Londoner’s Diary: David Beckham says football has changed for the better

“I’ve played for 22 years, I’ve seen a lot of racism and homophobia and I think that’s changed,” he said. “But there’s still work to be done.” Referring to Blackpool’s Jake Daniels, who became the first gay current player to come out this month, Beckham said, “It’s a shame it’s so weird when someone comes out…it wasn’t supposed to be .”

Beckham, who now owns a soccer team in Miami, spoke at an event for his whiskey brand Haig at Sushisamba restaurant last night. He said his family is spending the summer in Florida to be near son Romeo, who plays for the team. “At some point he wants to be with his girlfriend or his buddies and not spend the summer with us, but he has no choice,” he joked.

Kate Moss never speaks ‘to the world’

DJ Fat Tony and actor Vicky McClure enjoyed the release of his memoir last night. The book describes famous friends, including model Kate Moss. Tony told us he was “proud” of Moss for testifying at the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial. “It was a big deal for her because she doesn’t speak publicly, let alone in front of the world,” he said. Boy George, Raven Mandella and Charli Howard were also there.

Elsewhere, ex-footballer Tony Adams and his wife Poppy Teacher enjoyed the Harrow Club fundraiser, and models Keven and Karlon Bonsu attended the Gentleman’s Journal summer party at Chelsea Barracks.

GB News questionable guest

Esther McVey and Philip Davies interview Robin Tilbrook on GB News

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Two GB News MPs were criticized for allowing a guest with far-right views a one-way ticket. Esther McVey and Philip Davies, who are married, had Robin Tilbrook, founder of the English Democrat Party, on their show. The Scout newsletter accused the couple of giving a “soft soap” interview to Tilbrook, who once estimated that one in 10 of its members was formerly in the BNP.

The boldness of hope

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Presenter Vick Hope showed off her new diamond ring at the podcast show in Angel last night. She announced the news of her engagement to DJ Calvin Harris this week. Hope turned Harris down when he asked out more than a decade ago. Arrived at the end…

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