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This is Blue Peter, but mini. Expect epic adventures, makes,

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bakes, badges, pets, presenters, and your post.

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We've only got five minutes, so get ready for your Blue Peter adventure.

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Wow! Oh, goodness, Radzi. What are you doing?

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-It's challenge time, Linds, and I am ready!

-No, I can see that.

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Why are you wearing that? I didn't think we were getting

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changed till later, plus we haven't actually said what

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the challenge is.

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You mean I didn't have to wear this on the way here?

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I did think people were noticing me.

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-Anyway.

-Yeah.

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Well, the reason Radzi is wearing this is cos we're about to do this.

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That's right. We're going to try wing walking,

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which involves standing on the wings of a plane, whilst it's in mid-air.

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And helping us do that is the world's only formation

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wing walking display team.

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Three words, my friends. Bring it on.

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'We're going to attempt a classic manoeuvre, the Loop the Loop.

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'We will each be strapped to a plane...' Really tighten those.

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'..and whilst flying in formation,

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'we'll perform a perfect loop in the sky.'

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-Woo!

-Argh!

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As we hit takeoff speed, the noise is just unbelievable!

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And a 150mph wind does pretty strange things to our faces!

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It's time for our pilots to begin the loop.

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They start by diving the planes to help us gain speed.

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Then, we begin to climb.

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SHE SCREAMS

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Oh, my goodness!

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Ha-ha-ha-ha!

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That was the best thing I've ever done in my life!

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I feel like I genuinely need to come to terms with... Wow! I mean...

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I'm lost for words. I'm not usually lost for words.

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I'm properly lost for words!

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I've never, genuinely, in my whole Blue Peter career,

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-I've never been that terrified, excited, happy...

-All the emotions.

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-Everything at once.

-Yeah.

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-That's why it was a BP Challenge.

-We've done it.

-Challenge complete.

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Challenge over! Yes!

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'Er... You didn't think that was the Challenge, did you?'

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What?

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'What you're actually here for today is to take on Blue Peter's

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'iconic wing walking challenge.

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'You must pass a one-metre baton to each other while strapped to

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'the wings of two planes.

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'Oh, and Lindsey, you're the one going upside down.'

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This is a ridiculous challenge. I watched this challenge when we

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used to watch Blue Peter growing up and they've always failed.

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-So, now, the pressure's on.

-Third time lucky.

-Mm-hm.

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-And you know what's going to help?

-What?

-Happy dance, as I walk off.

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-No, don't you dare.

-He-e-ergh.

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'Can we succeed? Well, if we can, it will be

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'with the help of our pilots, Martin and Dave.'

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So, guys, how exactly are we going to do this? How does it work?

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Well, basically, what we're going to do is we're going to fly two

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vintage biplanes in formation.

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We're going to fly one above the other, in perfect alignment,

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and then, as we're there, you're going to be standing on the

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wing and passing that baton across to Radzi.

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OK.

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-SHE CHUCKLES

-I will not be calm, by the way.

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I'll be honest, I've done a lot of Blue Peter Challenges, but

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there's a difference with this one because this one isn't on my own.

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I've got to do this and work as a team with Radzi and I really,

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really, really don't want to let him down.

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'We only have around three attempts to get this right because there's a

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'limit to the number of times that I can hold the baton up

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'in 120mph winds.'

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-Blue Peter history!

-Let's do it!

-Let's do it!

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Once in the air, Martin and Dave begin to manoeuvre us

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into position for our first attempt.

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They need to be so exact in their flying.

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We swoop in to position, trying to match the speed of Lindsey's plane.

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We're just not close enough.

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SPEECH DROWNED OUT

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We line up for our second try.

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We're definitely closer. Are we going to do it?

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Come on!

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No!

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I just don't know if we're ever going to get this right.

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I'm starting to struggle. My arms are in agony.

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This is our last chance.

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I wait until the last second and then hold the baton as high

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as I possibly can.

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Every inch of me is willing us to get closer. Just come on!

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And then...

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-Yes!

-We've done it!

-Yes!

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Yes!

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Yes!

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We did it!

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Oh, hands down, the best day of my life!

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Can we just say, that was down to these absolutely legendary pilots.

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-Yeah, it was.

-Dave and Martin.

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What skill, what control, Blue Peter history!

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Join in every Thursday on CBBC.

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Radzi and Lindsey take on the classic Blue Peter wingwalking challenge and bid to be the first presenters to make contact in mid-air.


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