David Beckham said he laughed and nearly cried after an unflattering statue of him was unveiled as part of a James Corden-inspired prank.
Corden managed to orchestrate the creation of a fake Beckham statue before he ever saw the real one unveiled, and Beckham was horrified when he first saw a grotesque version of his likeness in a small ceremony with club officials. "I honestly look like Stretch Armstrong!"
What should have been the ultimate honor became the ultimate nightmare for David Beckham during an epic prank led by none other than late-night talk-show host James Corden.
Corden said the prank, which took place before the genuine statue was unveiled to the public earlier this month, took three months to prepare.
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"It doesn't really look nothing like me though, look at my eyes". I really don't see how this could go out. "There's no way that can go at the front of the stadium, it's embarrassing".
Corden then signalled for a forklift driver to knock over the plastic model and ran onto the set, yelling, "Oh my God what's happened?" with his pal then clicking onto the scheme and bursting into laughter.
Beckham himself had not seen the finalized version of the genuine statue, which now stands outside of the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, so Corden had the flawless opportunity to trick the unwitting athlete.
And soon after Beckham admitted "you've probably done me a favour there", the ecstatic Corden burst out to end his mate's misery. This one came out looking far more warped than Cristiano Ronaldo's.