DAVID and Victoria Beckham clearly like to keep in shape but even they must indulge every now and again.
I can reveal the couple have kitted out their Oxfordshire home with a £7,000 American ice cream machine from fast food giant Wendy’s.
It’s not known whether they managed to get a freebie from son BROOKLYN’s soon-to-be father-in-law, billionaire Nelson Peltz, who is on the company’s board, or if they shelled out for it themselves.
The ice creams are worlds away from Posh and Becks’ healthy lifestyle, as each medium Frosty contains just under 500 calories.
Thanks to their A-list connections, the Beckhams were able to get the machine delivered to their home and installed, despite them not usually being available to the general public.
A source said: “Posh hasn’t eaten ice cream in about two decades because she’s so health-conscious.
“But she agreed to get the Wendy’s machine packed over from the US because their daughter Harper loves a sweet treat. They had their team negotiate with the chain to get one of the machines especially for them to bring a bit of US culture over.
“It’s now been properly installed in their home and is an unlikely addition, to say the least. It cost thousands and had to be professionally fitted.
“But to them it’s a price worth paying, even though Victoria has barely been near it.”
The jet-setting family split their time between the US and Britain, with their youngest son Cruz heading to Reading Festival over the bank holiday weekend.
Yesterday I told how he had partied at the festival with his girlfriend Bliss Chapman, who he has quietly been dating for the past year.
Keen to get in on the action and not just unwind in the VIP section, Cruz was seen enjoying the mosh pit in the middle of the crowd during Slowthai’s set.
Meanwhile, older brother Brooklyn and his fiancée, Nicola Peltz, enjoyed a more laid-back weekend — hitting Beverly Hills for a romantic dinner date.
Forget moshing or bingeing on ice cream, that sounds more like Posh’s idea of a good time.
Maisie and Ed do their homework
ED SHEERAN’s huge home is the stuff of legend – so much so that his pals are sworn to secrecy after visiting him there.
The vast Suffolk estate, dubbed Sheeranville, includes two large properties, and a 26ft treehouse, swimming pool, gym, wildlife pond and pub.
But Maisie Peters, who has just released her debut album You Signed Up For This through Ed’s label Gingerbread Man Records, had to keep schtum after going there to work with him.
In an exclusive chat, she said of her time with Ed: “It was amazing. We wrote together in his home studio.
“We wrote three songs for the album and, it goes without saying, he’s the sweetest, nicest man in music and I’m very lucky. He’s wonderful. I did get to visit the pub and I was in the studio, it was exciting. I can obviously only reveal that it’s beyond all of your wildest dreams.”
Her album is at No2 in the midweek charts but it is all still to play for, as there are just 1,800 sales separating the top five spots.
CHVRCHES were in the lead yesterday, while new records from Kanye West and Becky Hill are also in the running for No1 on Friday.
While there are lots of albums to choose from, her music has won some celebrity fans.
Asked if she has had any stars slide into her DMs, she teased: “That would be telling. So I’m going to have to keep that one to myself.
“But it’s been very cool and exciting, I’ve had some cool acknowledgements.”
A casual Cardi has nailed it
CARDI B is usually half naked when wowing the crowds on stage.
But being in the third trimester of her pregnancy has seen the singer swap the sexy bikinis for slightly more sensible tracksuits.
The WAP rapper wore this comfy pink and white outfit to join her husband OFFSET for an event in New York on Monday.
She added a touch of glamour with sparkly glasses and nails so long they could have had someone’s eye out.
Cardi revealed in June that she was expecting her second child, after having daughter Kulture in 2018.
I hope for the baby’s sake she’s got rid of those talons by the time it arrives.
Cheryl slammed for R&B podcast
CHERYL had a big grin on her face as she posed with six backing dancers despite facing a social media backlash.
The GIRLS ALOUD star returns to the stage for the first time in two years on Saturday, when she headlines London’s Mighty Hoopla festival, and posted this photo from rehearsals.
But today her name was trending on Twitter after critics slammed the BBC’s choice to give her a 12-part podcast about R&B – a genre that originated with African Americans.
Black comedian Dane Baptiste wrote on Instagram: “Cheryl Cole with an RnB podcast!! Which RnB album did she make that y’all liked?
“Did Girls Aloud do rnb? When was it? Didn’t Nadine sing lead?”
He continued: “It’s just weird to me that Estelle, Floetry, Jamelia, Alexandra Burke, Keisha White, Shola Ama, Emeli Sande weren’t considered for this?
“No Ms Dynamite? Not even a Rochelle Humes or Leigh-Anne Pinnock or Kelli from Liberty X?”
JLS shape up for NTA’s comeback
THEY haven’t released music for eight years.
But JLS are making a real song and dance about their return – as they will perform their comeback single at the National Television Awards.
The group’s new tune Eternal Love is out on Friday and they take to the stage for the NTAs at London’s O2 Arena next Thursday.
Marvin Humes, Aston Merrygold, Oritse Williams and JB Gill will sing it as part of a medley of the hits which made them one of the UK’s favourite boybands.
That comes ahead of their UK tour in October and an album of new music, worked on with Ed Sheeran.
A source said: “The boys are pulling out all the stops for their performance.
“They’ve all been training hard ahead of their tour and have got gruelling rehearsals for this routine, which will be on live TV. They can’t wait to get out there again.”
Gemma’s ‘in love’ with former flame
GEMMA Collins has said she is “in love” with former fiancé Rami Hawash, after they rekindled their romance.
About a recent trip to Cornwall, she said: “Guys, I’m in love. I’ve got a lovely partner and I’m very happy.
“He made his way down on the vacation because obviously he couldn’t cope without me for a few days. No, he can cope just fine, he’s got his own business.”
She made the comments on the new episode of The Gemma Collins Podcast, which is out on BBC Sounds today.
Gemma added: “Rami is the king of the barbecue and I leave the barbecues to him. He’s an amazing cook.
“He’s beautiful, he’s absolutely amazing and he loves doing the barbecues, so me and Ram have had a few.”