Now that really is a man-dash! David Beckham does some last-minute shopping in East London

By Emily Sheridan

Man-dash: Footballer David Beckham sprints out of a Boots Clearance store in Beckton, East London on Christmas Eve

He may be a millionaire footballer, but it appears David Beckham is a regular man after all.

The father-of-four, 36, was spotted doing a last-minute 'man-dash' for some presents on Christmas Eve in East London.

While wife Victoria was at home at Beckingham Palace in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, her husband was on the hunt for some gifts.

No luck: Bemused shoppers look on as Beckham runs out of the Boots Clearance store

Clearly stressed in his race against time, the footballer rushed into a Boots Clearance store in Beckton Triangle Retail Park.

But it looks like he may not have found what he was looking for as he was spotted running back to his car to speed off to another shop.

As he ran out of Boots empty-handed, fellow shoppers couldn't believe what they were seeing.

Dapper: Beckham looked smart in a black suit over a jumper and shirt as he ran last-minute Christmas errands

He was also spotted at a Marks & Spencer store is Cheshunt, Herts, and a Tesco.

Despite living in Madrid and Los Angeles over the past 10 years, the Beckhams have always tried to spend Christmas at home with their families in England.

Although they have shared many a turkey dinner with close friends Gordon and Tana Ramsay, this year the celebrity chef will be noticeably absent.

Gordon is hosting a live Christmas Day 'cookalong' on Channel 4, but gave the Beckhams some cooking tips.

Your shopping list is even bigger this year: With four children now, Becks' Christmas shopping is even more painstaking

The Beckhams arrived in England from LA last weekend for their two-week Christmas break.

And it will be the first Christmas for their five-month-old daughter Harper Seven.
Victoria has apparently spent thousands on decorating their home for the big day.

Hunting for a bargain: Beckham joined shoppers looking for good value gifts at the clearance stores

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