Fact. David Beckham is gorgeous.
So what the hell has happened to him in this picture?
Is this what he really looks like before he leaves the house and is photographed by a million paparazzi?
Is he, underneath that glossy sheen of his, really just a monstrously ugly fella.
Well, of course not – it’s all make-up!
Yes, David is trying his hand at being a film star again in Guy Ritchie’s upcoming film King Arthur.
And props to the make up artist who crafted his scars as, when David posted the picture on Instagram, fans were aghast.
One wrote: “Noooo. What happened to your face?”
Another said: “Oh dear! Make sure you floss every day as those teeth aren’t a great look.”
A third added: “OMG!! This is terrible.”
But then there were others who were not put off by his grotesque scars and admitted they “still would”. Shameless!
In the film, which is due out in May and stars Queer As Folk star Charlie Hunnam in the title role, David plays a grumpy knight.
“I had 13 lines and practised a huge amount beforehand,” he told the Times back in 2015. “Guy had someone come and rehearse with me, and I did that an hour every day in the build-up.”
David, who is not a trained actor, confessed that filming had been “nerve wracking” but that he’d enjoyed the experience.
Director Ritchie told The Sun: “David really is one of the best men you could wish to meet and fantastic to have around on a film set.”
In fact, Guy says David has what it takes to make it in Hollywood, saying he was “fabulous” in King Arthur.
But Beckham says he still has a lot to learn and is expecting people to take pop shots at his attempts at acting.
“I am very aware that many sportsmen and other celebrities have turned their hand to acting and failed,” he told The Times.
“I know that it is a tough profession, where you need a huge amount of skill and discipline, and I wouldn’t want to push myself forward too soon, without learning more about it, and doing a lot more practice.
“But what I have done so far, I have loved. I can deal with most things. I am a well-known person, so I have got used to criticism.”