Britain's Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey are live in the studio. Helen and Barney continue their tour of Poland in Krakow where they play football on an underground pitch.
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Hello and welcome to Blue Peter,
this week kicking off with the glorious sounds of that 1920s beast.
Now that engine you can see there used to be in a Spitfire,
that's a fighter jet they used in World War II.
Luckily, Chris took it out of the plane and put it in a car
and brought it here to show us, before he heads off to
the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power Festival this weekend.
Now, this race car will do 150mph.
It's unbelievable to think something that size can go that fast.
It's all down to the power in that engine.
That's because so much petrol is pumped into it.
In fact, it can't use all the petrol,
which is why it comes out of the exhaust as flames.
Just to give you an idea of how uneconomical that is,
an average car today will do about 10 miles a litre.
That will do about a quarter of a mile on the same amount of fuel.
It's SO uneconomical.
But I want one!
But this is an entirely different ball game.
It's called the Renault Twizy
and you'll see these cars on the roads later this summer.
It's one of THE most energy-efficient
and environmentally-friendly cars ever to be made.
For the same amount of energy you get from one litre of fuel,
this could travel 100 miles.
So it's 400 times more energy efficient than THAT car.
So that it can go even further on less energy, it's really light.
It hasn't got any doors. It's only got one proper seat.
Barney the dog would be comfy back there
but I'm not sure Barney the man would.
So as much as I don't want to see it go,
it's time for Chris to take this bad boy to the Pageant of Power Festival
for the weekend and we're going to get on with the show. Cheers, Chris.
Also coming up on today's live Blue Peter...
..the super talented winners of Britain's Got Talent,
Ashley and Pudsey, are right here in our studio.
Sadie J actors Bobby and Will are back as our mini Euro 2012 pundits.
And our adventures in Poland continue.
We head deep underground and get a real TASTE of Polish life.
-Hello. Nice to see you.
How are you doing? You're watching Blue Peter.
We're live, it's interactive. As you can see,
there are two dogs in the studio, so anything could happen.
Go on then, go and say hello.
Ashley and Pudsey, winners of Britain's Got Talent,
have come into the studio to impress you.
Now if you've got a cat, a dog, even a rabbit,
get them into the living room. A little bit later on,
Ashley will be sharing some of her training secrets.
They're getting on.
If you have a pet that can do any tricks,
we would like to know about it, please.
You can tell us a story or send a picture.
You can have a dog, a cat, a rabbit, a hamster.
If it does something fun, we want to hear about it.
We'll read your emails and show your pictures later on in the show.
Also, Ashley and Pudsey
will be showcasing what all that practice and hard work can do
in an amazing performance a bit later for you.
This is him sulking because there's another dog in the studio.
Don't worry, it's still your show!
Before we get stuck into any of that, it's time for
the next instalment of our Blue Peter Road Trip.
The Euro 2012s are happening in Ukraine and Poland.
Barney and I wanted to explore the two countries
before the tournament kicked off.
So we went to Krakow, sometimes pronounced "Krakov",
whichever one you like, take your pick.
We discovered what does lay beneath the surface.
We're on the road, heading 200 miles south from Warsaw
to Poland's second city, Krakow.
I'm sad to be leaving Warsaw.
-I had a great time.
-We did have a good time.
And the hotel - it was beautiful.
-But there is no need to be sad.
-Because according to this,
Krakow is one of Europe's finest cities.
This place calls it "a gem".
'All of our accommodation on this trip is a surprise.
'Last time, we had 5-star luxury,
'I wonder where we'll be sleeping tonight.'
-I'm not as suspicious as I was last time.
I am suspicious about this one, you know what Blue Peter's like.
"Tonight, you are staying in a hostel that has been specially designed
"to simulate life in the Communist era in Poland."
'Communism was an idea
'adopted by some Eastern European countries last century
'with the aim of creating an equal society.'
That's different, isn't it?
'Although the idea sounds fair,
'much of the population living in Communist societies at the time
'ended up poor and unhappy.'
It's like stepping back in time, isn't it?
'This very basic hostel shows what is it would have been like
'living in Communist Poland in the 1970s.'
'And this rather bleak bedroom is ours for the night. Lucky us(!)'
It looks a bit... Well, they're like army beds.
Gas masks on the wall as well.
Are the beds comfy?
No, not really.
But, you know, it doesn't matter,
because we are performing a service for our country.
-It'll do, won't it?
-Yeah, it's absolutely fine.
-I bagsy this one.
-I want a feather duvet!
You're not having a feather duvet, you're in Communist...Poland.
'OK, the beds are pretty uncomfortable,
'but we are so tired from the journey, we could sleep anywhere.'
I might turn those gas masks so they're not looking at me.
No, leave them. That's part of your challenge.
'The good thing about sleeping in an uncomfortable bed
'is that it's really easy to get up in the morning.'
Well, that wasn't too bad. I slept quite well.
I quite enjoyed it, it was nice.
'Well rested, let's check out Poland's second-largest city.'
Krakow is thought to be the most beautiful city in the whole country.
It's full of stunning architecture
and is home to 2.3 million pieces of artwork,
some of which can be seen on the street,
like this slightly odd fountain
and this really creepy head.
But there is one piece of art work
that can be seen quite a bit at the moment.
It is the official logo of the European Championships 2012.
It's been created in the style of Wychinanki,
the Polish art of paper-cutting.
Wychinanki is all over Poland at the moment,
so we've come to find out about it
and have a go at making some ourselves.
'And to do that, we're visiting a Polish art centre.'
This is amazing.
'Wychinanki became popular in Poland during the 1800s
'when families without much money started practising the craft
'so they could decorate their houses cheaply.
'Nowadays, it's a large part of the country's culture,
'so we've come for a quick lesson.'
'The only problem is,
'our teacher, Miss Agatha, doesn't speak a word of English.'
SHE SPEAKS IN POLISH
'Which means I'm going to get a chance to practice my Polish.'
'This is going to be interesting!'
'Wychinanki can be incredibly detailed,
'but today, Miss Agatha is trying to teach us
'a very simple form of this craft.
'Essentially, you fold a piece of paper, draw a design,
'and then cut that out to reveal a pretty pattern.'
'Yeah, it sounds easy enough,
'but I'm finding that our teacher is a difficult woman to impress.'
'But, rather annoyingly, she's taken a real shine to Barney.'
All right, teacher's pet!
She said watch what I do, because I'm doing it right.
No, she didn't!
-"Barney is my favourite pupil."
-(Just draw or we'll get thrown out!)
'Right, time to knuckle down.'
'I'm finished, way ahead of Barney.' Ta-dah!
-'Hopefully this will get me some Brownie points?'
'I can't seem to do anything right in Miss Agatha's eyes!'
-(I think I've done all right.)
-You've done it too quick, too sloppy.
You haven't seen it yet.
I'm going to take that as an upside-down smile.
Who wins? Champione?
-That was brilliant.
-How do you win at cutting out?
It's Wychinanki. Pronounce it properly, please.
-You're such a teacher's pet. Dziekuje.
I am not a teacher's pet.
'Hang on, he's even got one more bit of sucking up to do.'
'Ah, I love Miss Agatha, she's my favourite.
'Anyway, lesson over, we're heading just half an hour south of Krakow
'to somewhere visited by nearly every school child in Poland.'
Now, where we're stood might not look like much,
but we are actually standing
on top of one of Krakow's biggest surprises.
We're about to head underground to discover a world of salt.
It's amazing, come on.
Wow, it is tiny in here.
'Wieliczka salt mine is visited by 1.2 million people every year.'
-Have your ears popped?
-My ears have popped.
'At its deepest point, it's 327 metres down,
'which is almost exactly as deep as the Eiffel Tower is high.
'The salt mine contains hundreds of miles of tunnels,
'enormous, breathtaking caverns,
'and some very impressive carvings.'
'Unbelievably, there is even a team of miners
'who play football down here!
'We're going to find out more from our tour guide, Mark.'
I can't believe we're seeing a football match inside a mine.
Does this happen often?
They play many sports here. For example, today they play football,
but it will have many sports here.
-Do you think they'll let me join in?
-Yes, of course, they're waiting.
This is crying out for an action shot, isn't it?
Here we go. Go on, Helen!
'Goal scored, Mark takes us further into the mine
'and he's keen to prove that everything down here is salt,
'as we're about to find out.'
-You can lick walls...
-You can lick the walls?!
Yes, please! It's really salty. Nothing poisonous in the rock.
You may taste it, really.
That is so salty. I hope nobody has licked that exact bit.
'Now I've tasted what this mine has to offer, I want to know more.'
-Can we go deeper?
-Yes, of course. Follow me.
It's like a lake...
'Mark is taking us to one of Poland's greatest hidden treasures,
'an underground cathedral.
'It's just a short boat ride away, across a lake of saltwater.'
-Oh, my word.
It doesn't, in any way, shape or form, look like a mine.
I mean, look at that. Who created that?
Everything you see around here was carved by three miners.
-Look at the Last Supper over there!
'It's mind-blowing to think all of this has been carved out of salt.'
'Even the chandeliers are made of it.'
I have to be honest,
I did not expect anything nearly as spectacular as this.
-Thank you for showing us around.
-It was my pleasure to guide you here.
-If you like, I will guide you to the lift.
-That was amazing. Did you like it?
-I liked it.
-Did you love it?
-Been there, done that,
got the T-shirt.
It was spectacular but it's time to move on to the next country
involved in the European Championships 2012.
The other hosts, Ukraine. # Let's all go to the Ukraine... #
We need to be louder.
-Why are we singing?
-That's what football fans do.
I don't know how you won at cutting out.
-How can your cutting out be better than me?
-It takes skill.
-He bribed the teacher.
-I did not! I gave her an apple.
Next week, you go Cossack dancing. It is brilliant!
We thought he'd just get a bit part. But he's one of the main roles!
No, we're not showing it. That show's cancelled!
It's great fun. And I get to wear a nice costume. Shall we move on?
I don't know what that voice was. Moving on swiftly.
We were in Poland for many reasons,
not just to eat pigs' feet and lick walls,
but also it's one of the host countries for Euro 2012.
So far, lots of things have happened on and off the pitch.
To give you the low-down,
we have two faces that you might recognise from Sadie J.
They play Danny and Jake. In real life, they are Bobby and Will.
They're our mini Euro 2012 pundits.
-Afternoon, sport fans. I'm Bobby Fuller.
-And I'm Will Nye.
We're back to give you the latest news from Euro 2012.
David Beckham isn't playing for England this year.
Without Posh, who will be the most glamorous WAG at Euro 2012?
We have a round-up of the first week of games in Poland and Ukraine.
There is no Victoria Beckham, Christine Bleakley or Cheryl Cole.
So who will be the most glamorous WAG at Euro 2012?
There are a few contenders.
I'll go with Gerard Pique's girlfriend,
who is none other than the popstar, Shakira.
This is a picture of them together.
We might see her tonight, when Ireland take on Spain.
We will see her... # Whenever, wherever... #
# Whenever, wherever We're meant to be together
# I'll be there and you'll be here That's the deal... #
The first round of games have been played.
We've already seen some great goals, big shocks and upsets.
The biggest upset for me so far
has been that Holland has lost both of their games.
To be honest with you, what upset me most was Wayne Rooney's new haircut.
Horrific, I know. Back to it.
I was impressed with the opening ceremony. They had everything
from weird dancing to giant pianos and flashing lights.
I'm not sure about the piano-playing football skills.
One keepy-uppy? I can do more than that with my eyes closed!
I know! I've seen you do it.
My best moment has been England's first goal of the tournament.
'Now Gerrard fires it across. Lescott's in!
'Joleon Lescott gives England the lead.'
A great start for England, a 1-1 draw against France.
It wasn't enough to get the win. Since the Euros started in 1968,
England haven't won their first game.
That is 44 years, almost as long as it took us to grow these moustaches.
Almost, Will. That ends another Bobby and Will's Kickoff, fans.
We'll see you next week with more breaking news from Euro 2012.
Thank you. I am delighted to announce
they will be supporting Shakira this year!
Still to come...
It's the next leg of our Blue Peter Olympic challenge,
it's all to play for in the triple jump.
Look at him go!
And, fresh from winning the hearts of the nation,
Britain's Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey are here.
If you've been watching Blue Peter's Big Olympic Tour
on Saturday mornings, you'll know that Barney and I
are doing our own mini Olympics challenge,
we're taking on celebrity friends in a series of Olympic sports.
So far, we have tried hurdles and football,
and, frankly, we're not that good.
But it's early days in the competition, anything can happen,
-so see what happened when we tried the triple jump.
-I'm not watching!
Welcome to the Blue Peter Big Olympic challenge.
Here's a reminder of our line-up.
Proving she's not just a good singer, it's Laura Wright.
He's taking this as seriously as Strictly, Brendan Cole.
Last week's football winner, Adele Silva.
He's been Mr Consistent so far, MC Romeo.
And not forgetting these two - Helen and Barney.
Athletes, welcome once again.
This is an event which requires pace, precision and explosive power.
It is triple-jump.
'It sounds so simple -
'a hop, step and jump, but not everybody is finding it that easy.'
I've just seen Skelton doing her little jumps,
she's got a duck complex, which I think Keith is worried about.
-Her legs flap out.
-It's only that high!
There'll be a separate men's and women's event,
and for the women especially,
the competition and rivalry seems to be hotting up.
I'm not very good at this, but I would be willing to say
I was the best in football, but that did not pan out!
The boys are finding out
how much stress the body is put under in triple jump,
none more so than Barney...
who looks to have tweaked something.
-That is so painful.
-Barney's situation is fascinating.
I find it hard to run or move my leg.
This is when Olympic dreams can become Olympic nightmares.
I don't think he'll be able to do too well on this.
One up for me!
He looks to be injured. I'm very concerned about that, as his friend!
Is the baby coming out yet?!
Is he out of the Olympics?
I think he could do a bit of stretching and then try.
I'm doing this so I can be in the next event.
Everyone was given three jumps,
with their longest legal one counting towards the final result.
Over to our commentator, Jonathan Pearce.
She's looking very tense. She would be.
It's a strong run-up, though. She's using her arms very well.
Can she do it this time? It looks good. Is it?
It's a white flag!
Adele was next up and she struggled with the technique.
Three no-jumps for her.
She is in a strong position, Laura.
That looks like a good run-up. She's building momentum.
Can she get a better jump? That's a whopper!
Around eight metres. Is it better than Helen's?
Dan's the man to tell us.
The moment of truth, I have the results.
Adele, you get a point for finishing third,
but you didn't register a jump.
In second place, with a jump of 7.14 metres,
it's Helen Skelton.
Which means, Laura, you win the women's competition,
The boys' turn now. Brendan Cole is up first.
He's getting the crowd behind him to get his rhythm going.
That'll help. Let's see how he does on his jump.
His run-up is good. That looks impressive!
That was impressive, and he knows it, that is a great jump!
Next, Barney, fighting his injury.
After a no-first-jump, the second was good, but not great...
..leaving one more chance to improve further.
He's going to feel it now.
All on this jump, despite his injury.
That's not a bad effort. That's a good jump, well done.
He knows he has to get it right this time.
If you could see his eyes, would they show frustration?
Desperation? Determination? Here he goes.
That is not a bad effort at all. And a white flag!
The scores are in. Brendan, you were way out there.
10.35 metres. You get top marks.
Bit of tension, because we had two jumps.
Romeo, you finished in second place,
Barney, injured, but 8.12 metres is very impressive.
A big round of applause, everybody.
Well done, everybody.
That is unfair, that makes me look very mean.
I wasn't laughing at you, I was laughing with you.
-It was a funny situation.
-Nobody knew who that woman was -
she just came over and started prodding my legs.
She was a trained physiotherapist, and it hurt.
After that, Brendan Cole is in gold medal position,
but we have got a load more sports to try, so it could all change.
It could. The Big Olympic Tour continues on Saturday in Sunderland.
You can see our next event, track cycling. Check out these muscles!
Sir Chris Hoy would be proud of it!
If you are near Herrington Country Park in Sunderland, come and see us.
We'll have Joe McElderry with us and a new and exclusive
Horrible Histories sporting song. We've been singing it all week.
From 10am, it's a free open event - you don't need a ticket.
There are all kinds of things for you to try.
So come and see us at Herrington Country Park.
On Blue Peter, Barney the dog is quite often the star of the show.
We're getting used to being upstaged, aren't we?
Quite right, too. Look at how cute he is.
Another dog who is used to the limelight
is the winner of Britain's Got Talent.
He is here with his owner, Ashleigh, it is Pudsey the dog.
Thank you so much for coming in to see us.
-He is gorgeous, you must be proud.
-Yes, he's been good! Bless him.
Let's talk about your journey since Britain's Got Talent.
It's only been a few weeks,
it must have been the busiest time of your life.
Yes, we've been really busy, but having a lot of fun,
we're loving the experience.
We make a joke that Barney can do high-five,
but other than that, he is not even happy to sit in the same place! Sit!
-That is a good one!
-Oh, he's back up.
-How does it work?
How do you train Pudsey to do the things he does?
I just found out what he loves, so he has his favourite tuggie,
his treats like ham, cheese, sausage,
and we also use clicker training.
I know about that - it's a box that you can buy from a pet shop.
Can you train your dog to do anything with those?
Yeah. I first used it with him when he was a puppy.
He found it much easier to learn new tricks by using it.
I use that to persuade Barney to get into the car.
It doesn't have to be tricks.
How does it work? I know it's reward-based, but can you show us
-one of his tricks? I know Barney can be a distraction!
So, first, I help him and show him what I want him to do. Both.
The noise I'm making - a clicking noise - tells him,
"What you are doing is really good."
-Are you watching this, Barn?
-If he gets it right, you give him a treat?
Yes, I say, "Both, good boy," I click him and then I treat him.
Good boy! Clever! Well done.
They're three simple stages,
but you've done some pretty amazing tricks.
The dance moves, do they take a long time to teach?
Depending on how difficult they are to learn.
A roll over is different from walking on the back legs.
It takes time and perseverance and dedication.
If anybody is sitting here with any breed of dog, can any dog do this
or is it just someone like Pudsey?
You have to take into account the size and weight,
and all those different things for different breeds.
Can you show us another trick?
I think this is something we can work on.
Right, left! Good! Right, left! Good boy!
-He's doing this to get a bit of cheese?
-We've got ham!
-Ham as well?
-Let's see what Pudsey can do.
-Do you want to take to the floor?
-Definitely. Cue the music.
Ready? Back, back, sit.
Right, left. Good! Right, left. Right, left.
Lie down flat. Flat.
Rollover, rollover. Both, both. Back. Back.
Close, close. Good. Close, close. Good.
Both forwards, forwards. Walk, walk.
Walk, walk. Forwards, forwards. Walk, walk, walk, walk.
Lie down, roll over. Roll, roll. Legs, legs, legs.
Legs, legs, legs.
Back, back, back. Shoulders. Head down. Good!
Good boy! Up! Clever.
Ashleigh and Pudsey, everybody!
Well done, Pudsey.
Barney was keen to get involved!
Poor old Barney the dog was absolutely dying to dance!
Come and join us on the sofa, Ashleigh and Pudsey.
-Come on, Barney! Get up!
Earlier, we asked everybody at home to get in touch
if they had a pet who could do any tricks.
We've had loads of messages.
Maddy says that her rabbit Tigerlily is the best
at sleeping and running around the garden.
This is a picture you can look at.
-This is her in action.
Beautiful. Thank you.
We've also got a photograph of a cat called Watson
who can do many tricks, like flips.
-Oh, my goodness!
-Wow. Watson's got some big eyes!
Thank you for that picture, Rebecca.
Megan says, "My cat is lazy, she does no tricks, like Barney!"
I hope you mean the dog and not me!
-Is it impossible to get cats to do tricks?
-You never know.
You could try clicker training with cats or hamsters.
-Dangle a hamster in front of a cat?
-Have a go.
We have a picture that has been sent in by Helen
of her dog, Hermione, a Jack Russell, and she can beg.
Barney's good at that as well!
Danielle says, my dog is still a puppy, but he has learned how to sit.
We love him so much. His name is Gizmo. Look at him!
Fantastic, thank you for sending those e-mails in.
We had an extra one from Jordan,
which refers to the cars with the Spitfire engine, he said,
"Them cars are epic!"
-Is that from Jordan or from you?
-A bit of both.
That's almost all we've got time for,
but here's what's happening on next week's show.
Bieber Alert! We are going to be joined by Justin Bieber,
who'll be filling us in on his new album.
And our Blue Peter journey continues,
and I'm doing Cossack dancing. It is the most fun!
I'm feeling pretty unloved, Barney has ditched us for Ashleigh!
-It's because she's got ham!
-We feed you, normally! Hello!
Thank you so much for coming in, Ashleigh and Pudsey.
-See you on Saturday morning. If not, next Thursday.
-See you later.
Britain's Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey are live in the studio. Helen and Barney continue their tour of Poland in Krakow where they play football on an underground pitch.