Posh Spice Victoria Beckham has admitted for the
first time that she suffered from an eating disorder. She made the revelation in an extract from her forthcoming autobiography,
Learning To Fly, which was published in the Mail on Sunday newspaper.
Beckham has denied that she had anorexia in the
past. Beckham described her illness and said that for a time she was "obsessed" with her appearance. "In the gym, instead of checking my posture or position, I was checking the size of my
bottom, or to see if my double chin was getting any smaller," she wrote.
The singer also described her "paranoia" after
threats on her own life and that of her husband, England captain David Beckham. Those fears may have been heightened
on Sunday when she was briefly pelted with fruit and vegetables at BBC Radio 1's One Big Sunday event in Leicester.
Some members of the 100,000-strong crowd did not appreciate her sneak preview of her latest single Not Such An Innocent Girl.
Beckham ignored the disruption and continued with her performance.
After her weight dropped following the birth of
her son, Brooklyn, Beckham was led to deny accusations of anorexia in the press. Now she has admitted that in the early
days of the Spice Girls, when they were under pressure from their management to lose weight, dieting was a preoccupation.
Beckham said it was Geri Halliwell, who encouraged her and Mel C to go running and take liquid meal substitutes. In
the following years, Beckham began to binge eat - in one passage from her autobiography she describes eating 10 bowls of Frosties
in one sitting.