Posh and Becks’ show of unity

DAVID BECKHAM sported a new look tonight as he stepped out with wife Victoria in another public display of unity.

Beckham opted for a close cropped look as the couple arrived at a stg£1 million private party at London’s Royal Albert Hall just hours after his ex-PA Rebecca Loos made a second TV appearance to talk about her alleged affair with the star.

Victoria, who turned 30 at the weekend, wore a plunging, corset-style black dress as she clung firmly to her husband on the red carpet. They spent several minutes talking to fans and signing autographs outside the venue.

The couple embraced with Beckham planting a brief kiss on his wife’s forehead. She is due to perform at a concert for management company 19 Entertainment.

The company is celebrating its 19th birthday and Victoria is due to take the stage in her first official public engagement since the Beckham story broke.

Her former Spice Girl pal Emma Bunton is also on the guest list, along with 19 artists Will Young, Gareth Gates, Rachel Stevens and American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson.

One onlooker at the bash offered his hand to Beckham as he greeted around 60 fans with Victoria.

He said: “Neither David nor Victoria were talking very much, only exchanging pleasantries and saying hello to the people outside the venue.

“But they were very touchy-feely, he had his arm wrapped tightly around her, and it seemed as if it was a very public display of their affection.”

Ms Loos had earlier appeared on Channel 4’s Richard and Judy show to claim that her alleged fling with Beckham might actually strengthen his marriage.

But she blamed the former Spice Girl for letting the affair happen, saying: “If there hadn’t been a gap in that bed I wouldn’t have been in it.”

Describing the alleged fling with the footballer as a mere “hiccup” for the Beckhams, she said she hoped the marriage would survive.

“Every relationship goes through hiccups. That’s what keeps a relationship strong and keeps it going in many ways,” she said.

Beckham has dismissed her claims as “ludicrous” and his lawyers are said to be considering legal action over fresh revelations.

Asked if she felt guilty about the alleged affair, Loos replied: “I did play a part in it.”

Presenter Richard Madeley spluttered: “Fifty per cent of it, love.”

She shot back: “Well, so did he. And we know now I wasn’t the only one,” referring to claims made by Malaysian-born escort girl Sarah Marbeck.

Loos claimed Beckham had insisted to her she was the only “other woman” in his life.

“We were in bed and I said ‘you must have had so many lovers’,” she said.

“He said ‘no, of course not, I’m far too much of a public figure’.”

Loos said she had “stupidly” believed his claims.

And she complained about opinion polls which show the public blame either her or Victoria for any affair, but not David.

“It’s often that, isn’t it, that the guys get a pat on the back,” she said.

The PA said she had never set out to do a kiss-and-tell.

“I didn’t fall for the England captain, I didn’t fall for the image, I fell for the man behind that,” she insisted. “That was where my feelings came from.”

She laughed off suggestions that she was to make stg£1 million for her story, claiming the real figure was “nowhere near” that sum. But her publicist Max Clifford claimed today she had made stg£800,000 so far.

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