Footballer David Beckham has become posher since his family move to America, a study claims.
Linguistics students at the University of Manchester came to the conclusion after studying videos of his interviews on YouTube since 2007.
They discovered the former Manchester United and England midfielder was less prone to dropping his "h"s or using Cockney-sounding vowel sounds.
In a separate video study, they found his fashion designer wife Victoria was posher than her "Posh" days in the Spice Girls as she was now more likely to pronounce the L at the end of words such as "all".
The final year students are studying how changing circumstances affect the way we pronounce words, under the guidance of linguistics lecturer Dr Laurel MacKenzie.
Beckham as a Paris Saint-Germain in April 2013:
Beckham speaking to Michael Parkinson in 2008:
From the videos studied of Beckham - currently playing for French team Paris St Germain - he dropped his "h"s 80% of the time before his move to play football for LA Galaxy.
After the relocation the figure slumped to 20%, according to the research.