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David Beckham's hilarious H&M campaign

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David Beckham's talents don't stop at football and modelling – he can act too. The 40-year-old has put his acting skills on display in the humorous new campaign for his H&M 'Modern Essentials' collection, showing him finding an unlikely understudy in the shape of comedian Kevin Hart – who is preparing to play David in fake movie I Beckham.

In the six-minute full campaign video, released on Monday, David is bemused by Kevin's actions – which include copying him on set and joining him in his home. The father of four takes the opportunity to put Kevin through his paces by introducing him to his gruelling cardio workouts and ice baths to amusing effect.

Kevin Hart and David Beckham have teamed up for the new H&M campaign

The campaign was initially teased last week with the release of a 30-second trailer. Kevin, who is currently touring with his stand-up show What Now? revealed that it had been his "dream" to work with David.

"To be able to make fun of a global icon like David Beckham is a comedian's dream," Kevin said in a statement. "I love fashion as much as I love sports, which is why I was so excited to star in David's new H&M campaign."

David has launched a collection of 'Modern Essentials' for H&M

The admiration is clearly mutual, with David having nothing but praise for theAlong Came Polly actor. "Kevin Hart is one of the funniest, smartest guys around," the sportsman added. "I love to do the unexpected for my H&M campaigns. I hope everyone enjoys watching it as much as I did making it!"

It's not the first time that David has smouldered on camera for H&M. Earlier this year the football star wowed as he starred in a short clip for the brand, directed byQuantum of Solace's Marc Foster.

The new Modern Essentials selected by David Beckham Autumn collection will be available in every H&M store that sells menswear from Thursday 1 October.