David Beckham will appear on The One Show this Friday as he carries the Olympic torch into Britain.
The LA Galaxy midfielder, who was today announced as one of London 2012’s torch-bearers, will be joined on the show by London Mayor Boris Johnson and Lord Coe at the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose in Cornwall as part of a special outside broadcast.
Upon arrival, BBC newsreader Sophie Raworth will interview Beckham, Coe and Johnson before the flame is transferred to a cauldron.
The former England captain, who was part of the London 2012 team that bid for the Games, will journey to Athens tomorrow for the Olympic flame Handover Ceremony accompanied by five British youngsters who have been involved in the London 2012 Get Set Education programme.
“A mix of some of Britain's hard-working younger generation and a touch of the Beckham stardust is the right way to shine the spotlight on the 70-day relay involving 8,000 torch-bearers, which will begin after the Olympic flame touches down on home soil,” said Lord Coe.
As well as Beckham, the One Show will also play host to some former Olympians and local torch-bearers during Friday’s broadcast.
The One Show, which will simulcast with BBC News from 7:30pm, will be broadcast this Friday at 7:00pm on BBC1