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Pictures show Beckham, posing with his motorbike as well as a giving a child a piggyback during his journey. After arriving in Manaus, the rainforest city where the Three Lions is set to play Italy next month – the footballer explored the surrounding area with friends Derek White and Dave Gardner by motorbike and boat. The first details of their trip have emerged as the BBC announces the documentary will be called “David Beckham into the Unknown.”
Guided by locals, the star visited the tiny community of Angelin, crossed the river Negro to the banks of the Cuieras River and traveled deep into the rainforest to meet the remote Yanomami tribe.
The first pictures to emerge of Beckham in the Amazon show him sporting a red bandana and giving a young local boy a piggyback. Dressed in a simple white T-shirt and black trousers, the footballer shows his fatherly side and looks quite at home playing with the youngster.
Set to air in June, just ahead of the World Cup, the programme was made with world-renowned filmmaker Anthony Mandler. The 90-minute programme follows Beckham as he flies 5,000 miles from London to South America, staying briefly in Rio de Janeiro and then on to Manaus in the heart of the rainforest.
The 38-year-old sports ambassador caused quite a stir when he arrived in Rio de Janeiro at the beginning of March. After arriving at the airport to a bevvy of female fans, the star – who carried all his own luggage – retreated to the Fasano hotel in Ipanema Beach, known as the most stylish hotel in Rio.
He was in town initially to film a motorbike commercial, but then went on to Manaus to start work on the