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Coming up on today's show,
we've got some amazing camera tech from BBC One's The Hunt.
I take to the skies with one of these amazing flying cameras.
-I want one!
-How hard can this camera lark be?
You need to... No, no, you need to...
You are watching Blue Peter. You know that.
It is live.
You will see two of my favourite things, gadgets and going fast.
Stay tuned and I'll tell you all about it later.
We will also be revealing the winner of our totally wild
One of you will get the chance to appear in the new series.
That is in 20 minutes' time. Keep watching!
Look who is back in the studio, it's little Iggy!
Hello, how are you doing?
She has been doing a brilliant job.
Training hard, making new friends, and she has moved house.
It has been all go for Iggy.
Can't wait to find out how she's got on.
Now, take a look at that, I suggest you put it on your Christmas list,
a brand-new camera, only £300,000. Look at what it can do!
'By the time it is a young adult, a tiger can move
'without making a sound.
'But to get close to its prey, it must also be out of sight.'
Like a movie. I would like a huge Blue Peter welcome
to two people who can tell us more about it,
Hugh Pearson and Gavin Thurston. Welcome to the show.
Hugh, you are the producer, and you are a cameraman, Gavin.
Let's talk about the show itself. How would you describe it?
The Hunt is a wildlife series
all about predatory animals and their prey.
We are looking at how predators catch their prey
and how prey try to escape.
You must have seen some incredible stuff.
We've been fortunate enough to see some amazing things.
Predators come in all shapes and sizes.
We started off with the small ones - we got, you know, army ants.
Army ants are some of the top predators in the rainforest.
Some amazing spiders, chameleons,
so small predators as well as big ones,
lions, tigers, and the blue whale,
the biggest predator that has ever lived.
You can see the size of it here, next to our cameraman. A big animal!
Just stunning shots. This has got us thinking today.
How cool would this be, to have a job like this?
If you could chase any wild animal in the world, anywhere -
little brother doesn't count - where would you go?
What animal would it be? Get in touch.
Leave us a message and we will read out as many as we can later.
Let's talk gadgets. My favourite things.
The big one behind you, Gavin, what is that?
A gyro-stabilised camera system. It has a camera inside that ball.
It has a very long zoom lens, so you can zoom in on animals
from a long way, so you can film them without disturbing them.
But despite whatever you put it on, if it is shaking around,
like a helicopter or boat or Land Rover,
those images are perfectly steady.
We have a boaty shot, let's have a look.
The first thing we see is not this camera,
it is a normal camera filming it.
Off the coast of Canada, filming humpback whales.
Everything is rocking around, waves, bumpy.
With the special camera, rock-steady image, big close-ups.
The only way you can get that shot is using a camera like this.
It helps because you have got those shots with the orchestra and
Sir David Attenborough doing the voice-over, it does not get better.
Where else have you used this? Is it just boats?
Originally it was designed to go on a helicopter,
but you can put it on a boat, a Land Rover.
Here it is on a Land Rover actually in Africa.
-Going very quickly!
-That's Jamie filming hunting dogs.
What a shot!
Another idea Jamie had was to stick it on an elephant.
-And why not?
-It worked very well.
That's the whole point of the camera, it stabilises the movement.
We have tried to recreate it in the studio.
Bring in the elephant! Only kidding!
But we can bring in Lindsey.
-I'm going to have a go...
-Don't call me an elephant, Barney!
Technically, I think I might have done!
I understand cameras, but how do I control it?
It is a bit like one of those TV game control units
you might have for your television.
A joystick on the right, controlling up and down.
You have got a focus wheel, zoom control.
Stick your hands on and have a go.
I've got a bit of help from Katie, who will give me
a helping hand controlling it.
Lindsey, you have got to pretend to be an animal.
-You are dressed like a cheetah!
-Leopard, I would say.
So, I'm going to try and follow you. You've got to be all leopardy.
-OK, here I am.
-I have got you.
-She's a very fast leopard.
-Very fast leopard!
Go for the close-up, Barney.
That has gone horribly wrong.
I genuinely am trying to keep up with you.
Lindsey, you look cool!
Now, animals don't stand and smile at you, they are very difficult
to chase, as we have realised.
You have got to know what you are doing.
Exactly, that comes with experience of watching behaviour and so on,
but there are no rehearsals.
Every time it does something, you get one take.
I could do this all day! Well, Lindsey and Katie, for now,
thank you very much. Let's talk about the little dude next to you.
This is a normal camera, but it does something special.
This camera, with this lens on the front, enables you to get
in really close and see things you would not see with your naked eye.
We have some footage. This is incredible.
Filmed by a legend of the industry.
this is in Madagascar, these chameleons, and it's using
this sort of array that these special lenses get
close-up shots like this, tight on the eyes and the feet.
The praying mantis in the same place.
All of these are predators.
In The Hunt, we wanted small predators as well as big.
A praying mantis, cool predator.
A shot like that, you can only get with these lenses.
Well, we don't have any praying mantises in the studio, but we do
-have a subject for you to film, Gavin.
I'm not going to tell you what it is, but see if you can guess what
it is when it comes into focus. I need some more light.
OK, there's the light for you.
Just to give you a sense of scale and how close it will get.
Do you know what that is yet?
There it is.
What a beautiful thing to finish on, the Blue Peter badge.
Thank you for bringing your gadgets in and talking to us.
It's a brilliant series. You've done some amazing work.
If you want to see The Hunt, Sunday, BBC One, 4:50pm.
If you do not want to wait, don't worry,
here's another incredible shot.
Boys, thank you very much.
'Portia is a jumping spider.
'Able to leap up to 50 times her own body length.
'Nowhere seems beyond her reach.'
-There are some things that immediately inspire you to get
involved and The Hunt does that. Incredible.
Someone else who is incredible is little Iggy.
If you have been wondering where she has been, she has been
working harder than ever in her journey to become a guide dog.
We are so proud and we have been there every step of the way.
'Today is a big day for Iggy.
'After living with her puppy dog trainer Anna for a year,
'it is time to move on and move out.'
-Ready to go.
'I have come to Anna's house to help pack Iggy's bags.
'Well remembered, Iggy!'
Come on, let's get in the car.
'Now she is a year old, she must train full-time,
'so she needs to live at the guide dog school.'
Here we are, this is Iggy's home for the next six months.
-Good to see you.
Shall we take her inside?
We will look after her. Won't we?
You can see behind me there, Anna is saying her final goodbyes
to Iggy, which is going to be a bit emotional.
In a minute, Richard and I will go and see her new home.
Her kennel is coming up on the right.
I can see her name! Shall we take her in?
-Yeah. Let's take in.
-Come on, then.
-Her new home.
'As well as a new home, Iggy gets to meet her new trainer, Kath.'
She has been here with you once before,
so she knows it a little bit.
She is happy, relaxed, nice and settled already.
What happens next? Does she stay in here the whole time?
She'll spend the next two weeks in here,
getting used to the environment, nice and gently,
then she will move into the next kennel block
and Kath will take her through the next stages of training.
The next phase of Iggy's training has begun.
I thought I would be sad, but I have been really happy
and it is so nice to see how settled
and calm Iggy is in her brand-new home.
Over the next three months, they become firm friends.
Now Kath can start Iggy's obedience and harness training.
The harness is the connection between the guide dog and owner.
So it is essential that Iggy gets used to wearing one.
Over the coming weeks,
Iggy takes on a variety of obstacle courses to train her for what
she might encounter working outdoors.
She gets to have a bit of fun too!
'Three months later, I am back to see if she can do
'an obstacle course with me.'
Shorten your stride a bit, give her room to come across.
'Don't worry, Iggy is not invisible.
'Before I catch up with her, I have to learn about how to use
'the harness correctly.'
There is more to think about than you would realise!
There certainly is.
After a practice walk with Richard, I'm keen to see how
-the harness works with Iggy.
Well, Richard, I did like you playing the role of Iggy there,
-but I've got to say I actually prefer Iggy in the harness.
It's nice to get a go at this. What are we going to do first?
What we'll do first is we'll get her to up-sit. Iggy, up-sit. That's it.
-Good. Then you just slide your right foot back half a pace.
-Slide it like that?
-Swing your right arm and tell her, forward.
-And will she just go?
-She'll just go.
-That's it. Good.
Then just keeping your left arm nice and relaxed,
-try and look straight ahead.
Then we just keep talking to her. Good girl, find the way.
-Wow, you can feel it with the harness.
You can feel exactly what Iggy's doing.
So, Iggy's done really well with the training there.
I think she's got her head around the course. There's only one
thing left to do to see if we can both do it, get the blindfold on.
It's important in Iggy's training for her to be in complete control
and wearing a blindfold helps bring me
get a step closer to what it might be like for people with sight loss.
-OK, Iggy, forward.
-That's it. Good.
-We are going so fast.
-You've got to project confidence now.
-Good girl, Iggy.
-I have no idea where we are on the course now.
'I feel completely out of my comfort zone.
'It feels so weird putting my trust in Iggy.
'She's done really well but how will she do out on the streets?'
Blindfold is on. I can't see anything.
'Out here there are many more distractions to take her
'mind off the job.'
-Here we go.
To the crossing.
Oh, there's the bump so we're nearly there.
'Iggy started confidently and seems to be in complete control.'
-OK, so we're here now. So foot back.
Iggy, forward. Wow!
We are on the road.
'It's amazing to see how far Iggy has come.
'She is taking it in her stride and I am so proud.'
-Can you feel that?
-Yes, I can feel it.
-She got you across. Well done.
Yeah, Iggy, good girl!
I think she has done a great job today. Thank you so much, Kath.
Well done, Iggs. Good job.
-I was so proud of little Iggy.
We are about to show off how brilliant she is because, even
since that film, Iggy's been learning loads more new skills,
which we want to demonstrate today, so we're going
to do something called blindfolded recall.
Hopefully it's going to work on live television!
The idea is that Iggy needs to know what to do
and how to return to her owner safely and correctly whenever she's working.
-So, Rads, I'll pass Iggy to you.
-I'll chat with Iggy.
-This is where I blindfold you, isn't it?
Let's do it here before you start to move.
That way you don't know where you're going.
This is to simulate what it might be like to have loss of sight.
I just feel so vulnerable. It's amazing.
-You know where we're walking to. Step coming up. Step now.
And another one. If you face that way.
I'm going to face this way.
I don't know which way I am facing or where Iggy has gone really.
Where's Iggy's lead? Thank you.
So, the idea is Iggy should touch my legs when I call her
and that's how I know she has come here.
This is weird, presenting with this on. Right, OK. Are we ready?
We've all hidden. We're not here any more!
Iggy, you ready? Iggy! Come over!
Hopefully she'll come here.
There she is! Good girl. Round of applause for Iggy.
-Well done, Iggs.
-And she's off!
She's gone for a little celebration jog. That's fine. She can have fun.
Also, well done to you guys at home.
As you can see, your post once again has covered our big badge wall.
It's looking good.
Do you remember, last week we had a Children in Need extravaganza?
Caira has really captured that moment.
Feast your eyes on this picture here.
We've got Lindsay holding the Dare To Dazzle kids there,
having a very good time doing their acting lesson.
Got me doing my splits and my gymnastics challenge.
We've got Barney dressed up as a superhero.
He was a hero for the entire day doing his challenge.
Also, just to the side of him, a hero mask.
Now it is over to you guys
because you have sent in over 7,000 hero masks all for Children in Need.
So thank you very much and well done.
This is the best thing that has ever been sent in by anybody
-in the history of the world.
-Look at that.
Isla from Bristol. Iggy, it's especially for you.
-Iggy, it's for you!
-It's a moveable Iggy.
It's got a movable head and she's written on the back, that she
can play and skip.
-Isla, you're a genius. I love it. Thank you.
-That is lovely.
Something else we love is this.
It's been sent in by Emily from Harrogate.
If I move it you can see it's a sparkly little Shelley.
We love a 3D send-in. Thank you.
If you're wondering how Shelley's doing,
we've got a little picture here.
She's just gone into hibernation.
She looks very cosy in that newspaper.
Shelley, have a nice nap
and we'll see you in the spring when you come back.
-Can I do one quick one?
-Grace has sent this in. Look, I want one.
This is me poking my head out of Big Ben in Westminster.
It says, "I want one. Dreams can come true."
Grace, thank you so much. We love hearing from you.
And we've got another one from Iona and Santa. Cool name, right?
It's this one, a huge big 3D cut-out of the badge and all of us and Iggy
who looks particularly adorable.
That's amazing. Thank you so much for sending that in.
Thank you to all of you who sent anything this week and it's also
worth pointing out that if you want to get a badge,
send some post to us.
We love hearing from you.
Our address is:
However, we are having a little bit of a delay
cos so many of you are sending in post to us,
but we are endeavouring to get it back to you ASAP.
Camera Two, I've got a question.
What do you get if you cross a gadget with a race?
A very happy Barney. Watch this.
It's taking the tech world by storm.
Blink and you might miss it.
And it's so cool.
Look, I'm wearing sunglasses and it's not even sunny.
This is drone racing.
I told you it was cool!
Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles
that are often used to capture amazing footage like this.
Gentle, dreamy shots. Lovely.
But when it comes to racing them, it's all about speed.
So, in a race, drones must complete four laps
of this specially-designed course.
They have to fly at about two metres above the ground
and they go very, very quickly.
Simply, the fastest drone wins.
The man in charge of the drone racing league in the UK is Nigel.
Drones have become very popular over the last year, 18 months
-and people want to race them.
-And this is a racing drone?
This is a racing drone, yeah.
Camera on the front. That's what the pilots see.
In the middle is the flight controller,
the little computer that runs everything.
And on the back is a battery to run the four motors and propellers.
They can have everything set up
and ready to race for less than the cost of a games console.
You can't just try these in your back garden.
-There are certain rules for drones.
-No. It's about being sensible
and we encourage people to come to model clubs like this one.
There you can learn to fly them properly.
Just get out there and have a go, that's the best bet.
But before I have a go, I need to learn to fly these things.
The way it is done is so awesome.
It's called first person view, or FPV.
Racers wear wraparound goggles that receive a video link from the drone.
Basically a drone's eye view.
And this is what I looks like.
And to show me how it works, Luke is one of the UK's best drone racers.
I'm going to watch you flying as you fly.
If you are going to do what I know you can do,
I'm going to need to sit down for this. OK, Grandad's ready.
So I have tuned in to Luke's feed and he is fast.
Oh, my goodness, that is insane.
It's like watching a really cool computer game.
Oh, mate, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!
Can you talk me through what I am seeing here,
apart from my life flashing before my eyes?
You are seeing me go through gates about a metre off the ground
and probably around 40mph speeds.
I can go faster, but I have to land now because my battery is out.
That's fine by me.
Your battery might be out. My stomach's gone!
That was phenomenal. Now it is my turn to give it a go.
What could possibly go wrong?
Push forward gently.
-As long as you keep moving forward, it's a lot easier.
-It goes up really high really quick, doesn't it?
-Now you should be able to see us.
-Oh, this is weird.
This actually makes you feel a bit dizzy.
Oh, that was weird. I just make myself feel really sick.
It's hard because you have no concept at all of where you are.
'This is really tough.
'It takes a lot of practice to crack this technique.
'I'm struggling to keep the drone under control,
'let alone go around the course. Whoops!'
-I think I'll be better if I fly without FPV.
I do feel a bit seasick. It's weird. It's really strange, but fun.
You've got to try it. You've got to give it a go.
So, my challenge.
How many laps can Luke complete in the time it takes me to do one?
The course is made up of four gates and has two tights bends.
Up for the challenge, some of Britain's best young racers,
Lewis and me, minus the goggles.
Bring it on.
Here we go, bringing drone racing to the masses, in three, two, one, go!
'Luke and Adam fly off the start and leave me behind.
'But there's a problem for Lewis.
I'm going to fly over that side for now.
'Even without the goggles, it's not going to plan.
'Ah, the sun's come out!
'Luke is absolutely flying.
'I'm struggling to go under the first gate,
'and he's already done a lap.'
Go on, Luke. I'm with you, buddy.
'Look, a tractor. I can see my house.'
'Back to the real race, and Luke is clocking up the laps,
'and so is Adam.
'But then this happens.
'Adam is out. Let's see that again. Unlucky!
'That just leaves me and Luke left in it.
'All right, show off. Luke's even doing flips now.'
-Have you done a lap yet?
-I'm just on the way round now, yeah.
'This is it, the final bend.
'Luke is so fast, going under every single gate.
'And here comes Barney, finally landing.'
He finally completes his lap. It took me 20 minutes.
Luke did 12 laps in the time it took me to do one.
That's why we've got a champion on our hands.
So there you have it. Drone racing. It was fast, it was cool.
Luke did 12 laps, I did one.
That doesn't matter, it's all about the practice.
Can I borrow your winning drone, Luke, thank you?
I am going to have one more go. Well, two more goes.
I might just have three... four more goes on it.
I might just have a couple of...
I'll be back tomorrow.
I'll bring it back. Don't worry.
-He's so naughty.
-How cool are drones?
-Barney did return the drone to its rightful owner.
-No, I didn't!
He did, he did.
If you want to see an exclusive clip of Luke, the legend,
flying his drone, simply jump on to the Blue Peter website.
I can assure you it's definitely worth the watch.
Now, it is time for the moment I've been pumped about all episode.
That is because, about a month ago,
we launched our brand-new Wild Wolfblood competition,
which gives you at home the chance to appear in the brand-new series,
that's YOU on TV.
Over 1,700 of you stepped up to the plate.
The competition was so fierce. I don't know how you chose a winner.
On that judging panel was the creator of Wolfblood, Debbie Moon,
as well as Leona Vaughan, who plays Jana, and our very own Radzi.
I can't believe you were able to choose them.
It was really difficult, really tough.
Now it's time to reveal the official runners-up.
Let's step to the side, Rad. Here they are, our runners-up!
-Can I just say, as one of the judges,
we were blown away at just how good all of the entries were.
You guys clearly knew what Wolfblood was all about,
with your effort in the costumes,
the attention, the detail, genuinely blew our socks off.
Guys, well done, you should be proud of yourselves.
You should be because you won yourselves one of these,
your very own orange competition badge.
-And there it is, the Wolfblood magical mug. I really want one.
Let's walk over this way. You can see our top entries from each category.
-This is the moment of truth. You ready?
People at home are going to be so excited about this.
Even I feel nervous.
In the nine-to-ten age group, we have Myah from West Sussex.
In the 11-to-12 age group, we've got Ciaran, from Staffordshire.
Look at that face paint.
And the top entry in the 13-to-15 age group was Tashi from Horsham.
All brilliant entries. Well done, you three.
We had the tough job of going from our top three to just one.
It was a tough job, but we managed it somehow.
So, drumroll, please.
Our winner of the Wild Wolfblood competition is...
Everything about Myah's costume, the pose, the photograph,
the video that she entered, we really thought was genuinely
fantastic and made her a truly worthy winner.
But that was not all. This was what happened next.
I've come to Sussex to meet our Wolfblood competition winner, Myah.
She has absolutely no idea that she has won, or that we are even here.
It's time to make her day.
Myah, hi. My name's Radzi from Blue Peter. Can I get a high-five?
Are you a bit excited?
Out of over 1,700 applications, you won the Wild Wolfblood competition.
Oh, my goodness!
So you are going to the Wild Wolfblood set, taking your costume.
-Can I find out more about it?
The judges were so impressed with Myah's attention to detail
and her overall look,
from her Wolf Queen pendant to her wild hair and make-up.
Myah, your costume was absolutely fantastic. Tell me a bit about it.
Well, I just got a needle and did very untidy stitches
cos I'm not very good at stitching anyway,
so it came in handy for once!
But your costume wasn't clean, it was very muddy and dirty.
-How did you do that?
-My mum scraped her foot all over me!
-And you were covered in mud.
-Yeah. My brother enjoyed doing it as well.
I bet he did. So there's just two more things for me to do.
One is to give you your competition winner's badge.
-But there's one other message we have for you.
-Check this out.
Hi, Myah, it is Leona, from Wolfblood.
We would like to say a massive congratulations to you
for winning the Wolfblood competition.
We look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks here on set with me
and all the cast and crew.
Get practising that howl, and we'll see you soon. Bye!
On three, our very best howl.
One, two, three...
Yours was much better than mine.
-Such a lovely girl.
Myah, you need to be a TV presenter. You are so natural on camera.
You must look into it. She was amazing.
Can't wait to see you on set with all the Wolfblood cast
and congratulations to all the runners up too.
Now, earlier in the show, we asked, if you could film a wild animal,
what would it be and why?
I'll kick things off.
Brown Biscuit Puffin says,
"I'd be a wolf, because so many people know it as being scary
"but I want to see what it REALLY does."
-I like your thinking.
Peach Super Cow - "I would chase a penguin forever anywhere.
"If you had a penguin in the Sahara, I would call it lost."
-I like that.
Blush Tool Chipmunk says, "I would film a deadly shark
"so you can see all the fish it eats in slow motion."
That would properly scare me. I would not like to do that.
Scorpion must love the hunt because they say,
"I'd go to any jungle so I can see waterfalls, giant trees
"and animals but I most want to see a monkey.
-"They are my favourite animal. I want one!"
-Hey, that's my line.
Purple Sewing Puffin says, "I'd film dolphins both underwater and
"leaping out of the water,
"and I would love to use a slow-motion camera."
Wouldn't we all? I love stuff like that.
Thank you so much for getting in touch.
We've had some e-mails in and people have been saying,
-"Barney, your jokes are amazing."
That's true. It definitely happened.
So I have put three of my favourite jokes online
on the Blue Peter Fan Club page.
Go and have a look and vote for your favourite out of the three.
-Are you laughing at your own jokes?
-Yes, they are hilarious.
That's all we've got time for this week.
Make sure you're watching next week because the show is just as good.
I have an adventure with lots of water and lots of air.
That looks so cool.
As well as that, we've got lovely Greg Foote in the studio.
-He's going to be making a cloud.
-Yes, he is.
Also, we will be making this, the BP Christmas card 2015.
Everyone wants one of these. You'll find out why on next week's show.
Have a great week, everyone. See you then. Bye!
-See you next week. Bye! Say bye, Iggy.