Emon: Definitely. When you experience something first hand, when you see it right in front of your face, there’s no misconception about it. You’ve seen it, you’ve felt it, you were there. And that’s what it was.
It was at that point in São Paulo, when we came across the street kids, that we both decided then that if we were to win, we would donate at least half the money to these kids. At the end of the day, we were on an amazing trip, and you can’t put a price on that. Even if the prize was a million pounds, it wouldn’t really matter, the experience we had was incredible.
We just felt we needed to give something back to a place that had given us so much. It’s made us friends for life, it’s given us memories for life, incredible stories to tell and the best thing about it for me was, you know when you go on holiday and you come back from holiday at the end and you tell your friends about what you did? This way, everyone can see our story - it’s on TV.
That’s the beauty of it. If I have to tell my friends about the kids in São Paulo, they might think, 'oh, you know it’s just homeless kids', but because everyone has seen it now and seen it for themselves - and because me and Jam are just two normal guys - a lot of people can relate to us and feel that, too.
People are talking about it, and that's key Because we say 'poverty' and we don’t really think about poverty in South America, we think about poverty in Africa or Asia, but it is very strife there.