David-Beckham

Here's proof that David Beckham is just like us!

The footballer celebrated his 43rd birthday on Wednesday

Chloe Best

He may have a multimillion pound fortune, but David Beckham is just like the rest of us! The retired footballer celebrated his 43rd birthday on Wednesday with a Marks and Spencer Colin the Caterpillar cake – and he appeared to be very happy about it.

The father-of-four posted a photo of his £7 chocolate sponge cake on Instagram Stories, but it was alongside something a lot more extravagant – a Louis Vuitton wine case. The monogrammed case has a velvet lining and space for one wine bottle alongside two crystal glasses, and costs £4,950. "Louis and Colin how lucky am I?" David captioned the photo.

David Beckham received a Colin the Caterpillar cake for his birthday

David appears to be a big fan of the M&S birthday cake, and has shared an Instagram photo with the celebratory treat on a previous birthday. Other celebrity fans are said to include Jessica Ennis-Hill and former Prime Minister David Cameron, who have also received Colin cakes for their birthdays.

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Fans will note how different the sweet treat is to the one his wife Victoria Beckham tucked into for her birthday in April. The fashion designer received a "cake" made entirely from fruit, with pieces of watermelon and berries topped with a single candle. "They know me so well," the health-conscious star captioned a photo of her birthday breakfast.

The retired footballer also received a £4,950 Louis Vuitton wine case

While David and Victoria may consume different diets, they share a passion for fine wine, so will no doubt get plenty of use out of the footballer's new designer case. In a recent interview David took credit for introducing his wife to "decent wine", telling ES magazine: "Victoria didn't really drink wine up until very recently so she has all of a sudden discovered my passion. Well she went through a stage of drinking a nice Blue Nun and a little bit of Lambrusco, but now it's changed."

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He added: "I've introduced her to good, decent wine. I love Californian reds. I love the buttery-ness of Burgundy. Montrachet, I love. Cheval Blanc is one of my favourites."

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