Ex-footballer David Beckham has discussed his “tiring” obsessive-compulsive disorder that prevents him from having a good night’s sleep in a new documentary series on Netflix. The show is currently without a title but will be released later this year.
Camera crews have been given full access to the Beckhams’ home, and the documentary will take a closer look at the former England international football team and Manchester United player’s personal life and history. The Sun had managed to get their hands on some early footage, which sees Beckham talk about his OCD and his cleaning habits.
“I clean it so well, I’m not sure it’s actually appreciated so much by my wife, in all honesty,” he said. “The fact that when everyone’s in bed, I then go around, clean the candles, turn the lights on to the right setting, make sure everywhere is tidy. I hate coming down in the morning, and there are cups and plates and, you know, bowls.”
Beckham is said to be earning £16 million from the documentary and also notes how he has to clean each candle after it has been used, despite finding the whole ordeal “tiring”. He said, “I clip the candle wax, I clean the glass, that’s my pet hate, the smoke around the inside of a candle. I know, it’s weird.”