The news comes a fortnight after it was announced that the ex-Manchester City defender-turned-pundit will be a regular panellist on the 18th series of Sky's A League Of Their Own, appearing alongside host Romesh Ranganathan, regular captain Jamie Redknapp and a rotating cast of guest captains.
Richards has a reputation as a prankster after video of him feigning an injury after shooting an advert, convincing Manchester City's photographer and marketing manager that he'd pulled a hamstring, went viral in 2013:
More recently however, he was the victim of a set-up himself:
Richards also features in Zig Zag's forthcoming CBBC documentary Football Academy, alongside Mo Salah, Alan Shearer, James Ward-Prowse, Nathan Redmond and Kyle Walker-Peters, in the series following young players and staff at Southampton FC's academy.
A Sky Sports film about racist abuse in football, Micah Richards: Tackling Racism, also won sports documentary of the year in the "up to 60 minutes category" in last year's Broadcast Awards.