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Katherine Jenkins slams Beckham affair rumours

Katherine Jenkins said the 'untrue' claims were 'very hurtful'. Photo: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Welsh opera star Katherine Jenkins has taken to Twitter today to "absolutely deny" rumours that she had an affair with David Beckham.

Jenkins, 32, confirmed she had sought legal advice over the internet claims, which she described as "very hurtful" and "untrue."

This afternoon, she told her more than 225,000 Twitter followers:

Jenkins, who split from TV presenter Gethin Jones last year, said the claims of an affair were ridiculous given she has spent very little time with the 37-year-old football star, and has never been alone with him.

A spokesman for Beckham also dismissed the claims.

Unfortunately, we have to deal with this type of nonsense on Twitter. One minute David is dead, then more scurrilous rumours, there is not one jot of truth to any of it.

The former England captain has been married to Victoria Beckham since 1999. Credit: Matt Crossick/EMPICS Entertainment