ABC Confirms Victoria Beckham Headed To 'Ugly Betty'
Look out, Victoria Beckham is about to get “Ugly.”
After weeks of speculation, ABC confirmed the “major” newson Thursday that Beckham will appear as a guest star on this season’s “Ugly Betty.”
Posh will play herself as a celebrity bridesmaid at the wedding of Wilhelmina Slater (Vanessa Williams) and Bradford Meade (Alan Dale).
Access Hollywoodcaught up with the cast last week at the Season One DVD release party and asked about the idea of “Ugly Betty” getting a touch of “Spice.”
“She definitely belongs in the MODE world. She’d definitely be somebody that Wilhelmina is good buddies with,” America Ferrera said.
Meanwhile, co-star Eric Mabius said that “Betty” producers caught wind of a statement he made to the British press that they were “really keen on having [Beckham] on the show,” so they approached Victoria’s people about making an appearance. The funny thing is, Eric was misquoted by the press.
“They don’t realize that Americans don’t really say ‘keen’ unless it is an episode of ‘Happy Days,‘” he joked with Access.
So does he deserve the credit for recruiting Posh to do the show?
“Well not credit for being misquoted,” he said, “but excited that, you know, that misquote ended up [with] her being on the show.”
The new season of “Ugly Betty” premieres September 27 on ABC. No word yet on when Posh’s episode will air.
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