Olympic Factor Helps Becks Notch 20 Millionth Facebook Like

Nicola Carroll, senior account executive, Clarion Communications

Earlier this week, footballer, national institution and bit of stuff David Beckham posted this photo on his Facebook page to announce he has reached 20 million Likes. The pic was posted alongside a big thank you to all his fans:

“Just seen that we have reached 20 million, incredible...a special thank you to everyone, I have the best support out there.”

It really does go to show the impact the Olympics is having on us all - I’m guessing it’s no coincidence that Beckham hit the big 20m mark just a few days after his hotly anticipated appearance at last week’s opening ceremony.  The stunning Danny Boyle production was viewed by record numbers and helped BBC1 to an overall audience share of more than 50% - the network's best all-day figure for at least a decade.

I thought the ceremony was a brilliant start to the Games - let’s hope Team GB’s performance will be just as good over the weekend…

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