David Beckham to star in TV show

The footballer has been handpicked by Friends actor Matthew Perry

Beckham is said to be playing himself in Perry's new TV show, Go On.

'We’ve talked to David Beckham' said the Friends star 'and he said that he would do it, so that was very exciting'.

In Go On Matthew Perry stars as Ryan King, a sport personality who is trying to put his life back together after the death of his wife.

Several famous athletes are lined-up to make cameos in the new American comedy, which premiered in the US in August.