A football legend has been disqualified from driving for six months after appearing in Bromley Magistrates’ Court today.

David Beckham rocked up to court in a dark grey suit after pleading guilty to using a phone while driving his Bentley in west London.

He was caught by a member of the public who spotted the star committing the offence in Great Portland Street on November 21.

The 43-year-old also received six points for driving while being on the phone.

Former Manchester United winger Beckham pleaded guilty via post.

Prosecutor Matthew Spratt said: "Instead of looking straight forward, paying attention to the road, he appeared to be looking at his lap.

"He (the witness) says that the defendant was operating a handheld device at knee level. At that moment a photograph was taken."

Gerrard Tyrrell, mitigating, said his client was travelling slowly and has "no recollection of the day in question or this particular incident".

He added: "There is no excuse for what took place but his view is as he cannot remember... he's going to plead guilty and that's what he's done."

Beckham was also fined £750, ordered to pay £100 to prosecution costs and a £75 surcharge fee within seven days.