But David Beckham could soon build a reputation as a TV prankster to rival Ashton Kutcher.
He posted this hilarious clip of himself pretending to be a perfume salesman for Ellen DeGeneres' chat show to promote his new fragrance Homme.
Dressed in a uniform of red T-shirt and slacks, with a nametag on and his face obscured by a cap, David posed as an employee of US high street store Target.
Prompted by Ellen, speaking to him through a hidden earpiece, the footie ace goes through a bizarre sales routine that involves spraying the scent on his leg.
The Galaxy midfielder is seen telling customers: "It smells better on my leg" and encouraging them to have a sniff.
When one shopper recognises him he say: "Stop spreading rumours. I'm not David Beckham"
The funniest moment comes when someone asks the 'salesman' where he's from and he responds 'Texas' – at Ellen's prompting he then starts singing 'Howdy Partner' at the top of his voice.
It comes after a similar prank with masseuse last year, also engineered by Ellen.
David confused the lady by making a series of eccentric requests, including that she should call him Ricky and not use her thumbs for the massage.