What is it with newscasters and soccer stud David Beckham?


The latest round came Thursday when Fox morning show host Brian Kilmeade got a little tongued-tied when Gretchen Carlson called him on his burgeoning man crush over Beckham. He was on “Fox & Friends” to promote his three-part interview with Beckham.


“It is impossible not to notice that he is a good looking man,” Kilmeade allows.


What is it with newscasters and soccer stud David Beckham?

The latest round came Thursday when Fox morning show host Brian Kilmeade got a little tongued-tied when Gretchen Carlson called him on his burgeoning man crush over Beckham. He was on “Fox & Friends” to promote his three-part interview with Beckham.

“It is impossible not to notice that he is a good looking man,” Kilmeade allows.

Kilmeade was caught off guard when Carlson outed him for calling Beckham “gorgeous” off air. He stumbles, laughs and – when the teasing continues – jokingly walks off the set in a huff. (Hat tip to Gawker.) Watch the interview and chatter here or just the banter between the anchors here.

It’s OK, Brian. It’s easy to get flustered when talking about Beckham. He does have a penchant for baring nearly all for the sake of selling underwear for Giorgio Armani and looks good when he does it.

Anderson Cooper, the openly closeted CNN star, held his tongue in better check for his segment on “60 Minutes.” The piece first aired in March and aired again last Sunday. The amusing part comes when a newly-buff Cooper, dressed in jeans and a not-so-loose t-shirt, plays goalie and attempts to stop Beckham’s shots. Watch the video here. –Matt Hennie

Matt Hennie blogs on Atlanta’s sports scene at Gaytlsports.com.

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