Beckham chats with neighbor Leno

April 2, 2008 5:43:01 AM PDT
David Beckham got to know one of his neighbors on national television Tuesday.

Since moving to Los Angeles to play for the Galaxy, Beckham has lived in the same neighborhood as Jay Leno, and on "The Tonight Show" Tuesday the men traded jokes about driving themselves places and life with a constant paparazzi presence.

Beckham apologized for the paparazzi hanging around the neighborhood, but also said American celebrity photographers "have been kind to us" compared to those across the pond.

Leno quizzed Beckham about Emporio Armani ads that feature the soccer star appearing in briefs.

"Do you normally sit around the house like this?" asked Leno.

Women in the live audience screamed and applauded the black and white photo showing Beckham's ripped stomach. However, Beckham said he was nervous during the photo shoot because his "mum" was going to see him lounging around in almost no clothing.

"When the photos came out, she was the first one to call me and say, 'What are you doing?' I had to try and explain it to her and it didn't go down that well," he said.