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Christmas is Coming!

Christmas is fast approaching, so warm your cockles with a performance from Nativity! The Musical. Do you have what it takes to be the ultimate festive fan?


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Today, we are putting our guests to the test

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to find the ultimate festive fan.

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What about me, Linds? I love Christmas!

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Oh, no, but Radz, these guys are proper fans.

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Linds, I've only got two Christmas crackers left,

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opened up every single advent calendar door

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and unwrapped all of your Christmas presents!

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-You've done what?!

-I know. I'm a bigger fan than this guy.

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Hmm. Well, I'm putting you on the naughty list.

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-CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Hello.

-Hello.

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-It is just 18 days until Christmas.

-Yay!

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Happy dance indeed. We are getting so excited in the BP studio

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because it's only one week to go until our Christmas special,

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so our aim is to get you guys into the Christmas mood.

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And how are we going to do that?

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Step one - we are going to be lighting the third candle

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on our giant advent crown. MUSICAL FLOURISH

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Nice sound effect! There it is, in all its glory.

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Step number two, my friends - we're taking part in a very special

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-Christmas quiz to test your Noel-edge.

-Do you get it?

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-Know-ledge. Noel-edge. Knowledge.

-We can work on that.

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Step three - check this out.

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It's our little friend Shells. She's come as a tiny Santa, kind of.

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She's got it on her jumper.

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So if you can see her hiding anywhere in today's show,

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hop onto the fan club and let us know where you can see her.

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Bye, Shells.

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Step numero quatre, as they say in Espana -

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we'll be revealing the nominees for

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Young Sports Personality of the Year 2017.

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OK, OK, I know it's not that festive but it is epic, because one

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of the judges on that panel will be a Blue Peter badge holder. Yes!

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That's very cool. And step five - we're nearly there.

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We will be enjoying a very festive performance

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from brand-new musical Nativity!

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Let me set the scene for you -

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primary school teacher Mr Maddens is directing the school nativity.

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But, because of a rumour that's gone round, everyone thinks a famous

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Hollywood producer is coming, so suddenly everyone wants a part.

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It's time to audition!

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Oh, good, Mr Maddens, you're here.

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-I thought you were going to miss auditions.

-What?

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-We don't have auditions. I just cast the kids.

-No, we do have auditions.

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-This is a Hollywood nativity.

-It's not a Hollywood nativity, is it?

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-It's just St Bernadette's nativity.

-You are going to love this, OK?

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Boop! We will do it like they do it on Britain's Got Talent.

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-I'll be Simon Cowell and you can be will.i.am.

-That's The Voice.

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-Craig Revel Horwood.

-That's Strictly Come Dancing.

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Stop being so difficult, all right?

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The point is, these kids are amazing, all right?

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And we need to let them show us what they can do.

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-But they can't do very much - that's the problem.

-Oh, ye of little faith.

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# They want a part in our school nativity

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# They want to be the best

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# They'll be the stars of our school nativity

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# Singing above the rest

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# Watch them go "ooh"

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# Watch them go "aah"

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# Watch them go far, far, far in our school nativity... #

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-All right, er, hello, Alfie. What's your name?

-Er, Alfie.

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-Good. Right, who do you want to play in the nativity?

-Joseph.

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He wants to be Jay-Z. Right? Show me what you got now.

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# He wants to be Joseph the carpenter

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-# He's the romantic lead

-Oh, yeah

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# He's got the skills to be a great carpenter

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# He break dances on his knees

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# Watch him go " ooh"

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-# Watch him go... #

-Ah!

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# Watch him go far, far, far in our school nativity... #

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-Get kneepads, mate. Get kneepads. Hello, Evie.

-Hello.

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Hello, right, who do you want to play in the nativity?

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-I'd like to play the star.

-OK, why would you like to...

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-The star of Bethlehem.

-OK. And why would you like to be the star?

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Because she's shiny.

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I think we need to work on her confidence if she goes forwards.

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Here we go. One, two, three, four.

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-# And if I get the chance, I'm really going to shine... #

-Yes!

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# I'll make up my own dance and show them I'm divine

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# I'm going to be a star not useless any more

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# Gonna leave 'em wanting more

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# Leave 'em wanting more

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# Of our school nativity. #

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-You are going through to the next round!

-There's not a next round.

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-The Hollywood round. Hello, Ollie.

-Hello.

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What do you want to play in the nativity?

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I really want to be Joseph but my dad wants me to be the donkey.

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Why does he want you to be the donkey?

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Cos ee-aw, ee-aw, ee-always says it's a great part.

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You're on Blue Peter, mate. You need a better joke than that.

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Do your rap. Three, four.

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# Away in a manger, our crib was all bare

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# And suddenly shepherds and kings are all there

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# A baby, a lady, a bright shining light

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# And this little donkey was a king for a night

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# I was a DJ

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# Called Donkey G

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# I was a DJ

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# In the nativity

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# I was a DJ

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# Down in the manger

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# I was a DJ

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# In my donkey trainers. #

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Boo-yeah!

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# Useless

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# Then if they get a chance they're really going to shine

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-# You need to be more ruthless

-They'll make up their own dance

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-# They'll show us they're divine

-They won't even stand a chance

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# They're going to be the stars

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-# They're not useless any more

-They're just hopeless

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-# Just a bunch of jokers

-Gonna leave us wanting more

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-# Can't even sing or dance

-Leave us wanting more

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-BOTH:

-# In our school nativity. #

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We have got a show to do. Come on, you lot. Here, Mr Maddens...

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One, two, three, four.

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-ALL:

-# Sparkle and shine

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# Planets gather round

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# Sparkle and shine

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# Let's all make a dazzling sound

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# Here's something you won't believe

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# It's the first time ever Christmas

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-# It's the first time ever Christmas

-I think this is going to go well!

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-# Eve. #

-Kids, come on!

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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-Guys, that was so good!

-Now, this is Blue Peter.

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You all have your Blue Peter badges on. You all look very happy.

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There's one thing to do. Happy dance!

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A festive one. Ho-ho-ho-ho-ho. That was amazing.

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It is, of course, based on the film "Nativity!",

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which lots of people have seen.

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And by the way, it's coming to CBBC this Christmas, if you haven't.

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Those who haven't seen it, what's it all about, guys?

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OK, so I'm Mr Maddens, and I've been asked to direct the nativity at

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St Bernadette's this year, despite the fact that I hate Christmas.

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Now, I may have told some little white lies, saying that Hollywood

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are coming to see the show, but little did I know

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that Mr Poppy here was going to tell the entire town!

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But it's all right, though, because now we're all going to be

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-rich, famous millionaires. We're all moving to Hollywood.

-No, no...

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These guys are taking method acting very seriously.

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Archie, let's have a chat to you, my friend.

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So, I presume you guys have been acting in stage school for years

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and years and years. Is that right?

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Well, we all started off with a recording that we had to send

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to the producers, and then it narrowed it down to an audition,

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and then it came to another audition,

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and then one final audition, and then 27 children were cast.

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So none of you have performed before and now you're here performing

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-on stage and on Blue Peter. High five!

-That's amazing!

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And, Evie, you're touring the UK. How has that been?

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It's really, really exciting because, like,

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we go to all the different hotels and make so much new friends.

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All right, stop. She yaps on a bit. This is...

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We're going around the country - it's all brilliant, isn't it?

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High-five! And next, we go to London next week and, also,

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we get to meet Louis Walsh. He's going to be in the show, so...

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-THE Louis Walsh?

-The Louis Walsh.

-AS LOUIS:

-It's a yes from me!

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-I love the Welsh!

-Guys, thank you so much.

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You two are sticking around for our Christmas quiz later.

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But to the rest of the cast of "Nativity!", please give them

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a massive round of applause! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Now, guys, a question to all of you.

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Who here has already turned on their Christmas lights at home?

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OK, you're going to like this because on Blue Peter, we've gone

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one better, because we've switched on something seriously impressive.

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The BT Tower. Built from 13,000 tonnes of concrete.

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It's one of the most iconic shapes on the London skyline.

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At a massive 189 metres, it was once the capital's tallest tower.

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First opened in 1965,

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the tower is still a major television broadcasting hub.

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In fact, check this out.

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95% of UK television passes through the airwaves from here.

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Including me, right now, on your television,

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even though I'm here when I'm...

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This is complicated.

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Yep, the info is coming thick and fast, people.

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And here's some more for you.

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In 2009, the tower had a 360-degree screen installed at the top.

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To find out more, I'm heading up there.

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And I'm doing so in one of the fastest lifts in the country.

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Which is great news.

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With it being such a long journey all the way to the top,

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I thought I'd share with you some of my favourite lift facts.

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There was one time Lindsey, Barney and me got into a lift...

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-LIFT:

-Door opening.

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That's annoying.

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The man who looks after the tower screens is Wayne.

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-Wayne, lovely to meet you.

-Nice to meet you, Radzi.

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What do you think it is that makes the BT Tower so special?

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It's very much in use, it's an operational building.

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It's a hub for the UK telecommunications.

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I've noticed the screen at the very top. What is that for?

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We actually know it as the info band.

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It's used to celebrate UK landmark events.

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And why would it need changing or replacing?

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The original one was up there for seven years

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and as you can imagine, being up at that height,

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it gets battered by the wind, rain, snow,

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so it was time for it to be replaced.

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-How can I help?

-You're going to come along with us now

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and install one of the new info band panels.

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So we're kitting you up, full harness,

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getting you over the side with the riggers to install one.

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Over the side of this incredibly tall building?

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Very much so.

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We begin by heading back down to somewhere called the plant room.

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Brilliant, I get to use that lift again.

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Wayne, I do love plant rooms.

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In fact, my top 10 plant rooms of all time...

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-Sorry, Radzi, we're actually here now.

-Are we?

-Yeah.

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-LIFT:

-Doors opening.

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Ah, that's really annoying.

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The info band is actually made up of lots of small screens

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that work together to create a giant image.

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These all need installing separately.

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And it's here that they're prepared.

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-Wayne, I'm seeing a lot of panels.

-There are a lot of panels.

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396 in total and all the associated bits of steelwork

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and everything that needs to go onto the back of these panels

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to get them ready to go upstairs and be rigged.

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What can I do to help?

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What I can get you to do is install this bulb into this panel which

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will complete this panel so we can take it upstairs and get it rigged.

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-OK, fine.

-Happy with that? Have you seen these before?

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-I've seen them before, of course.

-Excellent, there we go.

-What?

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OK, no, that's not going to help.

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Underneath. If you hold that underneath, that on top,

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hold it back there and just crank it up.

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-OK.

-There we go.

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Each one of these bolts is holding the screen together above the city.

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So I'm making sure I get this right.

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You might want to go a little bit quicker

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cos there's thousands and thousands more to go.

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-Thousands?

-Thousands.

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OK.

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-Perfect.

-Now we're in.

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OK, this one is complete now.

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So we can take this one upstairs and get it rigged.

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-Fantastic, leave it to me, Wayne, it's all mine.

-OK. Off you go.

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I'm going to get some help.

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Once a panel is put together,

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it's time to fix it to the side of the building.

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And you know this is where it gets serious

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because I've got to put a hard hat on my Afro.

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OK, Radzi, we're on level T37, level 37 of the tower now.

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I'm afraid this is the part where I hand you over to the riggers.

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Who'll take care of you

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and let you install the panel we've just raised up.

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-OK, that's it down there?

-That's the one.

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-That's the one they pulled up now.

-Wait till you see this.

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I am nearly 119 metres above the ground.

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When I climb over the edge, I need to clip my harness

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to the barrier to make sure I'm safe.

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That in there.

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I'm about to help out on a building project

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above one of the busiest cities in the world.

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There's no pretty way to do this.

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I've got the best seat in the house, all thanks to BT.

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Wow! Where my feet are, I can see the road.

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And those people look about the size of very small ants.

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But I'm not here to admire the view. I've got a job to do.

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Let's get this panel into place.

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-OK, that's perfect. Got both your attachments on there.

-I'm safe?

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-You're perfectly safe now.

-Good.

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We're going to winch it up now into position.

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We're going to winch it up? OK.

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396 of these panels all the way around the tower.

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First up, I need to secure the bolts that hold the screen.

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I'm not nearly as fast as these boys.

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But I want to make sure,

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if I'm putting a bolt into the tower, that it ain't going anywhere.

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I then attach an extra safety cable, just to be sure.

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This screen will be seen by millions for years to come.

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So it's probably best if I leave the experts to finish the job.

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-Wayne, thank you so much.

-It's been a pleasure.

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And I guess all that's left to do is take the lift down.

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Wayne, did I mention I've got some great facts about concrete...

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D'you know what, Radzi? I'm going to grab the next one, if that's OK.

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Wayne, Wayne...

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But I want to see the results of the team's handiwork.

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And I know just the place.

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It's a few weeks later and we are back in London.

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The only thing is, I can't see the tower from here.

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We need a better view.

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I'm heading to the rooftop of the BBC's West One building

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for a very special view.

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Now, we just need to find out if all 396 of the panels are working,

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including the one that I helped to put in place.

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Yeah!

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Look at that!

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The Blue Peter ship on the info band of the BT Tower.

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And that right there is the highest Blue Peter badge in the country.

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What a day that was. And who'd like to hear some more tower facts?

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-So...

-We're OK for tower facts.

-I want the tower facts.

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-No, put your hand down.

-Nobody wants the tower facts.

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-If he wants them...

-Stop it. Go on, tell us some tower facts.

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OK, so in 1947, I once knew a bloke who went into a tower,

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-got to the third floor...

-No, this is terrible.

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Have a look at this week's big badge wall,

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covered in all your glorious post.

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You're embarrassing yourself, Radz. Mr Poppy, what have you seen?

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Well, I've seen certain things that I like.

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I've seen a great white shark over there,

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surrounded by three other sharks. Look at it, in the lagoon!

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Also, I've spotted Amelie, up here.

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-She's made an advent calendar.

-That's good.

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-Open number seven.

-OK, here we go. What's inside?

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-Hey!

-A Blue Peter badge!

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Why do you get an orange Blue Peter badge?

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For winning a competition or being a runner-up.

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Win a competition or be a runner-up

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-and you too can have an orange Blue Peter badge.

-Exactly.

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This has been sent in by Jessica from Hampshire.

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Look, she's six and she's made this little Shelley.

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It's quite big, actually.

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With a Christmas hat on, painted beautifully.

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She's got a sparkly tummy. We love it.

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The perfect Christmas stocking filler.

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And if you want more stocking fillers, check out the BP website.

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Frida, if I had my way,

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I'd make you a Dame because you've created

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what is a labyrinth of origami, AKA Radzi' hair.

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And, Frida, that's got you a Blue Peter silver badge.

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-I love it!

-Well done.

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Thank you so much for all your glorious post.

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We've absolutely loved it.

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Just one more thing cos I've also just spotted Sophie and Harris

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and there's Beatrice up the top. Rosie's down there.

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There's a sassy reindeer down there.

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There is. I think that's enough of that. Remember...

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We've also got Archie and let's not forget the sharks.

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If you get a Blue Peter badge,

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you can get into over 200 attractions across the UK.

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-Mr Poppy? ALL:

-For free!

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Which is exciting.

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Please make sure you check the website for details

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because those details may be a-changing...

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# They may be a-changing

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# And whilst you're on the website... #

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-There's all this as well.

-Great.

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# Staying alive Staying alive. #

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It's time to meet some more Christmas experts.

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Would you please welcome to Blue Peter, Matt Haig and Chris Small.

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-Hello.

-Matt, I'll start with yourself.

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Author of the third Christmas series book, Father Christmas And Me.

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What can you tell us about it?

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Well, this is the tale of Amelia, a human girl,

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living in a land full of elves,

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living in this strange family with Father Christmas being

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her adopted dad and her mother being Mary Christmas.

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And having lots of adventures.

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And unfortunate events happening at Elf School.

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You've... You've dangled the carrot right there, Matt.

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And Chris, you've brought a sketchbook along,

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-what's inside that?

-Yes, I have.

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So this is where I develop all the artwork for the book,

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before I go to final artwork,

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so I think about the look of the book, generally,

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I think about environments,

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think about the characters.

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Here, I'm thinking about the cover,

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and thinking about the palette,

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and how it might look.

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It really is incredible

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that it starts so simply and turns into a book.

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I think it's fair to say that you guys know your Christmas.

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Well, the last three years, we've been pretty Christmassy, yeah.

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-So would you fancy putting that to the test with a Christmas quiz?

-OK.

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-Let's do it.

-OK.

-Bring on Lindsey!

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Yes, thank you Radzi. It is time for the Blue Peter Big Christmas quiz.

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It is so stuffed with festive facts it could be a turkey,

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but it's not.

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We're putting our guests to the test to find out

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who is the biggest Christmas fan.

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So without further ado, let's meet the teams.

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Over to my left on the red team,

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we've got Matt who once spent Christmas with 22 cats.

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Wow, bleak.

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-And Chris always eats Christmas cake with cheese.

-It's a must.

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It's a must! Good.

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And over to my right on the green team,

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Mr Poppy still sits on Father Christmas's lap every year.

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-Never too old to ask for a present.

-Good.

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And Mr Maddens was dumped at Christmas

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-by the love of his life.

-Don't bring that up...

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CROWD GROANS Oh, sorry about that.

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Right, let's get on with it.

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The rules are simple, we're going to race through Christmas

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with a series of questions.

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It's one point for each correct answer,

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and there's a special prize for the winner.

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-Are you all ready? ALL:

-Yes!

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-Come on, crew, are you ready? CREW:

-Yes!

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Good. In that case, let's kick things off with the first round.

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Christmas Eve!

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Lovely bit of voiceover there!

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Yes, it's Christmas Eve, everyone's getting very excited

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so what better way to pass the time than with a little singsong,

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everyone? OK. So buzz in to complete the lyrics. Here's your first song.

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# I don't want a lot for Christmas

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# There is just one thing I need... #

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Go on, green team.

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# I don't care about the presents

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# Underneath the Christmas tree. #

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Lovely! You get a point. Well done!

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APPLAUSE

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OK, here's your next song.

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# So here it is, Merry Christmas... #

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# Everybody's having fun!

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# Look to the future now

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-# It's only just begun!

-Ting, ting, ting... #

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Yes, lovely, you get a point.

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Well done. Next round.

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Christmas morning.

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We've reached Christmas morning.

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Father Christmas has wrapped you both a present.

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Isn't that nice?

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We want you to guess what the present is using touch alone.

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You've only got a few seconds.

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Off you go, feel the presents!

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Soft.

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It's a tough one.

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The ears are weird, aren't they?

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It is tough.

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Let's come to the green team first. What do you think it is?

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Bouncy balls.

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Bouncy balls.

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Open it up, see if you're right.

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-Here we go. BOTH:

-No!

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It's a load of Brussels sprouts.

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Bouncy balls?

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No, kind of, not really. Let's come to the red team.

0:20:100:20:13

-What do you think it is?

-Well, it's got ears,

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so I'm saying rabbit or reindeer maybe...

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Could they be antlers?

0:20:180:20:21

-What's it going to be?

-Erm...

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-It's a Christmas quiz, guys.

-Rabbit. Rabbit!

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Oh, they've gone rabbit. Open it up.

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Classic Christmas animal.

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It's a cuddly reindeer.

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It is a rabbit!

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You can keep that, it's kind of a rabbit, yes.

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Time for the next round!

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Christmas dinner!

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Yum! It wouldn't be Christmas dinner without

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some Christmas crackers.

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So I'm going to read you out some jokes,

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you need to guess the punch line.

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And you get a point for each correct answer

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or if you just make the crew giggle. OK?

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-OK.

-Ready. First one.

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What kind of pictures do

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Father Christmas's helpers take?

0:20:550:20:57

-Oh, I think that was red team.

-Elfies.

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Correct. Elfies.

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That is right.

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What do you get if you cross Father Christmas

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with a duck?

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-Go on, red team.

-Christmas quackers.

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Yes! Correct!

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BUZZER

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That is the end of the quiz.

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Very well done, two all!

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Well done, guys, it is a draw.

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Come and gather in,

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cos you're probably wondering what your prize is.

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We've got a very special treat. In you come, Father Christmas.

0:21:230:21:26

-Here he comes with his phone.

-Very well done everybody!

0:21:260:21:29

Yes, well done, your prize is a selfie with Father Christmas.

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Because what else?

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-Smile!

-CHEERING

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-Done!

-I think it's safe to say that's what we call

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a "no expense spent" prize.

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Now, not everything on this show is about Christmas.

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Actually, it's also when we get very excited about

0:21:420:21:45

Sports Personality Of The Year! Check this out!

0:21:450:21:48

In 2017, the BP sport badge applications were only open

0:21:490:21:51

for one month, but that didn't stop over 5,000 of you applying!

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And with every application came the chance for one person

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to be a judge for this year's Young Sports Personality Of The Year.

0:22:020:22:06

And that person is Chloe!

0:22:060:22:08

Sport is amazing,

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it's a great way to get outside,

0:22:130:22:15

it's good for you, you can make loads of friends.

0:22:150:22:17

Whoever you are, whatever you like to do,

0:22:170:22:19

there's always going to be a sport out there for you.

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I love rugby because it's a great way to get muddy,

0:22:220:22:25

and you can play it pretty much all year round,

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there's so many elements to it, with tackling and kicking,

0:22:270:22:29

rucking, passing, running, dodging.

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It's just great.

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-ALL:

-One, two, three, rugby time!

0:22:330:22:35

Chloe travelled to Media City, the home of BP and BBC sport,

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to help draw up the shortlist.

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But before she did, I had a surprise for her.

0:22:450:22:48

-Chloe.

-Hi!

-Good to see you.

0:22:490:22:51

-Thank you, you too.

-I see a big smile on your face.

-Yeah.

0:22:510:22:54

-How are you feeling?

-It's amazing to be here.

0:22:540:22:56

It's...kind of crazy.

0:22:560:22:57

It really is, I can imagine.

0:22:570:22:59

But let's talk about your Blue Peter badges. There are a lot of them.

0:22:590:23:03

Yeah! Well, I started with the green one

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and then from there I couldn't really stop,

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and I want to try and get them all!

0:23:080:23:09

So you've already got a blue badge.

0:23:090:23:11

Hello, silver badge!

0:23:120:23:13

And that is for you,

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for doing something different to

0:23:150:23:17

what you did to earn your blue badge, and you're about to be

0:23:170:23:19

a judge on Young Sports Personality Of The Year,

0:23:190:23:22

and that's a face that looks very happy.

0:23:220:23:24

Thank you!

0:23:240:23:25

So all that's left for us to do is go inside that building

0:23:250:23:27

and join the panel for Young Sports Personality Of The Year.

0:23:270:23:30

-Are you up for it?

-Yeah.

-BOTH: Let's go!

0:23:300:23:31

The expert panel around this table includes some huge names,

0:23:350:23:38

from hockey,

0:23:380:23:39

athletics,

0:23:390:23:41

swimming,

0:23:410:23:42

and broadcasting.

0:23:420:23:43

But it's the future of sport that's the focus today.

0:23:430:23:46

The achievement sort of speaks for itself, 17 years of age...

0:23:460:23:50

When you see two world medals at a senior level,

0:23:500:23:52

you can't sort of...ignore that.

0:23:520:23:54

Just being there is not an achievement.

0:23:550:23:58

Obviously, it's a different ball game, with the pool of talent...

0:23:580:24:02

-LAUGHTER

-Thank you!

0:24:020:24:03

It's a tough task narrowing down the field,

0:24:040:24:07

but Chloe is taking on the challenge.

0:24:070:24:10

That's the highest possible level, and she's getting podium places.

0:24:100:24:14

Then she's clearly on the shortlist.

0:24:140:24:16

After hours of judging,

0:24:170:24:19

this shortlist is complete,

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and Chloe catches up with the man in charge -

0:24:200:24:23

John Inverdale.

0:24:230:24:24

So what did you make of the whole judging process?

0:24:250:24:27

It was pretty tough

0:24:270:24:29

To start off with, it was just getting the shortlist,

0:24:290:24:32

but then once we started narrowing it down, it was pretty...harsh.

0:24:320:24:36

And when you looked at the depth of talent,

0:24:360:24:38

did it make you think there's just so many people out there

0:24:380:24:40

who are so good at what they do?

0:24:400:24:41

You don't realise how many people there are,

0:24:410:24:44

until they're at such a high level,

0:24:440:24:46

but, yeah, there's so many people out there.

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So it's time to reveal to you at home the top three finalists

0:24:480:24:51

of Young Sports Personality Of The Year 2017.

0:24:510:24:55

Manchester City and England Under 17 star Phil Foden.

0:24:550:25:01

World Para Alpine Skiing champion Millie Knight.

0:25:010:25:04

And European champion gymnast, Ellie Downie.

0:25:040:25:07

I love the excitement and adrenaline you get in competition,

0:25:070:25:10

and the fact that training's never the same all the time,

0:25:100:25:13

it's always different.

0:25:130:25:14

I love skiing, it is the most fantastic thing.

0:25:140:25:17

You know, being visually impaired, life is somewhat restricting,

0:25:170:25:19

but the moment I click my boots in,

0:25:190:25:21

I get that amazing sense of freedom.

0:25:210:25:23

Football sensation Phil Foden

0:25:230:25:26

was voted player of the tournament

0:25:260:25:28

at this year's Under 17 World Cup.

0:25:280:25:30

And his form for England has led to him recently

0:25:310:25:34

play for the Man City first team.

0:25:340:25:37

Ellie Downey took home an incredible four medals

0:25:380:25:42

at this year's European gymnastics championships,

0:25:420:25:45

before injury cut short her season.

0:25:450:25:47

Being nominated for Young Sports Personality was...

0:25:480:25:50

I was actually quite surprised,

0:25:500:25:51

because I've been nominated before and won it.

0:25:510:25:54

I didn't think you'd be, like, be able to go in again,

0:25:540:25:56

and have a chance to win it again,

0:25:560:25:58

but obviously...really excited!

0:25:580:26:00

Millie Knight won Great Britain's only gold medal

0:26:000:26:03

at the World Para Alpine Ski Championships in 2017.

0:26:030:26:08

And if that wasn't enough,

0:26:080:26:09

she followed it up with three silvers.

0:26:090:26:13

To be nominated myself is amazing,

0:26:130:26:15

because I never thought I was ever going to be good enough

0:26:150:26:18

to be sort of considered for this so I'm...

0:26:180:26:21

Yeah, it's a wonderful achievement.

0:26:210:26:23

Winning it for a second time would be just pretty crazy.

0:26:240:26:27

I remember the first time I was quite young,

0:26:270:26:29

so going up on stage in front of all those people

0:26:290:26:32

was quite nerve-racking.

0:26:320:26:33

But I think if I won it this time,

0:26:330:26:34

I'd know what to say a little bit more.

0:26:340:26:37

It'd be amazing to win,

0:26:380:26:39

but, you know, just to be nominated and to make the shortlist is...

0:26:390:26:43

..is a massive achievement for me.

0:26:430:26:45

So those are the nominees.

0:26:450:26:47

But who will be crowned Young Sports Personality Of The Year 2017?

0:26:470:26:52

Very exciting, and to find out, indeed,

0:26:550:26:58

who will win Young Sports Personality Of The Year 2017,

0:26:580:27:01

make sure you're watching BBC One to find out.

0:27:010:27:03

Myself and Chloe will be there,

0:27:030:27:05

rubbing shoulders with some sporting legends,

0:27:050:27:07

and to see that behind-the-scenes look,

0:27:070:27:08

make sure you're watching Blue Peter in the New Year.

0:27:080:27:10

That's nearly it for today's show,

0:27:100:27:12

but not before we tell you where little cheeky Shells was hiding.

0:27:120:27:15

She was very cheeky this week, because you might have seen her...

0:27:150:27:18

There she is, she photobombed the winner's selfie.

0:27:180:27:21

That is cheeky! If you think you were the one that spotted her,

0:27:210:27:24

head to the Fan Club Live page straight after the show.

0:27:240:27:27

If you thought this show was festive,

0:27:270:27:29

wait till you see next week's!

0:27:290:27:30

We have a 250+ strong... # choir! #

0:27:300:27:35

Yeah, Radzi's not going to be in it.

0:27:350:27:37

As well as that, we've got a performance from Boogie Storm,

0:27:370:27:39

and the one and only Tom Fletcher.

0:27:390:27:41

We'll be announcing the winner of the Worst Witch competition.

0:27:410:27:43

And we're very lucky because we get to go to 10 Downing Street

0:27:430:27:46

to decorate the Christmas tree. So festive!

0:27:460:27:48

-Hello, Prime Minister!

-Yes.

0:27:480:27:50

How are you today?

0:27:500:27:51

-We'll see you next week. Bye!

-Bye-bye!

0:27:510:27:53

CHEERING

0:27:530:27:55

Christmas is fast approaching, so warm your cockles with a performance from Nativity! The Musical.

See if you've got what it takes to be the ultimate festive fan.

Plus find out how many Radzis it takes to change a lightbulb 190 metres up in the air.