03/10/2011 Blue Peter


03/10/2011

Barney helps turn the BT Tower into the world's biggest lightsaber. Plus, Helen and Barney give the first live update on how the 2011 appeal is going.


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Today, the Force is with us as we bring you the world's biggest

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lightsabre. And a gold badge surprise for a Star Wars legend.

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award you pure gold Blue Peter The Force is strong with this one.

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Don't worry, we have not had a power cut. We are just having an

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epic battle. Put the Lions back on. We can call it at draw. Welcome to

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the show. If you are an huge fan of Star Wars, you will know that this

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is a lightsabre. It is a glowing power stick and the most powerful

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weapon in all of the galaxy. This is about one metre long but

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recently I went to help create the biggest lightsabre in the world.

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There's only one place to go. The BT Tower in London. Just look

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at this - it is incredible. You can see the whole of London. Sober

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lighting designers are coming to set up some incredibly cool Kit and

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the whole of London will be able to see the biggest lightsabre in the

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world. This is to celebrate the release of the Star Wars Saga up in

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Blu-ray. The story started in a galaxy, far away. When it was

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released in 1977, no one could predict just how big the Star Wars

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phenomenon could become. It was a story of good against evil. There

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where space ships and the Force, a power for good and for bad. Not to

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mention a new fighting weapon - the lightsabre.

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Back on earth it is the day before the BT Tower's transformation for a

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glittering star Wars event. At 177 metre site it is normally used as a

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communications hub. It is going to be the perfect Handel for ad giant

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lightsabre. The man responsible for creating it is Johnny Miller with

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his team of a electricians. How will you turn but BT Tower into the

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biggest lightsabre in the world? You have to start with lights and

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we have 16 of the biggest you have probably ever seen. This is equal

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to about 300 lightbulbs. For what conditions do you need? We need it

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to be dark because we wanted good air quality. So this whole stunt

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really depends on the lighting conditions on the day? That is

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correct. It is not uncommon for cloud to be sitting on top of the

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tower and that could be difficult. You're doing a brilliant job. How

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do we turn that on? He is downstairs. Before the event we

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have to make sure that the lightsabre actually works. We need

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to do a secret test at exactly the same time of night as the real

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switch-over tomorrow. Now you said that I could help test the tower.

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Here we are on the roof of the building. We are able to control

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the lights on the tower using this. These are at the controls. What do

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we do? You can move your finger up to move the lights on. That is what

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they call cool. With these buttons you can change the colour. I note

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you will want one! How do we make it into a lightsabre? We have to be

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really quick. Just a little teaser. Just press that button there.

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here goes. I am going to make the noise. Vrrrrmmm! That is some

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special piece of kit. It is amazing. We're here for the big switch-on

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tonight. To see the world's biggest lightsabre. And I have a big

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surprise for one of the original cast members of Star Wars. Anthony

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Daniels played the lovable robot and has been in all six of the Star

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Wars films. Before I meet him he has a rather important job to do.

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It is my great pleasure to power up the biggest lightsabre in the

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galaxy. Stand by because the Force There it is. The world's biggest

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lightsabre, beaming alight 600 metres high. Anthony Daniels never

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got to use a lightsabre in the films. I think they should make up

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for it. So there you go, you finally get a lightsabre. Can I

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show you something? I always played yield in the film and I did the

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impressions. After six movies, is that the best you can do? Actually,

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it is not back. -- not bad. We have a special award on Blue Peter known

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as the gold badge. I would like to present you with our highest

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accolade. We just think you are the best legend that Star Wars has ever

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produced. It is my pleasure to award you with your gold Blue Peter

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badge. I am immensely touched by that. Thank you for entertaining as

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for all these years. I am very touched.

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That really made me smile. I loved that. Genuinely so excited. We had

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a cup of tea together! It was amazing. And turning on that huge

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lightsabre! If you love Star Wars then we want to hear from you. E-

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mail us now at [email protected] We want to know your favourite

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thing about Star Wars. Send us that e-mail and you could see that your

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name on the television. If you are watching stayed tuned because we

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have a ferocious prehistoric visitor right here in this studio.

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Brace yourselves for that. This time last week we launched the Blue

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Peter appeal for this year. If you get involved you have the chance to

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really change children's lives. All details are coming up later. But

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for now, this is the charity we're hoping you will support - children

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in Need. -- Children in Need. Welcome to the greatest fund-

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raising show on air. Children in Need is all about one thing -

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raising money to help vulnerable children in the UK. The public

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raised money and send it into Children in Need and they then give

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that money to hundreds of charities all over the country. Since the

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appeal began a staggering �600 million has been raised by the

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public for good causes. Each year fund raising builds up to one fund-

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raising event in November - Children in Need at night.

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There are countless celebrities. Even BBC newsreaders attempt to get

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people at home to give generously to good causes. Last year our own

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Helen got stuck in. Not bad, Helen! Each year the money goes to help

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thousands of children like these. And it is not just celebrities who

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get stuck in that with the fund raising. People up and down the

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country raise money in all sorts of ways. And that is where you come in.

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For this year's appeal will want you to raise money for Children in

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Need. We want you to help raise more money than ever. You really

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will make a difference. Barney is right, if you get

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involved you will make a difference. This year we're asking you to "bake

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a difference". We want you to hold at bake sale. All we need to do is

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make some cakes, sausage rolls, what ever you can turn your hand to

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and self. You need to find somewhere to sell your goods,

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perhaps your school or youth club. There are plenty of hungry people

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who will buy your goods. Do you know any hungry people? My family!

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Everything you need to know he's on our website. There are different

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sections to have a look at. The first is our financial guru, Saira

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Khan. She will tell you how to run a successful bake sale. And if

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you're stuck for inspiration, celebrities are getting on board.

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This is a recipe from Alesha Dixon. And of course this one is the very

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important page, once you have raised Germany this page will tell

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you how to pay it in. The money can't really make a difference to

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children's lives, children like Joy. I am joined, I intend years old and

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I love coming to my local beach. -- I am joined. I am 10 years old.

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sometimes she is not able to do these things because she has a

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condition called cystic fibrosis. It means that basic functions like

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breeding can be a real problem. Having this condition makes me feel

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sick and sometimes be sick. I cough stuff up and it makes me feel tired.

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I am sad because my friends do not have it. To stop herself getting

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serious infections she has to take a lot of medicine at every day.

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These have to be fed through a tube on her stomach because she is not

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able to swallow them without them going down the wrong way. Cystic

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fibrosis clogs up the lungs are making it difficult for her to

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breathe. She needs regular visits to hospital. I just came out of

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hospital after as serious infection. I could not sleep. All the babies

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To help clear her lungs of the mucus, Joy has to do breathing

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exercises like this three times a day. It really is hard work for her.

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Are you ready for bed? At bedtime Joy has to have special milk to

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make sure she is getting enough goodness to grow and keep healthy.

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Milk and water are the only drinks she has been allowed to have. The

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drinks have to be fed through a tube.

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Life can be really tiring for Joy and sometimes she just needs a

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break, but there is help. Thanks to a charity called the Butterfly

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Trust which is supported by knead. They fund a befriender for Joy to

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talk to or have fun with so she can take her mind off heifer illness.

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-- off her illness. Emma is here. It can be popping to

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the shops or the Zoo or whatever Joy wants to do.

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Joy is in there now with her friend Emma. She has no idea that I'm here.

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I thought I might just give her a little surprise.

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Hello. Is that Joy? It's Barney from Blue

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Peter. Have you seen the rare northern monkey?

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He is very scaredy. Hello. There is no northern monkey,

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I made that up, although my mum thinks I am a bit!

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Shall we go for a chat? Yeah. If there is one thing you could

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change, one thing you could sort of make happen, what would it be?

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don't have this cough because I've got a cough.

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Like that. Yes.

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It is not a normal cough, is it, it is because you've got something on

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your lungs as well. Do you think your friends understand has like to

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be you? Do you think they know? Tell me the good things about

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having Emma in your life? We paint together and we watch movies

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together. Like chick flicks? Where someone

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falls over at the beginning and they kiss at the end? I like

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talking to her. It makes my mind off it.

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Joy has been living with the symptoms of ify bro sis -- cystic

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fibrosis since she was a baby. Having someone like Emma to help

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and support her makes a big Get involved! Support this appeal

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and Bake a Difference. There is no time to lose. Come on, off your

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sofas and lets start running the bake sales. We want more sales. We

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want you to tell us what you are planning to bake and how many items

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you are planning to bake so we can add it to our totaliser which looks

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like this. Right, let us know how many things

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you are plan to go bake so we can put them on there and make the

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totaliser fill the screen. We launched this appeal a week ago,

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but loads of you have been in touch promising to bake things. Lauren

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and Hannah are going to bake 72 cakes or biscuits and sell them at

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their dad's work. That's a good idea.

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The more people, the more items, the more money.

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Matthew says, "What a great appeal. I have planned to make 50 items

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with my friends. He is going to split it up 25 cookies and 5 cup

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cakes -- 25 cup cakes.". Le Lisa and Heather and going to make 18

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fairy cakes. 20 shortbread and ten plain and ten

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coated in chocolate and 18 corn flake cakes. They get the biggest

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cheer. All of those pledges are going to

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be added to the totaliser, but Barney you have a better calculator.

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How many pledges so far? The amount of pledges we have so far our our

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Blue Peter appeal, Bake a Difference is...

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Oh, it is 1576. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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That's in a week! That was a week ago we announced

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that and that's how many we got in. Thank you for getting involved. We

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Let us know how many items you plan to bake and you never know we might

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Coming soon to Blue Peter, some of Liverpool's players cook up chaos

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for the appeal. Ed Sheeran will be in the studio.

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Plus I learned some skills for a red carpet premier.

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. As you can see there is more to look forward and more to come on

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Blue Peter. Now, I bet you think the T-rex was the big biggest and

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most scariest dinosaur on the planet. Well, if you were watching

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dinosaur files you will know that is wrong. Because when it comes to

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T-rex and this guy, the T rection is a wimp -- the T-rex is a wimp!

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Spinosaurus, 70 meters, the biggest killer ever to walk the Earth. An

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11 tonne dinosaur. And here he is, everybody, here is

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the Spinosaurus. This guy is a model. It is one fifth to scale

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which means the real thing would have been five times bigger than

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this. Just to give you an idea of how big that is, if he was real

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size and I was real size, that's how big I would be in comparison. I

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would be just as tall as one of the vertebra on his spine. Barney the

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dog would be able to spit on the Spinosaurus's head. That's one dog

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gone in one big munch. If you look at the floor, you will see Helen is

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as tall as the Spinosaurus's foot from toe to ankle. It is fair to

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say that this monster is without a doubt the biggest and scariest

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dinosaur ever to walk planet earth. I can't believe you suggested that

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Spinosaurus could eat this creature!

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I mean, he is a beast. The Spinosaurus is seriously old though.

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It lived 30 million years before the T-rex and it was found in North

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Africa, even though North Africa is mostly desert, the Spinosaurus

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liked to live in wet and soggy areas, Barney.

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I know some more facts. We have written them down. He is a hunting

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machine. He would look for his prey on land and water. I have to read

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off a card because it is one of the weirdest names I heard. His

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favourite food was onchopristis. That's a giant swordfish. This guy

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was wiped out because when sea levels rose, it wiped out his food

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sources. I have another one for you. The

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first bones weren't found until 1912 in Egypt.

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Wow. No one ever found a full skeleton

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that's probably because they lived near the sea so the skeleton would

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have been washed away and palaeontologists had to find the

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different bones and put them together like a big jigsaw.

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That's scary, isn't it? He was a big boy and he is on tour. He is

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going to be near a town near you. If you want to find out where he is,

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go to the website and you can find out the details there when you

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click on the dinosaur. We asked you if you liked Star Wars

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and loads of you have been in touch to let us know what you think about

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Star Wars. Who you liked and what you liked about it.

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That's one of the coolest things I had to do. Anthony Daniels will be

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my favourite thing about Star Wars. Thank you, celebrity hand.

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If you are watching live on BBC One and that proves it. You are

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watching. My character is Hands Solar.

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James says the best thing is the ships and the planets.

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My favourite is the Death Star. Tune in tomorrow if you like

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gadgets and behind the scenes access and if you like dancing.

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Tomorrow, I get an exclusive look behind the scenes at the new Rowan

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Atkinson film. I get to try out a new gadget as well.

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Rizzle Kicks will be in the studio. They will be performing their new

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single. This is one of the catchiest tunes I ever heard and

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one you will be singing all day. You will be singing and dancing.

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They dance around like this! Let's not do it right now because

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it looks silly. You love to do that crazy dance.

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They're cool. If you want to see it, same time, same place tomorrow.

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you later. This year I'm supporting Blue

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