By Kimberley Dadds

It is going to be the first time a man has ever graced the front cover of ELLE magazine, so bosses of the publication are obviously hoping it will have an impact.

And what better way than to shoot David Beckham getting wet with his top off?
The football superstar may have turned 37 just a few days ago but he is just as fit and healthy as ever.

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Cover star: David Beckham shows off his impressive body yet again as teaser images are given of his cover shoot for ELLE UK in a newly released video

And to prove it he has stripped off to show his toned chest once again as the publishers gear up the excitement ahead of its release.

A teaser video showing behind the scenes footage of the shoot has now been released by ELLE chiefs online ahead of the July issue's release.

And one thing's for sure, David will appear semi naked on the hotly anticipated cover.

Poser: The football superstar will become the first ever male to grace the cover of the magazine when the July issue is finally released

Beckham shows off his six pack and collection of arm tattoos as he stands holding a white towel with his hair slicked back during the cover session.

And in other stills from the clip he is seen punching the air against a backdrop of trees and a swimming pool.

To drum up even more excitement, ELLE bosses have scrawled words across the screen as flashes of the shoot are shown, which read: 'The Beckham issue is coming. Prepare yourself'.

Gathering excitement: Bosses at the magazine are drumming up anticipation before they reveal the actual cover image

Taking a dip: It appears David will be seen wet with his shirt off for the picture

When it was announced on the MailOnline last month that Beckham was to become the first male cover star of the publication, the sports man said: 'ELLE is a prestigious magazine with international recognition.

'I'm honoured to have been asked to be the first ever solo male fashion cover.'

Editor-in-Chief Lorraine Candy, added: 'David Beckham is a national hero, so we saw an opportunity to shoot a celebratory cover to support an historical and patriotic year.

Scenic: David had his hair slicked back as he flexed his muscles during the shoot

'He is an icon and ELLE is known for featuring icons on its cover. This is a first for us on the newsstand and I believe he is loved by men and women alike.

'Anyway, who doesn't want to see a picture of one of the world's most handsome men on the front cover of a magazine? It will be a collector’s issue.'

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