David Beckham at Southend Airport

David Beckham at Southend Airport

David Beckham at Southend Airport

First published in Local News

DAVID Beckham drove himself to Southend Airport in his jet black Bentley Continental, parked up and flew out to Dubai by private jet!

The football icon, 37, went to Abu Dhabi to attend an invitation-only event at the swanky Emirates Palace Marina, sparking rumours of a possible transfer to a Middle East team.

When asked if this was a possibility, Beckham told reporters out there: “We’ll see.”

The footballer, who has huge houses in Sawbridgeworth and Dubai, further fuelled speculation by meeting Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, who attended the same event and is the owner of Manchester City Football Club.

Becks then flew back into Southend Airport the next day, picked up his Bentley – which had been held in a secure area on the site for him – and drove off, having thanked workers and staff at the airport and posed for pictures.

The megastar is the latest celebrity to use Southend Airport.

Excitement mounted as he was spotted passing through the executive handling area of the airport last week.

Alastair Welch, the airport’s managing director, said: “We never discuss any clients using our executive handling facility out of respect for their privacy. Security rules are laid down by the Department for Transport and they do not differentiate between celebrities and other passengers.”

But maybe we will be seeing Becks, wife Victoria and their children again soon. The trip, from so-called Beckingham Palace, Sawbridgeworth, to the airport takes only 40 minutes, making it ideal for the Beckhams.

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10:04am Thu 20 Dec 12

Speedysnail says...

WOW!!!! ZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!
WOW!!!! ZZZZZZZZ!!!!!! Speedysnail
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10:12am Thu 20 Dec 12

j-w says...

Glad he didn't leave his car in Wells Avenue!
Glad he didn't leave his car in Wells Avenue! j-w
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10:22am Thu 20 Dec 12

Leighdweller says...

j-w wrote:
Glad he didn't leave his car in Wells Avenue!
Brilliant!
[quote][p][bold]j-w[/bold] wrote: Glad he didn't leave his car in Wells Avenue![/p][/quote]Brilliant! Leighdweller
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10:25am Thu 20 Dec 12

Rat Catcher says...

Or the trip from his house to Stansted takes about 10 minutes making it even better for them.
Or the trip from his house to Stansted takes about 10 minutes making it even better for them. Rat Catcher
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11:32am Thu 20 Dec 12

j-w says...

Rat Catcher wrote:
Or the trip from his house to Stansted takes about 10 minutes making it even better for them.
No good if his private jet is waiting at Southend though.
[quote][p][bold]Rat Catcher[/bold] wrote: Or the trip from his house to Stansted takes about 10 minutes making it even better for them.[/p][/quote]No good if his private jet is waiting at Southend though. j-w
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12:52pm Thu 20 Dec 12

pembury53 says...

Ah, for a minute there I thought Paul Sturrock had pulled off a master stroke !
Ah, for a minute there I thought Paul Sturrock had pulled off a master stroke ! pembury53
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1:11pm Thu 20 Dec 12

tink62 says...

who cares
who cares tink62
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1:25pm Thu 20 Dec 12

fatmed says...

tink62 wrote:
who cares
clearly you do or why bother reading and then going to the bother of writing a comment .
[quote][p][bold]tink62[/bold] wrote: who cares[/p][/quote]clearly you do or why bother reading and then going to the bother of writing a comment . fatmed
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1:53pm Thu 20 Dec 12

echoforum says...

At last Southend is on the map.
A true idol,icon and role model has graced us with his presence...WOW!
A blue plaque for the airport must be on the cards!
At last Southend is on the map. A true idol,icon and role model has graced us with his presence...WOW! A blue plaque for the airport must be on the cards! echoforum
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2:06pm Thu 20 Dec 12

notinwestcliffanymore says...

j-w wrote:
Glad he didn't leave his car in Wells Avenue!
Don't you mean dumped his car in wells avenue
[quote][p][bold]j-w[/bold] wrote: Glad he didn't leave his car in Wells Avenue![/p][/quote]Don't you mean dumped his car in wells avenue notinwestcliffanymore
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2:24pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Alan Jacobs says...

Rat Catcher wrote:
Or the trip from his house to Stansted takes about 10 minutes making it even better for them.
Nah he woudn't want to do that , there's now a minimum £2.00 charge for getting dropped off at Stansted airport.
[quote][p][bold]Rat Catcher[/bold] wrote: Or the trip from his house to Stansted takes about 10 minutes making it even better for them.[/p][/quote]Nah he woudn't want to do that , there's now a minimum £2.00 charge for getting dropped off at Stansted airport. Alan Jacobs
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2:55pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Woodenspoon says...

Well, its nice to see that another brainless idiot has made the news for driving a car round Sarff-end, nothing that has not been done before or done every weekend since cars and roads have been in existence . . . . . Wonder what will happen next, maybe dogs will soon be driving cars too.
Well, its nice to see that another brainless idiot has made the news for driving a car round Sarff-end, nothing that has not been done before or done every weekend since cars and roads have been in existence . . . . . Wonder what will happen next, maybe dogs will soon be driving cars too. Woodenspoon
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3:20pm Thu 20 Dec 12

perini says...

Woodenspoon wrote:
Well, its nice to see that another brainless idiot has made the news for driving a car round Sarff-end, nothing that has not been done before or done every weekend since cars and roads have been in existence . . . . . Wonder what will happen next, maybe dogs will soon be driving cars too.
..I believe posh does drive!
[quote][p][bold]Woodenspoon[/bold] wrote: Well, its nice to see that another brainless idiot has made the news for driving a car round Sarff-end, nothing that has not been done before or done every weekend since cars and roads have been in existence . . . . . Wonder what will happen next, maybe dogs will soon be driving cars too.[/p][/quote]..I believe posh does drive! perini
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4:19pm Thu 20 Dec 12

firedog says...

I dont know the man,but he has done a lot more with his life than the posters on here.Including me,so why are you knocking him?Jealousy.
I dont know the man,but he has done a lot more with his life than the posters on here.Including me,so why are you knocking him?Jealousy. firedog
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5:02pm Thu 20 Dec 12

GrumpyofLeigh says...

I agree with firedog: its rare for this God-forsaken corner to get a sprinkling of genuine stardust (rather than the usual TOWIE/X-factor/"tale
nt" show nonsense). Enjoy.
I agree with firedog: its rare for this God-forsaken corner to get a sprinkling of genuine stardust (rather than the usual TOWIE/X-factor/"tale nt" show nonsense). Enjoy. GrumpyofLeigh
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6:10pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Eric Whim says...

Nice to see someone who has made their name due to having an undeniable talent get a mention for a change
Nice to see someone who has made their name due to having an undeniable talent get a mention for a change Eric Whim
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6:23pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Spread 'em says...

echoforum wrote:
At last Southend is on the map.
A true idol,icon and role model has graced us with his presence...WOW!
A blue plaque for the airport must be on the cards!
It doesn't mention anywhere in this article that his Bentley sat-nav got him lost and he had to ask for directions at the rugby club!!!

FACT
[quote][p][bold]echoforum[/bold] wrote: At last Southend is on the map. A true idol,icon and role model has graced us with his presence...WOW! A blue plaque for the airport must be on the cards![/p][/quote]It doesn't mention anywhere in this article that his Bentley sat-nav got him lost and he had to ask for directions at the rugby club!!! FACT Spread 'em
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6:55pm Thu 20 Dec 12

ajg13142 says...

echoforum wrote:
At last Southend is on the map.
A true idol,icon and role model has graced us with his presence...WOW!
A blue plaque for the airport must be on the cards!
Yes and and another icon will be going through there in March...when I jet off
[quote][p][bold]echoforum[/bold] wrote: At last Southend is on the map. A true idol,icon and role model has graced us with his presence...WOW! A blue plaque for the airport must be on the cards![/p][/quote]Yes and and another icon will be going through there in March...when I jet off ajg13142
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8:29pm Thu 20 Dec 12

DogsMessInLeigh says...

He actually flew over the top of me.
He actually flew over the top of me. DogsMessInLeigh
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11:37pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Trainman says...

He ISN'T as good as people claim, and ALWAYS out to get publicity.
He ISN'T as good as people claim, and ALWAYS out to get publicity. Trainman
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7:20am Fri 21 Dec 12

Woodenspoon says...

firedog wrote:
I dont know the man,but he has done a lot more with his life than the posters on here.Including me,so why are you knocking him?Jealousy.
Certainly not jealous at all. At least i went to school and got qualifications to my name and a career that I can do for the rest of my life, should I choose to. I did not bunk school to go play football with my other inbred mates. Granted, he HAD a talent, but he is now a has been and relies on his past popularity and his wife's past to help see them through their current life style. If he did not manage to get to the airport without his Sat-Nav and without seeing all the signs, it just goes to prove what an idiot he really is.
[quote][p][bold]firedog[/bold] wrote: I dont know the man,but he has done a lot more with his life than the posters on here.Including me,so why are you knocking him?Jealousy.[/p][/quote]Certainly not jealous at all. At least i went to school and got qualifications to my name and a career that I can do for the rest of my life, should I choose to. I did not bunk school to go play football with my other inbred mates. Granted, he HAD a talent, but he is now a has been and relies on his past popularity and his wife's past to help see them through their current life style. If he did not manage to get to the airport without his Sat-Nav and without seeing all the signs, it just goes to prove what an idiot he really is. Woodenspoon
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9:11am Fri 21 Dec 12

OldSmokey says...

Woodenspoon wrote:
firedog wrote:
I dont know the man,but he has done a lot more with his life than the posters on here.Including me,so why are you knocking him?Jealousy.
Certainly not jealous at all. At least i went to school and got qualifications to my name and a career that I can do for the rest of my life, should I choose to. I did not bunk school to go play football with my other inbred mates. Granted, he HAD a talent, but he is now a has been and relies on his past popularity and his wife's past to help see them through their current life style. If he did not manage to get to the airport without his Sat-Nav and without seeing all the signs, it just goes to prove what an idiot he really is.
So not really jealous then..............Mu
ch!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Woodenspoon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]firedog[/bold] wrote: I dont know the man,but he has done a lot more with his life than the posters on here.Including me,so why are you knocking him?Jealousy.[/p][/quote]Certainly not jealous at all. At least i went to school and got qualifications to my name and a career that I can do for the rest of my life, should I choose to. I did not bunk school to go play football with my other inbred mates. Granted, he HAD a talent, but he is now a has been and relies on his past popularity and his wife's past to help see them through their current life style. If he did not manage to get to the airport without his Sat-Nav and without seeing all the signs, it just goes to prove what an idiot he really is.[/p][/quote]So not really jealous then..............Mu ch!!!! OldSmokey
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10:48am Fri 21 Dec 12

maureen says...

big deal, just another customer really
big deal, just another customer really maureen
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11:10am Fri 21 Dec 12

notinwestcliffanymore says...

woodenspoon thats the point you have to work for the rest of your life, the boy aint done bad,,
Maureen, thats the way he would like it to be.
woodenspoon thats the point you have to work for the rest of your life, the boy aint done bad,, Maureen, thats the way he would like it to be. notinwestcliffanymore
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10:37pm Sat 22 Dec 12

EstuaryView says...

Goldenballs must have been quite relieved that there was no Elena Di Cioccio checking his... er, credentials.

If you don't know what I'm talking about follow this link: http://tinyurl.com/b
vdhxfc
Goldenballs must have been quite relieved that there was no Elena Di Cioccio checking his... er, credentials. If you don't know what I'm talking about follow this link: http://tinyurl.com/b vdhxfc EstuaryView
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6:30pm Sun 23 Dec 12

bumper says...

what was he doing taking his money out the country so he does not have pay tax on it ............
what was he doing taking his money out the country so he does not have pay tax on it ............ bumper
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