Former Premier League players, Anton Ferdinand and Shaun Wright-Phillips starred in the debut episode of the ‘Paddy Power FaceTime Shootout’, which is shown on their YouTube upon age verification.
The newly launched Paddy Power series, sees two contestants get the chance to call three of their famous contacts from their phone via FaceTime. If they answer, then that goes down as a goal, but if they leave them hanging, then that goes down as a miss.
Talking about his most famous contact, Ferdinand joked that it would probably be his legendary Manchester United brother Rio Ferdinand but he wouldn’t be choosing to call him because he never picks up the phone, later in the video he stated that he now has a good excuse after welcoming a son with ex TOWIE star wife Kate Ferdinand at the end of 2020.
In the first round Wright-Phillips’ first call went to former Manchester City player Paul Dickov who answered, Ferdinand was less lucky with a call to Phil Bardsley who was unavailable.
Second round and Wright-Phillips tried calling Armand Traoré, who picked up almost instantly being found playing Call of Duty with Ferdinand heckling ‘grow up’ jokingly. Actor Tamer Hassan was Ferdinand’s next target who answered with ‘you miss my face or something?’
Midfielder Danny Williams was Ferdinand’s final choice, who didn’t let down his former teammate as he responded enthusiastically to a Reading FC reunion with his old Royals teammate.
To conclude, Joleon Lescott was Wright-Phillips’ final call answering and securing him a hat-trick to win the game.