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Jolly Jokes and Awesome Animals

Jokes + animals = this week's Blue Peter! Barney attempts to come up with the world's funniest joke, we've got some seriously impressive animals and we take a look at your LOLs.


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Today's show is an animal extravaganza.

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In fact, there are six different types of animal

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just behind that door.

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I hope there are some super cute ones.

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-Or some little cute baby ones.

-Let's have a look!

-OK.

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TRUMPETING AND ROARING

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HE GULPS

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CHEERING

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Hello, everyone, and welcome.

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-I've got a question for you all - do you like animals? ALL:

-Yeah!

-Yes!

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-I'm going to need more - do you like jokes?

-Yeah!

-Yeah!

-Well, then, good.

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-You at home, today's Blue Peter is just for you.

-Absolutely.

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Let's kick off with the jokey-jokey.

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So, to prepare ourselves for Red Nose Day next week,

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Barney's constructing the perfect joke with none other than

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-hero of comedy, Sir Peter of Kay. Look at him!

-Legend.

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As well as that, we're going to be checking in with our totaliser.

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You've been sending us in your lols,

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telling us what makes you laugh and letting us know what your

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top three favourite jokes are, just like this corker from Priya.

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I love it.

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Why did it take ages for pirates to learn the alphabet?

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They spent years at C!

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-Hey!

-We like that, well done, Priya.

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So that's jokes out of the way, now let's talk about animals and

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let's talk about this little beauty, Shelley. So, Spot Shelley.

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Right now is a great time to jump on to the Fan Club and get ready,

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because as soon as you see a picture of Shelley,

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let us know and tell us where and then you might get your name

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-read out at the end of the show. Goodbye.

-She's off. Whoa, whoa!

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-Mind the plant.

-Dangerous.

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As well as that, animal expert Scott is going to be here in the studio.

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Now, he's brought along six creatures.

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Some of them are beauties...

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-Aww!

-Lovely!

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Don't go anywhere. ..and some of them are beasts.

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THUNDER CRACK Look at that guy.

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The question is, who's going to be facing the beauties and the beasts?

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Who's it going to be? I don't want to face the beasts!

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Well, Linds, all this talk of beauty and beast has got me thinking -

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do you remember when we kind of met the cast of Beauty And The Beast?

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-Radzi, it's like we planned this.

-Oh, watch it!

-Have a look.

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So, who do you play - Beauty or The Beast?

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-Guess.

-Beast?

-Beast!

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-Yeah.

-Awkward.

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The Beast was actually created using

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a combination of computer technologies -

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motion capture puppeteering for the body and

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a Mova facial capture for the face, which was done separately.

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So I sort of played The Beast twice and they fused it together

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with the magic of computer imagery.

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I thought I made a rather dapper iron, thank you very much.

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You did, I like you as an iron. You were very nice.

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To find out why we were being household objects and to see

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the full interview, head onto the BP website. It's there.

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So, back to the beauties and the beasts,

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which are right here in the studio...

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So, online, you guys have been voting for who

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you'd like to face the beasts.

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Now, if you were on the Fan Club on Tuesday you'll already know

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the answer, but here's what happened when Lindsey and myself found out.

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I'm nervous, Radz, you ready?

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They're going to choose you for the beasts, Linds.

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-I think they'll choose you, 100%. Ready?

-I trust you.

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So, the person to face the beasts is...

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-Ha-ha-ha!

-What?!

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Radzi!

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I thought you liked me!

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OK, this is the point where you put your knife and fork down, people,

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if you are eating, as we welcome to Blue Peter animal expert Scott.

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CHEERING

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-Scott, it's always a pleasure, my friend.

-Hello, man.

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What have you got for us today?

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Well, we're going to be seeing the beastly animals,

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I thought we'd see a monstrous amphibian to begin with,

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-and we're going to meet the cane toad.

-Amazing.

-OK.

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Can I hold him, by the way?

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Well, this is one of the biggest amphibians in the world,

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one of the biggest toads in the world, and he is poisonous.

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I'll leave that. Hence the gloves.

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Cos we're going to be holding other animals,

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so we'd better be safe than sorry.

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So, this guy, underneath his skin, he's got some toxins in here,

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in these glands, that he can ooze out, OK?

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And if you ingest it, they can be deadly.

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-There we go, we can see it's being squeezed out there.

-No way!

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And if you ingest that, it can be deadly.

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And it's got adrenaline in it as well, which makes it

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super dangerous cos it makes your heart beat faster,

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and it gets that poison all round your body really, really fast.

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I'll definitely leave it there.

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These guys come from Central America, South America,

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but they're also found in Australia as well, where they were

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released on purpose to help with pest control, but it went wrong.

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They didn't really eat the pests and now they're everywhere

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cos these guys can lay about 30,000 eggs at a time.

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30,000 eggs at a time.

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-Australia wishes that they hadn't let these guys go.

-Yeah!

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And it's killing all their native wildlife cos they're eating

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the frogs, the toads, and it's killing them.

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I heard they can do something cool with their eyes. Is that true?

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Their eyes are always bulging up -

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-have you noticed frogs' and toads' eyes always bulging up?

-Yeah.

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-This is because they use their eyes to swallow their food.

-No way.

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It's true, OK? You can see now,

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they use their eyes and they squeeze them down and we're going to

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go and have a little look at an X-ray,

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and you can see the eyes popping down, pushing the food down

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their throat, and that's how frogs and toads swallow their food.

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So I think that's a pretty amazing fact to learn.

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You never let us down.

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OK, well, we're going to pop this little beast away.

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I think he was pretty cool.

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I'm going to take these gloves off, if you don't mind.

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What's in this one, Scott?

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In here we've got something that's even more beastly, OK?

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Everybody's scared of this - it is the biggest spider in the world,

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-the bird-eating tarantula.

-Oh, Radzi!

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-There we go.

-Look at the size of that!

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-So he's pretty beastly.

-Can they eat birds?

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-Wow!

-So, they can eat birds, but actually, they prefer to eat things

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on the floor like mice, insects, and even snakes as well, Radzi.

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OK, the first thing I've noticed are the size of those fangs.

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He has got huge fangs. They're 2.5cm long

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and he uses them to inject venom into his food to kill it.

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And then he regurgitates digestive juices into his prey to turn it

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into juice so he can suck it up through his teeny, tiny mouth.

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Let's have a little look at them fangs, can we have a little look?

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Just as you're saying that, look at those fangs!

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So, could I perhaps pick up this spider?

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So you're feeling like you'd want to maybe touch him?

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Well, even if he didn't bite you,

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he's got another defence that we don't want to set off -

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he's covered in hairs that have got venom on the end,

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and you get them on your skin you're going to itch,

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and if you breathe them in it's not going to be good,

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so we're going to probably just leave him in there today.

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That's actually the coolest spider, genuinely, that I've ever seen.

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I love that spider. But can you possibly beat that?

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Well, we have got a third beast for you to meet. It's a little turtle.

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-Really?

-Yeah, just a little turtle.

-Can I get close?

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-Well, let's meet him first and see what you think.

-Look at this.

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-Look at that!

-Oh, it's a snapping turtle.

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-Look at that!

-So, this little guy is a snapping turtle and...

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Why's he called a snapping turtle?

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Well, he's got a gigantic neck that snaps up to grab his food.

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And these guys are pretty prehistoric.

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They were walking the earth with the dinosaurs 215 million years ago.

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-No way!

-And they're pretty much unchanged now.

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They use that snapping motion to grab food as it flies past.

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We can have a little look. This is an alligator snapping turtle.

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-Oh, whoa!

-It looks like a worm in its mouth

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but it's actually part of his body -

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-it's a lure to get the fish in and then bam!

-Whoa!

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Now you can see he's got his mouth open there - he's ready for action,

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so we're not going to get too close to him.

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-You can see that razor-sharp beak.

-Yeah.

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These guys are pretty awesome,

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pretty beasty and we want to make sure we don't get bit by him.

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-So a good beast to end with?

-Absolutely!

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Give Scott a round of applause!

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-CHEERING

-Blimey O'Reilly!

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So, Scott will actually be joining us later on when you'll be

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-presenting Lindsey with more beautiful...

-More beautiful animals.

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OK, fantastic.

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Now, last week I got a bit of a privilege, actually, because

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I got to see one of the projects which Red Nose Day helps to fund.

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Take a look at this.

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I've come to Herefordshire to visit one of the projects that

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benefits whenever you make your laugh matter.

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This is Jamie's Farm, where young people from the city get to come

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and experience a week of the country lifestyle, with the aim to

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hopefully improve themselves both at home and at school.

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Jamie's Farm gives young people who've not spent much time outside

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towns or cities the chance to help out on an actual working farm.

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The idea is that getting the guys out into the countryside and

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mucking in will improve their confidence,

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build teamworkig skills and give them a break from everyday life.

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And when I say mucking in, I mean it.

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Mitch, right now we're in amongst the pigs.

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We're moving poo, but you've got a smile on your face.

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Yeah, it's fun, helping them out and just doing stuff with them.

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-Is this anywhere close to anything you've done before?

-No.

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Pig shovelling, done.

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'Thankfully, not all the jobs here involve pig poo.'

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Do you know what's next?

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-I think we're going to do some wood chopping.

-Wood chopping.

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I'll be good at this cos I'm a chip off the old block!

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Ha-ha, cos it's a chip... No.

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Elissa, are you doing this just for fun?

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Cos this looks like a lot of fun.

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No, it runs the showers and the hot water and everything

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for the whole farm.

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What did you most hope to get out of being here on the farm?

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To get more confident around more people, new people.

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Is this anything like home life for you?

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No, because I live in a town

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and this is in the middle of the countryside,

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and it's really different.

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Under the watchful eye of adults on the farm,

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these young people are gaining incredible experiences,

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and to prove it, as we're filming, we get called to the sheep shed.

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Just put the legs through.

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One of the sheep is giving birth,

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and Holly and George are on hand to help her.

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How does it feel to give birth to your very first lamb?

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-Slimy.

-THEY LAUGH

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-Yes, George.

-Good lad.

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It's just, like,

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a great experience to be pulling a lamb out of the sheep.

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So it's just like a one-in-a-lifetime thing.

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We've seen twin lambs born on Blue Peter, and their first steps!

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How cool is that? So I unofficially named them Lindsey and Barney.

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Unofficially.

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Jobs done, we're heading out for a walk.

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This project is all about helping young people appreciate

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the great outdoors.

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But it also aims to get them working together and feeling part of

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a family, something which leader Toby thinks is rather important.

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Given the opportunity and the support and that love that

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a family can give that's unconditional,

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that makes them more positive about taking on challenges back in school

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and elsewhere in their life.

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And it's the money raised that helps Jamie's Farm make this happen.

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What a day it's been and what an opportunity to get to see how

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Red Nose Day directly helps projects just like this one here.

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Now, erm, does anyone know how to get back?

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What a project,

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and thank you to everyone at Jamie's Farm for making me feel so welcome.

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Just remember, projects like that really do rely on the funds

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raised on Red Nose Day, so get funding, people!

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That's right, and what do you need to do to get involved, Radz?

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Thank you very much, Linds, for assisting me there,

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-you professional, you.

-I'm the producer now.

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If you decide to get involved,

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why don't you tell us exactly what you're doing by writing it

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just there, and also including your favourite jokes?

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One next to Lindsey's face,

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one next to Barney's face and one next to my face.

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I was actually reading that back-to-front behind the card.

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Well done. You go and just get yourself together there, Radz.

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Someone who's done just that is Tommy.

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Have a look at this. He's nine.

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He's drawn us there, he's sent in some of his favourite jokes.

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In fact, they're so good, Tommy, I'll let you tell the joke yourself.

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-Nice.

-Off you go.

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Who was the first king to invent fractions?

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King Henry the Eighth!

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LAUGHTER

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Very nice!

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Finishing on a cheeky little dab there as well, we like that,

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and he's dong a sponsored penalty shootout. Well done, my friend.

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Let's talk about Rosa.

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Rosa, you've pledged to change your baby brother's nappy

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on Red Nose Day.

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-Stinky!

-And for that, can we hear your joke, please?

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What do whales eat for lunch?

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Fish and ships!

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-Hey-hey!

-Very nice!

-Like it, Rosa.

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Well, let's talk about the totaliser cos your jokes actually make

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points on this fantastic totaliser.

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At the start, we set ourselves the target of achieving 1,000.

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We smashed it. 2,500, we smashed it.

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5,000, we smashed that and we're now going for

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the unbelievable 10,000.

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But can we beat where we're currently at, which is 5,000?

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-Drumroll!

-Let's find out, OK. DRUMROLL

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Go!

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-No!

-Oh, we haven't slipped into 6,000!

-No!

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-Which means we need help from you, please, people.

-We need your help.

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You've only got until Wednesday 22nd March.

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PS, that's very soon,

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which means you need to get in touch down there and make us laugh.

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Please, hurry up, send in your jokes.

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And if you've sent one in, you can send another one in.

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-Send another one in?

-Yeah.

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Tell your friends, tell your brother, your sister, your parent.

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Classmates, teachers, so your whole class can get involved.

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-Send them in, cos we need to smash it.

-That's right.

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It's our Nose Day special next week the day after the deadline,

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so send those in as soon as you can. Please get involved.

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And on Red Nose Day itself,

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we'll also get to see Barney Harwood, Mr Barney Harwood

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doing a challenge which is so far up his strasse, it is unbelievable.

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-That means street.

-I'm partly German, you see.

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So, Barney's trying to construct the perfect joke,

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but to do that he needs help from the pros.

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-And I need to catch my breath.

-HE EXHALES

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How many Blue Peter presenters does it take to change a light bulb?

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No, that doesn't really work.

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Why did the Blue Peter presenter cross the road?

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Erm, to get closer to you?

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What are jokes?

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Ah, thank you, that should do the trick.

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Let's have a look. Here we go, jokes.

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That sounds about right.

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So, for this year's Comic Relief, I'm on

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a mission to find out how to write and tell the perfect joke.

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Now, where do I start?

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Well, how about one of the biggest British comedians on the planet?

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Over one million tickets sold in arenas across the UK and Ireland.

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Officially the biggest and fastest-selling stand-up

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comedian of all time,

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I give you Peter Kay!

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Let's talk about a joke. What is a joke? What makes something funny?

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A joke, I think, is a nice, straight story with a funny left turn,

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a funny surprise at the end that you're not expecting.

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I used to like teachers with amnesia. Who do you think you are?

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How old are you?

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Where should you be now?

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Do you know who I am?

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Take the viewer down a path they think they're going down

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and then pull the rug at the last minute.

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-Pull the rug from under them, that's one type of joke.

-Yeah.

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Another joke is..

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Well, all jokes are like that, I suppose, really.

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When you do comedy,

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I think you're born with a gauge and you just have something in you, like

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a radar, an antenna, where you kind of get to know what you think works.

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Still always a gamble, cos you might not be right,

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but something initially makes you write it down,

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and then you try it out on your friends and you see and you just...

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It's just like any job - the more you do it,

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the better at it you'll be.

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It's like slow motion, like, "Mu-u-u-m!"

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"Get a spoon!"

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"Me biscuit's fallen in me brew!"

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All right, so, listen, let's break it down to three top tips.

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So, what is it that makes a joke funny?

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Surprise.

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Timing.

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And, erm, I can't think of a third.

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-So let's just do two.

-Two, then.

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-You made it hard by saying three.

-I was going to say six!

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So, we now know what one of the funniest men in the country

7:16:367:16:39

thinks makes a good joke, but if I'm going to come up with my own

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side-splitting gag, I want to find out more about jokes.

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Where did it all start?

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Did a caveman wake up one morning and tell another caveman

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a knock-knock joke? Probably not,

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but I know a man who might be able to help me with my history.

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I've come to meet Robert Ross, a comedy historian

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who has an in-depth knowledge of comedy through the years.

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-Robert, so good to see you.

-How are you doing?

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Yeah, really good, thank you. Let's start at the very beginning.

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-Where do jokes come from?

-Well, I think, you know,

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as you said as you walked in here about the caveman,

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I think the first joke was probably

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the caveman slipping on the first banana skin

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-and his mate laughing at it.

-Yeah.

-That's the point about jokes -

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if it happens to somebody else, it's funny,

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if it happens to you, it's tragedy.

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So, how do we go from slapstick to things that we do as human beings

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naturally to telling jokes? Where do you think that came from?

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Well, it's observational, again. I think you go from slapstick...

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The slapstick was a stick that people just hit over the head with,

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-and that was funny, you know, and...

-I didn't know that.

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Yeah, and jesters at the court of King Arthur would hit people

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over the head with inflated pig's bladders - that was funny.

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So, anything sort of bodily function,

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anything ridiculous is funny.

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Then people started doing observational comedy.

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So you're saying, "Remember the time when someone said so and so?"

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-and people laugh because they recognise that.

-Yeah.

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People say that, "Put t'big light on."

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"Put t'big light on while I'm doing a crossword, will you?"

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"Put t'big light on." A 2,000W bulb.

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"Put t'big light on."

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How about how to build the perfect joke?

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That's the idea of this search,

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is to try and find a way to write the perfect joke.

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I mean, is there such a thing?

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It's hard. You've got to know your audience, be liked by them,

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do something topical, do something they understand, and just,

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you know, make it funny to them.

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Because there's no such thing as the perfect joke -

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you and I will laugh at different things.

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Go out on that stage and just win them over, smile, you know,

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bring them into your little world of comedy

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and then belt them. It's great.

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-Robert, it's been an absolute pleasure.

-My pleasure.

-Cheers, then.

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Oh! Sorry, a bit of slapstick there for you.

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But slapstick isn't the only way to make people laugh -

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there are lots of different styles of joke,

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as these young comedians can demonstrate.

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Repetition.

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I like beans.

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I like kidney beans, I like baked beans,

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I like Mr Bean, I like broad beans, I like red beans, I like blue beans.

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I really like beans.

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Slapstick.

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MICROPHONE FEEDBACK

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Absurdity.

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A teacher asked her student, "What's the capital of France?"

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So the student said, "Erm, upper-case F."

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There are lots of classic ways to tells jokes.

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Of course, you've got the knock-knock jokes

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and you have Doctor, Doctor jokes.

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You know a few yourself, I'm sure you do.

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Now, though, I've got to find out how to build THE perfect joke.

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So, after a little bit of thinking time, and a few attempts...

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OK, I think I've got it. I think I've got a funny joke.

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It's simple, it's subtle...

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But I think it's funny. Here it goes.

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'Who better to test it out on

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'than these guys from the comedy workshop?'

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Yeah, my boots. Oh, so cheeky.

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Always sticking their tongue out.

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LAUGHTER

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'Well, they seemed to like it, but for Red Nose Day

7:19:477:19:50

'I'm going to put my joke to the ultimate test.'

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-Hey!

-Look, Radzi is doing his happy dance because he loves Peter Kay

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-so much.

-Pete! Love you.

-And he's watching right now with his son,

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-so hello.

-Hello!

7:20:007:20:01

Now, if you want to see the rest of Barney's joke-athon challenge -

7:20:017:20:04

it's amazing, by the way, make sure you're watching next week.

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-It's good, isn't it?

-It's incredible.

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Check this - this is Barney racing through the streets of London.

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He's on BBC Radio 2 with Graham Norton. He's there on a speedboat.

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He's at Twickenham with the England versus Scotland rugby match.

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He's also doing the warm-up at Let's Sing And Dance For Comic Relief.

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-Whoa, all in one day!

-One day, 24 hours.

-That is jam-packed.

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Speaking of which, have a look at this week's big badge wall,

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jam-packed with all your amazing post.

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Now, Connor obviously knew what I'd be wearing today because

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-he put it in a picture.

-Nice.

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There's Radzi on a monkey, me on a snake

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and all the way down here we've got a little tiger Barney.

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We like that a lot. Thank you. Well done.

7:20:347:20:35

Lindsey, get excited - it's Joshua from Didcot.

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My hometown, Didcot!

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And we are three red noses, Lindsey, Barney and myself,

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and you get a blue badge, Joshua. Well done, dude.

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Thank you so much for all your amazing post.

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Keep it coming in to the usual address.

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We love receiving it. We're like proud parents.

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The address is right there.

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We're going to be having a make and bake special soon as well -

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keep your eyes peeled.

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But for now, it's time to meet some very special animals.

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Let's walk this way. It's time to say hello to the beauties.

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-I'm referring to you as well, Scott.

-Oh, thank you very much.

7:21:027:21:04

Who have you brought along here today?

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You've come to look at the beautiful animals today.

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We've already met one amphibian, which was the cane toad,

7:21:097:21:11

-which was a little bit beastly.

-Yeah.

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So I thought that maybe you could meet a beautiful amphibian -

7:21:137:21:15

the red-eyed tree frog, the most colourful and beautiful frog,

7:21:157:21:18

-I think, in the world.

-Yes, please.

-OK.

7:21:187:21:19

-Now, hang on, you said colourful and beautiful and red-eyed.

-Yeah.

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He's not very red-eyed, is he?

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He doesn't really look very beautiful or colourful

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because he's actually using camouflage.

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He's closed his eyes, he's covered up all his bright colours

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and he'd be stuck against a leaf in the wild.

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But if a predator does manage to find him with that camouflage,

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well, he can do this.

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-Are you ready?

-Hello.

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-Let's have a look.

-So, this guy is awake.

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Oh, yes, and we can see he's got orange feet. Can I hold him?

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Let's get him on your hands, then.

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This is exciting. OK.

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So he's got orange feet,

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and I don't know if you can see at home... If I turn him like that,

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can you see? He's got blue armpits.

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This guy is a legend. And red eyes. Look at him!

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Scott, tell me more, please. I love him.

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When he does open his eyes, it makes the predator panic a little bit

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and gives him that little vital second

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to be able to escape from danger.

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But also, the red eyes are used for something else as well -

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-it gives him awesome night vision as well.

-Oh, really?

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-So, you think he's pretty beautiful?

-I do.

-He's pretty awesome.

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-I think he's gorgeous. Is it time to put him back?

-Well...

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I want to put him in my pocket!

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-I think you're probably...

-Off you go!

-You're probably

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going to want to meet some of our other little animals as well.

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-Oh, he's slimy!

-You're going to have to pop this glove on for me

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-for the next animal, if that's OK.

-I can see him coming!

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-You're going to meet our very own Barney.

-Hello!

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Oh, my goodness, you're amazing! So, this is Barney the barn owl.

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Barney the barn owl, that's right.

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Say hello to everyone at home.

7:22:367:22:38

Look up, Barney. Oh!

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-Whoa!

-That's fine, that's absolutely... Hop back on, mate.

7:22:407:22:43

Let's get him back up on your glove. Come on, Barney.

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That wasn't meant to happen.

7:22:457:22:46

Now he's on me!

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-OK, there we go.

-All right.

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So, Barney the barn owl is actually an owl that's native to Britain,

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so you at home, you may be able to see an owl like this flying round

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-by your house at night.

-At home? I just saw it in the studio, Scott.

7:22:587:23:00

OK, well, there we go.

7:23:007:23:02

And these guys will be out at night looking for about 2,500 mice a year

7:23:027:23:06

-to be able to survive. That's a lot of mice, right?

-That's a crazy diet.

7:23:067:23:09

That is a crazy diet, but it means that he is an awesome hunter.

7:23:097:23:12

-And why is that?

-Well, he has some special things to help him.

7:23:127:23:15

The first thing is, he's got a very special shaped head...

7:23:157:23:17

Look at the camera, Barney.

7:23:177:23:19

..a bit like a dish, and it catches all the sound, but also,

7:23:197:23:21

he's got some asymmetrical ears that are quite important to him,

7:23:217:23:25

so he's got one ear that's high up and one low down,

7:23:257:23:27

-just like this grey owl here...

-That is so clever.

7:23:277:23:29

..an ear at the top, an ear at the bottom,

7:23:297:23:31

so when the sound flows either from above or below him,

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he can actually tell whereabouts the prey is.

7:23:337:23:36

-He knows where dinner is, basically!

-He does indeed.

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But that's not the only thing that helps him,

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he's got something else quite cool.

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As you can tell, he's as light as a feather.

7:23:417:23:43

-You say that... No, he is, he is.

-He's pretty light.

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But he's also got really, really soft feathers as well,

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-and he uses them...

-Barney, don't you dare!

-He's going to go!

7:23:497:23:52

..to be able to fly almost silently, like you can see here.

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And he flies so silently, but unfortunately,

7:23:557:23:58

it does have its downsides as well,

7:23:587:24:00

because his wet feathers are not waterproof,

7:24:007:24:02

like most birds of prey, so that means he can't go hunting if

7:24:027:24:05

it's raining, which isn't great if you live in England!

7:24:057:24:08

Before he tries to fly off, I'm going to just give him back.

7:24:087:24:10

Go that way. There you go, Barney. See you later. Oh! Bye-bye.

7:24:107:24:13

And we've got some more guests as well, haven't we?

7:24:137:24:16

-Well, you can lose the glove for this one.

-OK.

7:24:167:24:18

But I am going to get you to hold the next one,

7:24:187:24:20

-so pop your hands out, OK?

-Do I trust you?

-And close your eyes.

7:24:207:24:22

-Let's do it.

-OK.

7:24:227:24:23

This had better be a beauty, not a beast, Scott,

7:24:237:24:25

or we might not speak again!

7:24:257:24:27

-OK.

-OK, no peeking, OK?

7:24:277:24:30

Oh, oh! Prickly! Hello! Who is...

7:24:307:24:33

-Who is this?

-Maybe the cutest animal we've brought on Blue Peter so far.

7:24:337:24:37

Now, what do you think this is, Linz?

7:24:377:24:39

You're trying to trick me, but I think it's a hedgehog.

7:24:397:24:41

Well, it does look just like a hedgehog, but it's not.

7:24:417:24:44

In fact, this little guy is more closely related to elephants

7:24:447:24:47

-than it is to hedgehogs.

-Really? How does that work?

7:24:477:24:50

Well, I'm going to tell you about something called convergent

7:24:507:24:53

evolution, when two things in totally separate places

7:24:537:24:55

evolve to fill the same gap in a habitat, or look the same,

7:24:557:24:59

and that is exactly what these have done,

7:24:597:25:01

because they come from Madagascar, and in Madagascar,

7:25:017:25:03

they do not have hedgehogs, so instead,

7:25:037:25:06

they have got the tenrec, and it does exactly the same job.

7:25:067:25:09

It's out at night, eating all them slugs and snails, you know.

7:25:097:25:11

They are honestly incredible. Scott, I love it when you come in,

7:25:117:25:14

I really want to keep him as our Blue Peter pet,

7:25:147:25:16

but he's got to go back to sleep.

7:25:167:25:17

-Thank you so much, Scott.

-Thank you.

7:25:177:25:20

Earlier, we got to see the amazing work done by Jamie's Farm.

7:25:207:25:23

Well, last week, Lindsey also got to see another project,

7:25:237:25:25

helped funded by Red Nose Day.

7:25:257:25:27

Today, I've come to Exeter to take part in a very special activity.

7:25:307:25:34

Let's go.

7:25:347:25:35

Balloons is a project funded by Red Nose Day,

7:25:357:25:39

that supports young people who have lost someone they're close to.

7:25:397:25:44

I meet up with one of the organisers, Sarah, to find out more.

7:25:447:25:48

Sarah, great to meet you today.

7:25:487:25:50

Can you tell me about the children that Balloons helps?

7:25:507:25:53

So, we work with children when they've been affected by

7:25:537:25:55

bereavement, when someone that they love has died,

7:25:557:25:58

and obviously that's a really difficult time in their lives.

7:25:587:26:01

First of all, the children all have one-to-one support,

7:26:017:26:03

but once they've completed that,

7:26:037:26:05

they can take part in our activity days,

7:26:057:26:07

and that's what we are doing today.

7:26:077:26:09

And today's activity is raft building.

7:26:097:26:11

Working together to build a raft that will stay afloat is

7:26:117:26:15

a great way to make new friends.

7:26:157:26:17

Let's make sure that one's the same, and let's get

7:26:177:26:19

a couple of little wooden blocks underneath them as well.

7:26:197:26:23

And cross over...

7:26:237:26:24

So if that comes apart, that's our fault!

7:26:247:26:26

-That looks quite good.

-That's my fault!

7:26:267:26:28

What do we do next, then?

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-ALL:

-Barrels!

7:26:297:26:31

Barrels, for flotation!

7:26:317:26:33

Is it going to fit? Yes!

7:26:337:26:35

Going to pull this tight.

7:26:367:26:38

Fingers crossed they're tight -

7:26:387:26:40

if not, we're about to get very wet!

7:26:407:26:43

This morning, Lindsey and everyone else,

7:26:437:26:46

we made a raft and we put it in the water.

7:26:467:26:48

Go!

7:26:487:26:50

But things didn't really go too well.

7:26:507:26:52

We're going to go in, aren't we?

7:26:527:26:54

We did think it was going to float, but then,

7:26:547:26:56

some of the back ropes came off.

7:26:567:26:58

SCREAMING

7:26:587:27:00

It was all a bit...

7:27:007:27:01

"OK, we're going to go in, we're going to go in!"

7:27:017:27:04

I don't want to go in, I don't want to go in!

7:27:047:27:06

Oh, Lindsey's in, Lindsey's in!

7:27:067:27:08

SCREAMING

7:27:087:27:11

You know what, I think that might have been my knot that came loose.

7:27:127:27:16

I'll keep that to myself!

7:27:167:27:17

Once we've had a chance to dry off, I sit down with one of the guys

7:27:207:27:23

Balloons has helped through a hard time.

7:27:237:27:26

So, James, we had a pretty fun session on the raft.

7:27:267:27:28

When did you first start coming here? What was the reason for that?

7:27:287:27:31

My grandad passed away of cancer. He was 55 years old and it hit me

7:27:317:27:35

so hard, because he was such a very special person to me.

7:27:357:27:38

How has Balloons changed your life? Has it made it different?

7:27:387:27:41

Yeah, it's made me more, like, happy and, like,

7:27:417:27:45

it makes me have courage as well, because there's lots of things,

7:27:457:27:48

activities that I wouldn't do normally,

7:27:487:27:50

like abseiling or something like that, or kayaking,

7:27:507:27:53

I wouldn't normally do that and I don't really like doing

7:27:537:27:56

anything like that, but now I like doing it.

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I think you're pretty wicked,

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it's just a shame we're not good at building rafts, isn't it?

7:28:007:28:02

-Yeah!

-High-fives.

-Thank you.

7:28:027:28:04

Projects like Balloons are helping to change the lives of

7:28:067:28:08

children and young people all over the country,

7:28:087:28:11

and that's why it's so important to get involved this Red Nose Day.

7:28:117:28:16

So, we just want to say...

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-ALL:

-Make your laugh matter!

7:28:187:28:21

-Ha-ha!

-That's right, make your laugh matter,

7:28:237:28:25

it's so important you get involved this year with Red Nose Day.

7:28:257:28:28

Do it, get the template!

7:28:287:28:29

Now it's time to find out who won Spot Shelley.

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-First of all, where was she?

-She's so cheeky!

7:28:317:28:34

There she is! She's brave!

7:28:347:28:36

Blimey, what a place to hide! Well, the winner of that,

7:28:367:28:38

the first person to spot her was SuperSillySloth. Well done, you.

7:28:387:28:41

As well as that, after the show, get online and you will find

7:28:417:28:43

Fan Club Hour, we love it, favourite time of the week!

7:28:437:28:46

Whilst online, why don't you play Hacker's Nosey Adventure?

7:28:467:28:48

Play it all the way to the end

7:28:487:28:50

and you can vote for your favourite red nose.

7:28:507:28:52

That is it for this week,

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but next week, make sure you're watching,

7:28:537:28:55

it's the Red Nose Day special. We can't wait!

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And we are announcing the winners of our comedy classroom competition.

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-It's going to be good!

-I am so pumped about seeing

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Barney's joke-a-thon challenge. He's excited about it and so are we.

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As well as that, get your tap shoes on and your leotards ready,

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it's a musical special, we're joined by the cast of Grease.

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I think we should finish on a dab, shouldn't we?

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-We'll see you next week.

-Dab, dab, dab, dab!

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Jokes + animals = this week's Blue Peter! Barney attempts to come up with the world's funniest joke, we've got some seriously impressive animals and we take a look at your LOLs.