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Beckham will mark his 40th in Morocco

David Beckham turns 40 this weekend and is expected to mark the moment with a celebrity party in Morocco.

The former England captain is said to be planning on taking to Twitter to celebrate his birthday and join his wife who has more than eight million followers.

She used it to hint at her husband's birthday plans, posting a picture of a dress and even giving the event its own hashtag #DB40.

"What to wear in Marakesh? Vintage Yves Saint Laurent #DB40 x vb," she wrote.

Among the friends likely to be joining Beckham for the big day is Dave Gardner, a football agent who met him when they were teammates at Manchester United, and his girlfriend, US actress Liv Tyler.