Michael Palin brands David Beckham a ‘wimp’ after 12 days in Amazon jungle.

Posted on 3 June 2014
By Ashleigh Panther
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David Beckham recently filmed a documentary with the BBC in which he ventures into the rainforest and interacts with one of the tribes living there. Although he says he enjoyed commemorating his retirement from professional football by taking on the challenge, his diva side certainly shone through.

Famous footballer David Beckham embarked on a 12 day trip with three of his friends, to explore the Amazon rainforest.

The documentary is shot by Simon Fuller, David Beckham’s manager.

During the documentary, David Beckham and his friends struggle to cope with living life in a more natural setting before going to meet the Yanomami tribe.

David said that by taking part in this challenge, he achieved one of his life ambitions, which was to find a place where he wasn’t recognised, so much so that he had to explain what football was.

He also explains how the experience of sleeping ‘in the middle of nowhere’ was terrifying and tells of the struggles of sleeping in a hammock.

After the documentary ended, the football star talked to comedian Michael Palin, describing his terrifying run in with a colourful frog that was sat on top of his tent.

“I am not a big frog fan. It was bright orange and I was told it was pretty dangerous. I was a little bit nervous about that.”

He also described how he was terrified that a snake was slithering up his back, which we see scurrying of into the jungle.

‘I wish the snake had been bigger. It was bigger than it looks on TV.’

As well as all of the animals, David also described how he told his wife, Victoria Beckham, that he would wear a hat for the duration of the trip to protect his golden locks from the humidity.

After describing his twelve day experience in the jungle to Michael, David was branded a wimp by the comedian.

“You’re a wimp really,”

After all the moaning from David and the teasing from Michael, the comedian had to admit that he was impressed with David’s performance in the documentary.

Michael says that the programme gave us a fresh look at the footballer, showing us aspects of him that we would never have seen before. Calling him a ‘good observer’.

With cameo performances in Only Fools and Horses also under David’s belt, we wonder what he’ll take on next.

The documentary, David Beckham: Into The Unknown will air next Monday on BBC 1 at 8.30pm.