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David Beckham 'Couldn't Sleep' The Night Before Filming 'Only Fools And Horses' Sketch For 'Sport Relief'

11/03/2014 08:53 GMT | Updated 11/03/2014 09:59 GMT

David Beckham has spoken about his upcoming 'Only Fools and Horses' sketch to help raise money for 'Sport Relief', describing it as a "nerve-racking" experience but adding he can "die a happy man" having been part of it.

In the sketch David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst reprise their roles of Del Boy and Rodney Trotter from the iconic British sitcom, and run into the sportsman in the unlikely setting of a Peckham café.

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David Beckham on 'Only Fools and Horses'

David has said that he is a lifelong admirer of 'Only Fools and Horses', telling Radio Times: "I'm a huge fan of the show. I have been for many years, as far back as I can remember. Being from the East End of London, it’s what I was brought up on."

However, he also said that because of his love for the show, recording the charity sketch was a daunting experience, as he wanted to make sure everything was perfect.

He explained: "The day of filming started off with a slightly sleepless night, going over my script. The thought of being on set with Nicholas and David was obviously very nerve-racking."

His hard work obviously paid off as writer Jim Sullivan - whose father John Sullivan created the sitcom as well as spinoffs 'The Green Green Grass' and 'Rock & Chips' - praised Beckham's performance in the sketch, telling Radio Times: "His acting and delivery were very good. It was lovely to meet him."

The sketch will air as part of 'Sport Relief' on March 21st.

Other stars to have helped raise money for the charity this year include presenter Davina McCall, who recently spoke of the strain she put on her body as part of her epic 'Sport Relief' challenge, and Little Mix, who have recorded the official 'Sport Relief' single this year, 'Word Up!', which is released on March 16th.

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