London: British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has compiled a Christmas cooking guide for David and Victoria Beckham.

The 45-year-old and his wife Tana are good friends with the couple and have spent the festive season together several times, but with the celebrity cook committed to hosting a live show this Christmas Day, he has prepared a series of tips to help his pals enjoy the big day.

'It's really sad that the two families can't spend Christmas together this year, not least because having Gordon oversee things in the kitchen always resulted in an incredible meal,' a website quoted a source as saying.

'Him and David have been talking about what they are going to do without him - so Gordon has drawn up a few pointers for them and it's gone down a storm,' the source added.