James Corden pranks David Beckham good with a fake statue reveal

Brenda Watkins
March 13, 2019

LA Galaxy and James Corden teamed up to prank David Beckham with a fake statue ahead of the official unveiling earlier in March.

With Galaxy president Chris Klein doing an impressive turn as an actor and Cordon nearly laughing himself to tears as he watched and listened from an adjacent room, Beckham eventually asked for the cameras to be turned off, saying: "If my kids were to see this, I think they'd just cry, to be honest". "Look how long my arms are, I honestly look like Stretch Armstrong!"

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 ideal opportunity to trick the unwitting athlete.

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During Monday's installment of The Late Late Show, Corden, 40, unveiled the hilarious joke targeting the retired British soccer player, one that was three months in the making. Up next came a highlight reel of Beckham's biggest soccer feats, which included a few unnecessary "lows", leaving the star shaking his head in disbelief. It doesn't look anything like me though, look at my eyes! The only thing that's good is that hair. "If my kids were to see this I think they would just cry to be honest". I really don't see how this can go out.

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.

Soon after, a forklift driver "accidentally" knocks over the statue, smashing it to pieces. That's when Corden appeared and laughter ensued as the prank was revealed.

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