Elton John Reminds Crowd What David Beckham’s Got Down Under


Australia not only celebrated the election of a new Prime Minister over the weekend, but also honored the arrival of the L.A. Galaxy’s David Beckham to Sydney with a star-studded party.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Elton John was in usual outspoken form: “Sydney’s A-list may have been starstruck but it took Elton John to break the ice at the Foxtel is Football party last night, greeting guest of honour David Beckham with a cheeky quote, ‘Allo Golden Balls’. The football king and queen of crocodile rock’s friendly banter kicked off the fun at Cafe Sydney, where the A-list went ga-ga over the LA Galaxy superstar. While the rest of the team were happy to take in the view, local eyes were fixed on the bronzed Beckham.”

Also in attendance, retired Olympian Ian Thorpe.

ADDENDUM: As noted in the comments, Beckham’s visit has also created controversy because his entourage reportedly swept by a group of children with cancer upon his arrival to the hotel. Beckham says he didn’t see them: “I would never have done that. Never have done, never will do. I’m more than willing to meet them wherever they want and at whatever time that they want.”