Joe Lycett is ready to shred £10k if David Beckham doesn't speak out against Qatar

Talking to Richard Herring on his podcast, comedian Joe Lycett has explained why he's challenged David Beckham to stop promoting Qatar ahead of the World Cup.

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JOE LYCETT: Because he's so influential, he's so regarded. And if I can push-- that's the only thing I can do. If I can push a bit of that, then that's the only way I can affect change. That's how I felt is that that's the most power I've got is to go through his power, essentially.

- Yeah.

JOE LYCETT: I have no idea what he'll do. And then, obviously, to get it in the press to get pressure, I had to do something bold. And the money is really captured people, and it's a talking point. Today, people have been talking about it. And, obviously, influenced by the KLF when they burnt a million quid, and all of. That captures people. There's something about destroying money.

And I feel it, and I really don't want to do it, but I've bought the shredder. I've got it. It's all set up. I know how I'm going to do it. I've got it all set up. And, next Sunday, if he doesn't-- it's happening. I appreciate that what I'm going to do-- or, I hope I don't have to do it, but I appreciate what I'm going to do is bold, and will [BLEEP] a lot of people off. But I'm at that point now where I'm so angry about it, I don't care.