It’s Gareth Bale as you’ve never seen him before – as a waxwork!
Footage shows the Wales and Real Madrid ace posing as a waxwork in Madrid to leave tourists stunned when he comes to life as part of a prank for a new series.
New comedy series ‘Jack Whitehall: Training Days’ – a new original series for YouTube – sees the comedian meet some of the world’s best-known footballers and get them out of their comfort zones.
The first episode sees the comedian meet up with Bale to play golf – where Whitehall tries to cut Bale’s famous “man bun” off – before he persuades Bale to try out a new “summer job”.
The Cardiff-born player – who became a father for the third time just this week – goes into make-up to become more “wax-like” before pranking local tourists at Madrid Wax Museum, with entertaining results.
Tourists can be seen looking at waxworks of footballers included Cristiano Ronaldo and Andrés Iniesta before Bale comes to life to scare them.
Gareth Bale gets ready to pounce
Gareth Bale poses as a waxwork for new comedy series ‘Jack Whitehall: Training Days’
The show also saw Whitehall poke fun at Wales’ celebrations after making it to the semi-finals of Euro 2016.
“You won the Euros, didn’t you? You had the bus you didn’t win that tournament?”
Bale quips: “We like to celebrate our country. We like to stick together, unlike yours.”
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Launched on May 9, the series have six episodes with extra “mini-episodes” in between and can be found on Jack Whitehall‘s YouTube channel .
The first episode also sees fiery Manchester United boss José Mourinho give Whitehall driving lessons.
The series has been produced by Fulwell 73, whose credits include The Late Late Show with James Corden, James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke, One Direction: This Is Us and Take That: These Days on Tour.
James Corden – well-known for playing Smithy in Gavin Stacey – is listed as one of the executive producers of the series.
You can watch the full first episode on YouTube here .