David Beckham has been forced to deny recent reports that he used a bottom double in for his recent starring role in the H&M underwear campaign.
Answering critics who suggested he had used a lookalike for some of the scenes, David Beckham, 37, hit back at the speculation surrounding his nether regions and confirmed everything used in the advertisement is what nature gave him.
Asked directly about the “bum double” rumors on live French television show Grande Journal on Thursday night, he said: “No I can say the crotch is mine and the backside is mine as well.
“I heard this the other day. Someone said that I had a stand-in for my bum, but no, I can confirm that’s my bum.”
Last month, eagle-eyed fans took to Twitter to debate whether or not David Beckham had relied on a lookalike for some of the scenes in the H&M underwear commercial, after spotting a shirtless man who looked very similar to Beckham in the background of a handout shot.
The rumors were also fuelled by a back shot of “Beckham” running along in his pants.
While real David Beckham has sleeve tattoos on both his arms, and several inkings on his back, the etchings were noticeably absent from one shot of the man dashing along the street.
In fact, the man running along appeared to be virtually tattoo-free on his right arm, with only a few designs on his left.
David Beckham’s tattoo of son Brooklyn’s name on his lower back could also not be seen on the “double”, while the inking mid-way down his back also appeared to be significantly larger than the footballer’s.
However, in a recent interview, David Beckham said he completed his own stunts on the Guy Ritchie-directed advert, which sees him dash through Los Angeles in just his boxer shorts when his wife traps his dressing gown in the car door and drives off.
David Beckham is quoted as saying: “It was good fun playing an action hero for the day, getting to do all the stunts and ending up in unexpected situations.”