by Alyssa Toomey | Mon., May. 19, 2014 10:42 AM
David Beckham is taking the Amazon by storm.
The former professional soccer player traveled to the heart of the rainforest for his new BBC One documentary, titled David Beckham Into the Unknown, which follows the father of four as he ventures deep into the jungle.
After flying 5,000 miles from London to South America, Becks makes a brief stop in Rio de Janeiro before moving on to Manaus, the capital city of Amazonas. From there, he meets up with pals Derek White and Dave Garden and the trio travels by motorbike and boat to the small community of Angelin.
Then it's deeper into the jungle for the famous friends as they cross the river Negro to the banks of the Cuieras River before they spend time with the remote Yanomami tribe. (Despite all of this trekking, Becks still manages to look sexy as ever in the promo pics.)
Becks was filmed cooking, fishing and camping (and of course looking hot) with his two pals for the 90-minute film, which will air in June on BBC One, ahead of the World Cup.
"This is an unforgettable documentary set in the heart of the dense Amazon rainforest following David Beckham," Helen Jackson, managing director for content at BBC Worldwide, said. "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."
BBC One's controller Charlotte Moore added: "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."
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