James Corden pranks David Beckham good with a fake statue reveal

James Corden pranked David Beckham with a hilariously ugly statue

The comedian and Late Late Show host played a prank on the legendary footballer for a stunt on his late night talk show.

On Monday night's "Late Late Show", Corden revealed that he thought it would be a amusing idea to swap out L.A. Galaxy's real statue of the soccer superstar for an extremely unflattering fake.

So it was understandable how upset David Beckham got at the unveiling of his disgusting statue on Monday - all part of a genius prank by James Corden.

Soccer superstar David Beckham couldn't believe his eyes.

The sketch was filmed just before a real statue in Beckham's honour was revealed outside the Dignity Health Sports Park in California, the home of Beckham's former U.S. football team.

"It's slightly different than what it was when I saw it in Chicago", the dismayed star says at one point. "I mean, look at my chin?" Beckham replied: "Yeah but there was capturing me in motion but also making me...look at my chin!" "The only thing that looks good is the hair and that's about it. Look at my bum, look at my arse", he lamented.

For what it's worth, the actual statue unveiling went off without a hitch on March 3rd, featuring a much more legitimate statue of Beckham which now takes pride of place outside the LA Galaxy stadium. I really don't see how this could go out.

"My parents are coming from London, my wife is coming over".

The final phase of the prank saw a forklift driver arriving to move the statue to its permanent home - and "accidentally" tip it over, smashing it to pieces.

But the tension soon faded away when James came running out to expose the whole prank to a very relieved David Beckham.

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