Beckham was attending the unveiling of a statue in his former MLS football team LA Galaxy, when Corden pounced on the flawless opportunity to have a go at his friend.
Beckham was shockingly calm about the whole thing, and tried to make the case that the statue wasn't fit to be put outside the stadium, pointing out his horrifying eyes and significantly enlarged posterior.
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 it was when I saw it in Chicago", Beckham said of the fake statue, appearing crestfallen. "Look at my chin!" "Yeah, but there was capturing me in motion but also making me... look at my chin!" "If my kids were to see this I think they would just cry to be honest".
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In the video below, the prank's process began two months earlier with their props department at CBS. Look at my bum.
"My parents are coming from London, my wife is coming over". "There's no way that can go at the front of the stadium, it's embarrassing". I really don't see how this can go out.
Soon after, a forklift driver "accidentally" knocks over the statue, smashing it to pieces.
Corden is shown directing designers, and then advising actors to rile up the football legend, with one complimenting Beckham incorrectly on his time at Manchester City and calling him "Dave".