Last night, BBC1 showed a long documentary entitled “David Beckham into the Unknown” and it consisted of a bike/boats trip in Brazil – started in Rio then off to the Amazon with three friends to experience something he chose to do (According to Beckham he has been doing things Man United, Real Madri.ENgland organised most of his life) and find himself. “You’re going where to find yourself?” Victoria asked. “Why can’t you find yourself at home?” Home is a fairly big mansion in  fashionable Notting Hill Gate.

The  journey is massively organised and they obviously have a guide through the jungle, where they go by boat, fish with the locals, sleep in the wild and obviously visit an Indian tribe – the Yanomanis

As you can imagine, the papers are full of comments. I enjoyed very much the Guardian’s article by Sam Wollaston. Enjoy some extracts:

If it was really just about being with his mates and self-discovery he could have left the cameras at home.

I was surprised not to see a stylist among the credits, but then there’s no medic there either, and they’ve clearly got one of them, to tend to their splinters.

He visits a tribe – ah yes, the Yanonami, already friends with Sting, I believe. (Never mind uncontacted, the Yanonami have the most impressive contacts book in South America).

They paint him up a bit. Go on, stick a saucer in his lower lip, I want to see Victoria’s face when he comes home … Wrong tribe?


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About Betise Assumpcao Head

Communicator, specialized in Media Relations, Reputation, Crisis Management, corporate or individual. I started as a Sports Journalist (7 years, Mains newspapers and magazines in Brazil) turned into World Wide Press Officer (Senna 1990/1994), been to Games in Barcelona Atlanta, London & Rio 2016. Italy, Germany & Brazilian World Cups.

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