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Beckham Housewives rumour denied
David Beckham
Beckham joined the LA Galaxy football team earlier this year
David Beckham will not join the cast of TV show Desperate Housewives, actress Eva Longoria has confirmed.

Rumours circulated last month that the footballer would play one half of a gay couple alongside British pop star Robbie Williams.

"I talked to Victoria [Beckham] the other day," said Longoria, who plays scheming Gabrielle Solis in the show.

"She was laughing," she told US TV show Extra. "David had a good laugh out of it. They're not coming on the show."

The fourth series of the suburban comedy hits US screens on 30 September.

Producers have confirmed a gay couple will move into Wisteria Lane - but they will be played by actors Tuc Watkins and Kevin Rahm.

New actress

Emmy Award-winning actress Dana Delany has also been added to the cast, three years after she turned down the lead role of Bree Van de Kamp.

"She gave a fantastic audition," the show's creator Marc Cherry said last month.

"I offered her the part three times, and she turned it down three times."

The role eventually went to actress Marcia Cross, who has received three Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal of the uptight home-maker.

Desperate Housewives is broadcast by Channel 4 in the UK.

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