Barney and Radzi compete at the European Curling Championships, Tom Fletcher tells some Festive Fibs and Nick James (AKA Hank Zipzer) gets messy answering viewers' questions.
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Today's Blue Peter is full of festive fun,
so to get in the mood we are playing charades.
Ready? Nick, take it away.
Two words. First word.
Er, no, it's socks.
-Book of socks.
-Er, a man.
-A man wearing smelly socks.
-I give up. It's Blue Peter!
-And just look at it.
The Blue Peter advent crown in all of its historic iconic glory.
Every single week in the run up to our Christmas special,
we'll be lighting a brand-new candle.
Now, you can see there's already three lit, one to go,
which can only mean on thing, can't it, Radz?
-Next week's the Christmas special, baby!
-We're very excited.
We love it.
But on today's show, we've got wintry games, including this
one here, where Barney and myself train in an exhibition
at the European Curling Championships.
Cannot wait for that.
As well as that, we've got a lovely famous face in the studio.
Tom Fletcher's here.
Hello, Tom. Waving away.
He's here to chat about his new book and also play
a very festive silly game.
-It's going to be good.
-But first, it's time for some messy fun.
Would you please welcome to Blue Peter, the world's greatest
underachiever, Hank Zipzer himself, it's Nick James!
Yes, rocking the BAFTA, my friend.
Congratulations and let's look at that famous face.
You got that for being the Best Performer. Well done to you.
-Thank you very much.
-Let's talk about Monday. Very exciting news.
Monday is the day that the Hank Zipzer Christmas movie comes out.
It's called Hank Zipzer's Christmas Catastrophe
and it comes out on CBBC.
It's got an awesome name. What can we look forward to?
Well, Hank Zipzer is getting a new baby brother,
so he's feeling quite left out...
-..but he still wants to have the best Christmas he can.
-There's a bizarre sleigh accident.
-It's a one-man school play.
Mr Joy tries to cancel Christmas
-and Hank falls in love with a US pop star.
-Right, that sounds awesome.
I definitely would like to see a sneak peek.
-Would you like to see a sneak peek?
-I thought so. Thanks, Linds.
-Well, I'm afraid you can't,
because you're going to have to earn it.
Say hello to the Hank Zipzer superfans!
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
I like the music. Have a look at this. This is all of your...
No, I'm sure there's more.
This is SOME of your Hank Zipzer's superfans.
They love the series so much, they got in touch with Blue Peter
and they would like to ask you a question, and all you have to do
is pick a name and answer the question.
Easy, but then I'm going to turn over these boards and there's
either going to be five seconds towards the clip or, Radzi...
A pie, courtesy of a faceful of the cold stuff!
Or we just call it a custard pie. Feast your eyes on that.
You only have 90 seconds in which to gather those crucial seconds
to help with our exclusive Blue Peter sneak peek. Are you up for it?
In which case, place those goggles upon your peepers, my friend...
-We like this.
-..because we are ready to Mr Rock and Roller!
Without further ado, time starts now.
-OK, here we go. Answer the question. What is it?
Can you play any instruments?
Can you play instruments?
-I used to be able to play the piano.
-We'll take that. We like the piano.
No, Radzi, wait. We don't know what it is yet.
It's five seconds. Put the pie down. Nick, who's next?
-Where is he?
-OK, what is it?
-What's your favourite food?
-We like that. OK.
It's another five seconds!
-OK, next person.
-Lizzie, top left.
-Come on, pie.
In real life, do you have an annoying sister like Hank?
-No, but I have an annoying older brother.
It's another five!
Where is she? Daisy, what's your question?
Did you do any research about people with dyslexia to understand
the role of Hank Zipzer?
-Any research about dyslexia?
I was told about dyslexia by Henry Winkler, so that's given me
an insight into what it's like.
It's a pie!
Bosh! Look at that!
-Next person you can't see.
-Bottom left. Daniel.
What is your favourite Hank Zipzer episode and why?
Nick, try your best. Favourite episode.
Probably the first-ever one, the Niagara Falls one.
-I really like that one.
-Let's see. It's a pie!
Time is up. Only two pies. That could have been a lot worse.
So, two pies added to the ten seconds that we gave you,
because we're generous, which gives you a sum total of 25 seconds!
-Well done, dude.
-Thank you very much.
Do the honours.
-Run the clips!
-We like the look of that.
-What a sport you were, by the way.
-Thank you very much.
-It's still dripping off.
We'd like you to stick around, so do you want to clean off with a towel
and stay for the rest of Blue Peter? Off you go. Bye-bye.
-There's a towel over there.
Barney and myself were watching Strictly recently and we saw
Claudia and I said, "Blimey, she's flexible!"
He said, "She can't do Tuesdays."
That was good(!) One cameraman liked it at least.
But we think you can come up with better.
That's because we've teamed up with BBC Comedy Classroom
and Red Nose Day 2017.
We think you can come up with an even better joke and we need
you to come up with three brand-new, rib-tickling LOLs.
And two of the judges who will be choosing their favourite entries
are none other than Miranda Hart, legendary comedian,
plus the founder of Comic Relief himself, Richard Curtis.
-What a competition.
-I'm still giggling.
Just think, if you send in your original jokes,
they could be read out in our Red Nose Day spectacular in 2017
and they might even feature on the night of Comic Relief,
which would be awesome.
All the details you need are on the Blue Peter website.
Do you know what else is funny?
Seeing two fully-grown men sliding around on ice.
What could possibly go wrong?
So we're here in Stirling in Scotland to take part in
a very cool sport.
We're going to need to be ice cool because this sport is one of
the oldest team sports in the entire world.
So grab your stones and pick up your brushes. We're curling.
Take two teams, a sheet of ice and some pretty big stones
and you've got curling.
The object of the game is to try and slide your stone into
a giant bull's-eye on the ice.
The closest to the middle of this target, called a house,
scores the most points.
And why am I explaining this ancient sport?
Well, that's because for our BP Challenge, Barney and I will
be coming here to the European Curling Championships in Glasgow
to go head-to-head in a special exhibition match.
So then, let's get going.
Are you going to push me? Go.
We have no idea what we're doing.
Luckily, we've got Judith McCleary,
head development coach from the Royal Caledonian Curling Club,
and our mentor for this challenge.
-Judith, we don't know what we're doing at all.
We will get there today.
The only things that we need to worry about at the moment
or think about are the pieces of equipment. We need some stones.
-These stones are about 20 kilos in weight, so very heavy,
so we're not going to try lifting them up today.
-They're made from granite.
-You need a brush. I've seen people brushing.
I've just got some brushes for you if you want to get them from behind.
Do you know what we might use a curling brush for?
-It seems to change the way the stone moves.
-Yeah, you're right.
If your stone is going too slow, you want to get sweeping.
Basically, you're just melting part of the ice and helping
the stone to travel further.
'But enough talk. Time to give this a go.'
Into the back. Step on to the slider.
Great. Crouch down.
Put your elbow over the top of your knee. Perfect.
Ready. Lift your hips.
-Steady, which is pull back.
-Go on, Barn!
-Can we just keep this foot flat here?
-And then go.
-Not a bad effort.
That's actually not easy at all, is it? That's really difficult.
I can feel my body going over to one side and, as you can see,
the stone hasn't really gone in the right direction.
'Barney's being modest. Let's see what I can do.'
I think that was all right. I THINK that was all right.
-What did you think?
-That was really good for a first one, definitely.
Look how far the stone's gone, as well. Really great.
I like this. I like this a lot.
'So, a good start, but if we're going to play in front of some
'of the world's greatest curlers, we need some serious training.'
'The main thing Judith wants us to work on is technique.'
It's very, very easy to make very simple mistakes.
Keep your eyes forward.
'It's so tricky to think about the position of your body on the ice
'and where the stone's going.'
It's the precision. You've got to try and do it precise.
You've got that line there,
so what we want to then do is get that rotation.
You've got to try and get one that finishes in the house.
'By the end of the day, though, we've definitely made improvements.'
For the first time on the ice, they've just been fantastic
-in terms of the balance...
-..they've been able to get.
Nice of you to say that.
I would say Radzi probably has just the slight edge at the moment,
but Barney's putting in lots of practice just now,
so I think, come the challenge, it'll be very, very close.
'Coming up, we've got to perform at one of THE biggest events
'on the curling calendar.'
-Yeah, bring it on.
-Bring it on.
Curling is so much fun and to find out just how Barney and
myself got on at the European Curling Championships,
make sure you stay tuned.
And for even more icy fun, jump online to the Blue Peter website
where Barney and myself play slippy or grippy.
It was a lot of fun, and that's my bum, people!
Now though, from sporting zeros, I think it's fair to say,
to some of this nation's future sporting heroes, because just
around the corner is Young Sports Personality of the Year 2016,
and one very lucky Blue Peter viewer got to choose their favourite.
From you at home to some of the world's best athletes,
I think it's fair to say that everybody wants
a Blue Peter sport badge and in 2016 we've had over 10,000 applications,
and who can blame them?
And with every application came the exclusive chance to be part of
the judging panel for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.
But there can only be one person selected for this
Oscar's application wowed us with his love for ice hockey
and his dream to one day become a sports commentator.
The thing I like most about ice hockey is the physicality.
It balances with the speed, so it's a really fast paced, upbeat game.
Oscar's journey starts here.
He's come to meet me at the BBC in Salford for Young SPOTY judging.
Oscar takes his place amongst some huge names from the world of sport,
but he's not intimidated.
I think it might be hard to pick out of the two, because your can't
really let one win, because they're both very similar.
I thought Oscar was brilliant.
In fact, he spoke more sense than almost everyone else put together.
I expect to hear him broadcast on the BBC, because he's just got it.
Whatever it is, he's got it.
-It's hard, obviously.
-He came fifth in Rio.
(We've all got our own favourites and we need to decide just one.)
After hours of discussion,
a decision is made on our final shortlist.
It's now time to announce to you, the nation, our top three finalists
for Young Sports Personality of the Year 2016.
My name's Amy Tinkler.
I'm a Rio Olympic bronze medallist in gymnastics.
The thing I love most about gymnastics is the competitions
and also getting the opportunity to travel around the world and
meet different people.
Amy was the youngest member of Team GB's gymnastics squad at
the Rio Olympics and the first-ever British female gymnast
to medal on the floor.
-Amy Tinkler looking very at home
in this Olympic floor final.
When I found out I was nominated for the Young Sports Personality
of the Year, it meant a lot to me.
It's amazing to be up against such incredible athletes
and I'm really excited.
I'm Keelan Giles, professional rugby player.
Currently playing for the Ospreys and Wales.
I started playing rugby when I was six.
Eventually got picked up by the Ospreys academy.
Now playing for the senior team.
In Keelan's first four games for the Ospreys, he scored eight tries,
including a hat-trick, and is tipped to be
a hot prospect for the future of the Wales international squad.
When I found out I got nominated for Young Sports Personality of the Year
I was pretty stoked.
Hi, I'm Ellie Robinson
and I'm Paralympic gold and bronze medallist.
Ellie surpassed all expectations in Rio with
a gold in the 50 metre butterfly and a bronze in the 100 metre freestyle.
The thing I most like about swimming is competitions,
cos I'm a real competitor and just the friendships I've made that
I'm never going to lose.
I found out I'd been nominated for Young Sports Personality in the car
on the way to training and I was just so over the moon with it.
Winning Young Sports Personality of the Year
would mean such a lot, because it's been a whirlwind of
a year and it would just be the icing on the cake.
These are your three nominees. But who will win?
I am so excited, but keep an eye on the Blue Peter website
next week to find out indeed who will be crowned
Young Sports Personality of the Year 2016 and actually Oscar and myself
will get to go to the ceremony on Sunday,
18th December, rubbing shoulders with some such sporting legends.
I cannot wait.
And we'll be taking you behind the scenes
in the New Year, so keep your eyes peeled for that one.
Now, though, I think it's time for a bit of festive fun, Linds.
Right, now who here loves Christmas?
Strong. And who loves dinosaurs?
Different, I know. Well, one man thought,
"I'm going to put them both together,"
-and that man is Tom Fletcher.
-Tom... A lovely applause!
-Welcome to Blue Peter, well done on getting the badge.
You've had one before though, haven't you?
-I've got a nice collection of badges.
-I love it, I love it.
Now, you've written The Christmasaurus,
-which sounds amazing.
-Tell us little bit about it.
It's about a young boy called William Trundle
and a very special dinosaur called the christmasaurus,
and it's a magical Christmas adventure
that they have one Christmas Eve.
Now, speaking of Christmas, you are slightly obsessed, I want to say.
-A little bit.
-A bit like William's dad in the book, isn't it?
Yeah, yeah, basically, I have a slightly unhealthy
obsession with Christmas. I think it annoys all of my family
-Didn't you have a Christmas birthday party?
Yeah, which sounds OK, but my birthday's in July, so...
-So it's just a bit weird then?
-I've actually had two now.
Two Christmas birthday parties?
Yeah, I don't do them for myself, people do them for me.
And of course, Tom, most people know you as the lead singer of
McFly, so what's it like writing a book?
How does that compare with writing songs?
Probably more lonely, I'm guessing?
It is, but that's what makes it quite nice,
you don't have to worry about your bandmates so much.
It's nice you can just...
I sat in my kitchen, I was eating Christmas food,
-drinking lots of tea and coffee...
-Again, in July.
It was in July when I was writing it.
But, no, it is a completely different to writing songs,
but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a really great experience.
Well, listen, because we know you're such a super fun of Christmas,
-we thought we'd play a game, if you're up for it.
Walk this way for Festive Fibs. It's a catchy title.
Oh, we've got music and everything.
OK, Tom, take a seat on the present.
Now, the way this is going to work, we're going to pretend
that it's Christmas morning,
you and I have got a lot of presents down there, we don't know what's
inside them and one by one we're going to take turns and open them.
And we have to describe, without each other seeing what's in there,
-what is inside the box, OK?
Now, you can be truthful, or you can tell a little festive fib.
It is up to you.
If the other person guesses correctly, they get a point,
and if they don't, then they don't and the other person gets a point...
-if that makes sense. It's best-of-three, shall we start?
-Well, listen, you love Christmas.
-So you can go first. Off you go.
-I'm not very good at fibbing.
-Well, I am.
-I've got a feeling you are.
-OK, can't see anything.
-You can't see anything?
Nope, can't see a thing.
-Oh, well, you're not going to believe what's in here.
-OK, describe it to me.
-It is a...
-What are you holding?
Why are people laughing in the studio? What is this?
It is a giant Brussels sprout.
Oh, you've got quite a good lying face. Are you...
I don't know if you're fibbing or not. I'm going to say...
These are my truthful eyes.
I'm going to say that you are actually being truthful.
-I think it is a giant Brussels sprout.
-Do you want to see?
-I don't even know what this is. What is this?
It's a dinosaur dressed as a Christmas pudding.
It's a dinosaur in a Christmas pudding!
That's phenomenal. That's a point you, Tom,
and also, you can keep that.
-Can I take this big one at the front?
Get ready. OK!
Do I just... I'm just going to pull it open. Here we go.
How do I get into it? Oh, oh!
OK. So, so...
There it is. What I've got in my hand here, Tom, is a...
a silver tree with little Brussels sprouts hanging off of it.
Well, you've gone for Brussels sprouts again,
and I said Brussels sprouts, which makes me think
-either you just can't make anything else up...
-I giggle when I lie.
Are you lying? I'm going to say you're lying. You're lying.
-I'm telling the truth!
-You threw me off.
-I'm going to keep this. This is lovely.
-That's really nice.
-Right, it's one-all, off you go, Tom.
-This is the decider.
Oh, this is a great game, we should play this every Christmas.
-I know, I like this game.
So whoever gets this right is the ultimate Festive Fib winner.
It's all to play for, OK?
What have you got there?
OK, this is...
It's pretty special. It is...
It's me riding a dinosaur carrying a candy cane.
There's no way they've done that. That's surely a festive fib.
-I wouldn't lie to you.
-Really? Show me.
-Do you want to see?
But you haven't said if I'm lying, do you think lying?
You're definitely fibbing! Oh!
It's you. Actually riding a dinosaur.
It's me riding a dinosaur with a candy cane.
Oh, Tom, come round here.
You've won, you're the ultimate Festive Fib winner.
-Is this what I win?
-Yeah, that's what... You take that home.
-Oh, thank you. I've always wanted one.
-I can tell.
Thanks so much for coming on Blue Peter! Tom Fletcher, everyone!
-What is that?
-How much fun was that game?
And if you want even more Tom Fletcher games, just jump onto
the Blue Peter website. The one thing I want more of is
this man to my right. Welcome back Nick James, people!
And betwixt your feet is a present,
a gift containing something very important.
It's December's Fan of the Month. Nick, do the honours, my friend
as we start a nice drumroll of music.
December's Fan of the Month is...
Super Silly Sloth, congratulations to you.
You are always somebody that welcomes new members,
you are friendly, you're encouraging to other people,
you always use fantastic emojis, you make your own unique challenges
and you are officially off the charts, but you cannot be
a Fan of the Month without getting a CBBC ID, and you can't do that
without registering, so jump online and make sure you do
-that, my people.
-That was a lovely bit you did there.
Thank you very much, Lindsey. I tried my best.
Super Silly Sloth, you're basically a legend.
Just like everyone who has sent in post this week.
Check out the big badge wall. It's looking festive.
There's tinsel everywhere, which we love.
Ella from Dorset has done this little picture of Shelley,
look you can see Lindsey on the tail, Radzi,
Barney, and she's covered the shell in all of the beautiful BP badges.
Well done, you got a badge.
Nick, what have you found?
Annabel from Surrey got her blue badge by making
a Blue Peter Advent calendar.
Look at the effort that's gone into that!
-Can I open the eighth door?
-Please do. What is it? Aw!
-It's a green badge.
-Little tiny green badge.
Speaking of Advent calendars, by the way, if you head online,
to the CBBC Advent calendar today - if the open the door
there's a very special Blue Peter game you can play. It's funny,
you get to play me throwing snowballs at the boys.
Why am I the only one getting snowballs chucked them?
Because you've got a squishy face.
-And I've got big hair that you aim for.
Now, somebody else who got a blue badge like the others on
the wall is Tom from Lancashire, who's recreated perfectly
trials bike rider Danny MacAskill, who can go up and down the steps
courtesy of Tom's ingenuity and that is legit. Well done to you, Tom.
We love it. All your post has been legit, actually.
Thank you so much for sending it in.
Please do keep it coming to the usual address.
We want to collect Christmas cards, don't we? For our Christmas special.
-Send them in.
-Now, I can feel another head-to-head coming on.
It's me versus Barney and this one is cool
because it's got ice in it. Take a look.
In 24 hours, Barney and I will be going head-to-head
in our curling challenge.
We're going to play a special exhibition match
at the European Championships in front of
some of the world's best curlers.
So, we've come to a junior training session
to get some last-minute help.
And they start by working on our aim.
So, Charlie's in position,
he's pointing where he wants me to put the stone.
Here we go.
Room for improvement there, mate. I'm feeling pretty confident.
With the pressure on ahead of tomorrow,
I think it's starting to get to Barney.
No, you might think that that was a mistake, but actually,
I know that Radzi's watching me, so I'm trying to put him off the scent
a little bit. I think that he thinks I'm rubbish.
-I like it when he falls over.
-Oh, what a mistake I just made.
Don't tell him.
But there's only so much training we can do this close to the event.
It's challenge time.
This is the Braehead Arena in Glasgow.
Over seven days, it's hosting some of the finest curling on the planet.
And me and Barney.
-Are you ready yet?
You've taken three hours to get that bib on.
-Yeah, I like the slow motion stuff.
This is it.
We've got eight stones each.
Unlike a full curling match, there'll be no changing ends,
no points, just the closest stone to the centre wins.
And our mentor, Judith is here to referee,
brush and offer some much-needed advice.
Oh, that looks quite a good one.
This ice is so much faster than I'm used to.
I wonder if it will affect Barney?
It's an interesting technique.
He's done well there.
-Oh, what do you think?
-I think it's OK.
Too long again.
-Barney's as cool as ice.
Not much of a spin on it, is there?
He lands his second stone in the target.
I need to get to grips with this speedy ice.
I take the lead. What's Barney got?
I'm still closest. And it stays that way for the next three stones.
-That was so close.
..Barney plays a blinder.
That was a complete fluke.
Oh! It's a bit high.
I've got three shots to take the lead back.
But I just can't get any closer than Barney.
Unless I get nearer, he's won. Here goes.
Barney, your our curling champion.
Judith, thank you so much, it's genuinely been an honour.
It really has. We are officially curlers now.
It's been an honour coaching you although I am absolutely
roasting after sweeping those stones.
Well, thank you very much, it was worth it.
-Mate, up top, well played.
-So much fun.
That was so much fun, but thank you to Judith, who swept for about
an hour. Judith, you're a legend.
Now, Radzi, don't be sad, but that's nearly it for today's Blue Peter.
But fear not, it's all about to kick off on the Fanclub
online straight after the show.
There's three reasons you need to get there.
Reason number one, Shelley the tortoise,
-everyone's favourite pet, has disappeared?
-What about Iggy?!
We don't know where she's gone,
we don't know where she's gone to, but she's left a little clue.
A sparkly little glittery clue.
You've got to work out where Shelley has gone.
Reason number two,
get your CBBC IDs to join in with our live web chat straight after
the show with author Matt Haig, who made The Girl Who Saved Christmas.
There he is, ready to answer all of your questions and even tell
you how to write the perfect letter to Father Christmas.
Reason number three to get on the Fanclub is we've been playing
everyone's favourite game - presenter bingo.
Earlier, Radzi said Mr Rock and Roll, I believe.
Question is, did you get it at home? Head online and check.
Now that really is it for today's Blue Peter,
but make sure you're watching our Christmas special.
Next week, we're going to be joined
by the cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Also, the cast of one of the biggest films of the year,
-Star Wars: Rogue One.
-And we're all going to be
singing around the Christmas tree, it's going to be so sparkly and fun.
-We'll see you then. Bye!
On this week's Blue Peter, Barney and Radzi compete at the European Curling Championships, Tom Fletcher tells some Festive Fibs and Nick James (AKA Hank Zipzer) gets messy answering your questions. Plus find out who has been nominated for Young Sports Personality of the Year 2016.