The team go joke crazy as Helen launches an appeal for viewers' jokes. Plus, expect explosions galore as the team uncover the dynamite properties of baking products.
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Today, we'll be taking you backstage at the coolest music
awards ceremony - the MOBOs. And we'll be seeing if Helen is
funny enough to get into the CBBC Hello! What do you call two
robbers? I don't know. A pair of knickers. What do call a man in a
paper suit? Don't know. Russell. It wasn't that bad. If you want some
really funny jokes, I want to show you where you can go to get them.
Over 180,000 of you have already played this game on the CBBC
website, it's called Crack-A-Joke. The game works like this. You can
choose your favourite presenter, and then YOU decide what type of
jokes you want them to tell. After the CBBC star has told the joke,
its up to YOU to decide how funny the joke was. If you thought the
joke was rubbish, then you can pelt the presenter with rotten tomatoes
or custards pies! But if it made you laugh, you can throw roses.
Everyone is in the game but I am not allowed to be, and that is not
fair. You are not fully. At the moment, the powers that be have
decided that I am not funny enough to be a character in the game but I
am determined to get in! Over the next few weeks I am going to prove
to you that I can be funny too! And to do that I've enlisted some
expert help, please welcome funny man, James Campbell. Hello, James.
Welcome to the show. I am going to need your help, OK? Already I can
see there is a lot of work to be done here. Harsh, but probably true.
What types of jokes get the biggest laughs? I don't know, I try to do
jokes talking about me or life. If we are going to do joke jokes, we
can do that. What do you call someone who really likes balloons?
A balloonatic! For it is there a secret recipe for success? I think
as long as it is true. Anybody can learn how to tell a joke - anybody
except Holland. I like this guy. your guru, I think we should start
looking at embarrassing things you have done in your life. I have
plenty of them. I will help you find some funny stories. I think
you will be wonderful. You're a television presenter, you can hold
an audience. You can tell some funny stories about what you have
done, couldn't you? Are want to be in the game, but telling jokes is
not something I am comfortable with doing. But I want to learn, can I
learn? I think you can learn to be funny. If you are not comfortable
with doing it, you should do it and then we will find out. I am doing
my one-man show, doing a tour in October and I am going to Reading,
Leamington Spa, all sorts of exciting places, but on the
Saturday I am going to Dulwich. It is a new festival for children. How
about you come and do a five-minute open spot in my show? We can find
out if you are funny and I will give you some coaching. We will
turn you into a fully lady. Helen is going to get onto a stage
and do the hardest thing in the world, make somebody laugh. There
will only be about 500 people, children. This gets better for
start I am in physical pain at the thought of that. You have seen me
audition for singing, I can't do that kind of thing. This is
different. I am going to take the challenge because I want to get
into that game but I need your help. So send us an email and tell us
what makes you laugh and what you find funny. We can do a little
workshop before the show. When I work with children, I get them to
tell their stories, and I find everyone has a funny story. You
must have a funny story about your dog. For any accidents? Also you
have done some wonderful sporting things, you must have had some
embarrassing moments, things that have gone wrong. This is going to
be some good television. Last week I went to the coolest music awards
ceremony around - the MOBOs. Friend of the show Jessie J swept the
board with a massive four awards. Professor Green showed me around
backstage, and they have a catering van. Trust you to focus on the
catering! I heard one of the coolest McLees, this is awesome.
This is the MOBOs 2011. The Music Of Black Origin Awards is the
largest urban American award ceremony. It is a major event in
the international music Callander. Over the last 16 years, 250 awards
have been given out, and 500 that have performed. This year, we get
to go behind the scenes to find out what it is like to perform at the
MOBOs 2011. With over 500 people working behind the scenes, this is
an event worthy of international acclaim, and who better to lift the
lid on what goes on behind stage than the legend professor Green?
After winning the award in 2010, he is one of the UK's biggest rap
artists. He has sold over 500,000 singles and has a string of awards
under his belt. He has invited Blue Peter to hang out in his dressing
room. This man is employed to sit and look chilled, it is a bit like
when your grandmother get the dog. Your rise to fame has been rapid.
Even though you have the talent to get there, you didn't always know
that, did you? I was 18, which is quite a late start. Some people
have had their first album out by then. My friends had been making
music since they were 13. I got put on the spot, and everybody told me
I was good at wrapping. I just started messing around with it from
there. If we were to give you some words or props, could you make
something of about them? If I don't know about that. What time is it?
10 o'clock in the morning. See what you pull-out. That is me. Barney.
Yes. It's 10 o'clock in the morning so what are my rhyming for? Stood
here next to Barney, the dinosaur. I wear a lot so I make sure the
ground I stand on his tough. This isn't quite Michael Jackson's bluff.
Let's say we have a nine-year-old watching, wants to do your job,
they think they can do it. What would you say to get them going?
Practice makes perfect. You can always find new things to do with
words. It is all about syllables, cue mirth, think outside the box.
You are going to rehearse, so can we see you in action? We have got a
massive stage. It is a massive room - do you feel daunted? I would hate
not to feel nervous, I like feeling edgy, I like the adrenalin. We will
let you get back to rehearsals. Thank you for your time. Don't get
nervous. Now they are telling the lighting men to get ready. There
are three separate desks that control nearly 500 lights. Here
they go. That may look like it is
controlling the space centre, but they are not controlling rockets,
they are controlling the sound and lights. That is it, rehearsal done.
How are you feeling? Really good. As long as I don't walk into the
cameraman, we will be all right. Thank you. We will see you on the
red carpet. The big night is finally here and we have a prime
spot on the red carpet to do some celebrity spotting. I sat and
watched the MOBOs by myself last year and nobody knew who I was. I
have been nominated five times since then, performing, doing the
red carpet. Dreams come true. fans are still loving me so it is
nice to know. Every time I come on the red carpet it is excitement,
flashing lights, the cameras. A let's leave the last word to
Professor Green. I have got to pull it out of the bag tonight, haven't
I? A little bit nervous but you Coming soon to Blue Peter - Premier
League football has swap kicking for cooking for this year's Blue
Peter appeal. That was such a cool night. When you have people
performing live in front of you, the hairs on your back of your neck
stand up. I just loved chipmunk, he was always excited. Anyway, let's
get back to the Blue Peter appeal. Bake A Difference really can make a
difference. Remember, the more items we have pledged on our
totaliser the more money we can raise to help Children in Need.
have been meeting a lot of cake, haven't you? I have, I look like a
Victoria sponge. Later on, we will be seeing how the appeal is going,
but now this is why you should get involved.
Hello, I am Morley. I am nine years old. I live with my parents, my two
sisters and my little brother. Although it doesn't always show on
the outside, Molly has chronic arthritis and is in a lot of pain.
Arthritis usually makes us think of old people, but Morley got this
disease at just eight years old. The part of my body in pain are my
fingers, my ankles, my toes, my wrists, sometimes my shoulders.
Sometimes I have to sit out and I feel like it is not fair. It is
hard to do my buttons up because my fingers can't bend very well.
For when Molly found out that she had arthritis, she was in so much
pain that she had to be carried to school and she was limping. She did
not know what was happening and she found it really scary. I thought it
could not be that bad, but when we saw the doctor and they told us
that I had arthritis, I was quite surprised. Then I had to stop the
medication. As well as regular hospital visits and daily
medication, Molly needs two injections every week. Although
they ease the pain, she really does but like it. I usually get quite
anxious before. It makes it worse because I am more tense. It goes
into the muscle and its sting sometimes. Afterwards, my mum and
died usually cry about it. -- and five usually cry. If all their
writing and typing can be painful, if Molly is now in touch with other
children with the same condition, and that is thanks to a charity
that is funded by Children In Need. Normally when the children are at
school they have to sit out of the fun activities. But here the
activities are planned and carefully supervised so that they
do not have to sit out of fun things like this. He I am getting
The weekend is a chance for children with arthritis to come
away with their families and have fun with people that know exactly
I can fly! You are good mates now because you have met through this
event. Yes, we email each other every week to see how we are doing.
Where I was going to have injections, Molly had had them
before so she knew what it was. important is it to have days like
this? And its call everybody is different to you and they can do
things that you cannot do. -- at school. But here everybody has
limits on what they can do. Chronic arthritis affects joints and organs
inside the body so it is not always obvious to see how somebody is
suffering. That is why it is great that these days exist and people
can share their experiences to forget the pain that they feel.
This is why baking for Children In Need can make such a difference to
children like Molly and her friends. Let's get baking. And a huge thank-
you to the guys that made that very special weekend. Did I hear you
shouting that you wanted to get one of them? You did not look graceful
but Molly looked like think about! The more items that you bake and
sell, the more successful this appeal will be. Make sure you tell
us what you pledge to bake at your bake sale when you e-mail us. We
will add it to the totaliser. go to the totaliser now! I am
breaking the set! Sorry. Lots of you have told us what you are doing.
And Sir -- we have heard from somebody baking six gingerbread men,
six Victoria sponge cakes, and lots of flapjacks. She made �117 last
You are going to make four cupcakes, 16 be six and 12 -- 16 biscuits and
12 muffins. You are going to eat two cupcakes but that is OK because
he will take the money to the back straight away. And you are going to
make 16 fruity bars. You like that one, don't you? I like the way that
you say it! It should be in your stand-up routine. I'll have that
and as they are having the sale outside their house. -- Oliver and
jazz men are having a sale. They are going to put up posters to
advertise. Advertising is important. The gap advertise here on national
television! Alison is going to bake 120 cakes. 400 cupcakes will be
bake by so Rena. 400! That totaliser must be creeping closer
to the sky. Last week it was 1700. Shall we look? What is our
totaliser are currently standing That has gone up by about 6000 in
one week. That is amazing. Thank you so much. The more items that
you pledge to bake, the more money we can raise. Please send us
photographs of you having your bake sale. If you want to make a
successful bake sale to raise money, then we have some top tips from our
business guru Saira Khan. Holding a bake sale is like a business. It is
all about making money, whether you do it alone will get together with
others. This is what you need to run a successful bake sale.
Successful business people need to identify their target market. You
need to pick the right location to set-up your stall. Marketing is
next. Advertise your bake sale in advance. Tan your family and
friends about it. -- tell your family. Send out invitations, e-
mails and texts. Think about your product. What can you sell? You can
bake whatever you like, pizza or cupcakes. It does not have to be
complicated but get creative. You need to get your recipe,
ingredients and baking equipment. When you have got all of that,
To set up stall you will need a table and some staff to decorate.
Getting to collect the money. Some small change and some kitchen
towels. On sale day, presentation is key. You have to be creative
with your stall because the better it looks, the more customers you
get, and that means more money. Don't forget to include dietary
notices. How you price the cakes is important. It is best to put the
prices in round numbers. You are ready to hold your Blue Peter bake
sale. It is time to sell, sell, sell. I said sell, not eat your
If you want to run a bake sale and make a difference for Children In
Need, then you can find all of the information on the Blue Peter
website. Go on, Bake A Difference. You heard what she said! You will
have fun and you will get to eat cake, which we like, and help
children around the country. I like cake! Tomorrow I am going to show
you my sword fighting skills before taking to the red carpet with
Orlando bloom. You have got that down! Stefan Gates will do anything
with food to entertain. He is standing on real eggs! He will do
something explosive. I cannot wait to see that. It is all in aid of
our Blue Peter appeal, Bake A Difference. Explosive, I need to be