Sosok tersebut adalah David Beckham, pesepakbola kebanggaan warga Inggris. Ia begitu berbeda dengan menggunakan setelan jas dan dasi. Perahu cepat yang yang dikemudikannya melesat di bawah Tower Bridge yang terbuka di tengah pertunjukan kembang api.
Dalam perahu cepat tersebut, Jade Bailey juga tampak di depan perahu sambil memegang obor. Melalui rekaman gambar, tampak Becks selalu tersenyum menjalankan 'tugasnya' tersebut.
Easy rider: David Beckham appeared to be driving a speedboat down the River Thames carrying the Olympic Torch
The real deal: A man can be seen helping David steer the speedboat down the river with one hand on the steering wheel
The right shot: Viewers at home saw David Beckham driving the speedboat but he was actually not alone in controlling it
Illuminating: Tower Bridge was highlighted by a dramatic fireworks show as the speedboat passed under it
In control: The LA Galaxy footballer took the experience in his stride and smiled throughout
Power mover: Beckham's speedboat was dwarfed by the sheer size of the HMS Belfast
Not alone: Beckham was joined on the boat by Jade Bailey, Arsenal and England Under 17 ladies footballer player
Still smiling: The father-of-four looked chuffed as he took in the fantastic view from the speedboat
Coming alive: Tower Bridge was the main attraction as Beckham rode along the River Thames
Mission accomplished: With the stadium in the background the impressive scene was complete
Pleased to meet you: David was greeted by Sir Steve Redgrave at a dock near the stadium
A helping hand: The former Manchester United midfielder held the torch in place to pass on the flame
Game over: With the flame passed on, David stepped back as Sir Redgrave took on the rest of the journey