Strictly Come Dancing champ recalls meeting

Abbey Clancy cringes at the memory of her first encounter with Victoria Beckham.

The Strictly Come Dancing star met Victoria, 39, when they joined respective partners Peter Crouch and David Beckham at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

But Abbey, 28, had had to rush to make the trip after returning from reality show Britain’s Next Top Model, so she wasn’t feeling her best.

‘The day I got back, [Pete] phoned me and said, “The England team are going to Germany, will you come?”‘ the model says.

‘All I could think was, I’ve got a suitcase full of dirty clothes, but I went. David Beckham was there, and Victoria.’

Abbey briefly spoke to Victoria but felt rather unglamorous next to the former Spice Girl.

‘[I just said], “Hi”. I felt like a baby,’ she tells Sunday Times Style.

‘I was wearing a stupid H&M vest and she was in a million-pound outfit. It was embarrassing.

‘I’ve met her a couple of times, but I don’t know her.’

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