David Beckham Plugs “Into the Unknown” Series in London
He’s always up to something crazy and David Beckham attended a photocall for the launch of “David Beckham: Into the Unknown” at London’s Serpentine Sackler Gallery today (June 2).
Joined by “Monty Python” star Michael Palin, the English footballer looked a bit rugged with a manly beard as he discussed his new series for the BBC One network.
David declared, “I retired 12 months ago and my whole life, my whole career has been about having a particular schedule that I’ve always kept to, so we just wanted to be able to jump on the bikes and do what we wanted, wherever we wanted.”
Becks and his buddies Anthony Mandler, Derek White and Dave Gardner rode their motorcycles all over Brazil, including the Amazon rainforest.
“I wanted to do something that we would all enjoy - I'm a big motorbike rider and so are two of my three friends that came with me on this trip. It was the kind of journey that had no schedule.
It was important to also find somewhere where I was unrecognizable, and we found that.”
David continued, “Derek came with a suitcase of ‘going out’ shirts! He wasn’t expecting to camp, he wasn’t expecting to go into the jungle so it was a whole surprise for him. Dave and I were better prepared but Anthony still didn’t tell us much which is actually what I wanted.”
As for sleeping arrangements, the boys relied on pretty primitive means. “I’ve been in a hammock before with the kids or with Victoria, but sleeping in a hammock that was going to be your bed for 12 days, that was a whole different thing. My first night’s sleep in the hammock was terrible, I had about 30 minutes sleep. About two days later someone decided to explain how best to sleep in a hammock and after that it was great.”