David Beckham makes Amazon film
David Beckham and some friends went on a secret visit to Brazil to make a documentary for BBC One about the Amazon rainforest
David Beckham has undertaken a two-week camping trip through the Amazon forest for a new documentary.
The former soccer star made a secret visit to Brazil with friends Dave Gardner and Derek White and filmmaker Anthony Mandler to make a 90-minute programme, which will air on BBC One in June to tie in with the World Cup.
Charlotte Moore, BBC One controller, said: "In this special documentary for BBC One, David Beckham embarks on a top-secret expedition to the Amazon that will see him encounter the other side of Brazil and journey through the tropical rainforest, a TV first for the global icon."
David - who has four children with wife Victoria - camped, cooked and fished during the expedition, and channel bosses promise the resulting programme, which was made to showcase the natural beauty of the South American territory, will be "unforgettable".
Helen Jackson, managing director for content at BBC Worldwide, said: "This is an unforgettable documentary set in the heart of the dense Amazon rainforest following David Beckham.
"Through his eyes, audiences will experience life in the jungle, something so distant from David's life on and off the pitch and in the glare of the world's media."
The documentary doesn't yet have a name.