The fake statue used to prank David Beckham on The Late Late Show with James Corden
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VIDEO: Presenter James Corden pranks David Beckham with fake statue on The Late Late Show

"Look how long my arms are!"

The Late Late Show with James Corden played a prank on David Beckham by switching a statue of the former LA Galaxy player with one of their own.

The British presenter discovered Beckham had not yet seen a final preview of the statue the club were set to unveil to fans at half-time in their first game of the season.


A huge replacement was created by the late-night American talk show, with a giant bottom and elongated chin.

A fake film crew accompanied the player to a presentation filled with actors and one in particular sent to wind him up.

we truly captured the essence of David Beckham pic.twitter.com/StxvUjv1mR

— The Late Late Show with James Corden (@latelateshow) March 12, 2019

He’s called Dave, which it turns out he’s not a fan of, and has his most notable team confused with rivals Man City.

To add credibility, Galaxy president Chris Klein also attends and introduces a video of career highlights which includes a few bloopers too.

cheers to David Beckham for being the best sport possible! pic.twitter.com/lOF0CfMpIj

— The Late Late Show with James Corden (@latelateshow) March 12, 2019

“Dave” even seems to be fooled by a fake artist who he’s said to have met previously.

He’s distinctly unimpressed when he sees the finished product and asks for the cameras to be switched off.

Dave Beckham, Manchester City legend 🤣 pic.twitter.com/XqLyl7E0O6

— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) March 12, 2019