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Beckham promised me football boots, says Poet Laureate

The poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy is waiting for a pair of football boots she says David Beckham promised her but she never received.

Last year she wrote a poem called Achilles, in sympathy for Beckham's Achilles injury.

Beckham liked the poem so much that he asked for a hand-written copy and Duffy agreed, on the condition that he provide a pair of his boots - but they never arrived.

Speaking to Mark Lawson on BBC Radio 4's Front Row programme, Duffy said she had been waiting for the boots for about six months.

Listen to the full interview on Friday night's Front Row

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