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In May 2015 David Beckham made his Instagram debut with a sexy selfie, and ever since we’ve been reverting back to our early Man U state of infatuation with the famous footballer.

But as well as sharing selfies, glimpses of his family life and pictures where he just looks like a total babe, the 41-year-old has been using his Insta profile to raise awareness of some very important causes.

Yesterday the dad of four shared a video with his 29 million followers in which he performs 22 press-ups while flying at 45,000 feet.


Nap time

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Nominated by his “lovely friend” Guy Richie, the former England captain explains that the filmed exercise is part of a programme which aims to highlight the frightening levels of suicide among soldiers who’ve returned home from duty overseas.

Alongside the post, he wrote: “So my lovely friend Mr Guy Richie the film maker and supreme athlete has nominated me to do 22 press ups consecutively for 22 days (and by the way his challenge was that I do my first lot at 44,000 feet as he knows I’m travelling).”

“22 service men kill themselves post conflict…22 a day, basically 1 an hour.  So I am doing what Guy R, Jason S and Charlie H are doing and supporting, respecting and appreciating all the service men and women and their sacrifice.”

Just another reason to love DB.



Twenty Irish soldiers entered Lotto HQ on Abbey Street today to pick up a cheque for almost half a million euro.

The men – who are all part of the 3rd Infantry Battalion in Kilkenny’s Stephens Barracks – won €453,000 after matching five numbers and the bonus number on Saturday August 27.

According to The Irish Sun the group – who are aged between 23 and 54 – intend to split their winnings equally with each member taking home €22,635.

A spokesperson for the syndicate described how the soldiers intend to put their winnings to good use.  

Daniel McGrath said: “There’s a few lads getting married soon and a couple are buying houses, so it couldn’t have come at a better time for them.”

“And two have new born babies, so the money will give them a good start.  We’re all delighted and we’ll have a few drinks together back in Kilkenny today to celebrate, and a day off work tomorrow.”

Feat image: RTE.ie

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