Becks phoned Hollywood star after axing from the England squad

David Beckham called Tom Cruise for advice after he was dropped from the England squad.

The footballer said he turned to his wife and family as soon as new boss Steve McClaren told him he was out. But he also made a call to his friend Tom Cruise, 44.

In an interview with the Daily Mirror David, 31, says: ‘He’s a great guy to be able to speak to because he is a very positive-minded person. It is good to have people like him around you at that point.

‘He talked about everything I had done in the World Cup, about the goal I scored and the goals I set up. He said I was a great player, that I played for Real Madrid, I’ve got a healthy family and three boys and a wife who love me to bits.

‘It does you good to hear somebody say that sometimes.’