By Honey Gillard

American Idol’s controversial judge Simon Cowell and good-hearted host Ryan Seacrest have got into the poverty helping hand bandwagon. 

The pair flew to Africa to give back and serve. 

Simon says, “Having witnessed some of the appalling conditions in Africa firsthand, I’m especially proud that our show is offering Americans the chance to help those most in need.” Ensuring that American charities will equally benefit from these efforts was one of my priorities, and I’d like to thank our sponsors for their support and generosity in making this possible.” 

Added Ryan, “I thought I was prepared for what I would see in Africa, but the level of poverty was beyond anything I could have imagined. You see it, you smell it, you taste it. However, despite the extreme conditions, you feel an incredible sense of hope from the people … especially the children.” 

Seacrest, Cowell and other Idol judges Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul are also planning to travel to parts of America “hit hardest by poverty, illiteracy and natural disasters.”

Hmm.. Could Simon and Ryan be the next Brad and Ang?

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