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People Staff
May 05, 2008 AT 05:10 PM EDT

David Beckham has joined a long list of celebrities like Robert De Niro, Vanessa Williams and Gloria Estefan who have made guest appearances in the legendary children’s program Sesame Street.

According to British newspaper The Sun, the 33-year-old soccer star recently recorded a scene in which he teaches Elmo, the show’s adorable red monster, a new word.

A source told the newspaper that the famous Los Angeles Galaxy player has been watching the show since he was a kid and was delighted to be a part of it: “David has always been a huge fan of the show. When he was a kid he watched it and was more than happy to go on.”

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