David Beckham is Afraid of Frogs

June 2, 2014

David Beckham, one of the most recognizable sports stars in the world and one of the best soccer players in history is afraid of frogs. That's right. The master of the football field shared his disdain for the amphibians on a trek into the Amazon rainforest for the BBC Worldwide documentary David Beckham: Into The Unknown, whereby Beckham and two of his friends journey into the forest on motorcycles looking for people who have never heard of Beckham and his football exploits.

In an interview with the BBC's Michael Palin, Beckham expressed his fear of frogs and then Palin called him a "Wimp" for fearing the amphibians. "You are a wimp, really. David Attenborough would have interviewed it [the frog]," Palin said to Beckham at a Q&A in London.

David Beckham


David Beckham in the Amazon. 

"I am not a big frog fan. It was bright orange and I was told it was pretty dangerous," Beckham told Palin during the interview. "I was a little bit nervous about that."

The frog in question appears to be a dart frog

The documentary airs June 9 on BBC One.

Read More

Herping The Mighty Amazon

Golden Poison Frog Gets A Sanctuary In Colombia

Related Articles

USFWS Sued For Lack Of California Tiger Salamander Recovery Plan

Lack of plan further imperils Ambystoma californiense, conservation group says.

Australia's Armoured Mist Frog Range Expanded

Scientists move 40 Litoria lorica to new location four kilometers from only known area in which the frogs can be found.

Louisiana Proposes Endangered Status For Mississippi Gopher Frog

Wildlife and Fisheries Commission also proposes permit system for taking or killing Eastern Diamondback rattler and two species of pine snake.

Add your comment:
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module
Edit Module

Cast Your Vote

What is Your Favorite Reptile?


Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleEdit Module

Find Us On facebook

Edit Module