Beckham writes a tribute to Howard, who he met several times, after she dies from a rare heart condition aged 20.
Words cannot describe how amazing this young lady has been over the years and it was an inspiration to meet such a brave young lady with so much drive for helping others. Kirsty has been defying doctors for many years and whilst doing that she has been raising millions of pounds for terminally ill children…I met Kirsty in 2002 when she became the nation’s and my good luck charm for the game against Greece, we also met the queen together in Manchester so you could say we have spent some amazing moments together over the years.
Beckham and Hart appear in a long-form ad for H&M. Hart follows Beckham for a week in an attempt to get to know him so he can play him in I, Beckham, the movie. Beckham:
Kevin Hart is one of the funniest, smartest guys around. I love to do the unexpected for my H&M campaigns. I hope everyone enjoys watching it as much as I did making it…It’s always an interesting experience to see someone else’s view of how you are. I guess I’m not aware of having a particular pose or look, I’m just being myself. So it’s funny to see that my actions and the way I move are also part of my character. I’ve always thought it was important to not take yourself too seriously, and this campaign is the perfect chance to show why.
He told me not to screw it up and he wished I was taller. [Playing him was] very easy…the thing that David and I have in common is sexiness. It comes naturally to me.
H&M Modern Essentials selected by David Beckham featuring Kevin Hart
Beckham says that captaining England was his greatest pride, including in the 1-0 loss to Scotland in the Euro 2000 qualifier at Wembley:
I saw that same pride and passion in every Scottish player and fan whenever we played each other, it was a common bond that I have always related to and admired.
He recalls the UK’s Olympic bid:
I took as much satisfaction in seeing Sir Chris Hoy or Andy Murray win gold as I did watching Jess Ennis and Mo Farah do the same in the Olympic Stadium.
Sports are only part of what he says is a historic connection:
We want to let you know how very much we value our relationship and friendship. Of course regardless of your decision that will never change, however, my sincere hope is that you will vote to renew our historic bond which has been such a success over the centuries and the envy of the entire world. What unites us is much greater than what divides us. Let’s stay together.
Seacrest interviews Beckham during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions him about his Valentines Day plans.
I’ve made my plans, but unfortunately I’m actually not with Victoria on Valentine’s Day. I’ll actually be in the Philippines. I’m going over there with UNICEF to visit different sites but we’ll make sure we will celebrate it before or after.
Seacrest interviews Beckham during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about one day owning his own professional soccer team.
Yes. That will obviously comes into play now. It only came into play once I finished playing here. I’m excited about that. My commitment when I came here six years ago was to take this league to another level, and my commitment stays the same. I might not be playing here but I will become a owner of a franchise and it’s something that I’m excited about. We’re close to a decision on that, but I can’t say it right now. I’m close to a decision on that!
Seacrest interviews Beckham during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about welcoming his new daughter Harper to the family.
So beautiful. Having a little girl in the house with Victoria is a whole different vibe now. She’s so chilled. Be a little more tender with a little girl. She’s so feminine! I’ve never had that before obviously with three boys. Everything she does is feminine. Her little noises. The way that she drinks her bottle. The way that she moves her hand. The way that she smiles.