A World Cup Golden boot winner, A Love Islander, A man who has won the UEFA Champions league with no less than 3 different teams...and Me!
This was the powerful panel from varied areas of the sports industry flown into Monaco to discuss the evolution of Brand Ambassadors and Influencers with UEFA.
I adore hosting panels and when I have Gary Lineker, Josh Denzel, Clarence Seedorf and Phil Carling by my side my role is made infinitely easier. I just tee them up, let them do what they do best and help move the story along. It's truly a joy to work with pros of the level of Lineker - a natural born story teller that grips the room to his every word and charm.
I flew to Monaco on the day before the Champions League draw crossing paths with the most incredible people. Every street, every glamorous bar, every turn I'd spot another footballing legend dressed impeccably.
There's legends, then there's LEGENDS.
My friend and I were waiting for our flight home from Nice airport and admiring the children's slide that runs from the top floor of the airport down to the departure lounge, where our flight was being boarded. It is definitely a quicker route than the elevator and pretty direct. We looked at each other, ignored the sign that firmly requested Under 6's only and despite a slight "You go first, no you first" vibe we both knew we were going to do it. We made a deal, sniggering we decided we would both stand up at the bottom straight faced and walk away like it was totally normal. No laughing. Play it cool.