Shoppers in London’s famous Oxford Street were doing double takes on Wednesday when Love Island favourite Kaz Kamwi was out selling The Big Issue.
The star hit the pavements armed with a card reader and copies of the magazine to challenge herself to see how many copies she could sell in 30 minutes.
It was something of a homecoming for Kamwi, who undertook a six month placement with The Big Issue in Birmingham when she was a student.
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Putting to use her gift of the gab, she got to experience the challenges sellers face when flogging the magazine. “It was really tough selling the magazine. It was intimidating, approaching people and getting their eye contact,” Kamwi said.
“People kept walking away, so I tried the technique of walking towards them with a big smile and offering compliments, but it was still challenging.”
“This is very different to my Love Island experience!” she added. “My Love Island experience – honestly, all I had to do was wake up and go downstairs in a bikini.”