James Corden pranks David Beckham good with a fake statue reveal

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David Beckham Falls Hook, Line And Sinker For James Corden’s Statue Swap Prank

This was followed by the reveal of a sizzle reel of Beckham's biggest soccer "highs" to be played during the ceremony.

"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.

But during The Late Late Show with James Corden on Monday night in the United States, the TV host played a clip in which he came up with an elaborate hoax to trick Beckham before the statue was revealed.

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.

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Unaware that he was being pranked, Beckham did remarkably well to keep his cool as the artist took him through the finer details of the purposefully very bad mock statue, although he did let his feelings slip on more than one occasion. "I mean, look at my chin?"

"You know what, the only thing that's good is the hair and that's about it", said a clearly frustrated Beckham, as Corden watched his reaction on a television screen in a nearby location. There is no way that can go in front of the stadium.

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

"Look how long my arms are!"

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Soon after, a forklift driver "accidentally" knocks over the statue, smashing it to pieces.

Switching the real statue for one that looked nothing like the footballer, hidden cameras filmed the 43-year-old's reaction to the ugly sculpture.

Then Corden comes out and reveals he's behind the entire stunt.

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