Soccer star David Beckham has been spotted wearing a red Kabbalah bracelet, fuelling rumours he and wife VICTORIA are the latest celebrity converts to the mystical Jewish study.

The England captain, who is one-quarter Jewish, was snapped wearing the string bracelet while playing in a testimonial football match in London on Monday (17MAY04) - just days after former SPICE GIRL Victoria was photographed with an identical accessory after dining with Kabbalah follower Madonna at her Los Angeles home.

Followers of Kabbalah believe the bracelets can help achieve success in love and relationships, particularly pertinent considering recent allegations of the Real Madrid player's infidelity.

However, a spokesperson for the couple insists they haven't converted to the religion, whose followers also include Britney Spears, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, saying, "They have not become followers of Kabbalah. They are wearing the bracelets in the same way someone who is not necessarily a devout Christian might wear a cross around their necks".

20/05/2004 09:38