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13/03/2018

Alexandra Burke joins Matt Baker and Angellica Bell on the sofa to talk about her return to the West End stage and new album. They also catch up with Alex in the Lake District.


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Hello and welcome to

The One Show with Matt Baker.

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And Angellica Bell.

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It's day two of the Mother

of All Challenges.

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Yesterday,

we saw Alex and her team of mums

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bravely take to the freezing

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cold water of Loch Ness for an open

water swim to raise money

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for Sport Relief and awareness

of maternal health.

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And well, it's all been

uphill since then.

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They are in the Lake District now.

Join us later to find out what

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happened when the final verse set

out to climb Helvellyn as part of

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our Mother of all Challenges. It's

not pretty.

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Thanks, Alex.

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And with cycling through the Lake

District still to look forward to,

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tonight we'll also be meeting

the man who designed this

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bike, the Raleigh Chopper.

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This is not the man who designed it.

He is an expert who will be teaching

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us how to knee a how to knee a

Chopper later.

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As for our guest, well, she's

another Alex who doesn't like to shy

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away from a challenge.

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From taking on the X Factor

judges to owning that

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Strictly dancefloor

via the West End stage,

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she's even found time

to write a new album -

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It's Alexandra Burke!

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Thanks for having me.

Are you up for

a wheelie later's eye am so up for

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it.

My heels will be coming off, but

I am up for the challenge. I think

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are going to fall down and it will

be hilarious.

First,

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congratulations. You got engaged!

Thank you! I definitely didn't

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expect it and I am still in shock

now. But it was an amazing moment

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for Josh and I, so I am very happy.

This was how you announced the news

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to the world.

Very dramatic.

This is

a story I have not told anyone. My

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family didn't know, so I had to tell

them personally face-to-face before

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I told everyone else. But I wanted

to keep that moment with the family

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and his family and celebrate with

everyone in a peaceful way and then

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announce it, because I think people

had guessed. My hand was hiding all

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the time.

You were also hiding the

man. Tell us about him.

Such a great

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guy. I met him on The Bodyguard.

Believe it or not, he wouldn't talk

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to me for months. He's a very shy

person. It took months to get to

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know him and he is such a great

person. I am very pleased that God

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introduced me to someone so

beautiful.

So it's like a musical in

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real life. You are going to be

talking about your album later and

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your return to the West End stage.

Now, going to the theatre, gig or

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concert should be a great night out

for everyone, so why is it that one

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section of society often have to pay

more to book their tickets?

Steve

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Brown has been to shine a spotlight

on the problem.

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It's midweek in the West End of

London and the bright lights and

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billboards are drawing in audiences

to the hit shows. These days, there

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is nothing to stop wheelchair users

seeing shows like these like anybody

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else. I know I love it. But there is

one small problem, and that is the

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way you buy your tickets. Last

November, Fiona Jordan from Teesside

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decided to get tickets for her and

her husband Donovan to see Peter Kay

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at Newcastle's Metro radio Arena.

As

you get older, you dip your biscuit

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in it, you don't know when it's

going to fall.

And you panic. I

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can't book online because I need a

wheelchair space. And Jonathan needs

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a carer ticket to come with me.

And

those are not available online.

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Normally, Fiona books at the box

office in person, but she says the

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Peter Kay tickets were released on

Sunday, when it was closed, she

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dialled the arena's accessibility

line.

After an hour, the telephone

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line went dead, so I had to queue

again for an hour, and again.

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Frustrating and expensive. That is

because the Arena's accessibility

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line was a business rate number,

which meant calls to cost up to 7p a

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minute. That was on top of the

company's access charge, which for

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Fiona was 11p a minute.

My phone

bill was about £20. It then went up

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to £48 after the next few days.

After four days, Fiona managed to

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get tickets, but then Peter Kay

cancelled his entire UK tour for

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family reasons.

I was hoping that

when the concert was cancelled, the

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call charges would also be refunded

along with the ticket charges, but

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that is not happening. I find it

unfair that I had to pay these core

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charges.

According to research by

the fair telecoms campaign, more

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than 15 venues and ticket agents

across the country used business

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rate lines to sell accessible

tickets, and many more don't offer

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online booking. So how can things be

improved? Here at London's

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roundhouse, they are making sure

people with disabilities are not

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disadvantaged. The venue has been

working with a charity called

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attitude is everything. Their chief

executive tells me about the

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challenges that some disabled people

face.

It could be that people can't

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get through on the booking lines and

they are spending a lot of money.

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They want to book online but that is

not on offer.

So what do you want?

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We want the venues, ticket sellers

and artists to get together and

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understand that there needs to be

flexibility of choice online, in

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person and phoning up. If people

still prefer to phone up, then there

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must not be these business rate

phone lines.

So how does it work at

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the Roundhouse? Claire Griffin chose

me their online ticketing system.

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You can see these little icons for

the wheelchair. Then you can click

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on that. You are selecting one

ticket, but it gives you two so you

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can bring somebody with you.

So the

process I go through would be no

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different from anybody else. Looks

simple enough, so why aren't all

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venues providing this option? It's a

question I want to put it ( from the

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Society of ticket agents and

retailers.

We are seeing an increase

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in online booking. And we leave the

phone lines as well as over the

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venue can retain that conversation

with the customer. Collectively, the

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industry is focused on how to make

improvements. It is coming soon.

So

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what about the venue where Fiona

tried to buy her Peter Kay tickets?

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We contacted the Metro radio Arena

and their ticketing partner event

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they told us that she had a man to

see the comedian meant all methods

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of buying tickets were busy even

though their access line was

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stuffed. They have since introduced

a cheaper number as well as an

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e-mail address to book access

tickets, and in the future they aim

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to provide online booking for

disabled customers and their

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companions. Speaking to people

today, I realised that there is no

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real reason why you should have to

phone business rate lines to be

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booking accessible tickets. You

could even do it online. Surely it's

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just about choice.

So the Roundhouse are leading by

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example. Let's hope there is

progress from other venues soon.

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Alexandra, you have appeared in the

West End before, but you are going

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back?

Yes, I am going to be doing

Chess! I can't wait. I do miss The

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Bodyguard and I missed Sister act as

well, because I did those

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back-to-back. It was tough, but I

can't wait to start Chess, with

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Michael Ball. I am playing his wife.

I saw him the other day and went,

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hey, future husband. Then I said, we

do have a child together? He said

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yeah, and I said, I want the right

baby to come on board to look like

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it is actually our child, and he

couldn't stop laughing. I look

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forward to doing something

different. There is no acting in

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this, it's just a score, a beautiful

score to sing. And it's so different

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for me. Any West End show that

people expect me to do, they don't

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expect me to do this. I didn't. Said

to be asked to do an iconic show,

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I'm like, let's give it a go.

You

are all about music at the moment.

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You have an album out called The

Truth Is. And it has taken quite a

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while to come to fruition. Why?

I

started writing this album in 2013,

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and then some of the songs got

scrapped because they are not how I

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am feeling now. I called it The

Truth Is because it has been nearly

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ten years since I won the X Factor

and it was amazing, but so much has

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changed in my life and along that

journey of writing, I felt like I

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was getting caught into that trap.

Somebody asks you how you are and

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you go, I'm fine, everything's

great, and that is not reality. I

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don't want to show those who have

supported me the side to me but is

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no longer there are trying to keep

up. I wanted to keep it real and be

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honest about what I'm going through

in terms of my family and my life.

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So much has changed but hopefully,

it will inspire people so that if

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they are ever going through

something, be open. Talk about it.

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You just want to be honest.

I want

to talk about what I have been

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through in the last few years and

hopefully inspire others to do the

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same and not shy away from your

reality.

Has this been your way of

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coping with what has happened to

you?

It has now that I am releasing

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it. At the moment, the way I'm

coping with everything is through

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work. I throw myself into work and

some people say that is not healthy,

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but that is my coping mechanism. But

being on stage, seeing my fans and

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going on tour, that is what makes me

happy. I want to perform. My mum

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always told me to keep going, so I

am trying my best.

You mentioned

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your mum and the title track from

The Truth Is is a tribute to your

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mother.

Yes, it's a song that I

wrote whilst she was unwell. And it

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was tough to do that, but thankfully

I have great people around me to get

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those feelings out, pen to paper,

and be as honest as possible.

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Everyone goes through heartbreak.

Everyone goes through things that

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change your life, maybe not for the

better. But I am hoping I can find

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my night at the end of the tunnel.

For now, I'm doing what she asked of

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me, keep going.

How did you get it?

I am still going through it, if I'm

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honest. But I'm trying to do it in

her honour and for my family.

What

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do your family make of that song?

Only my brother has heard it,

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because I play him everything. But

now some of my family have heard it.

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They wanted to hear it with the rest

of the world when it was released,

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which is nice. It's a very deep

album. I don't want it to sound

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depressing. There are heartbreak

songs, but there are happy songs as

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well and it's a mixture of

everything I'm going through and

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putting it out there for the world

to hear, which is causing anxiety.

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It's a different sound.

I am happy

to put out an album. It has been so

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long. I am in a good place to go for

it.

Come Friday, it's out there. And

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Chess previews from the 26th of

April and it will be on the London

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Coliseum. Of luck.

Now, it's not

just Alexandra's mum who is an

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inspiration. All our mums taking

part in the Mother of all Challenges

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for Sport Relief have overcome some

massive hurdles in their lives.

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Every day, they are taking on a

different challenge and each day, it

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is getting harder. Here is how they

got on with Dave two in the Lake

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District, scaling the heights of

Helvellyn.

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The mums I am doing this challenge

with have all been through their own

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personal difficulties, pre-and

post-childbirth, and felt in need of

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support.

I realised I wasn't happy

to stop but I didn't realise I had

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postnatal depression.

I just didn't

have that connection you feel you

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should have as a mother.

I was

devastated. I couldn't stop crying.

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So many mums are struggling.

On the

second day of the Mother of all

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Challenges, we are very much a

supportive unit, and we need to be

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because quite literally, we have a

mountain to climb. Helvellyn is 950

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metres above sea level. The good

news is that the mountains are

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shrouded in cloud.

They will be

climbing over 650 metres, so it's

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very steep. You have to appreciate

where we are and the dangers. The

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environment makes a difference. In

the summer, Helvellyn is a wonderful

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climb. In winter, it makes it much

more difficult.

And as we feared,

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the weather begins to take a turn

for the worse. Debbie, who is 51 and

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our oldest mum, is already finding

the steepness an issue.

They did say

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the first mile was hard, but it is.

They weren't joking.

What is your

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motivation?

There are so many

motivations.

Give it your best shot.

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I am proud of you, mum.

Don't want

to let myself down or my group.

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Fingers crossed.

I can't even

crossed my fingers! As we go higher,

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conditions underfoot become tricky.

Whoa!

And our visibility is minimal.

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We are just concentrating on looking

down, making sure your feet are on

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the right path. The back of my

thighs are burning.

How soon did you

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girls go back to exercising after

giving birth?

I went out running

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really soon after my C-section,

which is highly advised. It only

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served to shock me more and show me

that I was still understandably

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miles from the person I was before I

got pregnant. My body just didn't

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work like it used to.

It doesn't

cooperate.

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The blue thirds started and it got

colder and colder. Three quarters of

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the way up, we went silent, the talk

finished. The weather gets so bad,

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we were forced to change route.

There is a steep drop of on both

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sides. Unfortunately, we are going

up, we will make the summit, appear

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behind us.

It is a huge blow. There

is no time for slacking because we

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still have a long way to go.

You

have got snow, you are disappearing

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into holes, it is not what I

expected. I thought we would get

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rocks and things.

Climbing, you put

one foot in front of the other and

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whatever you are going and do not

trip.

OK, sweetheart? As we near the

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top, Debbie starts to struggle, but

this is a team effort.

Go at your

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pace, do not rush.

Take your time.

After four hours of climbing, Debbie

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finally leads us to the summit.

Here

we go! Yes!

Good effort.

Thank you.

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You are at the summit.

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You are at the summit. Almost 2500

feet above sea-level. They have done

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incredible.

One, two, three...

Tomorrow is another day.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE. Get in. Well

done, Debbie. Berlin to getting them

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up there. That was fantastic. Lovely

to see their families there.

If you

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have been inspired, Alex has the

numbers you need to make a donation.

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We have made it to the summit after

are second challenge, so if there is

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anyone out there who would like to

support The Mother Of All

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Challenges, you can donate £5.

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Challenges, you can donate £5. You

can donate £5, £10 or £20.

Thank

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you. Beautiful views up there.

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Text will cost your

tradition and your standard message

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charge and all the donations will go

to Sport Relief. Please ask the

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permission of the bill player.

You

can also go to the website to

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donate. All of this is to raise

money for a vital Sport Relief

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projects, web are challenge focusing

on maternal health. One of our mums,

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Leigh has been to Carlisle to see

how your donations can offer help

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and support to mothers struggling to

cope. Everyone knows how physically

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tough giving birth is, but a lot

less said about the fake -- the

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effect can have mentally.

Experiencing mental health issues

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and doubting your own instincts is

difficult for a mother, that added

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to the fact that you have a baby to

look after, it can be devastating.

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The majority of women experience

these problems downplay the

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severity, which is why just

attending a place like Happy Mums

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can help.

We offer a peer support,

being surrounded by other women who

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are going through something similar,

but is really powerful in given new

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hope. Maybe for the first time

realising that you will get better

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and it is possible to recover.

What

support do you get?

We could not

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have run the number of groups or

have the creche if we did not get

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funding from Sport Relief. More

women can access our services.

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Having a baby should be a joyous

moment for any mum but for the

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70,000 women who experience

postnatal depression every year, it

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can be a time of anxiety. Something

Mary experienced after giving birth

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to her daughter.

The first step down

was the sleep deprivation, it could

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have been that I would just pop back

up, but I did not. It was like

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Jekyll and Hyde. You become this

angry monster. And my daughter was

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there and she needs care and love

and patience. My good friend asked

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if I had heard of Happy Mums

Foundation, because I needed

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support. Going to the group, one

person in particular help me, she

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had a similar experience. And the

way she spoke about it, I felt so

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relieved. We only met once.

Amy and

her husband Ross were ecstatic when

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they fell pregnant with their son

William but after a traumatic birth,

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coming home was not how she

imagined.

I was trying to

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breast-feed but did not realise he

was not getting anything from me and

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I could not figure out why he was

hungry and there was a commentary

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going on in my head telling me I was

a failure, I could not even feed my

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own baby. I started to hear stronger

voices and hallucinations that they

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were telling me that I had to

restore order. I used to take

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everything out of the cupboards and

line it up on the kitchen floor, all

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the crockery, cups, glasses, plates,

knives and forks. I remember phoning

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my friend and saying, I don't think

I am very well. I just could not

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cope any more.

Amy was diagnosed

with postpartum psychosis, a serious

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illness which can make some women

feel suicidal. A B received urgent

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medical care and was persuaded to

attend Happy Mums Foundation by her

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health visitor.

She was really quite

insistent that I should give it a

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go. I reluctantly went to the first

support group and the work they have

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done with me is fantastic. I cannot

put it into words. Amazing.

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Incredible. Inspirational.

It was

the best medication I could have

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had. As mums, it is our instinct to

help others but sometimes it is so

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difficult to ask for help for

ourselves. £20 could experience for

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four mothers to attend a support

session. Please donate what you can.

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Well, that is just one of the many

good reasons that you can donate if

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possible. Tomorrow they will be

cycling through the lake District

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but not on one of these. This was

the 1 million as Raleigh Chopper to

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come off the production line since

its launch 50 years ago.

It is

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beautiful! Gold as well. Michael has

been to meet the man who designed

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it.

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it.

Marble run designer Tom Caron

has had a lifelong passion for

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inventing. 50 years ago he played a

part in the creation of another

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British design classic. A child's

bike so revolutionary that if

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anything it is just as cold today as

it was back then. The Raleigh

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Chopper. -- cool.

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I was desperate to own one, my

neighbour had a red one and I was so

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jealous because the Chopper was the

perfect bike to perform a trick that

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if you were a kid of the 70s was a

vital to. In the 1960s as more and

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more families were able to afford

cars, adult bicycle sales at rally

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were plummeting, so the company said

its sights on the lucrative

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children's market and looked to the

Californian coastline for

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inspiration. Movies like easy Rider,

the dragsters and 70s Formula 1

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cars, not to mention the glorious

sunshine of West Coast America all

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influenced the design of the

Chopper. It featured a log sprung

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back seat, pretend disc brakes, high

rise handlebars and chunky

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mismatched tyres. Even had a gear

stick like one of those big American

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muscle cars, all of the flamboyant

parts were designed to appeal to

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kids like me who dreams one day of

owning a motorbike and cruising down

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the Californian highway. Who was

credited with this design has been a

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contentious issue for more than 50

years. Alan Oakley, design director

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at Raleigh was originally set to be

its creator. On a fact-finding

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mission to the US, he found

inspiration in a bike called the

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stingray, but although the Chopper

was influenced by this bike, Raleigh

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acknowledges the part of Tom Curran

in its design. It took me a while

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before I realise that they launched

without me and they gave us no

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credit, but also the lady that was

in marketing at the time, and she

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phoned me one day and said, we

concocted the story of Allan.

Then

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she said, I warn you, he has

repeated it so often, he probably

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believes it to be true.

The 1968

sketches would eventually become the

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Chopper we all know and love.

I was

very keen on the big wheel at the

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back, nice straight tubes, this

seat, which was like that. And the

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handlebars and the disc brake. That

is what made the Chopper.

Tom's

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original designs are now in the

archives of the Victoria and Albert

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Museum. Raleigh went of to sell a

million Chopper is in the 1970s but

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production stopped in 1979.

Affordable tees, the infatuation

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lives on. Father and son have been

collecting the bikes for 17 years

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and today they have more than 50 and

they regularly use their customised

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models for the daily commute.

I

think every little bit on the bike

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was so different from what ever else

had been out there in the past. It

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was a way forward, it was space age.

When you ride one of these around

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town, do people stop but?

All the

time, when you are riding along, all

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you can hear is people talking about

it. If we have time, we talked to

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everyone and anyone, because you

never know what stories people will

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tell you.

What is the holy Grail?

We

have a ten speed model here. That is

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about £2000 and it came from a swamp

in India.

Why are people so

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fanatical about it?

It put you back

40 years ago, in the days when life

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was just a wheelie.

For a big kids

like me, even in 50 years' time, the

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Chopper will always be what Tom

Curran intended, super fun to write.

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Lovely. Jake and make are here all

with some Chopper fans.

Look at the

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patio. It looks amazing. You may

have heard Michael saying that the

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ultimate dream was to wheelie one of

these. Aaron here set the world

0:27:280:27:36

record for the longest wheelie, it

was on a mountain bike, in one hour.

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How far did you manage to do it in

one hour? 8.17 miles. Eight miles!

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That sounds crazy. What is the

secret to a good long wheelie?

This

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secret is loads of practice. Keep

calm, as you pedal, keep your hands

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straight. If you keep the bike

parallel with your shoulders, it

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will stop been to one side and keep

a smooth pedal on. If it feels like

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you will drop over the back...

Can

you show us? There we are.

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you show us? There we are. Wheelie

good.

Wheelie awesome. This is how

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you do it.

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you do it.

It is almost time for us

to go but thank you to Alexandra

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Burke, her album is out on Friday.

I

am touring and the details are on my

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website.

Tomorrow we will be talking

to Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Let's

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go.

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go.

Wait for a! I was going to!

LAUGHTER.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE. Well done!

Alex, looking forward to see how you

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get on.

Here we go.

He was

practising. Watch out!

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Alexandra Burke joins Matt Baker and Angellica Bell on the green sofas to talk about her return to the West End stage and new album. They also catch up with Alex and the marvellous mums as they complete day two of their Mother of All Challenges in the Lake District.