James Corden pranks David Beckham with ugly statue

James Corden pranks David Beckham with ugly statue

"It's slightly different than what it was when I saw it in Chicago", Beckham whispered to the "artist", who unbeknownst to him was actually comedian Maz Jobrani. "Yeah, but there was capturing me in motion but also making me... look at my chin!"

The real statue is a classy tribute Beckham in an unmistakable pose, as if about to strike a trademark free-kick, commemorating his achievements as a two-time MLS Cup victor and his history-defining presence in Major League Soccer.

The host of "The Late Late Show with James Corden" unveiled the stunt on his show Monday night.

However, his pain was spared when Late, Late Show presenter James Corden burst out from behind the scenes to tell him it was a prank - much to Beckham's annoyance/relief.

In the video below, the prank's process began two months earlier with their props department at CBS.

The proportions aren't quite right
The proportions aren't quite right

"It doesn't really look nothing like me though, look at my eyes". Look at my bum. "There's no way that can go at the front of the stadium, it's embarrassing".

Finding it hysterical, Corden then rushed in to reveal the joke, cue lots of bleeped expletives from Beckham, embarrassed that he'd fallen for it, but mightily relieved this wasn't the real deal.

After a litany of disastrous moments and Becks getting to the end of his tether with the ugly sculpture, a careless forklift driver knocked it over completely smashing it to which David - or Dave as we think we should call him from now on - said "I think you've done me a favour there mate".

"I don't want to offend you in any way, but this is a big thing for me". That's when Corden appeared and laughter ensued as the prank was revealed.

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