Getaway host Catriona Rowntree has graced Australian television for over 25 years.
And while many people would think that getting paid to travel and talk about exotic destinations is a journalist’s dream job, think again.
A clip from the Channel Nine travel show shows the 50-year-old presenter panicking before swimming with stingrays in Tahiti.
Memories: Getaway host Catriona Rowntree, 50 (pictured) revealed how she was able to face her fears and swim with stingrays in unseen clips from a series of trips
Catriona explained that her fear came from the fact that she had grown up knowing their tails could sting.
“I didn’t know, what I’ve heard since is that if they don’t have predators they will lose the need to sting,” she said.
“And my brain couldn’t calculate what was going on, and it was an extraordinary situation.”
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Scared: “I didn’t know, what I’ve heard since is that if they don’t have predators they will lose the need to sting,” she said in the clip
Catriona said that while she was able to relax and enjoy the experience the first time around, she had a much harder time letting go the second time around.
“Be as authentic as possible,” she said afterwards of her role as a presenter.
“If you panic, panic, it doesn’t matter, nobody cares. “
” I can not do it ! Catriona said that while she was able to relax and enjoy the experience the first time around, she had a much harder time letting go the second time around.
Speaking to TV Tonight, the longtime TV host recently revealed that the gig wasn’t all it was meant to be.
“A lot of people look at the life of a travel journalist and think ‘This is the dream job’, but it’s not for everyone, (as evidenced by) the fact that we’ve had so many journalists guests over the years, ”she explained.
“We work with a small team. I do my own hairstyles, makeup, wardrobe and I write my own stuff – you have to be pretty versatile, ”she continued.
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“You have to be a sociable person with the patience of a saint. And no matter what happens off camera, you have to give your best, then forget it and move on. You’re not going to come back next week for reshoot. ‘
After Catriona got engaged to farmer James Pettit in 2007, she moved from Sydney to rural Victoria to start a family.
The move made things difficult for her job, with long trips to the airport and half-day trips to Nine’s GTV station to record voiceovers for Getaway.
Fortunately, things have gotten easier now with technology, and Catriona is able to record all of her voiceovers from home.
“You have to be a sociable person with the patience of a saint,” she explained, adding that there is no chance of recovery if something is wrong because they are shooting on the spot. .