Pop star Victoria Beckham has scrapped plans to buy a luxury London pad after discovering Rebecca Loos had previously used it in a steamy photo shoot.

The former SPICE GIRL was desperate to purchase the $7.1 million (GBP3.75) million flat in Primrose Hill, which she planned to use as a place to stay after glitzy nights out in the capital with her soccer ace husband DAVID.

But she hastily ditched the idea after learning an underwear-clad Loos - who claims she had an affair with the Real Madrid player last year (04) - had posed in the same flat for a men's magazine.

A source says, "Victoria was seriously considering buying the apartment until she heard the name Rebecca Loos again.

"You can't imagine her wanting to sleep in the bedroom where Rebecca had stripped to her bra and pants for a photo shoot.

"They don't need any more reminders of that woman. She seems to be ruining Posh's life at every turn."

16/01/2005 20:52