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David Beckham shares his hair regrets: 'The cornbraids were a bad decision'

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David Beckham has had some iconic hairstyles over the years – but some of them he'd sooner forget. During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, the 39-year-old spoke about some of his experiments with style, including the Mohican he famously sported back in 2001.


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David Beckham revealed he was made to shave off his mohican by Sir Alex Ferguson

"I don't know why I had that one," the star confessed, before revealing he was ordered to get rid of it by Manchester United’s former manager Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of a match at Wembley Stadium. "I was in the dressing room with an hour to go before kick-off when Sir Alex Ferguson saw it and made me shave it off. "I said no at first, but then I saw his face change very quickly so I went and shaved it off in the toilet. He was very strict. It was the reputation of the club, he wanted all the players to look professional and he felt it wasn't the right look. We were playing at Wembley too, so he kind of had a point."

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David Beckham: 'The cornbraids were a bad decision'

Dad-of-four David went on to talk about some of his other notable hairstyles during the interview. "Some of them have been really bad. I hadn't thought them through," the style icon confessed. "The topknot wasn't too bad, but the cornbraids were a bad decision! "It was bad timing as well as I was going to South Africa at the time with England and ended up meeting Nelson Mandela so that's why I regret that one."

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David insisted that wife Victoria doesn't have a big say in his style decisions

The former footballer was asked whether his designer wife Victoria Beckham has a big say in what he looks like. "No, she doesn't," he replied. "Obviously she's my wife, so I ask her opinion and sometimes I listen – well most of the time I listen – and sometimes I don't."

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