Rio Ferdinand says he’s ‘never seen Victoria eat anything’ as he discusses friendship with the WAG and David Beckham

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Rio Ferdinand represented England at World Cup level alongside David Beckham in the early noughties

Rio Ferdinand has claimed that he’s never seen David Beckham’s wife Victoria “eat anything”.

The BT Sports pundit, 44, from south London, represented England at World Cup level alongside David, 47, in the early noughties.

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He featured on Australian radio show Kyle and Jackie O on Thursday (23 March) to promote the advertising start-up WeAre8.

BT Sport pundit and Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand spoke to Brighton stars Adam Lallana and Danny Welbeck about Roberto De Zerbi. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)BT Sport pundit and Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand spoke to Brighton stars Adam Lallana and Danny Welbeck about Roberto De Zerbi. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
BT Sport pundit and Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand spoke to Brighton stars Adam Lallana and Danny Welbeck about Roberto De Zerbi. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Co-host Jackie O Henderson admitted she “loves” Victoria, adding that she is “obsessed with what she eats” because the fashion designer is known to be a picky eater.

Rio claimed that he had “never seen her eat anything” but did confirm he would have meals with David and Victoria during England squad training.

Jackie then asked if the queen of WAGs was nice, to which the former footballer confirmed: “Yeah, she was always nice.”

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Jackie’s co-host Kyle Sandilands joked: “You can’t be asking Rio about some other ex soccer player’s wife.”

David Beckham and Rio Ferdinand of England watch from the bench during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group C match between England and USA at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on June 12, 2010 in Rustenburg, South Africa.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)David Beckham and Rio Ferdinand of England watch from the bench during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group C match between England and USA at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on June 12, 2010 in Rustenburg, South Africa.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
David Beckham and Rio Ferdinand of England watch from the bench during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group C match between England and USA at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on June 12, 2010 in Rustenburg, South Africa. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) | Getty Images

In July last year, Victoria told Vogue Australia that David made her “sound boring” because he previously told a food podcast that her go-to dinner was fish and vegetables.

The mother-of-four told the publication what his comments on her diet really meant, she said: “What he meant is that he’s never met anyone who’s more disciplined with the way that they eat. I eat lots of healthy fat: fish, avocado, nuts, that sort of thing.”

She also explained that sometimes she goes three to six months without drinking alcohol, in order to “detox”.

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WeAre8, which has been backed by Rio, is a hate-free social media community that is “built upon the idea that collective change and daily actions can make the world a better place”.

To find out more about Rio Ferdinand, click here.

To find out more about Victoria Beckham, click here.

To find out more about David Beckham, click here.

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