Harrods boss Mohamed Al Fayed is taking drastic measures to ensure his strong friendship with VICTORIA and David Beckham remains intact - he's refusing to allow the soccer star's alleged mistress into his store.

Al Fayed banned Beckham's former personal assistant Rebecca Loos from entering his party at the plush London department store last night (28APR04) to avoid upsetting his superstar pals.

Loos, who claims she had an affair with the Real Madrid player, had been invited to the bash to launch a new jewellery range, but was informed two hours before it began she was no longer welcome.

She says, "He apparently wanted to show how friendly he is with Victoria and David, but maybe he has forgotten I was very friendly with David too."

Al Fayed is currently suing American TV network CBS over a documentary which broadcast pictures of his son DODI's girlfriend DIANA, Princess Of Wales as she lay dying following the 1997 Paris car crash which killed them both.

29/04/2004 13:39