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Micah Richards leaves Kate Abdo stunned after challenging Premier League cult hero to press-up contest on live TV

MICAH RICHARDS left viewers stunned as he took on Nigel Reo-Coker in a press-up competition.

The CBS Sports quartet of Kate Abdo, Thierry Henry, Jamie Carragher and Richards were back on screens to cover Wednesday night’s Champions League action.

Nigel Reo-Coker and Micah Richards were challenged to a press-up competition

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Nigel Reo-Coker and Micah Richards were challenged to a press-up competitionCredit: CBS SPORTS
'Big Meeks' was delighted as he hit 50 press-ups

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‘Big Meeks’ was delighted as he hit 50 press-upsCredit: CBS SPORTS

They were speaking to their colleagues in America, with Reo-Coker a pundit in the US.

The ex-West Ham and Aston Villa star used to captain England’s Under-21s when Richards was in the team.

And he hilariously poked fun at his old team-mate, saying: “I remember when you first walked into the dressing room, I thought ‘who’s this kid?’.

“He takes his top off and I was like, ‘oh my God’, that’s when he took care of himself back then.

“But if you asked Micah to do five press-ups, he couldn’t do five press-ups.

“I was trying to process in my head, ‘how can God bless him like that, but he can’t do five press-ups?’ Looks can be deceiving.”

Richards was having none of it and said he’d get down on all fours to prove Reo-Coker wrong.

A press-up contest between the two was called as the former Manchester City star whipped off his suit jacket and threw it towards his fellow pundits.

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Reo-Coker did an impressive 21 but tried to add in a clap and stumbled.

However, his effort was blown out the water by Richards, who did an incredible 50 before getting up and flexing his biceps.

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He shouted: “That’s why they call me Big Meeks.”

Abdo, Henry and Reo-Coker were left in hysterics as he fist pumped Carragher on his way back to his seat.

Fans loved it, with one saying: “Micah is too funny.”

Another added: “Real television.”

The CBS crew hit the headlines earlier in the show after Abdo’s amazing response to Carragher crossing the line with a gag yesterday about “loyalty” to her boxing coach partner Malik Scott.

Richards threw his suit jacket before doing his press-ups

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Richards threw his suit jacket before doing his press-upsCredit: CBS SPORTS

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