Victoria and David Beckham

Victoria and David Beckham in Marrakesh


David Beckham celebrated his 40th birthday last weekend (as we're sure you're aware) and, aside from having a knees-up with his nearest and dearest in Marrakesh, the former footballer marked the occasion by joining Instagram. It's never too late, as they say.

And it's clear from the record-breaking number of people that started to follow David on Instagram – one million in a DAY – that the world's love for the handsome sportsman and father-of-four (and underwear model) has not waned.

David's first picture was a selfie taken from his bed on the morning of his birthday and received more than 850,000 likes, and as of today, his account has 5.5 million followers and counting, making his the fastest grown Instagram account ever. In fact, he's already overtaken his wife's Instagram by over half a million followers. In less than a week. Sorry Victoria.


Someone is trying to make daddy feel pretty today after a heavy night

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And, frankly, we're not surprised. He's ticking all the boxes when it comes to giving the people what they want. Picture of cute dog? Check. Picture of hot dad playing with his young daughter? Absolutely. Picture of famous husband and wife looking in love on holiday? You bet.


Coco just won't wake up for school

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But David isn't the only Beckham who's just got social media savvy. 16-year-old son Brooklyn has joined Twitter this week, and gained over 40,000 followers in a couple of days despite following only seven people (one of them being hus mum) and only Tweeting twice. But Brooklyn's already a pro at the Instagram game, having garnered several million followers on his account thanks to his expert selfies. So watch out mum and dad, Brooklyn's right behind you…

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Just wait until Harper's old enough to join. That's when things will really kick off…