Executive producer Al Jean says he had to let Becks down
Executive producer Al Jean claims the LA Galaxy star, 34, wanted to make a cameo on the hit US show.
‘We get a lot of requests from celebrities, and it’s always a shame when we have to turn people down,’ he tells Live.
‘We had a request from David Beckham and I had to phone him up and tell him sorry, but I didn’t want him on the show right now. I didn’t think he was a big enough star for an American audience.
‘I got a lot of grief about that. Some people got really angry about it and I was told, “I bet you would have put George Best on”. I can pretty much say I would have turned him down too.’