David Beckham is so smitten with his 10-month-old daughter, Harper, he likes to give her a nibble.

"I love to bite her legs, or shoulders. It's how a baby should be. She's so beautiful," the soccer star told ELLE magazine in the UK.

Beckham and his former Spice Girl wife, Victoria, also has three sons, Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, nine, and seven-year-old Cruz.

"There's no more love for a daughter than there is a son, but it's just different," he said.


"When they [boys] are kids you can roll them around and they fall to the sides and they pick themselves up and they're fine.

"Whereas Harper, now, she hits herself just slightly and she cries... I still think 'Oh God, I can't believe this, I've got a girl.' And to see the boys with her it's incredible. When they walk into the room, her little face lights up."

The Beckhams said they're hands-on parents, but like to have a date night once a week where they can just spend some time on their own.

"She [Victoria] comes home and shows me what she's been doing all day and what exciting dresses and bags she's got coming through. And then I say something boring like 'I got kicked today.' But we listen to each other.

"We try to go out at least once a week, just the two of us, a quiet dinner somewhere.

"It's not about wearing a nice dress or a nice suit. It's just going out and chatting and having some time together."

- BANG! Showbiz