James Corden pulls the ultimate prank on David Beckham

Lawrence Kim
March 12, 2019

Beckham had been duped into thinking the statue would be displayed outside his former club LA Galaxy's stadium.

David Beckham said he laughed and nearly cried after an unflattering statue of him was unveiled as part of a James Corden-inspired prank.

The Los Angeles Galaxy will be honoring David Beckham with a statue placed outside of the stadium, as the artwork is months in the making.

When Corden learned that Beckham had yet to see the finished statue, he hired a crew to create their own. As the time for the ceremony nears, Beckham must give the final thumbs up for the statue to be considered good to go.

".I mean, look at my chin", he pointed out.

"I honestly look like Stretch Armstrong", he said, also reserving criticism for the pointy chin, dodgy eyes and not-very-bootylicious bum.

"If my kids were to see this, I think they'd just cry!"

Cristiano Ronaldo wasn't so lucky when a ridiculously cartoon-ish bust of him unveiled at Madeira Airport back in 2017 was actually the real one.

Then came the main course.

The prank, which aired on the Late Late Show on Monday, ended with a forklift truck knocking over and destroying the statue before his friend Corden revealed himself to a smiling but swearing Beckham.

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