Joe Lycett unveils truth behind his £10,000 shredding moment in David Beckham Qatar World Cup ultimatum
Birmingham comedian Joe Lycett has issued a new update on his apparent shredding of £10,000
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People across the world looked on in horror as Birmingham comedian Joe Lycett appeared to shred £10,000 of his own money in response to David Beckham’s lack of acknowledgement over threats.
Joe Lycett had challenged England football hero Beckham to give up his World Cup deal with Qatar - said to be worth £10m - and said he would donate the cash to charities supporting LGBTQ+ people in football.
The deadline was set for noon yesterday (Sunday, November 20) and Lycett live streamed a video of him throwing £10,000 into a giant shredder.
However, this morning, he has revealed that while he really did chuck £10,000 cash into the machine - the shredded papers coming out of it was not real money.
He had, in fact, already donated the cash to charity last week. Birmingham MP Preet Gill was among those who commented on the episode, saying that the money would be better being sent to foodbanks amid the cost of living crisis.
And Lycett agreed with this sentiment, assuring fans: “I would never shred real money. I would never be so irresponsible.” He admitted the whole event had been a publicity stunt to get people talking.
Here’s Joe Lycett’s final message to David Beckham