David and Victoria Beckham's youngest son wants to be ballet dancer.

The couple's five-year-old child Cruz became inspired when he attended a class with his cousin and, though he is the only boy in the group, has now started taking regular lessons and is said to be making "brilliant" progress.

A source said: "Cruz absolutely loves ballet classes - and he's a complete natural. He went along to a class with Victoria's sister Louise's daughter, and was not bothered in the slightest upon discovering he was the only boy in the room.

"He was brilliant, Cruz has been to every class religiously since, practising his Plies around the kitchen table."

Soccer player David and fashion designer Victoria - who also have older sons Brooklyn, 11, and Romeo, eight, and are currently expecting their fourth child together - are said to be delighted he has found something to be passionate about, and are supporting him all the way.

The source added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "David and Victoria are really supportive and think it's fantastic. They've both been to see him in action, watching him dance around in his little 'Power Rangers'top and shorts."

It is not the first time Cruz has shown a passion for dance - during the last Spice Girls reunion tour, he joined his mother and her bandmates Mel B, Emma Bunton, Mel C and Geri Halliwell on stage and showed off his breakdancing skills.