Brits warned not to swim in the Amazon


BBC One Controller Charlotte Moore said: “In this special documentary for BBC One, David Beckham embarks on a top-secret expedition to the Amazon that will see him encounter the other side of Brazil and journey through the tropical rainforest…”

The film crew were warned off swimming in the Amazon during the recent shooting — for fear of a deadly fish called the candiru, which is said to enter people through their urethras and eat their way through their private parts.

Government officials urge visitors not to go swimming in the Amazon region, which will be a hot spot for soccer fans heading to Brazil this summer. More…

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