Ex-Newcastle Striker Shola Ameobi Admits He Still Gets Grilled Over His MTV Cribs Appearance

Ollie Knight
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Former Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi has revealed that he still gets grilled by his teammates over his appearance on MTV Cribs over 10 years ago.

The 35-year-old, who now plays for Notts County, scored 53 Premier League goals in 312 appearances for Newcastle over a 14-year spell.

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He has also started life well at Notts County, scoring four goals in his first 11 games following a free transfer in February.

Speaking to ​Notts County's official YouTube channel about that very special appearance on MTV Cribs, Ameobi said:  “I was stitched up


“Listen, I can take it on the chin, I’m a big man and I had to sit there and watch while everyone was sniggering and laughing.

“But, you know, that’s the camaraderie we have in the squad, we can sit there and have a bit of banter and have a bit of fun.

“No-one is exempt but we are all in this together and hopefully we can have some fun along the way.”

When asked whether that ​criminal coffee table was still in his house, the former Newcastle striker replied:  “I have actually (starts laughing) - my Mrs hates it - but it doesn’t light up anymore, it’s just a coffee table now.”

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