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Beckham travels into the unknown

Rio de Janeiro - When David Beckham visited Brazil earlier this year, it wasn’t just to enjoy the Carnival and play football on the beach – he was also filming a documentary in the tropical rainforest.

After enjoying the obvious charms of Brazil’s most famous coastal city, the former England player headed north with friends to explore the Amazon by bike for a BBC television programme.

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After arriving in Manaus, the rainforest city where England is set to play Italy next month – the footballer explored the surrounding area by motorbike and boat with friends Derek White and Dave Gardner.

The first details of their trip have emerged as the BBC announced the title of the documentary, 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 travelled 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. The second shot shows Beckham posing by his motorbike.

Set to be released, just ahead of the World Cup, the programme was made with world-renowned film-maker Anthony Mandler. – Daily Mail

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