24/07/2012 02:25 BST | Updated 24/07/2012 07:30 BST

London Olympics 2012: David Beckham Shocks Fans By Dropping Into Westfield Photobooth (PICTURES)

Sports fans got the surprise of their lives when David Beckham unexpectedly dropped in on their photo booth snapshots.

Stunned schoolboy Christian Lewis, who was with his mother Elaine, burst in to tears when he spotted Beckham come out of the darkness.

The former England skipper and LA Galaxy player gave the lad a hug as the youngster's mother looked on.

David Beckham pops in on Christian Lewis and his mother Elaine Lewis

The trick was played on 60 members of the public who were posing at photo booth in Westfield Stratford City shopping centre, a stone's throw from the Olympic Park.

They were all sporting Team GB kit for the supporter snaps. They are all part of the Take The Stage campaign run by adidas.

Beckham, who was hiding in a secret section of the booth, said: "It was a unique experience for me and the people who took part and there were some great reactions when we surprised them in the photo booth.

"I always love coming back to London and the activity was a great opportunity for me to get involved in the adidas Take The Stage campaign and get behind Team GB."

Zuleika Butler turned a solo thumbs-up in to a cuddle with Beckham when she came face-to-face with the footballer.

Raymond Mfon and Paul Fagbuaro could not believe their eyes when Beckham strode in to view.

Friends Emma Nwofar, Bonite Cattle and Kara Aretha Graham giggled in disbelief.