David Walliams talks about his book, Lindsey and Radzi test out their skills in a special game of golf, and vlogger Nikki Lilly bakes treats for the team.
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More make-up, please. Guys, what do we have on today's show?
-Well, we've got a really cool make with top vlogger Nikki Lilly.
Oh, and we'll find out what happened when you and I went to the golf club
-with some top golfers.
Anyone else in the studio?
-Not that I can think of, mate, no.
-I don't think so.
-Shall we do it?
-Let's go. Yeah, great.
Now, would you like some lip gloss?
-CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
-And welcome to today's show.
What an amazing guest we've got in the studio for you -
she is the star of CBBC's My Life,
and winner of Junior Bake Off -
it's only Nikki Lilly!
-CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
So, Nikki's going to be showing us how to make a pizza and a cake,
-and we're going to be cooking them in one of these.
-Keep watching to find out what's happening.
As well as that, we'll be finding out
what you lot thought about the Blue Peter Book Award nominees
for the best book with facts.
But first, though, you've read his books,
you've seen him on Britain's Got Talent,
he's even applied make-up to this face,
but we won't hold it against him,
it's Mr David Walliams!
-Thank you very much.
-CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Hello, David. Welcome to BP.
Thank you, it's very exciting.
I've never been in the studio before.
Have you not? And you're wearing a gold badge.
Yes, I got a gold badge, which is very exciting,
cos there's only been about ten or so given out, is that right?
-Not many have been given out.
-Not quite... A few more than 10.
OK, when I got one, it was ten,
they're obviously giving them out to anybody now.
-I got this for swimming the Channel ten years ago.
And so I was very excited.
It's one of my most prized possessions.
So, David, you've gone from comedy and Britain's Got Talent,
to writing some of the best-known children's books,
how has it happened?
Well, I just had an idea for a book one day.
I thought, "What would happen if a boy went to school
"dressed as a girl?
"How will his friends react? How will his family react?"
And that became the first book, The Boy In The Dress.
It was really about what it is to be different.
I loved writing it, and I just got on to writing more and more.
Well, we love them, and we also love the characters,
cos there's lots of cheeky young boys in your books.
You mentioned Dennis, also Ben and Gangsta Granny,
and, of course, Jack in your brand-new book,
Grandpa's Great Escape.
Are these based on a young David maybe?
-I think so.
-Where you a cheeky boy?
Well, yeah, I just try and think back
to, you know, when I was ten, 11 or 12,
and the kind of things that I would have found funny or scary, whatever.
And this book, Grandpa's Great Escape, is about a little boy, Jack,
who has a very special relationship with his grandpa, which I did too.
And just like in the book,
his grandpa was a hero in World War II,
there's pictures of my grandpa, actually, in the back of the book
in his uniform.
So that's my real grandpa.
And it's really about them having a real-life adventure,
much in the manner of, you know, in the style that Grandpa may have had
in World War II.
And actually, talking about the Spitfire that you can see there,
we heard that, when researching this book,
-you actually got to fly in a real Spitfire.
I got the publishers to pay,
-which was fantastic.
-Oh, look, we can see it.
-And, yeah, I actually went up in a Spitfire.
-Look at that!
Luckily, I'm not flying it, the pilot is flying it.
I was going to say, wow!
This is me doing a loop-the-loop, which was really exciting.
-You look very calm.
But I tell you, it's like...
if you've ever driven in a sports car,
it's like a sports car in the air.
So when you get on a plane and you go on holiday,
you know, they don't like to do dramatic turns and things,
cos you'd get scared,
whereas this is, like, it just turns like that,
-and can dive down and then suddenly go up in a millisecond.
-I feel queasy just thinking about it.
-I want to do it.
I was a bit. I was glad when it was over.
It was about half an hour, and I was really glad it was over,
but I wanted to experience what it was like cos I was writing about it.
Well, obviously, you are a well-known children's author,
so we are very excited to have you here, Radzi and I,
we're not the only ones,
because over the last two weeks - check this out -
these are all the purple badge forms we've had sent in to us,
and all of these people said they wanted to see you on the show.
-Can you blame them?
Which we think is lovely.
-So, we got in touch with some of them,
-and we said, "What would you like to ask David?"
So, we thought we'd try and work our way through some of those.
-There's been so many, but we'll get through as many as we can.
-And our first question is from Amy.
If you had to choose,
which is your favourite book you have written, and why?
-What's my favourite book I've ever written?
I'd say it's Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone.
-That one was a classic.
I let this other lady get all the credit for it,
but it's my best seller.
Erm, no, I think Mr Stink, which was my second book,
is probably my favourite.
It's got beautiful illustrations by Sir Quentin Blake.
And the first book, The Boy In The Dress,
was a little bit about me in a way,
but this second book, Mr Stink, was just purely from my imagination
and I think it's a sweet story
about, you know, how we treat other people.
With kindness, we treat people who are less fortunate than ourselves.
-And this next question is from Jessica.
Would you rather eat a rat burger or a spider burger?
Oh, rat burger or spider burger?
-What do you want to eat?
Uh, I'm not too scared of spiders,
but I wouldn't like to eat them.
-Rats on the other hand - yum.
I wouldn't really like to eat a rat either. Probably a rat,
because it's probably the closest thing to beef of the two.
-Of the two options.
-Sure. Fair enough.
-But it's a good question.
-Andrew has got a more serious one, I think.
If you were going on a long train journey,
which book would you take to read,
If I was going on a long train journey, which book?
-I mean, any book?
-Let's open it up.
-So, not one of my own books?
Well, I love Roald Dahl.
He is really my hero, he wrote so many brilliant books,
and, for me, it's always a treat.
Cos I read them as a kid, but to read them as a grown-up,
it's always a treat to go back to them.
So, I'd probably pick one of his,
-and I think the funniest one is The Twits.
Cos I love the characters of Mr and Mrs Twit,
so I'd probably read that one again
for basically probably the hundredth time now.
-OK, it's Lucy next.
If you were a biscuit,
what type would you be and why?
-If I was a biscuit, what type would I be?
Well, a very big and not very tasty biscuit by the look of me.
Well, I like biscuits with things in the middle,
like Jammie Dodgers and Custard Creams and Bourbons,
and things like that, so something with...
-You know, I like...
-A creamy middle.
Almost sort of like a sandwich with some jam inside or...
Custard creams, I'm not sure it's actual custard,
but whatever it has inside, I like that stuff.
Whatever it is, it's delicious. Do we have time for one more?
-Go on, let's do it.
-Let's have Becky.
If you were Gangsta Granny,
where would you steal from,
and what would you take?
-If I was Gangsta Granny, what would I steal?
Well, in the story, she steals the Crown Jewels
from the Tower of London, which would be very exciting, wouldn't it?
So I wouldn't mind doing that.
Um... I would try and steal the most valuable thing in the world.
-A Blue Peter Gold badge.
-You've already got a Gold badge.
A Gold badge, I've already got one.
Um, I don't know, maybe Fort Knox, which is in America,
where all the gold is stored.
So I'd probably try and steal that.
It's not good to talk about stealing...
-Well, thanks for your honesty.
-..on a children's show, is it?
-It's good to know.
-Yes, I would steal lots of gold!
David, are you happy to stick around for later on in the show?
-This could get really awkward.
-Yes, I would absolutely love to.
-I would love to.
Well, listen, we are so lucky
to have so many brilliant, talented authors in the UK,
just like David Walliams,
and, of course, one of the most prestigious awards
they can possibly win is the BP Book Award.
Have a look at this.
Over the last few months,
our young judges have had their head buried in the nominations
for this year's Blue Peter Book Awards.
So, if you've got a yearning for some learning,
our fact category is for you.
But don't take my word for it, what do these guys think?
We kick it off... Ha-ha, get it?
..with Football School
by Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton,
and illustrations by Spike Gerrell.
It's packed with awesome true stories,
real science, and fascinating facts
that will make you laugh out loud.
Football school is my favourite book,
because of all the amazing facts in it.
I think the jokes are hilarious.
Some of the jokes in it were unexpected,
but then funny as well.
Like, you have ones about poo, or going to the toilet.
I love all the quizzes in it,
cos you learn more things every time you read it.
The facts are quite astonishing,
but some of them are quite disgusting.
I'd recommend it to people who love football,
and to people who are not sure on it,
because you can learn new stuff.
Next, it's Survivors by David Long,
and it's illustrated by Kerry Hyndman.
Full of incredible real-life stories of extreme survival
from people who lived to tell the tale.
Be prepared to be shocked and amazed.
It's full of facts, and it's very inspiring.
It's just incredible that they can survive like that,
and it shows that humans can do anything.
I like one of the stories about a girl who her plane crashes
and she has to go through a jungle.
I can't even get out of bed, so I don't know how she did that.
I thought the pictures were very detailed and cartoony,
but they were also very realistic as well.
It's full of interesting stories,
and it's great for anyone who likes adventures or anyone who doesn't.
And last but not least,
we've got Destination Space
by Dr Christoph Englert,
and is illustrated by Tom Clohosy Cole.
This journey of discovery takes you to galaxies far and wide,
where you'll learn more about the science behind stars,
planets, and comets in our sky.
I never knew that, every minute of the day, the universe expands.
I think the pictures are inspiring, interesting, and lifelike.
I would recommend it to anyone, even if you don't like space,
because, if you don't like space, this would teach you a lot about it.
In Destination Space, the pictures make the book the book,
so, if there was no pictures, it wouldn't be a book.
So, that's what our young judges think of the fact book nominees,
but who will win?
Well, I don't know why I'm asking myself, I've got no idea.
This is one of those moments I wish we had smell-evision.
We are about to cook something, with a superstar by the way.
Not only had her own CBBC My Life made about her,
not just a superstar vlogger,
but also the winner of this year's Junior Bake Off,
it's Nikki Lilly. CHEERING
-So, you're here today to make pizza and cake.
-It's so good to see you.
-Thanks for being here.
Let's get cracking. Here are the ingredients that you need
if you want to make pizza along with us.
You know the deal,
all the details that you need are going to be on the website
if you want to check out those ingredients.
But now, let's get to making the food. So, what am I doing?
OK, so first pop your flour into your mug.
-Is that a cooking term, "pop"?
-Pop your flour.
-Well, it's a Nikki term.
-I don't know if it's a cooking term.
That's a new thing. You've got to do Nikki terms on your vlog.
-That would be amazing.
-Along with your other dry ingredients,
meaning the baking soda and the pinch of salt.
-And the salt.
-And then add in your milk.
And your oil.
So you can put them all in and just give it a good mix.
-OK. And this is the base, isn't it?
Now, obviously, we're going to fly through this,
but you can take your time when you're making this pizza base.
-OK, so once I've made the pizza base...
Yeah, so, once you've done that,
you want to add in a generous scoop of tomato base sauce.
Generous, that must be one of my favourite words
when it comes to food.
-Yeah. So, you can add a scoop of that.
And you can use any bolognese, or pasta base
or just tomato base sauce, really, it's not really very constricted,
And then you can add in your cheddar cheese
-which has all been grated.
-Just like that.
And then we've got pepperoni,
but you can pop on any toppings you want.
So just pop your pepperoni on top as well.
I you tell you what, not just a superstar vlogger,
-you could be a cool presenter as well.
-All right, fabulous. Done, pizza made.
-Yeah, that's that.
-OK. So, that's pizza, you're making cake.
-What do you need to do?
So, I've already melted the white chocolate and the butter.
-So, now what I'm going to do is add in my caster sugar, flour.
I'll try and do this without making too much of a mess.
It's all good, make as much mess as you like.
Again, all the ingredients are going to be online,
if you want to see how to make this.
-Baking powder, and then my egg.
And then I'm going to mix this up.
So I'm going to give it a little mix,
but this bit takes a while,
so I've already got one
which I've already mixed up and made earlier.
So, what I'm going to do with this mix
-is just pop in my blueberries.
And just give it a little shake
so that they all sort of sink into the cake slightly.
-And that's ready.
And that's it. So, here we have two mug dishes -
-one pizza, one cake.
Into the microwave.
Now, we have a 700 watt microwave here,
so timings may vary depending on how powerful your microwave is,
but we are going to go for what?
-One minute 30?
-One minute 30, yes. I think that's about right.
All Right. And three, two, one, go.
OK, so, while they are cooking,
let's talk about this episode of My Life, Born To Vlog.
In fact, I tell you what, you can do the honours.
Yeah, so, I was on an episode of My Life called Born To Vlog,
and it's basically just about my life, vlogging,
and why I got into it.
The crew come with me to Denver,
and filmed me in Denver showing what it's like
when I go for medical treatment there.
And they just followed me around, really,
in the highs and lows of my life, and it was amazing.
So I think it's going to be a good episode to watch.
Well, here it is, a little sneak peak.
For the last four years, I've been uploading vlogs.
Hi, it's Nikki from Nikki Lilly.
Well, hello, everybody.
I've got a little operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital,
which is a children's hospital in England
if you guys don't know that, it's quite famous.
So, I'm going to do a set of observations on you, OK?
-So, you could probably do it yourself, couldn't you?
But I will get it all out for you anyway.
I've been to hospital a lot.
I've had probably about half a year of my life spent in hospital,
and I've had over 300 hospital appointments.
So, altogether, that's about 26, 27 operations.
-Is Daddy there?
-Yeah, he is.
-There he is.
Nikki is in pain pretty much every day,
but she kind of gets on with it really,
takes it in her stride.
She's just pretty amazing really.
What was it like having a film crew following you around like that?
It was really strange, because I vlog myself out and about,
but cos I do it myself,
it was really weird to have someone else, like, filming me
just in my daily life doing it. But it was quite exciting as well,
cos I'd never really experienced something like that.
MICROWAVE BEEPS It looks it. Oh, perfect timing.
-That was the perfect length of answer, Nikki.
-Yes, thank you.
So, you know the drill here -
if you're getting hot stuff out of a microwave
-or a oven for that matter...
-Use oven gloves.
-Oven gloves, please, look after yourself.
BARNEY LAUGHS That is the one, right there.
Now, unfortunately, even though I want to dive headfirst into that,
you can't eat stuff out of the microwave straightaway,
it's still cooking, you've got to leave it for two minutes.
-We don't have time for that, do we?
-We're busy showbiz people.
-Let's use the power of telly.
-One, two, three.
-Oh, the magic of telly. It's good that, isn't it?
-OK, you try my pizza, I'll try your cake.
I know somebody else who's going to like this. Lindsay, in you come.
-Hello. Yes, there's cake!
-If you want to see My Life, Born To Vlog,
-by the way, it's still on iPlayer, kids.
-Oh, it's hot!
-It is hot.
And also, Radzi and I had a go at making these yesterday,
it didn't go quite as well as this,
but you can see that in our vlog online as well.
-Nikki, thank you so much for being here.
-Thank you for having me.
-This is amazing!
While I eat this and cool my mouth down, have a look at what happened
-when Radzi and I tried our hand at golf? Yummy!
We've come to a very special golf club in Watford for another
Blue Peter Challenge. I've got a golf ball.
All I need now is a tee to put it on.
Well, Radzi, you are in luck.
No, Linds, a... One of these.
Yeah, so my golfing knowledge isn't great,
but this game is over 500 years old and, in that time,
golf has developed a language all of its own.
-Now, some of the clubs are called irons...
-That's right. Hello.
No, Linds, they're, erm... This is an iron.
-And some are known as woods.
No, this is a wood.
And one is even called a sand wedge.
I think I need some help.
Well, you're in luck, Linds. Let me introduce you to two of the
country's best golfers - pro superstars Charley Hull
and Andrew "Beef" Johnston.
What is the very first thing we need to know?
First thing we'll probably do is start off with the grip.
You can't control how you hit the ball
unless you hold the club correctly.
-All right, first thing you do is left hand on top.
That's it. And then right hand comes on, connects, and then you can
-put your little finger over the top of that finger like that.
Or you can put them in between, whatever's more comfortable.
-Yeah, so more in between, there.
-Yeah, there you go.
-That's the grip sorted. What comes next?
For me, it's all about the stance.
The stance - how you stand when you hit the ball.
Without the right stance,
you don't stand a chance.
-First of all, put your feet together.
-And then move your left foot a little bit to the left.
And then your right foot, like, triple the distance to the right.
-So actually, my centre of balance is behind where the ball will be.
That's a game-changer.
-Grip sorted, stance sorted, what happens next?
-Time to hit the ball.
That went a long way.
In golf, the way you hit the ball is called your swing,
something Charley just made look so easy.
No. 'Wow. It's amazing how difficult we're making this look'.
Where is it?
Just practise clipping the blue tee on the practice swing.
-Without the ball there?
-Yeah, without the ball.
Yeah, like that, and then give it a go with the ball,
so you're trying to just hit the same spot every time.
'Now I have a feel for where I'm aiming, things start to improve'.
'I actually can't believe I hit it'.
'So Lindsey can actually hit it now. Charley, I need some help.'
Just good posture, get your stance good,
and just feel confident in your swing.
-Oh, good, Radz.
'Mum, look at that!'
-That was a really good strike!
-'I liked that one.'
Well, that's lucky, because the golf doesn't end there, Radzi.
As day becomes night, this place transforms into TopGolf.
Like normal golf, but hi-tech.
It's the perfect place for our next head-to-head challenge.
TopGolf is played around the world, and players earn points
by getting their ball into different parts of a target.
Now, today, we're each going to have ten balls, and the winner is
the person that gets the most points from that yellow target.
I love this challenge.
The yellow target we're aiming for has been split into nine parts,
and you can only score points on each section once.
But we're not playing alone. I'm teaming up with The Beef.
And I'm being joined by Charley. It's time to do our swing.
'Me first. Watch me, Linds.'
Look, I see it!
'Yeah, still watching, Radz.'
'OK, so no points for me. Come on, Charley, I'm keeping the faith.'
Oh, beautiful. Get in the nine! 'It's not nine, but it's a five.
'We'll take it.'
'OK, my turn'. Oh, way too far.
'Yeah, miles past the target.'
-Oh, you! Go!
-'Beef! What a start!'
'Me again.' No, it's not going to be a nine.
It's not even going to be in.
'OK, didn't hit the target, I'm just warming up.
'Come on, Charley, I believe in you. You can keep us in this.
'That's what I'm talking about! We lead 14-9.'
Oh, it's a beauty!
-It's a six!
'Back in the lead.'
'No-one scores for a full round, until Beef is back.'
-It's an eight, isn't it?
-He's got the eight!
'Yes! That gives us a nine-point lead.'
'Can we come back from this?
'Charley picks up another two points.'
'But Beef gets another one as well.'
'So, with one more round to go,
Lindsey's team leads 24-16.'
We can still win this.
I would ideally get an eight or a seven,
or just on target. Think eight.
Be great. No, just go in! Stay in. Stay in. Stay in, oh!
'Come on, Charley. Get an eight and we can draw. I believe in you.
'Keep the faith.' Come on, eight! Come on, eight! Come on, eight!
'Oh, it's a one! Not enough!'
'Yes! The title's ours.'
-We did it!
-Yes, we did.
-I could not have done it without this man.
You were amazing.
-Actually, do you guys have a spare pair of trousers with you?
I thought all golfers brought one, in case you got a hole in one.
Cos you get the... Better than a birdie, cos...
-You get the ball, and it...
-So much fun.
-Beat you, Radz.
Beefy and Charley, thank you very much,
and good luck for the 2017 PGA Tour. You guys are legends.
And thanks for being so patient with us. We are the worst golfers ever.
-Someone who's scored a birdie...
..speaking of golf, is Ollie from Cheshire.
Have a look at this. He's done his very own nature booklet.
It's got loads of facts, loads of great pics.
-If I open it up, look at the colours on this parrot.
Ollie, my friend, you have got a green badge. Well done.
Take a look at Maham's Iggy,
-and look what happens when you pull Iggy's tongue.
-Oh, my goodness.
"Blue Peter is the best," under the ears, like that.
Maham, you're a genius. You've got a Blue Peter badge. Well done.
And so does Emi, because feast your eyes on what she made -
two dolls of Lindsey and Barney, carved by her own hands,
-not to mention...
-That little face.
..the one that I've got in my hand, with my green matching top,
so you have a silver badge. Well done, Emmy.
We love to hear from you. Thank you so much.
Keep your stuff coming in to the usual address, please.
Now it's time to announce the fan of the month,
and someone special to do just that, so please welcome back Nikki.
Yay! In you come, Nikki.
I won't high-five this time, you'll drop it.
Tell us - who is fan of the month?
So the fan of the month this month is...
-..Haybale Melon Head.
Massive well done to Haybale Melon Head. Great name, by the way.
-Someone who's always been kind in the fan club,
always joining in as well, with story time on a Tuesday,
with really creative, fab ideas, super friendly -
a big "well done" to you, and you get a cake!
-Are you going to eat that, Nikki?
-Yeah, me too.
-I have been thinking about it.
Nikki, thank you so much for coming in.
-I'd give you a high-five, but you're holding a cake.
-I might drop it.
-Speaking of cake, I've got a cake joke.
What's the fastest cake in the world?
Don't know, what's the fastest cake in the world?
A "sco-an". Oh, no, no, I've said it wrong!
No, you say "scon". Cos it's gone. It's a scone.
-The fastest cake in the world...
-Barns, that was really bad.
It's almost like you need help from one of telly's most loved funny men.
-I do need help.
-Luckily, he's in the studio here,
with his gold badge, it's David Walliams!
So, one of my favourite jokes growing up was this -
Doctor, doctor, I feel like a pair of curtains.
-Pull yourself together.
-Good reaction from the crew, there.
This year, for Red Nose Day,
we've been asking you to send in your jokes to us to make us LOL,
and you've been sending them in thick and fast,
all so that we can fill up this beauty to my left. It's not Radzi.
-It's the Blue Peter Red Nose Day totaliser,
which we're very excited about, and we've had so many,
we thought maybe it'd be a good opportunity to test them out
on some of the toughest people around. They're so grumpy,
they're humourless - it's the Blue Peter crew.
CHEERS There they are.
Scary. There they are.
-So, David, would you like to do the honours?
What happens when the sun splits in half?
It's a sundae split.
-That one was from Matthew,
Here's one from Mia, who is seven.
Trying to entertain him. He's sat there texting.
That's how excited our crew are to be here.
This is for you, and this is from Mia, who's seven -
why couldn't the turkey eat his dinner?
-Because he was stuffed.
Did you like it? Did you like it? He did.
OK, here's one from Rosie, who's seven -
who has green hands and eats porridge?
Got Jim chuckling! Got Jim chuckling!
I've got a joke, here we go.
I was speaking to a friend of mine yesterday - he's a gymnast - and
I was asking him how flexible he is, and he said, "I can't do Tuesdays".
WIND BLOWS, BELL RINGS
-I think David's about to be sick.
I'll be OK, I'll be OK, I'll be OK.
OK, let's move on. Maybe you can do better than me.
If you can, why not get involved with the comedy classroom?
Three original jokes - your joke could be judged by Richard Curtis
and Miranda Hart, and read out on the live Red Nose Day special.
You've got to get them in by the 28th of February, please.
-Are you OK?
-I really enjoyed that joke.
-Do you need a tissue?
Also, don't worry if you don't want to write your own jokes,
because you can still get involved in Red Nose Day.
All you need to do is head to the Blue Peter website,
print out one of these forms, download the template - thanks, Radz
- and let us know what your top three favourite jokes are.
We're going to add them to the totaliser. We're currently on...
-What are we on? 1,750!
-Cheers, guys, that's great.
The question is - can we get to 2,500?
You haven't got long, they all need to be in by Wednesday 22 March,
so get writing.
-And let's have another cheer for David Walliams.
-APPLAUSE AND CHEERS
So, that's all we've got time for on this week's show,
but on next week's show, my second favourite person,
next to David - Sir Chris Hoy - is going to be in the studio.
-What a legend.
-Pancake Day's going to happen with a difference.
We're going to show you how to make three different types of pancake,
and you're going to like it a lot.
As well as that, we're joined by author Francesca Simon,
writer of Horrid Henry books.
She's amazing, she's going to be in the BP studio.
-See you next week.
David Walliams talks about his book Grandpa's Great Escape! Lindsey and Radzi test out their skills in a special game of golf and vlogger Nikki Lilly bakes some delicious treats for the team.