Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins is in the garden to prove he has found the ultimate freak of nature. And which CBBC summer sports stars will triumph when they go sea kayaking?
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It's round two of CBBC's Summer Sports Stars. Team Helen and team
Barney take to the high seas in an action-packed race that will see
Elements. Will my team be able to recover
from yesterday's dodgeball defeat? And will Dominique be OK after she
gets into trouble on the sea? Hello! Hello. Are you cold? Yeah,
I'm doing a bit of yoga at the same time. Also today, we are introduced
to our final freak of nature. So far Rani has pitched the star nosed
mole. Blowfish told us about the barreleye fish. Mike Dilger
introduced the leafy sea dragon. Naomi told us all about the glass
frog. Today, Chris Collins will introduce us to our final freak of
nature, but will it knock Naomi off the top slot. You lot have been
talking on the message board. have to reveal why I'm shaking this
bag of ice. I'm going to show you how to make something very cool.
Nearly everybody likes it. It comes in loads of flavours. When I eat it,
it makes me smile. I'm talking ice- cream. Can you carry on with that?
I will do. Yesterday we were drawn by the enmagic -- enigmatic beast
that is Jack Black. We have been talking to a girl who also uses her
voice to entertain. She has her own radio show. I'm Daisy. I'm ten
years old. I have my own radio show. This is what it's like being me.
I'm the presenter of a radio show which airs every Saturday 12-1. The
show is broadcast across the Yorkshire Dales. You can listen
anywhere online. It doesn't start there.
Before I go near a microphone I have loads to do. First, I need to
pick all the songs. The show is an hour long and I'll use six or seven
tracks. I have to be ready for requests too. We're Daisy's friends
and we love listening to her radio show. We always send requests.
As well as the music, I review a TV programme. This week I'm doing Blue
Peter. Some weeks I do a book review. I have to know what I'm
talking about. But that's not all. I always tell people who's going on
around the local area and what's on TV. It's Saturday morning, show day.
I will show you round the studio. Here is the schedule. I'm up here.
Here is the studio. There's my dad. This is where we do all of our
shows. My dad does a show before me. While he's in there, I get ready
for my show. I'm ready and it's show time. On the Blue Peter
message board you wanted to know more about what it was like having
your own radio show. How did you get your own show? My dad started
doing his show first. Then I went up to the radio and met the station
manager. I got chatting to him. He asked me whether I wanted my own
show. I said yes, then I started. Do you ever get nervous before the
show and what do you do to fight the nerves? The first time I was
really nervous. I've done it lots of times now. I don't get as
nervous. Do you practice what you're going to say or do you just
say it straight away? I have a book, which I write all my articles in.
Then, I practise them before I go on. What's the funniest thing
that's happened on the radio? Saturday we couldn't do my show
because we'd be broadcasting to nobody. The transmitter is on top
of a hill and a horse had backed into it. So the radio had gone dead.
Welcome to Crazy Daisy's late Saturday with me Daisy. Time for
what's on in the area now. This week's book review... This week' TV
-- week's TV review... The show's going really well so far. I'm
really pleased. I always play requests and shout outs that come
in. We've had someone who has asked for a request, that's Alice,
Jasmine and Andrew. It's that time again, the end of the show. Thank
you for listening, Crazy Daisy signing out. I have my own radio
show. I hope you've enjoyed finding out what it's like being me.
When I set my mind to something, I finish it. How impressive is Crazy
Daisy. Kind of looks like you as a child. What do you think of crazy
daisy? I think she rocks. I think she should have a summer road show.
If she does I want to cater for it because I have the perfect food,
ice-cream. You can make it yourself. Here it is. That's what you can be
making yourself. You need these ingredients - a quarter pint of
full fat milk, yes girls it's going straight to the hips. A quarter
pint of single cream, two tablespoons of caster shuing ah,
one teaspoon of vanilla essence, ice cubes, about 400 graps of --
grams of salt, sealable sandwich bags small and big. We need to add
bags small and big. We need to add all the ingredients together. Now
we've got our caster sugar, after the milk and cream. Then the
vanilla. Just whack it all in a jug. You can customise this recipe in
any way - add chocolate, sweets, add those things on top, these
colourful balls made of sugar. That's probably the technical names.
Once you've stirred this for about three minutes, add it to one of
your small sandwich bags, a bit like this. You want to be very
careful, you don't want to spill any. If you do, you'll have less
ice-cream to enjoy. The reason the sandwich bags are sealable is
because you don't want any mixture to escape. Squeeze as much air as
you can. Seal it and then double it up, stick it inside another bag.
This is very important. You'll see why in a minute.
I guess to make Tripoli -- tripley sure, tie it up with a sandwich bag
clip. That's the mixture for our ice-cream. Now we need our freezer.
To make that, we need the big bags and you need about three jugs of
ice. Make sure they're full as well. As much ice in there as you can get.
As we're doubling things up at the moment let's dot same with the
freezer. There is a reason why you don't want these ingredients to
escape. To activate the ice, to make it even colder, we add roughly
half a pint of salt. I know you don't normally weigh salt in pints.
But if you can put it into a jug halfway, you have enough. Pour it
into the ice like that. Then we add our mixture. Of course, this is
where the sealed sandwich bag comes in. If you got salt in your ice-
cream, it couldn't be very tasty. Seal the bags up properly. Again,
tie it up with a big clip. Then give it a shake. This is the
science. Basically, water freezes at about zero degrees. When you add
salt to ice, it make it's colder. There's a chemical reaction that
takes place. It draws all the heat out of the wet mixture in the
middle making it colder and freezing it. As you know, Andy has
been shaking his bag over there. Shaking, shaking. Shake it for
about 12 minutes. My hands are freezing. Carefully, I'm very
excited. Yes, it's solid. Solid as a rock. If we open the sandwich
bags - I'm so excited! Can we try? Get in there. It really is ice-
cream. Look at that. It really is as well. It's pretty
solid. For more details go to the website. That is delicious. He's
smug in the kitchen, that's good. Let's see how good he is when it
Suby -- sunny Brighton home of CBBC's sports stars 2011. Team
Helen and team Barney are battling it out in four cool summer sports.
We've gathered the best sports stars CBBC has to offer.
In my team from Live n Deadly, Naomi. From hotel Trouble,
Dominique. From Sportsround, Ore. From all over the place, Ed. From
the CBBC office it's Ian. finally from Roar, Jonny.
For the winning team the prestigious CBBC Summer Sports
Stars trophy. And for the losing captain, a messy forfeit in the
Welcome back to Brighton. Yeah! Today is my event. We're going to
be sea kayaking. It's an adrenaline-filled way to take to
the surf and ride the waves. Today we take on the English Channel in a
timed relay race. One of the best sea dogs around is here to teach us.
He's been riding the waves for years in the most challenging
conditions going. Adam, come on in. APPLAUSE
What is going to be our biggest problem today? It's not the best
summer's day. The problem is going to be the wind, the swell and it's
going to be the waves breaking on the shore. Dominique looks
petrified. It's time to start the Twist, pull. Ian is my partner, not
entirely convinced that this is his sport. He asked me which way up to
hold the paddle because he didn't know his right from his left.
has worked out well for Helen, hasn't it, a sport she knows a lot
about. I wonder if that was tactical. Hey, that's the name of
the game. After the paddles have been mastered, there's nothing to
do but get on the water and practice stay ago float. I don't
want to be with Barney. I don't want to do it. Who can blame her.
The rough conditions are making it hard to keep control of our kayaks.
If you hit a wave right, we were flying, weren't we? The
important thing is keeping the kayak straight, so if it hits you
on the side, you will get wet. Moments later Dominique and Jonny
got in trouble. It was a rogue wave, it sent us flying. It landed on my
head. I could cry. It's like the Titanic hit me. Gosh. Before we can
carry on, Dominique gets the once over. I've had a good look, there's
no bleeding. The conditions are tough. We don't want to see another
accident out there, another bang on the head. I don't mind doing it
again because I'm in the a quitter. APPLAUSE
It's a relay race against the clock. Each team will split into pairs and
each pair will have -- paddle out to sea 30 metres around the buoy
and back. The fastest time wins. and back. The fastest time wins.
For the winners, five points on the leaderboard.
And they're off! Thanks to Ed and Barney's shoving, or are they off?
They're in trouble straight away. They're grounded. Now they really
are flying... Well... Almost. Brave Dominique's smiling. Jonny's
powering it from the back. The waves are making it heavy going.
There's a mouthful of salty water for Dominique. I don't think she
fancies this at au. What blaifery, -- fancies this at all. What
bravery, she's hanging in there. It's looking good. They've rolled
it. It's happened again. This is Dominique's fear realised all over
again. Where are they going? Jump out of
the boat. They're out of the water, they have to get back to the start.
Oh, what's he done. He needs that paddle. Stupid Jonny. Barney and Ed
jump into their kayak, whilst Dominique takes a rest after that
Dominique takes a rest after that ordeal and it was an ordeal.
wouldn't say you made it look easy... Paddling strong and hard
and ridge make. They need to pick up the pace to secure a good time.
Excellently negotiating themselves around the marker. They're looking
good. They're looking good. Oh, they're not looking good. They've
done a Dominique roll. The waves are thrashing them there. Ed and
Barney all over the place, giving it everything now. They're powering
for home. They're over the line, stop the clock.
I closed my eyes for a lot of it. That's probably why you took so
long. It's team Helen's turn. Naomi means
business here, look at that. She's looking very strong. She's
lapping up the sea water. Adding the muscle. They're quickest round
the marker so far. That's text book paddling. Oh, they've gone! They're
in the drink. It's the same wave that catches everyone out, look.
Naughty waves. Still an excellent performance there.
Helen is fired up for this one. She's like a speed boat. Let's
start Helen's engines and watch her go, go, go! Team Helen need to win
this. Five points on the leaderboard at stake now.
A lot of pride hangs in the balance for legend Helen.
That has to be the biggest wave of the competition so far.
Can they stay upright however, on the tricky home strait? Their team-
mates are guiding them home. There's no stopping them now.
They're out. They're over the line. But have they done enough? It felt
forever to get in the water. and I were slow coming back it. It
was so shallow. I think we were marginally quicker. She's amazing,
Helen Skelton when she gets going. If we get anywhere near them, I
would be very happy. Both teamles did really well. It's challenging
did really well. It's challenging out there. However, it's time for
the results. Team Barney, your team did it in 5.49. Very well done to
you guys. Team Helen, your team did it in... 4.30.
CHEERING So Helen taking a much needed five
points and after two events, it's all square on the leaderboard.
Next time on CBBC Summer Sports Stars, there's jumps, bumps and an
injury that could change everything. Who will reign supreme and who will
be one step nearer to a gunging in the deck chair of doom?
I know we don't like to gloat, but we are happy to win that round.
Victory for my team and an additional trophy that Isla brought
to the beach for us. Thank you very much. Can I keep it? I wasn't there.
You meanies, giving away my trophies. I would be the sea
kayaking. This could get messy. Let's not have a fight now boys. It
is time for this: Freaks of nature. It is time for the finale of freaks
of nature. Over the last five weeks, we have been trying to find the
freakiest creature or plant out there. We've been grading them out
of 30 and we have produced this Freaky Five leaderboard. At the
minute, Rani sits in fourth place with the star nosed mole. We gave
that 23 out of 30. In third place, is blowfish with the barreleye fish.
That got 25 out of 30. Just ahead is Mike Dilger's sea dragon with
27-and-a-half out of 30. Going to be honest a few points were awarded
for his impression of the sea dragon. It was freaky. Naomi
brought us the glass frog. We gave it a whopping 29 out of 30, because
we thought it was really, really freaky. The trouble is lots of you
disagree. Especially somebody who goes under the name I Love Andy.
Whoever this is says, "I think you were very harsh on Rani and the
blowfish. You could have given them more. I suggest 26 out of 30 for
Rani's star nosed mole. You should have given blowfish's barreleye
fish 28." Another person says "I think you gave the sea dragon way
too many points. The glass frog should be first, then the barreleye
fish." Scoobyi says the leafy sea dragon is a freak of nature,
because it looks like seaweed. Another one said "I think the glass
frog is the scariest because you can see what it ate for breakfast."
Some people agreeing, but lots disagreeing. The pressure is on.
I'm like a football referee. Once a decision is made, it's made.
quite happy with the decisions I made. I probably would swap the
star nosed mole for the barreleye fish now. I need the dollar, the
doll ah, the dollar is what I need. Don't start. That song is in my
head. Now for our final expert. Let's meet him.
Today's expert is Chris Collins. He's a man who comes face to face
with weird and wonderful British wildlife every day. He just loves
to get his hands dirty. He's Blue Peter's own gardener. We won't be
doing favours today. Who will he choose as his freak of nature? Here
he is Chris Collins everybody! APPLAUSE
OK Chris, what have you got? Being a gardener I had to pitch a plant.
This is the pitcher plant. This is a freak of nature. You get 60
seconds to pitch the pitcher plant. At the end we will mark out of ten.
Then we'll put it on the Freaky Five leaderboard. You're going to
have to be good to clinch the top spot. 60 seconds on the clock, it's
time to freak us out! This might look like an innocent plant. But
this plant is a meat eater. It makes the Venus flytrap look
friendly. If you have insects or a frog or a small mouse or rat, this
plant can eat you alive. It gives on scents like decaying flesh to
attract the creatures. They come along in a tropical climate and
they fall into a pitcher. Inside here is digestive juices. The rats
fall down inside and gradually, over a few weeks gradually be eaten
alive. These pitchers can get up to two foot tall, two foot long in the
wild. Imagine, you're a rat, you go inside, you can't climb up again,
the sides are full of mucous and gradually you're eaten of -- alive.
This has to be definitely a freak of nature.
That is grim. I have never felt sorry for rats. It's so deceiving.
It lures them in. Time to score. For me, because it does double up
as a drinks bottle, I'm giving it an eight. Not bad. I am giving you
a nine. It doesn't kill the rat straight away, it eats it slowly
over time... Nine-and-a-half. That gives you 26-and-a-half. So
we're going to put you into third place, underneath Mike Dilger's sea
dragon, above the barreleye fish. Rani goes into fifth place. There
you have it everybody. Our Freaky Five leaderboard. I think we have
proved that the world really is a wonderful, but slightly weird,
place at times. The glass frog is the freakiest freak of nature.
Daugree? Just go online and tell us That's almost it for today. Join us
next week on Blue Peter, because we will have the next instalment of
CBBC's Summer Sports Stars. I'm laughing because it was pretty
brutal Barney. You were brutal. We were playing fair. What is going on
there. I like to say competitive. More people ended up in hospital
Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins joins Helen and Barney in the garden to prove he has found the ultimate freak of nature. And which CBBC summer sports stars will triumph when they go sea kayaking?