33-year-old.

A spokesman for the footballer said last night: 'Ilaria D'Amico will still be doing an interview with David.

'Originally Sky wanted to do an exclusive interview but we felt the press conference should be open to everyone and wouldn't want to restrict it to one broadcaster.

'He will do a separate interview with Sky afterwards. It's rubbish to suggest we would veto a presenter because of her looks.'

Beckham has signed for AC Milan on a three-month loan deal from his U.S. club, LA Galaxy.

The Beckhams are to be given a welcome tour of the city by their fashion designer friends, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The couple are said to have been given the £1,000-a-night penthouse suite at the exclusive Chedi Hotel near AC's San Siro stadium.

Beckham is hoping the move will help him keep in shape and earn him a call up to Fabio Capello's England squad during his Californian side's close season.

He needs only one more cap to equal Bobby Moore's record for an England outfield player of 108.

Beckham will begin training with his Milan teammates on December 29 and could be in line to play his first game on January 11.

The good news for his 34-year-old wife is that Miss D'Amico is dating an Italian film director. Two years ago she was linked to Alesandro Moggi, the son of Juventus football club president Luciano.

Earlier this month she won popular acclaim by urging her fellow Italians to oppose a television tax proposed by prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.


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