Becks and Robbie Getting ‘Desperate’?

Soccer star David Beckham may be branching into the wild world of acting. Marc Cherry has been kicking around the idea of hiring Becks and fellow Brit Robbie Williams for a stint on his hit soap, Desperate Housewives. Or so he says.

Discussing the show’s new gay duo, Cherry suggested Becks and Robbie appear as the couple’s queer friends.

David and Robbie are perfect to star as the new neighbours’ best friends; the gorgeous, eccentric couple flown over from Blighty (Britain). We haven’t had that kind of wow for the wives since Jesse Metcalfe left and we want it to cause such a stir when they turn out to be together. David’s keen, but though the obvious choice was to work with Tom Cruise, we wanted someone who matches him in height and well, Britishness, so Robbie is the one. They’re both funny, game for a laugh and ridiculously macho, so it should work wonderfully… The English are pitch-perfect for sending themselves up.

A singer and a soccer star are pitch perfect?

Oh, Cherry, you’re a mad, mad genius!