Emile Heskey has managed to keep an embarrassing episode from his childhood secret for 24 years, but now he has jetted off to join Australia's A-League it has been revealed publicly for the first time.
Yes, the goal-shy striker was once a contestant on the Rod Hull and Emu Show. At the age of just 11, Emile - or Emily as one presenter accidentally called him - took on an assault course and won £100 for charity.
In the rather surreal surrounds of Mr Hull's freaky TV arena, Heskey and friends took on a group of kids from Nottingham, who were watched over by notorious baddie Grotbags.
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