Matt Baker and Alex Jones welcome home athletes from Pyeongchang, following Britain's most successful Winter Olympics of all time.
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Hello and welcome
to Monday's One Show.
With Matt Baker.
And Alex Jones.
With the Beast from the East causing
extreme weather across the UK,
we hope everyone is staying
safe and warm.
Tonight, we welcome home some people
who should be pretty
used to the cold by now.
Yesterday, the 2018 Winter Olympics
in Pyeongchang came to an end.
It was a Games to remember.
Dom Parsons, unbelievably, has his
medal! Come on, Great Britain!
Super-clean. Great Britain's Isabel
Atkin takes the Bronze.
Christie tries to make it on the
Christie crashes out!
Christie crashes out!
the first British athlete to
successfully defend her Olympic
title. And for Laura Deas, who
dreamt of medals, she wins Bronze!
Yes, yes, Billy Morgan with the
double and triple!
Having landed back in the UK
only a few hours ago,
let's welcome home some
of the athletes who made this
the most successful Winter Olympics
ever for Great Britain.
Two-time skeleton gold-medallist
and history-maker Lizzy Yarnold.
Also in skeleton, Olympic debutant
and bronze medallist Laura Deas.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
The first Brit ever to win a medal
in a skiing event, Izzy Atkin.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
And our flag-bearer for the closing
ceremony, snowboarder Billy Morgan.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Great to welcome, welcome!
And a huge congratulations. Thank
you for dropping in before even
Four of the five medallists here,
Dom Parsons has gone on holiday,
which is understandable. Would you
say it is colder back here than it
was in Pyeongchang?
I cannot believe
it was snowing so much when we
arrived. It was a nice welcome home!
It was so much colder. It feels like
-26, it says on my phone.
ridiculous, isn't it?
We are ready
for it, we are Winter athletes.
cold and the different time zones,
it would be 4am now in Pyeongchang?
Don't mention that!
We all fall
asleep here. All right over their
eyes to mark yes, I am flagging a
You are holding a flag a couple of
ideas ago, how do you some that up,
bringing the most successful Games
ever to close?
It was amazing, I could not believe
I was asked to do it. It was an
honour close it.
Did you know in advance you would be
No, I was told in the
morning. I woke up and they said,
you can do it if you want! Wood
glued to what you did come up
looking forward having a good chat
with you all tonight.
And this is
your chance to ask them anything you
want to know.
And we know that many
have been glued to the Olympics
coverage over the last fortnight so
what questions have you been dying
to ask this lot here? Or what
message would you like to give them?
Let's know why getting in touch at
the usual address.
The 17th of February 2018 is now
known as 'Super Saturday',
marking the day Lizzy, Laura
and Izzy all won medals for Team GB.
Here are some of the people
who helped them to glory.
We need the usual good start, can
she get under 5.1 to give her a
cracking shot at this?
I saw the potential for Laura, like
every athlete, they come in because
they have something unique about
them and Laura was no exception. She
came from a completely different
athlete population to any other on
the programme, from horse riding and
a question which has its own
transfer ability to skeleton. And on
the track, she was strong with a
strong bearing in terms of the scope
for future champions.
Having seen her over the last 8-10
years grow as an individual within
the sport and as an athlete, gaining
confidence in setting her own part
of why she needs to go, and you can
see she is someone who cares a lot
about her performance. The team
around her and making sure she gives
back to everyone who supports her.
Biggest run of her life.
When Isabel was younger,
we used to go over and babysit. She
has always been keen to do it and
interested. Wanting to do the next
thing that she could.
We took her to
a competition when she was about
ten, 11, and she got a podium. We
thought, she is in with a shout
We were on a high when we realised
she had won the medal, it was just
amazing seeing her so pleased we had
gone to support her.
The youngest member of Team GB has a
Bronze medal for her efforts.
Congratulations, Isabel Atkin, her
We are just so proud of her, she has
worked incredibly hard.
of training she has put in and her
determination to do it, you know, we
have got to respect her for that.
My name is Mervyn and Lizzy kindly
named her slight Mervyn.
She was doing temp work at the firm
I was working at at the time which
was 2010. And that was when she was
beginning the skeleton and was just
leaving a bit extra out. I talked to
her for a while about the sport
generally and her ambitions and her
determination came out very
strongly. And I gave her and a bloke
with the money she needed for the
bit of equipment and it worked from
there. -- I gave her an envelope
with the money. As I helped Lizzy in
her early years, she kindly put
Mervyn on her slide. And I was very
proud to have that.
This could be at least silver for
Lizzy Yarnold, she goes to the
It shows you the character again,
she is very rounded and she thinks
of other people. Always wanting to
give back. She was giving back to me
in one way and she could do it when
she gives back to a lot of schools
with a lot of work and motivating
the next generation.
Lizzy Yarnold! Applause.
A nice surprise, Laura. You nearly
shed a tear.
Nearly got me going.
Having just got back to the UK, it
is really nice to see some messages
from friends and family and from the
British public, it has been amazing.
And a surprisingly relatives, Izzy.
They told me they had done
something, I did not realise to be
on TV here, it was cute!
We don't want you to feel left out,
Billy, we do have a message for you
from your girlfriend Emma Sammy.
It is Sammy, I am so proud of you, I
can't believe you are an Olympic
medallist. We are watching you back
in Southampton, everybody is so over
the moon and we can't wait to have
you back home.
We were just touching on this as we
went through that, Lizzy. There are
so many volunteers and people so
generous. So many members of the
team just to get their to the start
line, and I guess this is now your
opportunity to say thank you and the
fact that you have done it and to do
your very best.
Yes, it makes me quite emotional to
think of all The National Lottery
players, people who have bought
Lottery tickets, they probably
didn't realise they were helping me
to train three times a day for eight
years I have been working up to this
when the Olympics. I just could not
do it. I am on the track by myself
but I certainly do not do it by
Where do you do the majority of your
training, you and Laura?
We are based at the University of
Bath which has a great track
facility but we do not have an ice
track in the UK. All we do in the
summit is just endless gym sessions
and running sessions.
I feel like we
spend our entire life in the gym and
we definitely see each other more
than our own family and friends. We
have been away since the end of
September and only home for a couple
We have no ice track and a gold and
Do you go abroad and try it on ice
before the event?
When it is cold enough to make ice
on the concrete track, they spray it
with water and then we go abroad. It
really is six runs of training, six
minutes practice before a
competition, and that is all you
have. That is against the home
advantage of an athlete who might
have had 100 runs that season. We
learn quickly and we work together.
Let's look at the run you did, the
winning run. We are at home watching
the time going green and red and we
can see when you go up and down, but
going down the run, how were you of
how good the run is going?
If I am hitting the walls,
definitely not! On the last run, I
was trying to navigate around this
strait between corner nine and 12
and I tapped the wall and we chatted
with my coach, if I take the hit,
stay aerodynamic and be positive it
will be a good run. It is impossible
to have a perfect run in the
skeleton, you just try to make it as
good as possible. As I came through
the finish line, it did not feel
quick. Usually, you feel the air
passing your shoulders and you can
tell it is a quick run, I was
worried it was not good enough.
You are not aware? Until you see the
number. We were both waiting for
Janine in first position, so that
was extremely stressful!
The most emotional thing in my life!
Unbelievable you were both on the
podium at the same time, best
friends as well. We have a great
picture of you both celebrating
afterwards. One of the best pictures
I have seen in a long time. Do you
think it helped each other was
competing? You said, Lizzy, you are
not get there without Laura, do you
feel the same?
Absolutely, we came in at the same
time, clueless 19, 20-year-olds. We
have grown up together doing the
sport. We have not always been on
the same circuit or physically in
the same place, at the same time,
but we have both gone through the
highs and lows of the sport. We both
a good understanding of how great it
feels when it goes well and how
rubbish it can feel when you don't
do well. We keep each other going.
It is so important when you are away
for months at a time, it is the same
for you guys commit you are
competitors on the track and friends
away from the track and you support
You are both fine examples of sheer
determination and you were given an
opportunity. You will almost pick to
have a go at best and you have an
I remember sitting in an early
meeting after being selected and
given a presentation about where
this was going and being told, we
think at least one person in this
room will in an Olympic medal in the
next two cycles and here we are!
Amazing! It is incredible and Billy,
we will get to you in a moment, and
We will indeed.
We will indeed. Temperatures have
plummeted with some areas set to get
to minus 15.
That is nothing to this lot! You can
be sure the critters will be out
Joe has been out with a couple of
Night Riders fighting the tide of
9pm and the residents of Harrow
settle in for the night and the
Night Riders, Martin and his partner
Clive, are on a shadowy flight into
the messy world of illegally dumped
waste. Together, they fight those
who operate above the law.
It is a 24 hour job clearing up the
18 tonnes of waste dumps daily on
this borough's Street and I am
joining Martin and Clive to see the
scale of the problem myself.
Illegal fly-tipping is a huge
problem around the country. Last
year, there were more than 1 million
cases in England, arise for the
fourth year running.
How long have you been doing this?
15 years. I have been doing it a
year. A year?
Yes. OK, I got the
impression you were an old hand,
jutting out the route maps.
Tell me about tonight, do you
Anything from a mattress to a
fridge, black bags. Hopefully no
hazardous waste. And if we get black
bags, stuff like that, we will look
through the bags to see if there is
evidence. If we find any evidence, I
will pass that to my team to
investigate in the morning.
Not long into the eight-hour shift
and the team responds to reports
from Wizard and is that waste on
doors and furniture has been dumped
in an alleyway. Sometimes the
problem is so bad there is rubbish
within rubbish. How bad is at the
We average around 17 - 18
bags. We aim to clear them within
The round the hours
operation is welcomed by residents
How important is it? In
my opinion, very because it starts
with glittering and then you get
graffiti. After graffiti, you get
fires and then it leads to more
As they work
into the night, Martin says he
thinks part of the reason they are
busier than ever is because of a
rise in the number of houses of
multiple occupancy, or H M oh.
had 40 people in one house.
Obviously, like a normal,
three-bedroom house. We have enough
bins for a normal family, not for 40
people, so you also accumulate a lot
The crew aren't just
picking up rubbish. It is now 4am
and they have spotted a lone bag of
waste. They begin searching it to
find clues as to who may have dumped
it. While locals are topped up in
bed, Martin is searching for
letters, bank statement or packaging
that will give them an address to
work from. And he has hit the
I've actually found an
address of where it has come from so
I will have to leave this back here.
I wonder how frustrating the Night
Riders find the continual fight
against fly-tippers. There is an
argument that says if you keep
clearing them up, then they will
just keep coming. If someone deals
with it and takes it away. But
actually you can't win if you don't
either, so you have to keep going.
Yes, we just have to keep plodding
on. And just keep clearing it and
keeping the residents happy.
5am, and back at the depot, the
Knight bus McCall is labour. It
really is shocking, the amount of
waste we have picked up from Sophos,
mattresses, beds, lots of black bags
and domestic waste, a couple of
fridges. All of this just dumped on
the street. Martin and Clive's shift
comes to an end, and as the sun
rises, it is time for the Council's
investigations team to take over.
Environmental compliance officer
Andreas Holden is the man in charge
of bringing the fly-tippers to
justice through fines and
I will be notified by
the crew is downstairs of what we
have found and the evidence.
hours after the Night Riders
discovered the bag of rubbish by a
bus stop, Andreas has suspect.
a load of correspondence, all
addressed to the same address. Why
bring the area down? You live here.
And she does to slip down the road.
Essentially, we will offer them the
chance to pay the clear up cost or
attend an interview under caution to
tell us how the waste came to be
So Andreas's message to
I will get you,
eventually. We are hunting. We don't
get you all the time and we want to
get you every time, but we will get
Big thanks to everybody who
took part in that film.
We guess that you were celebrating.
So in what state did you leave the
I think we were all right.
We had to come back and do the media
so we had to be sharp.
straight to the closing ceremony as
And then we then had to kind
of stay awake because we were going
on to the airport so it was a
situation where we couldn't go to
bed. We had to stay awake.
know how they -- I don't think they
know how they left it.
Izzy, you're also the youngest
member of Team GB and the first ever
Brit to win a skiing medal.
You have also had the chance to try
out for team USA, but at the age of
15, you decided to try out for Team
GB. How did you come to that
conclusion, because you actually
beat the US skiers in the final?
think it was first female skier to
win a medal because there is a bit
of a great area.
I just knew
that I had dual nationality and I
was talking to my father at the time
and we went over to meet him and he
knew that I was not merely as
outspoken as some of the girls on
the US team, so he thought maybe a
smaller team come a close, smaller
team would suit me, and obviously it
has. I think the support has been
So it is incredible. Well,
it's worked well for us. And on
Saturday, you won bronze, bringing
our tally to five medals. Now, this
was as big a surprise to you as
anybody else, really, wasn't it?
Yes, I definitely didn't go into the
game is expecting a medal.
And as we
were just talking about there, that
final trick, you had only landed it
once before the Olympics?
were training out on English year
and it was one of the last chances I
would have to try it. -- on a
glacier. And if I got two ticks
down, I would have been really happy
and they were enough to get me a
medal, so that is awesome.
So how do
you overcome the fear, then? Because
you don't know how it's going to go.
We were talking earlier on, in the
Summer Olympics, no one is scared of
running an long jump, are you guys?
It is really scary, dangerous stuff.
Combined with the competitiveness
and all of that stress, but it is
The fear factor.
proper, dangerous stuff.
I love the
fact that when you talk to athletes
who do other sports, everyone thinks
that they are the only sane ones and
that everyone else is mad. It
doesn't matter who you talk to.
Everyone thinks that they have made
the right decision and everyone else
is crazy. But to see all these guys
doing their thing, it was cool.
to think of the respect you all have
for each other. I know snowboarding
in particular is one where you just
stand back and you respect some
people that are pushing themselves
to these limits.
Yes, it is pretty
wild. We would say that we can't let
the risks. We try and use that to
push the few to the side, but it
does have consequences if we get it
wrong. But that is what we started
doing the sport for, and we love it.
That is why we do it.
And as the
oldest finalist in that final, I
guess you thought it is all or
It just hurts more from
you. I keep getting reminded of my
You're only 29. You're all
Between skiing, sledding,
skating and skeleton-ing,
the Winter Olympics showed
there are many ways
of getting from A to B.
just found another.
Wait till you see what she can do
with board on wheels and
a couple of ponies.
I'm Emma Massingale. I have good
horses all over the UK, but now I
have decided to try something
different. Come on. Let's go! I'm
taking my two ponies back to their
ancestral home in the Outer
Hebrides. And for the next 20 days,
my plan is to travel nearly 200
miles from the south to the tip of
Lewis and Harris in the north. We
are trying something new. These
ponies are too small for me to
write, so to add excitement to the
journey, had adopted a mountain
board for them to pull me along. It
is going to have a quick practice on
this beautiful beach. I want to make
sure the ponies will work together
and I can keep my balance on this
board. Will be camping as we go,
meeting some of the people that work
you and make the somewhat islands
are home. Stunning as is my little
dog, Inca, who will be travelling in
a special backpack. Ready to go?
Right, then, boys. Let's go. We are
heading to Barra over one of the
many causeways built to connect the
various islands, and my first up is
to get something for dinner tonight.
Angus John Morrison is one of the
island's top cockle pickers, and
he's taking me to one of his
favourite spots, which also serves
another purpose for the island. I
don't think I have search for
cockles anywhere as beautiful as
On a nice day, it is
Finding cockles is a
simple process of breaking the sand
to locate the big ones, and as we
start, it's not long before the
beach's other role becomes apparent.
That's crazy. This beautiful stretch
of sand was first licensed as a
runway in 1936, and is the only
beating the world to have scheduled
flights. The cockle picking is safe,
as long as we remain outside of the
marked runway areas. How often would
you come down here?
I'm coming down
here every day to get cockles for
the hotels in the summer. They take
maybe 30-40 kilos per week.
summer months, the cockles can earn
and is £3 per kilo, but they have to
be the right size.
Not any smaller
They are so abundant on
the beach, that it is not long
before we have enough for both
Angus's hotels and my supper. They
are so tasty. After a good night's
rest, we are off again. Our next
stop is the island where my ponies
breed originates from. I will get to
see some of these ponies running
freely, but to get there we have to
take the ferry and unfortunately it
is a bit of a rough ride. Oh, my
goodness! A sunny day in the
Hebrides. Luckily, the horses are
safely housed below, and after a
topic crossing, we eventually make
it. This is one of the smallest
inhabited islands in the UK, with
around 150 people living here. With
no supermarkets, supplies about from
the only shot on the island, run by
Katrina Hawker. And in our case,
that is dog biscuits and some food
for the ponies.
having a wonderful time, aren't you?
Normally, the wild ponies run free
here. But during the summer, they
are sent to the hills, as they can
become a bit of a nuisance.
sent away because otherwise they
become a bit of a pest because they
are still came. They would be in the
garden and people would start
feeding them and then you can't get
rid of them.
So I head to the hills,
and as -- it's not long before I see
my first wild pony. They are so
happy up there. There's something
truly special about seeing a native
pony in its natural habitat. This
breed came close to extinction in
the 1970s as the need for working
ponies diminished. But on my next
up, I find out where they are once
again a central part of island life.
Nice way to travel in general. We
have loads of questions from the
viewers. OK, this is quickfire. It
out of the same question. Lizzy, we
will start with you. Do any of you
were lucky pants?
No, I try
not to have any superstitions.
don't. I am pretty superstitious but
I don't have special pants.
thermal, isn't it? Fran, age 13,
would like to know who was your
inspiration growing up?
probably a stuntman.
Have we got
time for the music?
What music do
you listen to?
don't listen to anything. I just
chat with my mates.
We will be
keeping an eye on the very cold
weather this week and we would like
your help because we want to create
a people's visual weather report.
Yes, show us how it is affecting
you. Recorded ten second video. Hold
your phone like this, landscape, to
show as wherever you are tonight or
It could be on your way to
work or school or even with your
pets. If you have a thermometer
handed, filmed the Tebbit as well.
-- temperature as well.
Been great to have Lizzy, Izzy,
Laura and Billy with us.
Let's have one more
big round of applause
for our Winter Olympians!
Tomorrow, we'll be back with Sharon
Before we go, as a tribute to Emma
Chambers, we are going to finish our
show in Diddley tonight and there is
a whole episode for YouTube enjoy it
later on tonight.
Ronnie Barker. It would be funny if
Ronnie Barker came to your door.
Yes. I'm not quite sure you
understand how these jokes work.
Matt Baker and Alex Jones welcome home athletes from Pyeongchang, following Britain's most successful Winter Olympics of all time.