DIARY: PROs team reign in Spain after seven-day Bare Necessities hardships

For those who hope the sight of another canape or glass of champagne is a long way off, can Diary tempt you with a plate of bull's testicles and acorns?

Three of the PR industry's youngsters faced this - all in the name of entertainment.

Sagar Sharma, consultant at Weber Shandwick; Joanna Husson, a junior account exec at Ketchum Life; and Emma Coulthurst, a consultant from Countrywide Porter Novelli; have been contestants on BBC 2's survival gameshow Bare Necessities.

For those unfamiliar with the programme, which will air on 18 January, it pits a team of three members of the same profession against those of another profession, testing survival instincts in the process. It would have been apt to pit PROs against journos, but they actually came up against some car mechanics.

The two teams were stranded in the Andalucian mountains - one of Spain's highest points - with just a knife, warm clothes and a ball of string. They had to survive for a week, building their own shelter, making a fire and weathering a storm which blew away part of their camp.

'It was a brilliant experience,' says Sharma. 'It gives you a sense of liberation knowing you have the skills to look after yourself.'

And even though he says the skills aren't transferable to the PR world, Diary knows many who may be interested in Sharma's claims that 'we ate very little, but were perfectly sustained'.

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