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Posh gets pushed off mag cover by ... David

DAVID Beckham is moving into territory usually held by his wife Victoria -- as the first solo male cover star for a women's magazine.

Elle said its July issue would be the first time the footballer has been photographed for the cover of a women's glossy fashion magazine.

The cover shoot takes place in Los Angeles and will be a nod to the Olympic Games by featuring Beckham (inset), "famous for both his style and athletic prowess".

Beckham, whose singer-turned-fashion designer wife is usually the one to grace magazines, said he was "honoured to have been asked to be the first ever solo male fashion cover".

The magazine's editor-in-chief, Lorraine Candy, said: "David Beckham is a national hero, so we saw an opportunity to shoot a celebratory cover to support an historical and patriotic year." Elle UK has never featured a solo male on its cover before although it has had celebrity couples.