Singer-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham has admitted that she “needs to work” to prove that she can be successful without the Spice Girls or her husband.

Speaking to Elle magazine, Victoria said: ''When I was on stage with the Spice Girls, I thought people were there to see the other four and not me. And when I go out with David and people take pictures, I think, 'They're here to take David's picture.'

''It was never my intention to prove anybody wrong. I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it. I don't have to work, I need to work.''

Victoria further explained that she wants to instil the same work ethic she she and her husband, David, have in their four children - Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, 10, Cruz, seven, and 18-month-old Harper.

She added: ''All these people [in fashion], they've not just been given anything. They've worked hard. And I've never been given anything either. But I have a good work ethic. David has an incredible work ethic. I want my kids to have a good work ethic. I believe you can achieve anything if you work hard enough to get it.''