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WAGs film World Cup slum docu on poverty in South African slums

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London, May 12 (ANI): Five WAGS and ex-WAGs have made a BBC documentary about poverty in the South African slums ahead of next month's World Cup.hantelle Tagoe, Emile Heskey's partner, and Ellie Darby, girlfriend of West Ham defender Matthew Upson were among the five women to take part.

The ladies travelled to Cape Town last September to film a five-part documentary for BBC3 called 'Wags, Kids and World Cup Dreams', which starts on Sunday at 9pm.he documentaries will focus on the orphan crisis, HIV pandemic, prostitution and social breakdown.

Elen Rivas, Frank Lampard's former partner, and the ex-girlfriends of Jermaine Pennant and Jermain Defoe - Amii Grove and Imogen Thomas, also took part.

All the WAGs have received a contributor's fee, and each of them will star in a documentary focusing on their "glamorous" lives back in the UK.

"We were making a documentary for our core audience of 16- to 24-year-olds who are probably aware of the World Cup but not of the underbelly of South Africa. Because they are interested in Wags, they might watch and learn something," the Telegraph quoted a spokeswoman for the BBC as saying.

She told the Guardian that the women were chosen for their "emotional and physical" readiness.

"There was a really wide selection process and it was fairly clear that these were the ones that were best suited to doing that sort of project in terms of stamina and interest levels," she said.

The women were not put up in luxury hotels but slept at the projects during filming, added the BBC. (ANI)

Story first published: Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 15:50 [IST]
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