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Young Acorns reporter Younis to quiz Agbonlahor in TV special

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Young Acorns reporter Younis to quiz Agbonlahor in TV special


Acorns pint-sized pundit Moin Younis returns for more marvellous media work this weekend.

Acorns ace Younis, 14, will quiz Villa star Gabby Agbonlahor - his favourite player - on CBBC's Match of the Day Kickabout Show on Saturday at 7.45am.

Younis, who suffers from a rare life-limiting condition Epidermolysis Bullosa, or 'EB' - a genetic condition in which blisters form both internally and externally on his body from the slightest knock or rub - previously appeared on the programme in the 'My Club' feature talking about his love of all things claret and blue.

Programme chiefs were so impressed with him that they asked if he would do the honours of interviewing Agbonlahor during a club visit to the hospice in Selly Oak.

Younis, who made his name commentating enthusiastically on AVTV alongside Jack Woodward, asked Agbonlahor about his game, his playing pals and the team's goals going forward.

Younis and Agbonlahor have formed a real-life friendship, with the star striker making a number of appearances for the charity as ambassador and often asking how the cheeky chap is.

Younis loved the opportunity of being a reporter for the day - and he was even more delighted when he received a surprise gift from Agbonlahor when the cameras stopping rolling.

Agbonlahor handed over a pair of signed football boots and it's fair to say they now have pride of place for the youngster.

Younis said: "I got to ask Gabby about where he thinks Villa will finish in the Premier League - and whether he thinks the lads will win the next one.

"He gave some really good answers. I loved it!

"Just getting to sit with him and talk to him - it's a big thing getting to interview a Villa player.

"I can't wait to see it on the telly.

"Gabby gave me some boots which I've now got in a glass case in my bedroom. He also randomly took off his jacket and gave it to me!"

Find out more about Acorns Children's Hospice.

AVFC Official
By @AVFCOfficial 8th January 2014
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