Becks to appear on Sesame Street

David Beckham has reportedly filmed a guest appearance on Sesame Street.

The LA Galaxy footballer and father-of-three was invited onto the hit US kids TV show last week, where he introduced a new word to fluffy red puppet Elmo and the viewers, according to The Sun newspaper.

David chose the word ‘persistence’ and explained why it was important to him.

A source told the newspaper: “David has always been a huge fan of the show. When he was a kid he watched it, like a lot of people, and knew all the characters. He was more than happy to go on.

“He loves dealing with kids and thought it would be a great way to get through to them. He has developed a great understanding speaking to children with his own boys and through his coaching at the Beckham soccer schools.

“He had a great time filming it, a real laugh.”

Sesame Street, starring puppets created by Jim Henson, began in 1969 and is now one of the longest running US TV shows, broadcasting over 4,000 episodes.

Other stars to have visited the street where Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Cookie Monster and Count von Count live include Robert De Niro, Johnny Cash, Destiny’s Child and Mel Gibson.

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