Remember when David Beckham flew in to the Shropshire border? Here's what he was up to

By Sue Austin | Llanymynech | News | Published:

Superstar David Beckham has used a landmark on the Shropshire border as inspiration for his latest venture – selling face moisturiser.

David Beckham in the advert

A new advert shows Becks posing moodily in front of the falls at Llanrhaeadr.

The England footballer and Miami club owner was flown in for the photo shoot 12 months ago. And now the fruits of his labour have been released in the form of a black and white film to plug Aquapower face moisturiser.

Watch the video:

The advert shows Beckham riding from the city to the waterfall on a powerful motorbike, taking in more of the dramatic Welsh scenery, including riding along a dam wall and up the Great Orme coast road in Llandudno.

He reaches the end of his journey at Pistyll Llanrhaedr’s waterfall road, and stops to admire the view.

No stranger to the world of modelling, Beckham poses topless by the waterfall, washing his face in the water.

David Beckham in the advert


The sultry video for Biotherm Homme is expected to attract millions of views on the internet. When the ex-footballer did the filming in September 2017 he posted photos of Llanrhaeadr waterfall on his Instagram, saying it was ‘ridiculously beautiful’ and posed for photos at Llanrhaeadr Football Club before getting flying off in a helicopter.

David Beckham posted images on Instagram of his visit to the Pistyll Rhaeadr

Putting the ad on Facebook the film company, Flying Glass, said: “A rather damp shoot in Wales led to some lovely moody shots for this commercial.”


Pistyll Rhaeadr is one of the seven wonders of Wales. At 240ft high it is Britain’s tallest single-drop waterfall, and the seventh highest in the UK. When temperatures plummet the water freezes, making a natural ice sculpture.

Sue Austin

By Sue Austin
Chief Reporter

Chief reporter of the Oswestry/Mid Wales office. Keen to hear your news.


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