26/04/2012 Blue Peter


26/04/2012

Helen switches on the new Face Britain projection project at Buckingham Palace, and the team find out whether Rizzle Kicks can learn to drive in just a week.


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Coming up on today's live Blue Peter, I take on the terrifying

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heights of one of the most famous masts in European history.

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Just a little bit of rope between me and the ground. Over 230,000

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have you got involved, and I was at Buckingham Palace for the Royal

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record attempt. The Queen is going And all the way from Barbados, hot

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new band of Cover Drive are live in the studio to perform their latest

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Hello! You are watching Blue Peter, we are live and interactive.

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have got tons on today's show, including these guys! They are

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poised to perform for us. They are going to sing their new single

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later on, it is fabulous. They have come all the way from Barbados. If

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you want to ask Cover Drive a If you're watching Newsround and

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the AD would have seen the reopening of a national treasure.

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It is one of the most famous ships in the world, and a specialist team

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have been renovating it to restore it to its former glory. I thought I

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would go and help out, although we didn't know what caused it to

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myself in for. Tea clippers were a tighter ship which cut the name

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from delivering luxury goods like tea around the world. They were the

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fastest sailing ships in the sea. They could travel over 300 miles a

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day at speeds of over 20 mph. The most famous of them all was the

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Cutty Sark. Since the 1950s, at De Cutty Sark has been on display in

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London, but five years ago, disaster struck. The 19th century

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ship is on fire. The cause of the fire was inconclusive, but it meant

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that the last tea clipper of its kind was almost lost for ever. But

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now, the ship is rising from the ashes. Millions of pounds have been

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spent restoring the ship to its former glory when it first set sail

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in 1870. And I am here, just a few weeks before it reopens, to help

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with some of the restoration jobs. This is Andy, he is my bus. What

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would you like me to do? We have a special job for you. Down here,

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nice and safe, but we thought you could help us up there. We thought

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you would be the man for it. want me to go up there? Bring it

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on! My job is to climb up a mast, secures some reading it, 40 metres

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up in the air. The rigging it is rope that holds the ship's sales in

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place, and allows the crew to move the sales to harness the power of

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the wind. The Cutty Sark had 11 miles have rigging to support and

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control its sales, making it one of the fastest ships in the world

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before engines existed. Today all I had to do his client here and

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released this rope. That sounds simple, but it feels very different

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up there. So I gingerly take my first steps on the rigging. When

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his boat was built they didn't have technical staff, they just climbed

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it. They were either really brave, or really daft! Climbing rigging

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isn't like climbing a solid ladder. Every step is wobbly and scary. Oh

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my goodness. It is hard to believe if you worked on a ship like this,

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climbing to the top of the mast would be part of your every day job,

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often in howling storms. That is so far down! Be brave, Barney, people

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are watching! I really don't want to be here right now. Oh, Mate!

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you OK? Yes. Just when I think I have made it come he breaks the bad

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news. Are you good for that? I have got to climb another five metres to

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reach the penultimate yardarm. That is the name for the horizontal beam

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that the sales hang off. You can step off on to that rope. You are

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Oh, what! So there is literally just a little bit of rope between

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me and the ground, a 45, 50 metres drop. That is phenomenal. I have

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never hold -- held on to anything so tight in my life. Now there is

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the simple matter of hoisting a line into place. I'm having a

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moment. It is getting my head round the fact that I am stood on a very

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small rope, dangling hundreds of metres in the air. You can see just

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behind you, this wouldn't block, and the wire, all you need to do is

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released this road, so we can swing it down into place at night and

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safely. -- released this a rope. Start and tying the knot. And there

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she goes. Wow. Does this have a function? This controls the yards

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to stop them swinging around. is brilliant. We are all done.

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complete. After climbing this high, all I have done is secured one line

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of the huge web of rigging, but you know what, it is my rope! There is

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Body, you did phenomenally well. It did look scary. -- Barney. It is so

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weird, you are so high, you don't realise until you look down. I was

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balancing on a tiny bit of rope. you want to see these packed be

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yourself, you are in luck, they will be at the London pet show on

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the 12th and 13th May. You are not at the pet show! They are having a

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fight! Still to come on today's Blue Peter, we will find out how of

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200,000 of your pictures were turned into a picture for the Queen.

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And Cover Drive will be hit your answer your questions. It is a

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friendly show! Let's talk about the Blue Peter calendar. For the past

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few months we have been using different photography techniques to

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create different images. Last week, we used the light painting. Let me

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show you what we did. This was the result of a whole might filming

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with some of our friends, that is what you can achieve using torches,

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and a camera. We have seen this one sent in. As you can see, they used

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a different coloured torches. That is brilliant. We are always

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overwhelmed by the beach is a new centre in, this one by Scott, he

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has drawn around himself. I have got cat scratches on one arm and

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dog scratches on another! There this month, I thought we would try

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something different, I take photos all that time, and I put this photo

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-- took this Botha, it was a moment when we all had a break. Johnny

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Pitts is bidding himself up. Only he could pull off those sunglasses.

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We thought we would use that as this month's calendar picture. You

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can go to the website and download that, printed out for yourself.

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There are some things on there, Robert Petersson's birthday, if you

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want to get him a cake. One date you do need be a kind that is 26th

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May, that is the date that a brand new Blue Peter show starts, on CBBC.

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You can come along, be part of the show, here's a taster of what is to

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The Olympics are the greatest sporting event on earth, and this

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summer, they are coming to the UK. Here on Blue Peter, we are going to

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be be the ultimate guide to this once-in-a-lifetime a sporting

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moment. We are going to be following the Olympic torch around

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the country, to bring you an action-packed programme with all

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you need to know about the Olympics. We will have guides to the biggest

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sports, with top British Olympians. We will be reliving some of the

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most amazing moments from past Olympics. Great Britain on the

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line! Great Britain get the gold medal! And we are joined by four

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big-name celebrities in a thrilling sporting battle for our very own

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gold medal. The great news is, you can come along too. We will be

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staying around all day so you can see us in person and try out all

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sorts of the Olympic challengers. And if you watch next week, we will

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tell you where we are going to be and how you can come along. They

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have calmed down a bit now, they get excited when we mentioned him

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on telly. Barney does it to sometimes. How do you turn almost a

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quarter of a million pictures it into one Portrait of the Queen? I

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went along to get the inside story of one of the Diamond Jubilee

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portraits. She has one of the most famous

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faces in the world. It has been captured in countless photographs

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and painted by some of the greatest artists of our time in almost every

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style you can imagine. But to celebrate the Queen's diamond

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jubilee and mark the fact she is only the second British monarch

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ever to rain for more than 60 years, our Queen is being given an

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extraordinary portrait like she has never seen before. And the canvas

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is none other than her home, Buckingham Palace! For the past

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eight months, more than 200,000 children from across the UK have

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sent in their self portraits for the project. These pictures have

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been pulled it together into a massive montage to great an image

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of the Queen's face, which will be projected onto the front of

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Buckingham Palace. They decided to call in the services of Ross Ashton,

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who has already projected on to Buckingham Palace for the Queen's

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golden jubilee. This time it is different. Tommy about the

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portraits at of come in. -- tell me about the portrait that have come

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in. They have been incredibly different, photography, sculpture,

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clay modelling, a montages. Some of them are fantastic. To create the

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Queen's face from all these pictures, Ross has special software

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that adjusts the colour of each picture, which make up individual

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squares of the portrait. How will we see this on the Palace? You have

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got individual frames, in the larger friends, we are showing a

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sample of the 200,000 pictures. Unfortunately there isn't enough

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time to show every painting, or we would have, because we would love

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to. As well as taking on this project, Ross is trying to break a

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record for the world's largest collaborative art work. The final

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work all be shown for 24 hours on big screens around the country. You

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are creating a portrait of the Queen. It involves 200,000 children

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and is hopefully going to be a world record. Are you feeling the

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pressure at all? You are scaring me now! There is still a week ago, and

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he has plenty of work to do, but in the meantime, I'm getting involved

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in my own way. This is my kit. I am no artist, but that is the point,

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it is my interpretation. It is not just kids getting involved, loads

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of celebrity portraits will be auctioned off to raise money for

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the charity as well. There have been some mixed results. I think

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Jamie Oliver might have been going from an abstract point of view.

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Some celebs have revealed hidden talents. Well, I think we are done!

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OK, it is not quite up to the best standards, but hopefully it will

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raise a bit of money for the charity auction. A week later, the

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big projection day has arrived. I have been given the massive honour

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of pressing the button that starts the whole thing off. I have been

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looking forward to this for ages, I am a bit worried no one will come.

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The weather is really bad! It is so cold and wet but I'm genuinely

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shivering, and I can't really feel my toes, but we are sticking with

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it, because I think this is going to be worth it. One person with

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more to worry about is a Ross, he is looking pretty nervous. This

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feels a bit wrong, talking to you through bars, but that is because

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you are very busy and important. What is going on? Fees of the

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project is we have installed, it has taken us a week to get the

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equipment set up. What happens between now and the big switch on?

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I wait for the Sun to go down. you nervous? Of course, it is

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Buckingham Palace. Despite the weather, the excitement is building,

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especially for some of the kids who have sent their pictures in. Your

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paintings are going to be up there on Buckingham Palace. That is

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pretty exciting! Amazing, my drawing is going to be on a queue

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mongers Palace. The Queen is going to see your art work on her house.

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The light is starting to fade which means the projection should work.

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The rain is easing and the crowds are gathering. It is my job to

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press the button which means the projection will be switched on. I

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have a lot of helpers. There will be a big countdown. Then we will

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hit the button. Are you excited? Yes, I am cold, wet and feeling

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like a drowned rat, but this is definitely worth it. It was even

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better for the kids who got to see their pictures on the Palace. Yours

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was in the middle? Yeah. One of my aims in art is the whole world to

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see my art and it's just happened now. Did you think it would be that

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big? No. What stko you reckon. Yeah! Look there is you. That's

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OK, guys, two questions for you. Did you enjoy hopefully help break

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a world record? Yes! Do you think the Queen enjoyed her present?

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I bet she did. Obviously it takes a long time to

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count all those pictures so we are not sure if it's a World Record but

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we will keep you posted. Fingers crossed it becomes official. We are

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sitting in between the pets from now on. Right our next guests are

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determined to bring the sounds of Barbados to the rest of the world

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and they're succeeding. The last single twilight was a success.

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Rihanna is a fan. It's the fabulous Cover Drive.

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Hi, guys. Nice to see you. Welcome to the show. Thank you for having

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us. You already have your Blue Peter badges on. Let's start with

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the intros. I am T-ray. I am Amanda. I am the Barman. Your music is

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Carib-pop. It's a mixture of Caribbean music, mixed with pop

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music and you combine them and it makes Feel-Good sunshine music that

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make us you feel you are at a beach party. The name, there is a story

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behind that. It's a cricket shot. It's our national sport. We tried

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to think of a name that sounded cool and tied in with Barbados. Our

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manager said Cover Drive. We strive for excellence and it sounds cool.

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He is very convincing. You didn't call yourself The Wickets.

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thought of that afterwards, but not for us. We like Cover Drive better.

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A secret, in rehearsal we had to peel your hat off you. You said you

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feel like you have lost your power. You love your hats. Actually I love

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hats. They all have cool hair, so I have to wear hats. He has a

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collection of fedora hats. He has every single colour you could think

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of. I am exactly the same. I have to stick one on, although eufg been

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wearing the same one recently. hair is a mess. It is now! We have

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a game, follow us over here and we will tell you about it. Right for

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this section of the show Barney has agreed to be our model. You are

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going to wear the hats. I am going to tell you guys two facts about

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these hats but I want to know which one is true and which is false. We

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are going to start with the fedora. Now it was introduced into fashion

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as a woman's hat after it was seen in a play called Fedora, is that

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true? It was named after American blues singer Stewart Fedora who

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never left home without one. Which is true? Judging by the trajectory

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of the sun and the moon right now and this fedora, I have to say the

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second is true. It was wrong! It is that it was introduced into fashion

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as a woman's hat after it was seen in a play called Fedora. That's why

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I am in music. Right, this is the sosombre, the far away galaxy 104

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is called the galaxy because it resembles the hat's shape or it was

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originally used in wars to make the soldiers appear taller. I am going

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to have to try it on. Which is true? I definitely feel taller and

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more powerful and I could beat all of you. I would say B, soldiers.

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That's wrong! It's named after the galaxy. Come on guys. Next is the

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beret. Which of these facts is true? Not sure that's how you are

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meant to wear it. The originates from Bearnais in France and is

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based on the shape of an open baguette or it originates from

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ancient Greece where it was worn as military headgear. Isn't beret a

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French word. I was thinking about that. It should urge me from France.

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The bread sounds far-fetched. does,. I know you like them but

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they haven't done well so far. is right. First one, A. No! From

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ancient Greece. Last up. Come on! This is the cloche, the word means

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shelter as the French women who wore it did manual labour outdoors

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or is it the word means bell as the hat resembles a bell? We can't get

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all them wrong. Trust your gut. Correct! It means bell, well done.

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You know your music. Maybe not hats! You have been sending your

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questions in for Cover Drive. We will be asking those after this.

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The Blue Peter website is the place to be for fun games, amazing clips,

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and loads of things to try at home, like photography.

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Making board games, and even fashion design.

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You can catch up on episodes you have missed.

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And send your questions to the stars you love.

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So, head over to the CBBC website and click on Blue Peter.

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OK, straight to our questions. What artists most influence you? As a

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collective we have to say No Doubt, the black aoeued peas and Bob marry.

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-- Marley. Were you good at school? I was good at school, yes but I

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always enjoyed more when I got to go in the art room and chill out.

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We all did well in exams, though. School is important. Well done.

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would like to know now, be honest, which of you eats the most?

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varies. I probably eat the most. Come on. It's a tie. Rosy wants to

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know what is life like in Barbados? Beautiful. It's like Heaven

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basically. It's really laidback and very, very hot. It's just beautiful

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to go on the beach and enjoy it and laugh and relax. It's not stressful.

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Golden sand, 30 degrees all year. Do you have any lucky charms,

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that's from Ryan? You have one. actually have a Nelson Mandela

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bracelet, I never take it off. It symbolises power and I am not going

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into education right now, but it means a lot to me. We want you to

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go off and perform your new single. We love it. Go and get your

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instruments. Let us tell you what's happening next week.

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The boys from Rizzle Kicks swap tearing up the dance floor for

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tearing up the roads. Can they learn to drive in one week. I get

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expert football coaching advice from Harry Redknapp. You have been

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singing this song all day. Please # Happy to see you setting me off

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like sparks # You ignite all the colours inside

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my heart # On the doorstep like we had never

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been apart hope you know that I am happy to

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see you #. # It's just another night

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# The boys are getting higher # But baby in my head I am there

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with you instead #. It's just another night

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# Under the strobe lights # Can't hear what I am dancing to

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# Just want to be with you. # I am ready to go

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# On my mind I can't wait anymore # I am happy to see you setting me

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off like sparks # You ignite all the colours inside

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my heart # On the doorstep like we had never

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been apart # Hope you know that I am happy to

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see you # Them girls put on a show

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# But they will never know # What makes you Bute Bute

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beautiful # I watch them come and go

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# Them boys got all the talk # But they don't know a lot

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# You know my every thought # That's why I make them walk

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# Chest tight, and I am ready to go # On my mind I can't wait anymore

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# I am happy to see you setting me off like sparks

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# You ignite all the colours inside my heart

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# On the doorstep like we had never been apart

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# Hope you know that I am happy to see you

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# Nothing needed to say # We got nothing to prove

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# The world doesn't matter # No winner with you

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# We got no games to play # So we got no rules

:27:11.:27:16.

# The world doesn't matter, you are here and I am happy to see you

:27:16.:27:22.

# Setting me off like sparks # You ignite all the colours inside

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my heart # On the doorstep like we had never

:27:26.:27:31.

been apart # Hope you know that I am happy to

:27:31.:27:34.

see you # Happy to see you

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# Setting me off like sparks # You ignite all the colours inside

:27:39.:27:43.

Helen switches on the new Face Britain projection project at Buckingham Palace, and the team find out whether Rizzle Kicks can learn to drive in just a week. Plus, Cover Drive perform live in the studio.


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