Published: Wed, March 13, 2019
Culture&Arts | By Dora Pope

James Corden pulls the ultimate prank on David Beckham

James Corden pulls the ultimate prank on David Beckham

The former England captain was tricked by Corden's Late Late Show into believing a deliberately poor quality statue, including an elongated chin and oversized bottom, was the one that would stand outside Los Angeles Galaxy's stadium. This was followed by the reveal of a sizzle reel of Beckham's biggest soccer "highs" to be played during the ceremony. He said the elaborate prank took him more than two months to plan.

Then came time to finally unveil the statue. and it was hard to tell which Beckham looked sadder between the golden eyesore and the man trying to hide his dismay.

Chris Klein, one of Beckham's former LA Galaxy teammates and club president, was in on the prank as a video package of Beckham's Galaxy highlights showed some of his lowlights, too. "I mean, look at my chin?" It doesn't look anything like me though, look at my eyes!

"You know what, the only thing that's good is the hair and that's about it", said a clearly frustrated Beckham, as Corden watched his reaction on a television screen in a nearby location.

Beckham saw the funny side after Corden revealed the prank
Beckham saw the funny side after Corden revealed the prank

"I really don't see how this can go out.There's no way that can out in front of the stadium. Look how long my arms are, I honestly look like Stretch Armstrong!"

But as the football legend talked about how "embarrassing" the situation was, a forklift "accident" saw the impersonating statue meet an untimely end.

"You've probably done me a favor there", Beckham quips as he somewhat relievedly stares at the splintered remains. That's when Corden appeared and laughter ensued as the prank was revealed.

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