wags

2010

BBC3

DV Director

Five WAGs leave their pampered lives behind to experience the reality of life behind the gloss of the World Cup by rolling up their sleeves to work in some of the poorest and most deprived neighbourhoods in thehost nation, South Africa.

Chantelle Tagoe (Emile Heskey’s partner), Ellie Darby (Matthew Upson’s partner), Elen Rivas (Frank Lampard’s ex-partner) and the ex-girlfriends of Jermaine Pennant and Jermaine Defoe – Amii Grove and Imogen Thomas – are faced with the stark reality of the orphan crisis, HIV pandemic and social breakdown there.

Starting at the Baphumelele Children’s Home in one of the most crime-ridden and dangerous shanty towns, the girls cover 16-hour shifts, caring for children who have been abandoned, abused and are HIV positive.

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