David Beckham has digitally aged to appear as an older version of himself in a campaign video to help prevent malaria deaths.
The Former England captain He is supposed to appear in his seventies in the clip, delivering a speech praising the defeat of our “oldest and deadliest enemies” for the malaria campaign He must die, so that millions can survive.
In an imaginary future Beckham, 45-year-old, declares that “Our world has changed” and “We are over malaria.”
Speaking of the new campaign, Beckham said: “Fighting malaria is a reason close to my heart because disease is still a huge killer of children and we have a chance to change that in our lives.
“She has been with Malaria No More UK since 2009, supporting campaigns and helping to highlight the challenge.
“Their campaigns always use great creativity and innovation to bring attention to this issue and I am also happy to have met some inspiring people who are working hard to end this disease.”
The former Manchester United player is a founding member of the UK Malaria Leadership Council – the charity running the campaign.
Dr Pedro Alonso, Director of the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Program, said: “The emergence of Covid-19 Show the world how important our health systems are.
“It is critical that 2021 see the world return to the right track towards achieving current goals for malaria reduction as we end the epidemic.
“By investing in eliminating malaria, we will not only save lives that would otherwise be lost due to this deadly disease; we will also protect existing health systems from the double burden of malaria and other diseases like COVID-19.”
House actor Hugh Laurie, singer Emily Sandy, and The Thick of It star Peter Capaldi have all appeared in charity campaigns.