15/11/2011 Blue Peter


15/11/2011

Barney teams up with Tim Minchin to write a comical song all about the people and programmes on CBBC. Helen goes behind the scenes to meet The Miz at the WWE show at the MEN Arena.


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Guess what, Blue Peter viewers? I'm back. So don't change the channel.

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If you do, you will make me mad. You don't want to make me mad. Keep

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watching CBBC because I'm on Hello! Hello. We know that loads of

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you have been tuned into the various talent shows on TV at the

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minute. More than 12 million of you watched last Sunday's eviction show

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on the X Factor. We thought with the X Factor final being around the

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corner, we'd get one guest in who knows all about the pressures of

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being in the final. He won it last year. Here he is in action. Matt

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Cardle's dream of becoming a successful musician became a

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reality when he shot to fame on last year's X Factor. Over 19

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million viewers watched him being crowned as the 2010 winner. Since

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then, he's been writing and recording his debut album, had over

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one million single sales and worked with some of the best names in the

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business like Gary Barlow. His new single Starlight is released in

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December and he's planning his first headline UK tour early next

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year. Let's go crazy for Matt Cardle!

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Come on in, Matt. Are you well, babe? Yes, very good. How you doing,

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mate? As this is your first time on Blue Peter, we'd like to give you a

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Blue Peter badge. Yay. Pop that on now. Left for the boys, right for

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the girls. It's almost a year since you won The X Factor. How different

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is your life? Well, I've got a Blue Peter badge for a start. Pretty

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damn different. Amazing, great to be taken seriously vocally and

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writing-wise, you know. Can you explain what you have been doing

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because obviously you are on our screens all the time but you have

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the backstage bit as well where you are in the studio writing and

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producing and that kind of stuff? Yes, I've been doing it since I was

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in my early teens so that's not very alien to me, but the whole TV

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side of it and everything else is a bit freaky at times. How cool is it

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to record a video for your latest video Starlight? Brilliant fun.

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APPLAUSE It's a classic, isn't it, the smoke,

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the camera that pans away, all pretty magical. The rock star

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moment. You must have had fun doing that? Wicked fun. It rolled on to

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the early hours, we were surrounded by models making me look bad, but

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it was good. Do you get a copy of that? I don't have one, I have to

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ask for one. I'd want one and watch it all the time. You are an X

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Factor pro. We wanted to make the most of your knowledge. Please

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follow me. Do you watch The X Factor? Of course I do. It must be

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weird once you are in it, I bet you would be thinking, I wouldn't have

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done it like that? No, I have to watch it. These are the remaining

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acts. You can give them a thumbs up, thumbs down or undecided OK.

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sideways thumb. Tulisa's remaining act, the band Little Mix. Thumbs up.

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They're really, really sweet girls, all of them, met them a couple of

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times. They do well every week. went back a couple of weeks ago.

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Was it weird? Like going back to school after you've done your GCSEs.

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What about her? A couple of thumbs up, please, I've had my money on

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her for a long time. We do like her. She's a sweetheart. Mica B?

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going to be nice to everyone obviously. She smashes it every

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week. You are among friends, you don't have to be nice to all of

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them, be honest. OK. Janet? She's great but I'll go a jaunty ALL:

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Boo... Not that keen. Great but not your favourite. Marcus? Wicked.

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Look at him. So Smiley. Yay. What about Craig? I have to do one, I'm

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not 100% on Craig. Not because he's a guy or anything. Undecided?

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can't all be thumbs up. Stkpwh your favourite is Amelia? Yes. You think

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she's going to do it? I hope that she will. I had my money on her

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from the start. You heard it straight from the horse's mouth.

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Matt Cardle, they were your X Factor stats. Thank you very much.

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Thank you! Stick around because we are going to make the most of your

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creative talents, you are going to be making a Christmas card with

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Barney. Amazing. First, at school, you read a book, but they don't

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always stay as books, sometimes they're films or musicals, like the

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Wizard of Oz or the Lion King. Matilda is a magical story and I

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went to meet the guy behind it and set him a little BP challenge.

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The story of Matilda, the girl that can move things with her mind, is

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one of Roald Dahl's best-loved books. It was made into a film and

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has been turned into a brand-new musical that's now on in the West

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End. When the Royal Shakespeare Company needed somebody to write

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the lyrics and the music, they needed a composer. They needed a

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song writer. And they need add comedian. Only one man for that job.

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Tim Minchin. # When I grow up, # When I grow up... # He's been

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writing songs since his teens. I'm a massive fan. Today, we are going

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to join forces to write a song together. But before that, up to

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know just how you turn a story into a musical. Well, the first thing

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was that someone had to take the book and turn it into a script. I

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didn't have that responsibility, but the script had, you know,

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dialogue, dialogue, dialogue, she says this, he says that, song

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question mark, then dialogue dialogue, question mark, song. You

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try and find a line that becomes the root of the song. Sometimes

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when you hear a phrase, it comes into your head, if not with the

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finished tune, you get a rhythm or a pitch and it sits there and sits

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there, then you build outwards from We wondered if you might be able to

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help us write a song for CBBC? hard can that be?! Tim is famous

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for ber postmorteming barefoot on stage, so we slip our shoes and

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socks off and head to the piano -- for performing without shows and

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socks on. I gave him the CBBC story. It's a one-stop entertainment place,

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you can get loads of different types of shows, presented by

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different characters. That's Helen. That's me. Dick and Dom,

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they'reical cool characters. If it was Dick and Dom, I'd just go like

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this, because they're obviously idiots. This is Hacker, a TV legend.

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Sam and Mark. TV pop stars. They were, yes. Tracy Beaker. Hotel

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Trubble. Steve Backshall. He was bitten by a Cayman. Too much stuff.

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We can write a song about the programmes on CBBC and just list

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them, but we need to find an idea and I think these hounds are pretty

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funny. We can talk about the other people bitterly. There's comedy in

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that. So go away cameras, we can't work under this pressure. We have

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got the idea for the lyrics and bitter Hack -- a bit of Hacker who

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wants to take over CBBC. We'll have a verse and a chorus, a second

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verse and a chorus, a middle eight, you have that in pop and jazz songs

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where you establish the idea of the song and then it goes somewhere

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else for a while and then the best thing about that in pop music is

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when it comes back and you go, yeah, We could take turns on the two

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lines... OK. Guess what is going to happen between the second last and

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last chorus. There's going to be... A key change. If we were westlife,

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we'd stand up on the stools. We can to the cabaret lounge. Tim's

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written the song, I put a word in. You did a lot. It was a genuine

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collaboration. I came up with the title. It was good working with you.

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The title is, it's hard to be Hacker. It's show time. # I love

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being top dog on CBBC # Now there are really super things

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about being me # It's great being a celebrity

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canine # But the trouble is, my choices

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ain't mine # # I know to you I shine like a

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star # Cameras follow me wherever I are

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You are?! # But inside I feel I'm serving a

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sentence # I'm in the slammer

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# I have no independence, yeah, yeah

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# It's hard being Hacker. # Just once I wanna be the one to

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take the lead # But the only shot I got

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# Was a flea shot in the butt # A little self-control is all I

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need # I swear I could do better pranks

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than Barney # I didn't write that!

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# And fight bigger snakes than Steve and the army

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# Tracy Beaker is a brat but I would be bratter

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# The real star is Hacker # What's the matter with you

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idiots? # Yeah, it's hard being Hacker

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# I wanna write the scripts and call the shots

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# But the only shot I got # Was a flea shot in the butt

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# A little self-control is all I need

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# But I was just a puppy # I thought when I was older

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# I'd shed my baby fur and I'd shed this horrid collar

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# But every time I tried to have my day I'd have a dollar

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# I'd have 27 dollars and 5p # It really isn't easy being me

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# It's so hard, hard, hard, hard, being Hacker

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# The only shot I got was a flea shot in the butt

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# Don't even talk to me about ratings

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# It's hard being Hacker # I just need a break and baby I

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will shine # Shine, shine

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# Just one dog gone day of freedom would be fine

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# One day of I'll make this channel mine

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APPLAUSE What a legend Tim is, I love that

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man! That was brilliant. Good fun. You

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can see that on the website if you want to watch it again, I certainly

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will be. Watch this space, the new Blue Peter Christmas single. How

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many days until Christmas? 41. need to know how to make your own

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cards in a very clever feature we've called...

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Matt Cardle's Christmas Cardle. touch of genius that, don't you

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think, Christmas Card-le. Take a look at these designs, here. The

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back-to-front Blue Peter Christmas cards. You can make them yourself

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with things lying around the house and also in good craft shops near

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you. A piece of A4 card, very you. A piece of A4 card, very

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simple, just like that. Fold it in half, horizontally so it's this way

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up. There are some marks on there already. These have been put on

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here by our top team who've worked out the optimum dottage for the

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perfect triangle for a Christmas tree. The measurements are as

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follows, from the top to this bit here is 4 centimetres and you go

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from the bottom up. Seven centimetres. Then you find the six

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on the ruler. Find a straight line and go from 0-12, six centimetres

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either side. Join the dot to the line from top to the side and what

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you are doing here is making a bigotry angle and this is the

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Christmas tree. How you getting on? -- by triangle. You have done this

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for years? I started yesterday! This is an important part of the

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card-making process because this folds later. You can use the blunt

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end of a paperclip, scissors or a craft knife, but it's safer with

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this. Score it down the line from the top of the point to the bottom

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of the point like that. Matt, you have got a good scoring action

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there? Not sure if I'm doing it hard enough. Stkpwh quite hard so

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we can fold it later, we don't want the card to rip. Fold the card in

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half again so you can still see half the triangle on the outside

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like that. Now we need to make the branches using a roll of tape.

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Quite a few rolls actually, a small one to start off with, draw round

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like that and do the same again. Once you get further down, take a

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big Errol of tape or a mug or saucer, anything that's got that

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round bottom. Just like that. How are you getting

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on? Done it. There we go. So you were recording an album, now you

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are making in Blue Peter, things don't get much better. Now cut your

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branches. Cut two separate lines then pull out the bit you have cut

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so it leaves a gap. That is us culting out our branches. All the

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way down the tree and you will end up - here is one someone else made

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earlier - you will end up with that. You have got the pot at the bottom,

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the star at the top. Then you put your fingers underneath and push

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the Christmas tree through like that. So that when you open your

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card,, and you've folded it over, there you go, a back-to-front

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Christmas 3D kartd. Just design and decorate now. -- card. Any ideas?

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Some stars. You don't have to draw, you can put stickers on, or you can

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draw presents at the bottom. I ripped my bow off on that within.

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That's the pony and that's my games console. You can use a green felt

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pen as well because trees are green. It depends who you are sending it

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to. You can personalise it and put some baking on there like my

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grandma does, or to your brother, a big pile of something that smells.

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All the details are on the website. Find out everything you noo Ed to

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know there to design your own card -- everything you need to know. Did

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you send a card to Simon Cowell? Not yet. He'll love it. Send that.

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From creative chaps to an entirely different breed of men. When the

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WWE men came to Manchester, I went the see our wrestling superstar.

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the see our wrestling superstar. He's awesome, he's the Miz. This is

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the definition of an electric atmosphere. It's intense. This's a

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12,000 strong crowd here want to see the sporting entertainment

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phenomenon which is on tour here in the UK. It's WWE and it's watched

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in over 145 countries. Incredibly in over half a billion homes too.

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To keep that many people watching, it has to be fast, fun and furious.

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I'm here at the Manchester MEN Arena to support one superstar in

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The Miz is no stranger to Blue Peter. He's been on to Trash talk.

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The reason people are watching Blue Peter right now... He's helped me

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with a make. Get on with it... Don't you boss me around, I'm a WWE

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superstar, I boss people around. Here, missy. He's boasted about his

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badge on international TV. I got a Blue Peter badge, that's like

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having a key to the city. And he's told us how awesome he is. Awesome!

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Three hours before the show, I go backstage to find out what the Miz

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does to prepare for his performance in front of thousands. Well, look

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who it is. You missed me that much, did you? My Assistant didn't make

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us today. I need someone to fill in. I have a contract and it says I get

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certain things before a show. on, so like a pop star, like your

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Lady Gaga and reHannah, you have a list of things that you insist

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being at the venue? Yes and if it's not there, I won't do it. If my

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Assistant isn't there, I haven't got one, you are the next best

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thing. What do I need to provide? First thing's first. I need my

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action figure of myself. I want to picture of myself too. I need a

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mirror. To check myself out. You look this good, you want to see it

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every day. I want my fan mail and yes, I have a lot of it. One more

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thing, I'm missing something, right, here. I've given you a badge before.

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What happened to the one last time? It's in America. Aisle go get the

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stuff. You have got 15 minutes, tick tock, Helen, 15 minutes!

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turned me into his personal Assistant already.

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I'm here. You just made it, it's 1.59. Let's see what you got I got

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the mirror. This is the biggest one. No blue or black?! Let's put that

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up right there. There's your badge? Nour got going to put it on for me.

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One viewer says I think you are awesome I know, that's why I say it

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every day. How does it feel to go out and entertain millions? There

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is no feeling like it. Before I go out, I am a nervous wreck, I am

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shaking, I'm talking to myself, I've no idea what to do, but once I

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enter the arena and hear the crowd either boo or cheer me, there's no

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sensation like it and all the nerves go. The Miz's body has to

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look impressive on stage so a pre- performance Miz workout is

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essential. Can I see what you do in a session? I think I'm going to

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live to regret this. You will. works out anywhere he can on tour,

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often backstage. We are out there to get big, to get huge, to

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entertain the fans. Go down slow and then up again. OK. We'll do

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some hinder squats. Go down, go up. Go down, go up. I can imagine my

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mum doing that as part of her workout. Your mom could do this,

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you couldn't do 100 of those. Sounds like a challenge, I'll show

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him. I'll give you 104. You are so good. I don't know why I said 104.

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I don't know why four more means better. It's the secret for

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increasing strength and improving balance.

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I'm on 65. My legs are starting to hurt but I will keep going. 108,

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109, 110. Good job. This gets me into the mode of what am I going to

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do in my match, how do I want to present it, how do I want to be,

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you know. What are you thinking about? The

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audience, your opponent or yourself? Say for instance if the

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crowd is absolutely just silent when I walk out, that's the biggest

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fear for a WWE superstar. If they are silent, I have to figure out a

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way to get them into my match because I want them to come to see

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me and nobody else. OK, it's only an hour until show

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time and I know you need to get in the zone, I respect that. Thank you

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very much. You are going to have an amazing time and I want you to have

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an amazing time in the front row with one of these. Yes! I'm awesome

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now too. Exactly. You can be as awesome as The Miz. He's getting

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into his skimpy pants, I have my T- shirt, my baern. I want to see

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who's supporting the Miz as he takes on his opponent. -- my banner.

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Why are you not supporting the Miz? He's rubbish. What is good about

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the opponent? He never gives up. The Miz is all right? Yeah.

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supporting the Miz, is that all right? Boo. With that kind of

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support, he cannot fail. Awesome! It's show time! Love him

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or hate him, the Miz's job is to entertain and he certainly does

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In the past, I've always written off the Miz and thought he was a

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bit giddy and daft but today I've learned he's an athlete, a

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performer, and do you know, I think I do love the Miz.

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Come on, boys, this is the chance to prove you are men, not boys. How

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many? Four. Three. 109. Yes, right, whatever. You keep working. Matt

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thank you for coming in and making a card with us. That's it for us

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today. Join us next week. We are having a pet-tastic animal show.

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know you have missed them, but don't worry because Socks and cook

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yi are back next week. Make surer here to say hello to them.

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goodbye to you for a while, he's heading off to dust off his tights

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Barney teams up with legendary songwriter Tim Minchin, the writer of Matilda The Musical Story, to write a comical song all about the people and programmes on CBBC. Plus, Helen goes behind the scenes to meet famous American wrestler The Miz at the WWE show in the MEN Arena.


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