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Published Friday, 08 November 2013
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For goodness sake - I was on a high last week after interviewing the fabulous Dolly Parton but I should have known the buzz couldn't last.

Well, in fact I was faced with a buzz of a different kind this week...

The buzz of insects.

There I was in the Magazine office working away when I started to get a little paranoid as my normally lovely colleagues seemed to be whispering and shushing when I was around.

When I approached producers Jacqui and Maura with a query about what I'd be doing for this week's programme they'd change the subject or mumble incoherently.

I was right to be concerned!

Yesterday I found out, and in the most horrible fashion, that I faced a Bushtucker trial, I'm a Celebrity style.

Producer Jacqui tried to reassure me that a third of the world's population eats bugs.

You can find out tonight whether or not I joined them...

Sarah Travers takes part in her own Bushtucker trial

Also on the programme - staying with the jungle theme - there's been a huge rise in the popularity of survival weekends, foraging in the woods, catching your dinner, making fire, so tune in to see Malachi Cush transfom into Bear Grylls for one night only as he braves the elements somewhere in County Antrim with the guys from NI Survival.

(Men love that sort of thing - what's that all about?!)

You might have seen on the news last week the scary pictures of the crush at the big concert in Fintona. Thankfully no one was injured, but the singer they were all trying to see was rising country star Derek Ryan. We'll be catching up with him to see how he's coping with his new found fame.

Also, did anyone out there go to The Rosetta Bar in Belfast back in the day - well you'll enjoy a report from our John Kearns as he rolls back the decades for their 80s reunion

And we're at home with the Holmes again as Eamonn and Ruth argue the bit out over "thubbing".


Find out more at 8 tonight on UTV.

(I need to lie down now - feeling very queasy)

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Victoria French in Ballymena wrote (440 days ago):
I recently watched the magazine show and I have to say I really enjoyed it, especially the bushcraft stuff. Any chance of showing some more? I think the skills these guys teach are very usefull and I would love to see some more of what they offer.
Daryl black in ballymena wrote (440 days ago):
I really enjoyed the bushcraft stuff you showed on your magazine show on friday night. I had never watched it before but if you keep showing that sort of thing i think i might watch it more often. i always thought it was more a girls programme.
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Sarah Travers
Sarah Travers

Sarah is the presenter of UTV's The Magazine.

A journalist by trade, Sarah worked for BBC Northern Ireland for 17 years before joining the UTV team in 2013.

The mum of two hails from Portstewart where she still lives. Her passion is people and their stories and she says she likes nothing more than a good blether and a night out with the girls.

'Treat others as you'd like to be treated yourself' is Sarah's motto. She says it's stood her in good stead over the years.

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