Pop singer Victoria Beckham enlisted the help of a shop assistant when out Christmas shopping for soccer superstar husband David Beckham.

The LET YOUR HEAD GO star asked CARL SHEEHAN to try on a $320 (GBP190) ski coat for her because he is the same build as the Real Madrid ace.

But the 18-year-old didn't recognise the former SPICE GIRL at the Bluewater shopping centre in Dartford, South England.

Carl says, "I didn't know who she was and felt so stupid when I found out.

"She said I was the same size as David and asked me to pick a coat.

"It felt very weird choosing BECKS's Christmas present. I hope he doesn't blame me if it doesn't fit."

And Victoria spent more cash on David during a shopping trip to HARVEY NICHOLS in London, when she bought a handpainted T-shirt costing $680 (GBP400).

15/12/2003 13:36