Beckham explores jungle for BBC One

David Beckham The superstar spent a fortnight camping and fishing in the Amazon rainforest

David Beckham has spent a top secret fortnight in the Amazon rainforest for a BBC One documentary.

Accompanied by film-maker Anthony Mandler, the global superstar explored Brazil's jungle, where he camped, cooked and fished with three of his friends.

The resulting 90-minute film - an XIX Production for the BBC and BBC Worldwide - will be broadcast in the UK in June, ahead of the World Cup, which takes place in Brazil this summer.

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.'

BBC Worldwide holds the distribution rights for the programme, which it will launch at the MipTV international tv sales festival next month.

Helen Jackson, Worldwide's managing director, content, said it would be 'an unforgettable documentary'.

'Through [David Beckham's] 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.'

Beckham, a former England captain who played for Manchester United and Real Madrid, will help raise money for Sport Relief this weekend when he makes a guest appearance on an Only Fools and Horses special edition.

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