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.
Les Français ne dorment pas assez, et ça a des conséquences !
Sans oublier des règles simples: dormir dans l'obscurité, à une température idéale de 18°, sans sonnerie de téléphone portable... Selon la même étude, plus d'un quart des Français parviennent toutefois à faire la sieste pour compenser cette dette.
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!"
Bébé est resté au terminal, l'avion fait demi-tour
Peu après le décollage, le commandant de bord a demandé à la tour de contrôle de Jeddah l'autorisation de revenir à l'aéroport. Finalement, l'avion de la compagnie aérienne Saudia a dû faire demi-tour afin de pouvoir récupérer l'enfant.
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.
Packers make free agent splurge with four signings
This marks the second big defensive addition for Green Bay after also adding former Baltimore Ravens pass rusher Za'Darius Smith. How juicy! Amos had been with the Bears for the last four seasons, getting taken out of Penn State in the 2015 NFL Draft.