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-It's time for the Badge...
-Wait, what's he doing?
-Ooh, that's going to hurt.
There you go, Barn.
-You could have just passed it to me.
Hello, and welcome. It is official.
Our Badge Baton Relay Challenge starts right now.
That's right, this summer, we are challenging you
to earn your very own purple, silver, sport, green and blue badge
to try and make the whole collection.
-High-five, Linds. Well-remembered.
Today's show starts with a classic.
Feast your eyes upon this classic of all classics,
the Blue Peter blue badge, and you can earn it very simply.
You can send in some post, some art,
a letter, a poem, write a rap, a model...
-..anything at all.
Later in the show, I'll show you how to make one of these.
It's your very own Blue Peter badge baton.
It's a place where you can keep all of your Blue Peter badges safe.
That is nice.
So to inspire you to make your own baton
and take on the Relay Challenge,
Radzi and I did something very similar recently.
-Off the charts.
-Sounds intriguing. Have a look at this.
Wow. Oh, goodness. Radzi, what are you doing?
-It's challenge time, Linds, and I am ready.
-I can see that.
Why are you wearing that?
I didn't think we were getting changed till later.
Plus, we haven't actually said what the challenge is.
You mean I didn't have to wear this on the way here?
I did think people were noticing me.
Anyway... Well, the reason Radzi is wearing this
is because we're about to do this.
That's right, we're going to try wing-walking...
which involves standing on the wings of a plane whilst it's in midair.
And helping us do that
is the world's only formation wing-walking display team,
who perform dazzling displays
and gravity-defying stunts all over the world.
Emily, that is off the charts. How did wing-walking even begin?
So, it all began after the First World War,
when there were lots of planes knocking about.
Pilots dazzled crowds by performing incredible stunts
they'd learned during World War I at air displays.
In 1918, one pilot, eager to show off his skills,
stepped out onto the wings of his plane
and wing-walking was born.
As you can see, no worries about health and safety back them.
I can't imagine how it feels.
I mean, how fast do you go? What does it feel like?
We can go up to about 150mph when we're diving for a loop,
or it's sort of slower when you're going through different manoeuvres.
It's pretty awesome.
When you're doing the loop, it's up to about 4G.
-So, four times your body weight?
Oh, my goodness. This is going to be fun.
Three words, my friends - bring it on.
Radz, how many years have we wanted to do this?
-Too many years to count, Linds.
-The planes are there.
We're going to attempt a classic manoeuvre - the loop the loop.
We will each be strapped to a plane...
..and, whilst flying in formation,
we'll perform a perfect loop in the sky.
This is what Blue Peter is all about.
-Oh, my goodness!
As we hit takeoff speed, the noise is just unbelievable
and a 150mph wind does pretty strange things to our faces.
Mum, I'm stood on a plane!
After a few minutes to get used to the sensation,
it's time for our pilots to begin the loop.
They start by diving the planes to help us gain speed.
Then we begin to climb.
Oh, my goodness!
That was the best thing I've ever done in my life.
I feel like I genuinely need to come to terms...
Like, wow. Lost for... I'm not usually lost for words.
I'm properly lost for words.
That was genuinely
the most terrifying thing I've ever done in my life.
The adrenaline surging through my body was ridiculous.
And going upside down, I cannot describe it to you.
We finished the loop the loop, I went, "Yes!"
I looked across at you
and you looked like you'd just seen a ghost.
I've never... Genuinely, in all the Blue Peter filming,
I've never been that terrified, excited, happy...
-All the emotions.
-Everything at once.
-That's why it was a BP challenge.
-We've done it.
Er, you didn't think that was the challenge, did you?
What you're actually here for today
is to take on Blue Peter's iconic wing-walking challenge.
You must pass a one-metre baton to each other
while strapped to the wings of two planes.
Oh, and, Lindsey, you're the one going upside down.
One more thing. The challenge has never been completed.
Twice Blue Peter presenters have tried to make contact in the air
and twice they've failed.
This is a ridiculous challenge.
I watched this challenge when we used to watch Blue Peter growing up.
-I've seen it.
-And they've always failed,
-so now the pressure's on.
-Third time lucky.
-And you know what's going to help?
-Happy dance as I walk off.
He's still doing it because it's our favourite challenge film ever.
You can find out what happens a little bit later on.
-We loved that day so much.
-One of the best days of my life.
-Do not move a muscle.
-Can we do it?
Well, from that baton to this mighty one.
Feast your eyes on the Blue Peter badge baton.
And what would a Blue Peter blue badge show be without a make?
Barney's going to show you how to make something. Right, Barney?
Thank you very much, my beautiful co-presenters modelling this,
the Blue Peter baton badge holder, which I'll show you how to make.
It's really simple. It's got a lot of moving parts.
They're quite easy to make individually.
You stick them all together and get a beautiful thing.
It's a bit like me in the morning when I put make-up on.
These are the things that you need.
We start off by taking our kitchen sponges.
These are the ones, with the green scoury bit on top.
We don't want this, so peel it off. Peel it off nice and gently.
If you go too hard, you're going to rip a big hole in your sponge -
nobody wants that.
Once you've done that,
you'll end up with a sponge that looks a bit like this.
It's really cool.
Now we're going to try and make our badge holders.
To do that, you need to put
the kitchen roll tube on top, like this.
Draw round it with a pencil.
That'll give you two circles.
A good tip here is to go right to the edge of the sponge,
because we're going to try and use all of it.
If you do it right in the middle, you'll waste a load of sponge.
Just like that.
Then you want to cut those circles out.
Another tip here is to squeeze the sponge together really carefully.
Then just cut round the edge of your fingers really carefully.
If you need help with this, don't be afraid to ask for it.
Once you've done that and you've cut your circles out,
you'll end up with two sponges that look like this.
It's important that you paint them the different colours.
We have different coloured badges, so we have different coloured paint.
I'm going to go with the blue one.
Because it's sponge,
it soaks it up really quickly, so it dries really quickly, too.
It's not actually possible to paint all this in one go
because we've got the bottom.
So what you do is, you paint the top,
then paint around the sides.
I'm doing this really quickly just to show you.
Don't worry about getting paint on your fingers -
that's half of the fun.
Once you've done that
all the way round, let that dry.
When it's dry, spin it over and you can paint the bottom.
Once you've done that, you'll end up with two sponges
that look like this.
So now we need to make the badge holder.
The badge holder is this bit I'm talking about.
I know we've got the overall badge holder,
but these are the mini-badge holders inside.
It's a piece of card that you've cut into a strip
and then stick a bottom on.
So you take a piece of A4 card.
To get the exact size, you just take the sponges,
place them right up against the edge,
give a little mark there with a pencil,
and then do the same at the top, another mark with a pencil.
Then you take your ruler.
You draw a line to join those dots. You've done this before.
Then you want to do the bottom part of the holder, which is this.
To do that, you take your sponge, put it onto the card,
and draw a circle around it.
Then you cut them both out and you'll end up with two bits,
So, now stick them together.
Take your sponges onto the centre of the card.
You'll find it's a perfect fit because you measured it earlier.
Then you want to roll them up, like that.
Just get a bit of tape and stick it together.
Job done...he says. It's a very messy job.
I'm doing this quickly, but you know what I mean.
Then you want to take your bottom part.
I'm not sure how you feel about tape sticking everywhere on something.
It doesn't look very neat, so what you can do...
..is fold your tape over like that,
stick it onto the back of your bottom...
The bottom of your card.
..and then you place that onto your sponge.
That is how you make your badge holder.
All you need to do now is do that same process
and repeat it with the other colours.
We've got the purple badge, the silver...
We've used black card for that - you can't really find silver card.
If you can, you can use it. We've got the green and the red.
Now we need to put our badge into our badge holder.
All you do is you take the little stud off the back of the badge
and then you use your fingers to compress the sponge
so that when the pin comes through, you can see it.
You don't want to get a nasty jab in the finger.
Then you put the stopper on the end and, that's it, you're good to go.
You take your two pieces of sponge, you put your first one in,
and then you put your second one in, and that is really, very simply,
how you make the badge holders inside the baton.
Now we need to make the baton. This is the easiest thing ever.
You want to get the two-litre plastic bottle that you've got,
you want to cut the bottom off it and you want to cut the top off it.
Then you want to find the midway line, halfway round,
and cut down both sides so that you're ending up with half a bottle.
And it will look like this.
The best way to get the right size for this
is to place your badge holders inside...
I'm doing this really quickly just to show you.
And then if you do this from the back,
you actually squeeze this part of the plastic over the badges,
and then you kind of roll it, and roll it quite tightly.
Once you've made that, you then make the holder.
This is the easiest thing of all.
All you do is take your kitchen roll tube
and then you can print out this template on the Blue Peter website.
Print it out and you'll notice that we've cut it to size
so it actually fits the kitchen roll.
Place it on the top.
And, again, a lot of rolling in this, mate.
You roll it together, take some tape,
stick it down, and it's as easy as that.
Once you've done that, all that's left for you to do
is to place your holder inside and job is done.
All the details you need are on the Blue Peter website.
Why don't you try and make one?
That was actually great.
Something else which is great is that, recently,
I got to meet US comedian and chat show host Ellen DeGeneres.
There we are. Best friends.
I went to give her a BP badge and chat all things Finding Dory.
Have a little look at this.
What is your favourite emoji?
-We get asked this all the time.
I... It's the scary face with the teeth, you know...
-The awkward one?
-Yeah. That one going like that.
There you go. That's our favourite emoji as well. I loved meeting her.
If you want to see more of that,
head to the Blue Peter website after the show.
Linds, on a scale of one to ten, how much do you like her?
-Off the scale.
-You like her an awful lot?
-I love her so much.
I'll tell you what I love off the charts -
-the Blue Peter big badge wall.
-Here it is. Looking good this week.
I've got to talk about this fantastic picture sent from Daisy.
She's from East Ayrshire
and who's sent in all of the Blue Peter family.
There's myself, Lindsey, Barney, Shelly, Iggy,
and all with googly eyes.
-We love it.
-That is now the picture on my phone when Radzi calls me.
It's my favourite picture of you ever, that, mate. It's awesome.
Take a look at this. Isa sent this in.
She's from Nottingham and this is the big badge.
If they were this big, that would be amazing.
-This is very nice to feel. It's very 3-D.
-We like 2-D and 3-D.
Send us more 2-D, 3-D stuff, please. Blue Peter badge on the way to you.
Guys, I know it seems like Shelly's with us here today,
because this is the most lifelike Shelly I think I've ever seen.
It's been sent in by Edie from Stafford. Have a look at that.
It tells us all little things about her on her collar there.
We absolutely love it. You've earned yourself a blue badge.
-It's so good.
-Look at her tiny sort of scale things.
-Is that what tortoises have?
-I think they're called legs!
-Yeah, yeah, that's fine.
-I think it's great.
-Shelly, I'm so sorry.
You don't have little scaly things. Radz...
Some of the post you send us is small and compact...
or you can send us what Rosie sent us.
-Look at this.
-Look at that! It's me in full scale.
Rosie, you are a hero amongst artists.
And I've even got my very own Blue Peter blue badge
which, by the way, is coming to you.
-It comes to anybody who sends us stuff.
We love to hear from you. We love how creative you are.
This stuff on the wall...
You know when Mum puts the picture on the fridge?
That's what we're doing. We love displaying your artwork.
One thing we do like to do is get involved sometimes.
Emily sent this picture of me dressed as a knight,
for which she earned her blue badge.
There's one or two things we can do.
We can either send it,
or we can go and give it to her ourselves, which I did.
You're probably wondering why I'm dressed like this.
It's a fair question.
Emily, who lives just down the bottom of this road,
sent us this letter and this picture - me dressed as a knight.
I thought this was really clever
and I wanted to give her a Blue Peter badge.
I could either send it to her
or dress up like a knight and give it to her myself.
Emily has no idea I'm about to surprise her.
It's not every day a medieval knight turns up to your door,
but I'm sure she'll be fine.
-Good morning, my fair lady. Is your name Emily?
Can you tell me what this is?
That's my letter and my medieval archer.
-It is, yeah. What's the medieval archer called?
I think the likeness is actually pretty good.
I think you've got it absolutely bob-on.
I think this is brilliant. Well worthy of a Blue Peter badge.
Before you get your badge,
how would you like to go on a medieval adventure?
-Let's do it.
Emily really impressed us with her letter all about medieval times,
which she'd been studying at school, plus I loved her picture.
So we've come to Linlithgow Palace.
Its grounds have been home to Scottish royals
since the 12th century,
and we're going to try medieval archery
with instructor Rusty and his daughter Hope.
-Emily loves medieval anything.
-Archery in particular.
She drew me as a knight,
which is why I've come dressed for the occasion.
-We are raring to go.
-Do you fancy giving archery a go?
-Where do we start?
-Let's do it. I'll show you.
Take your arrow, click it onto the string,
and draw the bowstring up to the side of your mouth.
Let's see how you get on.
Emily is doing really well.
-Yes! Great shot.
Which is more than can be said for me.
And let's not forget,
Emily also hit the mark with her picture and letter,
so there's just one thing left to do.
I am delighted to give you your very own Blue Peter badge.
And now we'd like to finish with a cheesy smile to camera.
How great was that?
You may be able to tell that I'm trying to control my excitement
because my new show, Taking The Next Step,
has been on again and it is really hotting up.
We saw the six dancers
that have made it through to the final round of auditions in Canada.
A few months ago, I was lucky enough
to catch up with some of the stars of The Next Step,
who told me how they thought the finalists got on.
Have a look at this.
Now, here in the studio, I am joined by Trevor, Isaac and Lamar
from The Next Step!
We've got some proper Next Step super-fans in the studio.
Now, Trevor, tell us a little bit about the show. What's it all about?
You guys auditioned a bunch of dancers here in the UK,
broke it down to six amazing dancers,
brought them over to the Next Step dance studios, filmed it,
broke it down to one lucky winner, and that lucky winner
actually got cast in an episode of The Next Step.
I was annoyed that I couldn't actually audition.
I would love to be part of the Next Step cast.
-Next time. Next time.
-Isaac, the prize is just awesome for this, isn't it?
It's crazy cos, you know,
they were telling us they're fans of the show,
and that one winner gets to come on and act with us on an episode,
which must be, like, amazing.
It's like me getting to dance with one of my favourite dancers,
you know what I mean, that feeling.
It was a pretty cool experience for them.
Lamar, their reactions when they first got on set, they saw you guys,
they were kind of beside themselves, weren't they?
Yeah, you know, it was kind of like a fairytale to them,
cos they see it on television
and now to actually physically be there and to see it,
it was kind of crazy to them.
And like what Isaac said,
the potential of being able to be on the show,
they really brought their A game, and I was really impressed.
It must have been so nerve-racking as well.
Can you imagine walking in that first time?
You guys did for season one. How did that feel?
Did it kind of bring back some of those memories?
Totally. Totally reminded us of ourselves.
Like, I mean, they were nervous,
but they were also bringing their A games
and pulling out all their best tricks, killing it.
-The pressure's on, isn't it?
Now, be honest, what did you think of their dance ability?
-I thought they were all brilliant. Did you agree?
You know, I remember watching for the first time
and, like, I was sitting there, and then all of a sudden,
it was like, oh, oh, snap, OK.
And it was great because, you know,
everyone kind of had their own different style,
which was great to see as well.
So, you know, everyone had their own kind of strengths,
and it was really great to see.
And to see the UK style compared to what we see every day,
it was cool to see that.
-Did they teach you some moves?
You got to perform with them as well, didn't you?
-You got to dance with them?
-We had to.
When we saw them dancing, we were like...
-That's just the type of people we are.
-Can we see that flip again?
Can everyone thank The Next Step for coming in?
And just because it's Blue Peter,
here is a little sneak peek of what you can look forward to.
These top six finalists from Taking The Next Step are on set right now,
so I thought I was going to maybe surprise them.
Riley says she just finds it funny
that their hang-out place changes every year.
I know Riley...
Guys, look who it is!
Everyone started going, "Ohh", like this,
and I was like, "What? What?"
You guys are reading scripts without me?
And Riley is my favourite, so I started crying.
I couldn't believe it.
I was just reading your part and then I turned round...
-Are you crying?
-Julia was so sweet.
When they saw me, they were so shocked and super-excited as well.
How awesome was that?
And if you can't get enough of Taking The Next Step,
there's a special fan club message online, so check it out.
-Radzi's meant to be doing this part of the link.
He's currently unable to speak because he's that excited,
so I'll speak for him.
In part one, you saw us take on the start of our wing-walking challenge.
The question is, could we pass this baton in midair flying at 120mph?
Check this out.
We are about take on the classic Blue Peter wing-walking challenge.
It's been attempted twice before and, both times, it's failed.
-It was so close.
-I'm so annoyed!
Can we succeed?
If we can, it will be with the help of our pilots,
Martin and Dave.
Guys, how exactly are we going to do this? How does it work?
Basically, what we're going to do
is we're going to fly two vintage biplanes,
called Boeing Stearmans, in formation,
but we're going to do it in a slightly complicated way
in that we're going to fly one above the other in perfect alignment,
and then, as we're there,
you're going to be standing on the wing
and passing that baton across to Radzi.
OK. SHE LAUGHS
But the limiting factor here is -
it's all going to happen in ten seconds.
-Just ten seconds?
-Just ten seconds.
-It's like doing a relay race.
-I need to wait till I can feel Radzi's grab.
-And be flying through the air and be upside down...
-..on the wing of a plane.
I will not be calm, by the way.
Now I understand why Blue Peter presenters haven't done this before.
Now I get it.
I've done a lot of Blue Peter challenges,
but there's a difference with this one
because this one isn't on my own.
I've got to do this and work as a team with Radzi,
and I really, really, really don't want to let him down.
We're representing Team Blue Peter
and, hopefully, we can do it for this -
the Blue Peter badge.
We only have around three attempts to get this right
because there's a limit to the number of times
that I can hold the baton up in 120mph winds.
So the pressure's on.
-Blue Peter history.
-Let's do it.
-Let's do it.
Once in the air, Martin and Dave begin to manoeuvre us into position
for our first attempt.
They need to be so exact in their flying.
Up here, every centimetre counts...
And let's not forget - I'm upside down.
We swoop into position,
trying to match the speed of Lindsey's plane.
I've got just ten seconds to try and grab the baton...
..but we're just not close enough.
Now it's clear just how difficult this challenge is
and I'm starting to wonder if it's actually possible.
We line up for our second try.
We're definitely closer. Are we going to do it?
Just don't know if we're ever going to get this right.
I'm starting to struggle, my arms are in agony,
but I'm not quitting yet.
This is our last chance.
It's now or never.
We start our third run.
I wait until the last second
and then hold the baton as high as I possibly can.
Every inch of me is willing us to get closer. Just come on!
-We've done it!
SHE YELLS WITH DELIGHT
We did it!
Oh, hands down, the best day of my life.
Can we just say...
that was down to these absolute legendary pilots, Dave and Martin?
What skill! What control!
Blue Peter history.
I can't believe we've finally laid this challenge to rest.
We hope it's inspired you to earn your Blue Peter badges this summer.
So, go on, get stuck in and take on the Blue Peter Badge Baton Relay.
-Yes! We did it!
-That was so good.
-The wing-walking challenge complete.
-You're never going to stop doing the happy dance.
-Do it again!
Honestly, one of the best days, best challenges,
best Blue Peter moments of my life, of your life.
-Incredible. Done it!
-What a day!
Hopefully that's inspired you to take on the Baton Challenge,
so do it because, next week, we're moving on to this little guy.
It is, of course, the Blue Peter sport badge 2016.
And on next week's show,
you'll see the Blue Peter 2016 competition badge winner, Sam,
and myself go exclusively behind the scenes
at the Team GB kitting out session.
Radzi and I take on an epic challenge at the velodrome.
It involves speed, it involves stamina and a little bit of sugar.
And there is so much sport on next week's show
that we've even got the England footvolley team.
They're going to be right here in the garden, giving us some top tips.
Just enough time for a surprise for you.
It's the Blue Peter pop star pop-in. Who could it be?
-There's a door somewhere.
-Come on in. Stooshe!
-How are you guys?
-Good, thank you. How are you?
Very, very well. Especially for seeing you guys.
Let's talk about your latest single, Let It Go. What's it all about?
Let It Go is about living for the moment, enjoying life.
Just enjoy it, don't put pressure on yourselves.
-I like that.
-And you'll be performing...
I think you've already performed...
We've got a special acoustic performance for the fan club.
-You're going to be here answering questions as well.
-Can they ask you any questions at all?
-Anything. We're an open book.
Amazing. Well, that happens in about 20 seconds ago.
So, if you want to ask Stooshe any questions,
get online, ask the questions right now.
-They are sitting waiting for you.
-I've got the baton in my hand!
-One more time.
-Do the happy dance.
-Have a nice week.
-See you next week. Bye.
-Shall we all just do it?