It all sounded very glamorous! A TV programme about me going under cover “somewhere in the UK” for a few days and then declaring who I was and giving out some cash to a few worthy causes that I’d met in the days before. What could possibly go wrong with that idea?
For those of you that saw the programme, you’ll recall how I had to be “evacuated” from the area within hours of arriving as locals were literally “burning the place down” around us.
It all turned out to be an outstandingly memorable experience and one that found me “finding” myself in a way that I’d never have thought possible or even likely.
Being placed in what can only be described as “squalid” conditions, in unimaginable contrast to the life and comfort I’ve become used to over the years was one thing. Then, through the undercover week, meeting people who had “riches” far greater than the material ones I had amassed was humbling and eye opening.