He may be a millionaire footballer, but it appears David Beckham is a regular man after all. The father-of-four, 36, was spotted doing a last-minute ‘man-dash’ for some presents in East London.

While wife Victoria was at home at Beckingham Palace in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, her husband was on the hunt for some gifts. Clearly stressed in his race against time, the footballer rushed into a Boots Clearance store in Beckton Triangle Retail Park.

But it looks like he may not have found what he was looking for as he was spotted running back to his car to speed off to another shop. As he ran out of Boots empty-handed, fellow shoppers couldn’t believe what they were seeing. He was also spotted at a Marks & Spencer store is Cheshunt, Herts, and a Tesco. Despite living in Madrid and Los Angeles over the past 10 years, the Beckhams have always tried to spend Christmas at home with their families in England. Although they have shared many a turkey dinner with close friends Gordon and Tana Ramsay, this year the celebrity chef will be noticeably absent. Gordon is hosting a live Christmas Day ‘cookalong’ on Channel 4, but gave the Beckhams some cooking tips. The Beckhams arrived in England from LA last weekend for their two-week Christmas break. And it will be the first Christmas for their five-month-old daughter Harper Seven.