It sounds like a distant planet in a dystopian sci fi movie, and the place itself doesn't disappoint. Welcome to Transnistria, a tiny strip of land measuring less than 15 miles wide. Long linked to organised crime, the government here doesn't take too kindly to journalists, so for a special report with Channel 4 News, we went in undercover.
Now I find myself flying to Innsbruck, Austria to film a TV show competing in winter sports. Almost a full circle of sorts.... just without the dancing. Unless I can dance on skis, which would be incredibly difficult! But even having the opportunity to compete with a five-time Olympic Gold Medalist is pretty awesome.
It is often in times of tragedy and crisis that we witness what is best in humanity and the human condition. This was undoubtedly the case in Edinburgh recently, when hundreds of volunteers turned out to join in the search for the missing - and tragically killed - three-year-old child Mikaeel Kular.
Honesty is the best policy. Isn't it? Although I finally realised my true feelings for Alex and was ready to lay my cards on the table... then Binky revealed the reality of what happened. Gutting? Sure. Embarassing? Very, but I will always have my friend's interests at heart. If it makes the both of them happy, it makes me happy.
The hue and cry at Channel 4's Ramadan broadcasts and call to prayer highlights the way religion is jumping back into the headlines in an unhelpfully sensationalist fashion.
To have a proper house party you must NOT be too house proud. Sofa stains will occur, glasses will be smashed, a poor unfortunate person might not make it to the bathroom before they have to vomit. If you are the type of person who freaks out at messiness then get drunk and deal with the horror the next day.