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What is she like?
Linds, what are you waiting for?
-The show is going to start, you're going to miss it!
Yeah, it's me, Brad, from the...
Got it, Linds! It's the hair!
It looks so nice, the volume is just fantastic!
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Hello! Welcome to live Blue Peter.
Now, Lindsey isn't here this week.
She is training for a very exciting challenge,
but in her place, we have an honorary Blue Peter presenter.
Please welcome Brad from The Vamps!
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
How excited are you to actually be here right now?
I'm about this excited.
Yes! There we go! This dude is going to fit right in!
Now, tell these good people at home what is coming up on today's show.
So, today is all about Sport Relief,
which is actually only one week away.
To get you guys in the mood, we are going to be doing some flatland BMX
with this guy, Matti Hemmings.
He is actually number one in the UK at the moment
and I'm going to give it a try later in the show.
And you are going to smash it out of the park
and me and Lindsey are giving something a go.
It is the Sport Relief challenge.
All I will say is you will not want to miss it.
We're introducing it to you today.
Now, here is our lovely Shelley. She is hiding somewhere in the show.
If you spot her, jump onto Fan Club Live
and we'll shout out who spotted her later in the show.
Talking about shouting out, actually,
last week was a pre-recorded show, so we couldn't announce
who was the winner of Spot Shelley, but here's a clue.
Can you work it out?
It's Orange Summery Seal!
Fantastic job! Brad, let's walk this way.
There is something very cool that I've got to show you.
Blue Peter have teamed up with Match Of The Day Kickabout
and Sport Relief to bring you the Mega Mileathon Challenge.
It's really simple.
All the people at home are going to do is complete miles.
Those miles get converted into steps
and those steps go on this totaliser.
But how do you do it? I hear you ask. Very, very simply.
You jump onto the Blue Peter website,
you print out a trainer template.
Then you cut it out, you decorate it
and then you tell us what's going to be on your pledge,
just like Humayah from Birmingham did.
She is going to do nine miles, which, by the way, is 18,000 steps.
Or like Archie from Lincoln who has pledged to do 26 miles,
which is 52,000 steps.
Well done, dude!
Please remember, you don't have to run that mile -
you can walk it, swim it, cycle it, scoot it,
you can even wheel it. Whatever, it's all about being active.
But as for us right here in the Blue Peter studio,
I've got one question, Brad.
How many steps do you think we will reveal
for the first time on this totaliser?
I've got a lot of faith, I think we are going to go high.
I'm going to go 600,000.
OK, I thought you were going to go a lot lower than that.
But let's find out, then.
In three, two, one...
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
That is amazing!
So our total is... Hang on a second.
-Bradley, we can't...
-We are going to need a bigger board than this.
-Shall we get the design team on it?
Let's get the design team in.
You guys at home, stay updated, keep with us
and you will see the running total as we go through.
Emma and Sean, what a team of destiny that is!
But this is all for a very good cause.
It's for Sport Relief and, Lindsey, it's over to you.
Sport Relief is changing young lives right here in the UK
and I've come to London
to see just one way it's making a big difference.
Bend your arm.
These girls are all part of Muslim Girls Fence,
an amazing project set up to change the lives of girls in the area.
Some Muslim girls can find themselves stereotyped
and even the victims of discrimination
because of their gender and faith.
This project aims to challenge how the world sees them
and it hopes to build their confidence.
Amanah is one of the project coordinators
and helps run the sessions here.
-Amanah, how are you doing?
-It's really exciting to be here.
So, tell me a bit about this project.
Why and how does fencing change lives?
Fencing is an elite sport and it's great to give these girls,
who come from quite diverse backgrounds,
an opportunity to try out the sport and take part in it.
And what kind of differences do you see in the girls?
-You must notice some change there?
They really enjoy the fencing.
It's an incredibly complex and highly skilled sport
so they love learning all of that, but also, they really enjoy
talking about how Muslim girls and girls in general
might be perceived by other people
and they really enjoy the opportunity to build friendships
-and to build up the confidence as well.
-Listen, it's not that
I don't like standing here chatting to you, but that looks great,
-so can I get in there and get involved?
-Definitely, go for it!
I'm going to do it!
A few weeks ago, Radzi gave fencing a try
when he was awarding purple badges.
But now it's my turn.
Watch out, Radz - here come the girls.
But I quickly realise that fencing is a lot harder than it looks.
Not sure I'm ever going to be world-class material.
-Can you do that?
-Yeah, you block it out of the way.
The funding from Sport Relief goes towards the fencing equipment
as well as the coaching
and it means the project can run workshops to help support the girls.
Do you know what? That's actually really, really hard work.
I think I need to go for a rest, a bit of a sit-down and a chat.
I'm meeting Sarah and Seher.
They've been coming here for two years.
Well, girls, firstly, well done on the Blue Peter badges.
-It's a big day, isn't it?
So, let's talk about the fencing. Why do you love coming here?
What is it about fencing that is so fun and exciting?
I think it's because it's more of a different sport.
It's not something you would usually see every day.
It's usually, "Oh, I'm going to basketball club or football club,"
it's not, "Hey, I'm going to fencing club!"
Have you made new friends, met new people?
Yeah, I've definitely made friendships with people
that I maybe wouldn't have before.
I feel like I've got a new kind of different thing under my belt.
It must help kind of build your confidence.
Has it done that?
Are you different to what you were like before?
Yeah, so there is one bit of fencing that everyone talks about
and links it to life. It's lunging.
So it's when you sort of go for something.
So in life, go for something
even if there is something in front of you, just go for it.
I used to shy away from public speaking,
but after taking part with the fencing,
I've become much more confident with that
and last year I won a poetry competition.
So we need to lunge more!
We do need to lunge more! It's a good life skill.
Now that you've started fencing and you enjoy it,
do you think it's something that you're going to keep up, keep doing?
Yes, I definitely do want to continue when I'm older.
It's really nice to have people to look up to such as Ibtihaj Muhammed,
the Olympic fencer in America.
She's black, she's a Muslim and she's a woman,
and it's just inspirational, as a young Muslim girl,
to be able to look up to somebody who is doing so well.
Well, come back on Blue Peter if you get a gold medal in fencing.
It's clear from talking to Sarah and Seher that this project
is building their confidence
and inspiring them to go for whatever they want.
This is just one way that Sport Relief is helping
to change people's lives across the nation.
And that's exactly what you are getting behind
when you pledge those miles for Sport Relief.
So if you haven't already, what are you waiting for?
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
And that right there is the power of Sport Relief.
-Brad, it's a good job you're wearing all of that safety kit.
-You are an honorary Blue Peter presenter.
And so, for your challenge, next you will be taking on this.
CHEERING AND WHOOPING
Go on, Matti! Go on, son!
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Keep that applause coming, give it up for Matti Hemmings!
That was beyond comprehension.
What did we witness there?
You guys witnessed something called flatland BMX,
which is all about doing tricks on a flat, level area.
There's no ramps, there's obstacles.
It's a bit like artistic cycling or break dancing.
It has been described as ballet on a bike as well.
And it's also out of breath on a bike, I imagine, as well.
Yeah, there is a lot of...
..movement, there's a lot going on, spinning around,
so you get a bit tired.
This is not your first rodeo.
You are the number-one flatland BMXer in the UK.
How did you start?
I started when I was about 11,
so I started quite late into BMXing, but I went to a BMX event,
saw some guy spinning around, doing some crazy and impressive tricks
and I just wanted to do that, so I was like, "Yeah, let's do that."
You've absolutely smashed it out of the park, it's fair to say.
Brad, it's at this point that you come into the frame.
Go on, Brad!
Brad is going to attempt his first ever Blue Peter challenge.
-Are you all right?
Before we kick off, Matti, any top tips? What's worth knowing?
Top tips, it's really important, make sure you've got your helmet on.
You should also be doing it somewhere safe, nice environment.
As we're in the studio, it's perfectly safe, you are ready to go.
-You've got pads on as well, which is great.
-I was born for this, man!
Also, there's no traffic here, which is worth bearing in mind.
As a philosopher once said,
health and safety never takes a day off here.
That is a fact. Are you up for it, Brad?
I am. I am more than ready. Let's do it.
So, first we're going to do something called a track stand.
The bike is on the spot, there is no moving around,
you are basically going to put your foot into the wheel,
-two hands on the handlebars.
-We jump up.
And you balance on the spot.
Start me off nice and easy, why don't you, Matti!
Right, here we go.
We'll give you a little bit of a helping hand.
So, two hands on the handlebars.
Go on, man!
-Here we go.
-This does not feel natural.
-OK, here we go.
Little bit of pressure on that left foot for me.
And hopefully... A little bit more pressure on the left.
-You can do this.
-There we go.
-That is tough!
Go on, Brad!
A little bit of pressure on that left foot for me.
And... Oh, he's there! He's there!
He's totally done it!
OK, are you ready for another one?
-I think so.
-OK, here we go, so the next one,
we're going to start doing some travelling on this one,
-so we're going to start moving on the bike.
So this time you are going to put your right foot on the right there
and then we are going to scoot around,
so treat it like a little bit of a scooter.
Left foot to the front peg and lift up your hand.
-I like that. Alan Shearer.
-You can go no hands you want,
-but let's see if one-handed...
-I'm going to try one-handed first!
Right, OK. Here we go, here we go.
PRODUCTION TEAM SHOUT ENCOURAGEMENT
Matti, could we have one more and make it even harder?
Yeah, if you could you give me a challenge now?!
OK, so far, we have been using the pegs, we have been using the pedals.
We are going to step it up and we are going to use the frame.
-So, we are going to scoot around again, but this time
you are going to lift that right foot onto the frame and...
-He's just showing off now!
-Are you ready?
Go on, Brad! Go on, Brad!
-Here we go.
He's up, he's up, he's up!
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Brad, come on over.
Thank you very much.
You absolutely achieved the business there, my friend.
I had a very good teacher. Thank you, my friend.
Matti, I have no idea how you do what you do.
You are incredible. If you'd like to see more from where Matt came from,
jump onto the Blue Peter website, where there is also all of this.
They actually make a "sss" sound when they are being bothered.
They are quite used to being held, so they might not do it.
Today I am going to be
guessing some pop stars' names
and let's see how we get on.
It's called Gss Th Pp Str.
I'm going to tell you about some of the women that have inspired me.
And in keeping with all things online, after the show,
Brad will be on the Fan Club to answer your questions,
which means get your questions in now, people.
However, now it's time to feast your eyes upon the big badge wall!
What have you got there, dude?
So here is, from Rebecca in Sheffield,
a lovely model of our Shelley.
Now, this has earned her a blue badge because our Shelley...
-..has four wheels!
-Shall we see her move?
-I think we should! Go!
She's gone, she's gone, but she hasn't gone very far,
because I can actually inform you the real Shelley
has just come out of hibernation!
And there she is there, there's the picture evidence as well.
Now back to the big badge wall
and feast your eyes on what Amy sent us from Kent.
The cheese that Lindsey took out of the cave.
It's furry, it's mouldy and it's earned you a badge.
Very nice. Also Emmy from Cornwall has sent in
this beautiful foam diamond badge,
which of course has earned her a blue badge.
Now, she's got the blue badge.
The question is, can she step up to
-the beautiful limited edition diamond badge?
-No way! Look at it!
I might have to steal this for myself.
No way! That is not happening!
However, remember, if you get yourself any Blue Peter badge,
you can get into over 200 attractions across the UK...
# For free! #
No more singing. On the topic of singing, Brad,
-you are the lead singer of The Vamps.
So you know every single word of every single song
-of The Vamps ever.
-I like to think so, yes.
Well, we're going to put it to the test in a game that we call...
Now, Brad, this game is very, very simple.
We have five Vamps fans, AKA Vampettes,
waiting to perform for you their favourite Vamps song.
All you have to do is tell us what song it is.
However, we are going to crank up the hardness just a tad because
we are going to mute the sound, so you will not be able to hear it.
-That sounds quite hard now.
-You have to lip-read and go off dance moves.
They had better be good dance moves is all I'm saying.
I think they will be. They are good fans.
But if you get three points, you will earn yourself and be crowned...
-Are you ready?
-I think so.
After the BMXing, I'm definitely ready for this.
He's recovered his breath. Up first is Charlie.
Oh, it's tough, but I think he's... The dance moves are giving me...
-I think I know it, I think I know it.
-You know it?
He's even got a badge, by the way.
You've gone for All Night. Let's find out if Brad is correct.
MUSIC: All Night by The Vamps
-Look at Charlie!
-He's got the hat on as well.
-Yes, he does.
-Thank you, Charlie.
-He loves it!
Right, one point in the bag.
So, for the second Vampette, we have Simran.
-Look at this set she has made!
-I know, she's got the guitar.
I'm trying my best.
Oh, OK, I'm struggling here, so I'm going to take a punt.
Go for a guess, let's find out what you reckon.
Somebody To You, maybe?
Somebody To You you've gone for.
Let's find out if you are correct.
MUSIC: Kung Fu Fighting by The Vamps
It wasn't Simran, it was my glasses.
-She was awesome.
-She nailed it.
Another Blue Peter badge holder. So it was Kung Fu Fighting.
One point still on the board, two more to go.
Next up, it's Lukas, Ellie and Neve.
All right, let's have a look.
I like this already.
Oh, look at this, amazing!
I'm struggling at the moment.
They've practised this! Look at it the choreography!
I'm really struggling to find this one.
-Oh, I know, I know, I know! Yay!
-Here we go.
-He's got confidence, he's got a smile on his face.
Let's find out if he is correct.
MUSIC: Wake Up by The Vamps
Course it is!
Brad, two points on the board.
-One point to get that crown.
Next up is Oscar.
Lovely hat again, Oscar.
Oh, he's got the sax out!
I'm really struggling with this one, but I'm just enjoying this.
Oh, he's changed.
Is that five badges?!
I'm struggling again.
Going to have to push you for time.
Ohh... I'm going to take a punt on...
-Let's take a look.
Way off, way off!
I know, I'm sorry, I'm letting a lot of people down.
OK, Brad, it's just one left.
If you get this right, you get the crown. If not, there is no crown.
-Let's find out how Brad does.
-I need that crown.
Look at Bella go.
Oh, I've got it, I've got it, I think I've got!
-There was a little movement there, I've got it.
-He's going for...
-Somebody To You.
I'm locking in Somebody To You.
-Is that your final answer?
OK, let's see.
MUSIC: Somebody To You by The Vamps
Brad, which means, we can now officially crown you...
Thanks, Tom, for your fab voice.
And here we have the official coronation
of Sir Bradley of Vamp!
Thank you, thank you very much.
Now, Brad, I have to say, this isn't your first time on Blue Peter,
-It isn't, no.
-You came on as a band member
and now you are an honorary Blue Peter presenter
and the way you absolutely smashed the challenge
with the BMX flat landing,
we would now like to award you your very own silver Blue Peter badge.
-I am honoured, I am honoured.
-There you are, my friend.
Everyone, thank you, guys.
Well, Brad got that because he has done his bit for Blue Peter
and me and Lindsey have done our bit for Sport Relief.
To get us over the finishing line
for this year's Sport Relief Mileathon, Lindsey and I
have got something up our sleeves.
We are going all in on a final push for an extra one million steps.
But it's not just one Sport Relief mile we are running.
No, no, this is a marathon, which means 26 one-mile runs.
It is going to be tough, but it's not just Radzi and I doing this,
we are being joined by as many mileathoners as we can find.
We have called in loads of you to cover 26 individual miles
in just four days.
But what is the big deal with a mile? I hear you ask.
Well, Radzi has been to find out.
It was the Romans who first measured the mile
by sticking a sword into the ground as they marched.
Fast forward to the early 1900s
and time it took to run the distance became an obsession.
Some thought it was impossible to run a mile in less than four minutes
until a man called Roger Bannister did just that in 1954.
And that historic mile was completed
right here on this very finishing line.
And there you have it, your quick guide to the mile.
Roger Bannister's four-minute mile still lives on
as one of the greatest sporting achievements ever.
As we are about to cover quite a few miles,
Lindsey went to find out what it takes to run at that record pace
and she began by meeting European youth gold medallist George Mills.
-George, good to meet you.
-Hi, you too.
Let's talk about the mile.
Why is it an exciting distance for you to run?
Well, first of all, a mile is an extremely famous event.
People know how far a mile is
and also you can run it as hard or as easy as you want,
so it's appealing to all ages, from children to adults.
How fast can you go?
My 1,500 metre time is 3 minutes 44 seconds.
And a mile is just a bit longer than that, isn't it?
Yeah, it is not too far, so hopefully I could dip under
the four-minute barrier, like Roger Bannister.
George can run that sort of time because he is a trained athlete,
but Lindsey and I won't be doing our miles anywhere near four minutes.
It is quite fast.
But why is that?
Well, the answer is science
and Dr John Jakeman knows a thing or two about the science of sport
and he was Lindsey's next stop.
Running a mile can be very, very difficult
or it can be very, very easy. One of the things that happens
when we exercise is that our body uses fat as a fuel.
The body needs oxygen to break the fat down and provide that fuel.
And that's why you kind of start panting
and you do get more tired as well.
So, the harder you work, the more you have to breathe
because you need to fuel the exercise much faster.
We can also measure the amount of gas
you breathe in and breathe out during exercise
and we'll see that, as you work harder,
you will breathe in and out more.
Does that mean I am getting on the treadmill?
-I'm afraid it does.
-OK, I'll do it for science.
Let's give it a go.
Now, it might look like Lindsey
is getting ready to go deep-sea diving.
Fear not, Linds, no sharks here.
But this kit actually measures the amount of oxygen her body is using.
She begins at a slower pace.
Two minutes at that speed, let's take it up.
This is the air that you breathed out at two minutes.
-OK, not too much.
-Not too bad.
Then if we compare that to two minutes at a harder intensity...
-Oh, look! I nearly filled the bag!
-You've nearly felled the bag.
That is a lot of air and a lot of hard work.
So, the faster you move, the more oxygen you need.
Highly trained athletes can move oxygen around their bodies quicker
and more efficiently and that helps them run a four-minute mile.
But I wonder if Lindsey could run at that sort of speed.
Wouldn't it be great if there was just some sort of way to find out?
Are you ready to do this?
No. Yes! Yes, of course I am.
-OK, so the speed is going to go up.
-That is going quite fast, isn't it?
The wind that is coming off this treadmill!
I've got to get on it?
Lift yourself up with your hands.
-I don't know if I... I'm really scared.
-You'll be fine.
OK, go for it. Go, go, go, go!
Keep going as long as you can.
I don't know if I can go faster.
When you're ready to stop, lift your hands to the side and lift off.
OK, stop, stop.
Oh, my goodness!
That wasn't even the four-minute mile pace, was it?
-I was slightly under.
-It was a little bit under.
No, sorry, that's ridiculous.
That is really, really fast.
We are doing 26 one-milers.
I'm not going to go at that pace. No way.
For our Sport Relief Mega Mileathon Challenge,
we will be travelling to the home of the four-minute mile in Oxford.
Along the way, we will be stopping off to move 26 miles
with as many of you as possible.
In honour of Roger Bannister's iconic four minutes,
we will be doing it all in four days.
Our push for the Blue Peter Mega Mileathon
is going to be a huge undertaking.
And it's all to encourage you to pledge your miles for Sport Relief.
Four words - do not miss it.
It is so much fun.
Lindsey and myself are attempting 26 miles, all for Sport Relief.
But, Brad, I want to know how many steps
we have managed to accomplish for Sport Relief on this totaliser.
So, earlier on, you saw us
smash through our original target of a million.
We decided to raise the bar a little.
We've gone from one million, all the way up to 50 million, people!
OK. Brad, can we stop there?
-Can we bring it down?
-It's staying there.
Are you joking?
I can't believe we got to one million, let alone 50!
-I've got faith.
-OK, you've got faith.
Let's find out how many steps we have on the Blue Peter totaliser
for Sport Relief in three, two, one...
OK, here we go.
we got to ten million, 15...
To be precise, the specific number was 40,606,880 steps.
Give yourselves a round of applause.
Which also means, by the way, we are within ten million of reaching
that 50 million target, so whatever you are doing now,
please drop it and please go onto the Blue Peter website,
print out that template, cut it out, add sequins to it,
decorate it, send it to us and add your pledge, please.
And make sure when you send them to us
they are in before next Wednesday, to the usual address
and then next Thursday, tune in to the Blue Peter Sport Relief special
where you will see our final total
and also your beautiful trainers decorating this studio.
It is going to look absolutely fantastic.
You will also get to see on that show
myself and Lindsey attempting to complete
each and every one of those 26.2 miles.
We put so much effort in, but more importantly,
we were joined by a llama, a Roman and you lot.
Also, there was the Dako Flying Angels doing their acrobatics.
-Look at them go!
-They really are incredible.
Brad, it's been an absolute pleasure having you in.
-Have you enjoyed it?
-I've had a lovely time.
I'm not going anywhere just yet, though.
If you head over to the Fan Club Live after this,
I'll be answering your questions, so I'll see you there.
-I've got a question for you straight away.
Where was Shelley hiding?
-I don't know.
-Well, let's find out.
I actually didn't manage to spot this in today's show.
You're joking! That was on Lukas,
one of your Vampettes!
Did anyone spot her?
-I can tell you that right now.
-Let's have a look.
So... Rufus Pup managed to spot her.
Well done, Rufus Pup.
-Well done, absolutely incredible job.
What a show it has been. Do not miss next week's show.
It is a Sport Relief special and as for you, mister...
-..you smashed it.
-See you next week.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Get set for Sport Relief with Radzi and guest presenter Brad from The Vamps! How will they fare when trying flatland BMX riding with record holder Matti Hemmings? Plus Lindsey and Radzi kick off their very own Mega Mileathon challenge!