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David Beckham gives insight into OCD as he shares how early he plans his outfits

David Beckham gives insight into OCD as he shares how early he plans his outfits

The football star opens up more about living with OCD during his new Netflix documentary

David Beckham has given an insight into his obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) during his new documentary.

Beckham landed on Netflix yesterday (4 September), giving viewers ‘unprecedented access’ to the former footballer, his wife Victoria, his family, his friends and his team-mates’.

Taking viewers on a ‘rollercoaster’ that delves deep into Beckham’s life, the four-part docu-series is allowing fans to know a lot, lot more about the star.

During one episode of the documentary, the 48-year-old is followed around his home as he opens his wardrobe to reveal immaculately folded clothes.

Beckham has been open about having OCD in the past, with him previously telling the Daily Mail he counts clothes, needs everything ‘in a straight line or everything has to be in pairs’.

The NHS says that those with the mental health condition ‘has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours’.

The former footballer's life has been put under the spotlight as part of a new Netflix docu-series.
Netflix

During the 2006 interview, his wife Victoria also revealed: “Everything has to match in the house.

"If there are three cans of Diet Pepsi, he’d [David] throw one away because it’s uneven.”

In Beckham, the dad-of-four discusses the extent of his OCD and confesses waiting up until everyone else has gone to bed so he can tidy up the home.

After showing an old video of a younger Beckham saying: “I hate an untidy room,” the documentary reveals his perfectly arranged wardrobe.

Beckham reveals his incredibly organised wardrobe.
Netflix

The former Manchester United player says: “It’s all quite organised – jackets, jean shirts, shirts and then it goes from jumpers, cardies to T-shirts, underwear, socks and then suits.”

He then reveals a rail below a window, admitting to getting outfits ready in advance.

“Those are my outfits for the rest of the week, I prep my week. It used to just be the night before.”

The director of Beckham, Oscar-winning Fisher Stevens, asks the former England star: “Is that a new obsession?”

To which the former footballer shrugs and says: “Yeah, I’m quite organised.”

But after reacting to noticing a few hangers slightly out-of-place, he says: “Someone’s been in here.”

Beckham is now streaming on Netflix.
Karwai Tang/WireImage

He also shows the carefully arranged contents of the fridge and reveals more of his habits at home: “I clean so well, I’m not sure it’s actually appreciated so much by my wife, in all honesty.

“The fact that when everyone’s in bed I then go around, clean the candles, turn the lights on to the right setting, make sure everywhere is tidy. I hate coming down in the morning and there’s cups and plates and, you know, bowls. It’s tiring going around every single candle cleaning it.

“I clip the candle wax, I clean the glass, that’s my pet hate, the smoke around the inside of a candle . . . I know, it’s weird.”

Beckham is now streaming on Netflix.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: David Beckham, Mental Health, Netflix, Documentaries, Celebrity