Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


David Beckham goes Into The Unknown!

09 July 2014, 08:40

London -  This documentary special follows global superstar David Beckham on an unforgettable journey through the Amazon rainforest, airing exclusively on BBC Knowledge.

After 22 years playing for the world’s greatest football teams, David Beckham has retired. For the first time in his adult life he has the freedom to do whatever he wants – and to mark the occasion he’s going on an adventure.

He’s chosen Brazil, on motorbikes, and is travelling with three of his closest friends - Anthony Mandler, world renowned photographer and video director; Derek White, an experienced motorbike rider who’ll get them out of a mechanical fix; and Dave Gardner, his best friend since they were 14 years old.

First stop Rio

It takes only minutes for David to be spotted by fans and paparazzi. With the motorbikes giving them a speedy getaway and the helmet creating the anonymity David craves, they escape up to a favela, called Vidigal.

Passing a foot-volleyball game down on Sao Conrado beach, David can’t resist the temptation, and plays with the locals until the sun goes down. The locals can’t believe their luck. The next day they fly to Manaus, tropical gateway to the Amazon, and make their way deep into the Amazon where David is unknown.

They enjoy the freedom of the bikes on the open road but are out of their comfort zone and when night falls they have to bed down in hammocks, in pretty basic conditions. After almost 800 miles of boat and bike travel, they reach a tiny airstrip that will take them deep into the jungle to meet the inhabitants of a remote territory where few Westerners have been.

Watch the trailer here:

Catch David Beckham: Into the Unknown on Saturday 12th July at 19:20 on BBC Knowledge (DStv channel 184), repeated on Sunday 13th July at 14:15 and 23:00.

- Channel24


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Ben Wangui
Four wards to elect new MCAs in b...

This follows the death of former office holders between April and August this year. Read more...

Submitted by
Ben Wangui
Justice Isaac Lenaola appointed a...

He replaces retired Justice Philip Tunoi.

Submitted by
Jayne Zack
I am in ODM to stay, Busia Depu...

Busia Deputy Governor Kizito Wangalwa told Deputy President William on the face that he was in the Orange Democratic Movement to stay. Read more...

Boda Boda operators in Bahati rai...

Motorbike Boda Boda operators from Bahati Sub county on Tuesday took to the streets of Nakuru’s CBD lamenting over what they term is harassment by patrol police officers in the area. Read more...

Submitted by
Gabriel Ngallah
Human Rights activist lives in fe...

The Human rights fraternity in Mombasa is currently living in fear after the home of one of the vocal human rights champion was invaded on Monday night. Read more...

Submitted by
kel wesh
Poisonous milk powder siezed by K...

The Kenya Revenue Authority has seized two containers with illegal milk powder which had been declared as gypsum board at Mombasa port. Read more...