We told you recently enough that Beckham was off to Peckham to do a Sports Relief sketch with the Only Fools and Horses lads, however turns out the former international football star had more than a few nerves the night before and struggled to sleep, bless him.
The star said he went off to bed early, but was so worried about perfecting his lines, that when he finally did sleep, it was with the script still on his chest. He said "I've never done anything like this before, especially with two people I'm really in awe of and have been for many years."
David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst played the iconic roles of Del Boy and Rodney for many a year on the hit comedy, and Beckham is a huge fan he said, and has been for years; "Being from the EastEnd of London, it's what I was brought up on." After filming the scenes, he said he could now "die a happy man".
It was Beckham's idea to reunite the Trotter brothers for the first time since 2003, said Jim Sullivan, the son of the late Only Fools' creator John. He told the Radio Times "He got in touch through Sport Relief saying he is a big fan of Only Fools and Horses and that he was wondering if there was a possibility of doing something together for the campaign," said Sullivan.
"We were a little hesitant to commit at first. Since dad passed away our intention was to protect the work, not to attempt adding to it. However, with Sport Relief being such a worthy cause, we knew dad would approve."
Sullivan said that Beckham got over his initial nerves and delivered a great performance. "When he first read the script he was a bit surprised to have been given so much dialogue and was nervous, understandably, about having to act alongside David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst, but he had no reason to be because his acting and delivery were very good," he said.
Beck's can act now too? We might have to believe it when we see it.
You can watch the sketch for Sport Relief on March 21st.