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It's our first live show of 2014 and Jedward are here!
They'll show how to make these very cool wrist bands.
Radzi will be asking astronaut Chris Hadfield your questions.
And we'll see a brand-new world record attempt by Chris O'Brien.
It's all happening live right here, right now on today's Blue Peter.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
-Welcome to Blue Peter,
and, boy, do we have a whopper of a show for you today.
There's a live world-record attempt happening in 24 minutes' time.
In fact, 24 minutes and 16 seconds.
-To be precise. We are excited.
-We are very excited.
-Jedward have a new series called Jedward's Big Adventure!
That is them "wooing" by the way.
-And that got us thinking. If you had an adventure,
-what would it be?
-What would yours be, Rads?
I'd go white-water rafting in New Zealand and bungee jumping.
That'd be a fun one. I think I would go for a scary one.
I'd face my fears and go scuba diving with whales.
-That would be a hard one.
-It would be a hard one.
Whatever yours is, head to the website:
Let us know what would be your Big Adventure and why?
We'll read out as many comments as we can towards the end of the show.
-Yes, let's walk and talk.
-Let's do it.
It's the new year, it's 2014, but some things that don't change
are the quality of the posts that you at home send in.
-This is by Joseph, Daniel and Benedict.
-This is unbelievable.
It's a calendar. They started it in the summer
and just look at the detail on that.
They've got spring, St Patrick's Day, Easter, it's all there.
-Absolutely, well done. Fantastic work.
That is so good. We've got this one from Ella, a drawing of Jedward.
-Look at the hair!
-There it goes!
Here they are! It's the real Jedward!
John, do your forfeit, doing a forfeit.
Remember, guys, don't do that at home! Only Jedward can do that!
It's not your zone yet! Go away, Jedward.
We've got to control them.
This is the best of 2013,
it's all our best moments,
and have a look at this Radzi. Don't want to rub it in but Lindsey wins.
It's all in the past, Lindsey, it's all in the past!
Now, this is by Charlotte, she's from Basingstoke,
and look at this fantastic glass coaster she's made.
-How has she done that?
-She did it on holiday. How brilliant is that?
Charlotte, well done.
That is amazing. Thank you all so much for your posts,
it's honestly one of the best bits of the job, thank you.
You probably know this about me already but I'm sports mad.
I've got a brand-new sport for you, disc golf.
You may not have heard of it but here it is.
Disc golf originated in the USA in the 1960s
and has grown in popularity worldwide,
with around 40 courses to play here in the UK.
It's a mixture of Frisbee and golf
where the players aim to send the disc from their starting tee
into a basket in the fewest throws possible.
How cool does that look?
To explain more to us about the sport we have brothers Joe and Charlie.
Welcome to Blue Peter!
Now, boys, you've brought along with us three types of disc.
I understand you use different discs as you get closer to the basket.
-Is that correct?
What would be the first you use when you're furthest away?
The driver, for very long distances, like, if you are on the tee.
It's got a thin rim so it's very aerodynamic.
Is that a little bit lighter?
Yeah, it's lighter than usual cos I'm a bit younger.
Then you use a disc called the mid-range. What would that be for?
Well, you would throw it from about 70 metres from the basket
and you would aim to get it near to it and not always in.
Then what would you use, Charlie?
A putter. It's a bit thicker, for more accurate shots
when it's very close to the basket
and this is what we'll be focussing on today.
Let's focus on it today. You are the experts.
So, there's the basket, just over there.
How do I play this sport?
OK, so, anyone can play it, you just need the right technique.
So you have the disc in front and the power comes from the legs.
So you need bendy legs.
You want to go...push.
As simple as that.
You both make this look so easy. Look at that!
What shall I focus on this time?
You should focus on the middle pull
so when you're releasing, you have to try and shake hands
with the basket.
Pick a point on the basket and just, like, stick with it.
Pick a point...
Ooh! It was the rim. I'm getting there, boys, I am getting there.
Now, the sport is something that actually runs in your family
cos your dad is UK number one... and he's here today.
Time to welcome to Blue Peter Chris!
We've invited you to Blue Peter for a very special reason.
What's that reason?
Today I'm going to be doing a world-record attempt
to see how many discs I can get into the basket from ten metres.
From ten metres. There's a minimum number for the world record.
I've got to get 30 within one minute.
-That's one every two seconds.
-Yes. No pressure, of course(!)
None at all(!) Do we think he can do it?
-Crew, do you think he can do it? ALL:
I think he can do it as well. We're keeping the faith, Chris. Stay tuned.
It's guaranteed to be a nail-biter. Lindsey, back to you.
Thank you. They've been practising all day. Massive good luck, Chris.
That's happening in 19 minutes... Ooh! 18 minutes and counting!
We are very excited about that.
Have you been watching Stargazing Live?
If not, the last episode of the series
is tonight, BBC Two, at eight o'clock.
Make sure you're watching because
you'll see Dara O'Briain, as he experiences the type of acceleration
you get in a space shuttle.
Whoa, that's tough!
And speaking of space, I'm very jealous
because this week Radzi got to go and meet a real-life astronaut.
It's so unfair! Let's see how he got on.
Commander Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency
has been to space three times.
He's spent just under six months in orbit, five months in one go,
and he's clocked up 15 hours of space walks in his space suit.
And we, Blue Peter, have come to meet the man himself
and ask all of your questions.
Ah... O-OK, w-we're not in space as such.
We're, um...in the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, actually,
but we are going to answer your questions.
Commander Hadfield, it's an absolute pleasure and privilege to meet you.
Thanks, Radzi, it's really nice to see you.
Once we told viewers we were meeting you, we got hundreds of questions.
-Could we ask you a few of them now?
-I'll do my best, sure.
One from Star Breezy Banana says, "How does it feel in space?
"Did you ever feel claustrophobic in your space suit?
"And did the helmet ever get annoying?"
When you're outside in a space suit
it's probably one of the weirdest feelings in the world.
You might feel claustrophobic because you're inside your suit,
so you feel like you're closed in, but when you look through the visor,
you are out in the universe,
so you might feel the opposite of claustrophobic - agoraphobic -
being afraid of wide-open spaces.
I think it's possible maybe to feel claustrophobic -
afraid of a small space - and afraid of a big space at the same time.
Emerald Trombone Pelican says, "What is it like in space?
"And if you burp, does it mess up your helmet?"
In space, it's sort of like magic
because you're floating and flying the whole time.
It's like you have a superpower where you can fly.
But one of the downsides is burping.
Because if you think about how burping works,
the gas is at the top of your stomach
and the liquid and the solid, the food and drink,
is at the bottom of your stomach
and when you burp, you're getting the gas off the top of the stomach.
If there's no gravity, the gas doesn't float to the top
and the heavy stuff doesn't go to the bottom, so it's all mixed.
If you try to burp in space, you'll actually throw up every time.
Oh, wow, I didn't know that at all.
Salmon Party Dolphin says, "Do you have a bedroom in a rocket?
"And is there a comfy bed?"
Without gravity, you never lie down.
In fact, there's no down.
So instead we have a sleeping bag that is just tied to the wall
with a shoelace, and when it's bedtime, we put on pyjamas
and then you sort of float down into the sleeping bag
and it's got armholes in it.
and now you're just barely tethered to the wall with a string,
sort of like a balloon on a string,
and you can relax every muscle in your body.
You close the little door of your booth you're sleeping in.
You don't need a pillow, you don't need to roll over.
Just everything is perfectly relaxed.
It's the best sleep of your whole life.
I'd like to do that, actually.
White Pancake Mango says, "You are my inspiration.
"Did you always want to be an astronaut?
"If you weren't an astronaut, what would you be?"
I think it's important for people to remember that you're going to
grow up to be something, whether you choose it or not.
You're going to grow up to be something.
I decided when I was nine years old that I wanted to be an astronaut
so I started turning myself into one.
All the little decisions, what book to read, what TV show will I watch,
just sort of always thinking, "Someday maybe I'll be an astronaut
"so I should know more about this."
More about telescopes, all sorts of things.
So I learned to be a scuba diver. I learned to be a pilot.
I learned to be an engineer at university.
I learned to speak other languages.
I tried to do a lot of things that were fun and interesting
and then maybe some day I'd also get to be an astronaut.
Silver Tornado Pelican asks, "Who inspired you?"
I find myself inspired by just about everybody that I talk to.
You know lots of things I don't. You've been places I've never been.
You can even talk to someone far younger than you
and learn things from them
so it's kind of a nice way to go through life.
Be inspired by everybody that you meet.
It was an absolute inspiration talking to you.
You've done some incredible things in your life,
-but have you got yourself a Blue Peter badge?
Well, it is my honour to present it to you. It's more than well deserved.
Well, thank you very much, Radzi, that's really nice to have.
I'll just keep this floating around in case we need it.
MUSIC: Theme from "2001: A Space Odyssey"
-Do you know what, that guy...?
Probably the most inspirational man I've ever met. Quality!
Now, back in 2009, the likes of Olly Murs, Stacey Solomon,
even Joe McElderry were all competing against a certain Irish duo
for a record contract.
That's right. Fast forward five years,
and they're now the stars of their very own CBBC show.
Let's have a look at how Jedward took over our telly screens.
Twin brothers John and Edward Grimes
burst onto television screens as contestants on the X Factor.
Mentored by Louis Walsh, they finished sixth overall.
Jedward went on to release three albums,
Planet Jedward, Victory and Young Love.
They've twice represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Since then, they've become regular faces on CBBC,
making appearances on Dani's Castle,
as well as having their very own show, Jedward's Big Adventure.
Their third series starts on 20th January on CBBC
and it's going to be Jepic!
And here they are now, it's Jedward!
Great to be here on Blue Peter.
We love having you here on Blue Peter,
and you guys love accessorising clothes.
Yes. Always really creative, we always encourage creativity.
This jacket we have on now is made by an awesome fan, it says
-"When the sun comes..."
-Do you know what it says?
Says, we're going to be heroes, OK? Anyway, we like the jacket.
We like pimping our clothes.
It's a little bit sharp so there's a health and safety issue there
-cos you keep banging into me, but I love it.
It's really fun.
It is fun, and we are going to be making a really cool thing today,
we're going to be making some epic Jedward wristbands.
All the stars are wearing them! Everybody wants these bracelets!
-We'll teach you how to make them.
-So easy and fun to make, aren't they?
-If you have to wear a bracelet, this is the one.
-This is the one.
You are going to need some ringpulls, from a few cans.
You'll need an old T-shirt or some shoelaces,
and you'll also need some scissors and a bit of sandpaper.
You guys are great models.
No, wait! The exits are to the right, the left and the back,
just in case it goes wrong.
-We're not on a plane, we're in the Blue Peter studio.
-I know, but...
If you want to make them, all the details are on the website:
-So shall we get started?
-Let's get started.
-Let's do it.
What we need to do is get some ringpulls first.
They might be a little bit sharp.
First you need to get your sandpaper and just file them down.
Don't throw away your can...
-Like, I think this is the best thing ever, OK?
We actually bought our cousin something similar to this
and she was freaking out. Friends asking, "where did you get this?"
Now we're showing you how to make them.
It means way more to people when you give them something you've made.
Exactly! It's cool to make stuff, and you can personalise it,
and use your own colours, really have fun with it.
-And we're all bonding, hey!
-We are all bonding.
-It's the Jedward/Lindsey team. I love it.
-We have sandpapered them.
OK, now they're nice and safe - get an adult to help if you need.
-Always ask an adult, or Jedward.
-If we're in the neighbourhood!
Then you need to line up your ringpulls.
I've done mine so the bigger holes are at the top,
and that'll make it a little bit easier for you.
-Bigger holes at the top.
-There you go, just like so.
Then you need to get your old T-shirt and cut a strip out of it.
I can't wait, this is like Jedward's Big Adventure.
I can't wait to be wearing this on Jedward's Big Adventure.
I'm, like, "Wait, look over there, that's an elephant!"
But anyway, moving on...
Back to the studio! The next thing you need to do is,
once you've cut your T-shirt, make sure it's about 3cm wide
and - I'm going to demonstrate on you -
that it can go round your wrist with a little bit extra material
-so that means you can tie it later.
-It's just so easy.
It's so easy and fun to make. They really are great.
For people watching now who don't know who we are, we're Jedward.
Can you stretch it?
-What you need to do is stretch...
..then your T-shirt will naturally go into a nice little curl,
-These are ones I picked earlier. Red, green...
Then you need to start weaving them through your ringpull.
First, I'm going to go under and through, then I'm going to go over.
-Under, over, under, like a wave.
It's going to be the next biggest hit, under, over, under, over...
Anyway. Moving on...
You know what? I thought working with Hacker was hard
-but this is a whole new level.
-How would you describe this moment?
Oxford Dictionary, if you're watching...
We actually went to Oxford on Jedward's Big Adventure!
You've got two rows of string like that, and you need to weave
under and over, over and under, just like that.
Once you've done a few, it should start looking like this
and you can use as many ringpulls as you need.
-Then it's the tying bit, isn't it?
-This is one we prepared earlier.
It is. You guys did this as well.
Next step is, you need to tie a knot and leave a little gap at the end
and this is where your toggle will go through.
-Guys, have you worn Duffle coats before?
-To stay warm.
To keep warm in the winter. Well, this toggle works like a Duffle coat
because at the end, you are going to... Just finding a good ringpull,
-like that, stick it through...
-Can we get pizza later?
Yes, we'll have a CBBC party.
Everybody watching at home, take a picture of us! Smile!
Oh, dear, this is quickly turning into chaos.
But the good news is that we are almost done
and the last thing you need to do,
when your bracelet's finished, it should look something like this.
-Get it round your wrist, how cool is that?
-Here's my one, it's designer!
If you want even more from Jedward you can go online
after the show at six o'clock, they'll be doing a live webchat.
We're going to be answering all your questions.
Now over to the man himself, check him out.
Come on, Radzi. Woo! You've got cool hair, we've got cool hair!
Why, thank you, Jedward!
I'm wearing my bracelet with pride, it has to be said,
the red and white Arsenal colours, yes!
Now, feast your eyes on this. This is a picture
made by Toby and Lillian of a band called the Pentatonix.
They're a little bit special because they don't use instruments,
they simply use their voices.
Online, they've amassed a massive 155 million-plus views.
And Lindsey and Barney got to meet them, and here's what happened.
Here we go.
# Maybe it's the way she walks! #
-# Straight to my heart... #
So, listen, we're going to go see a really cool band.
-Yeah, and they don't have instruments, just their voices.
So what are we going to do? Because they rely on having skill.
-I think we'll be OK.
-I think I've got a beautiful voice.
-I don't think THAT.
-I think my voice is like creamy chocolate.
-It's not like that!
'Let's agree to disagree on that one.
'Pentatonix were in Manchester
'rehearsing for the UK leg of their sell-out world tour.'
I'm actually really looking forward to this.
-Cos you can't sing!
'Pentatonix first formed two years ago
'for an American TV competition called The Sing-Off, which they won.
'Since then, they've exploded onto the music scene,
'becoming famous for their unique take on popular songs.'
-Don't stop, carry on!
-So we've got Kevin, Kirsty, Avi, Scott , Mitch.
-And you make up Pentatonix?
How did you get your name?
Yeah, our name Pentatonix comes from the pentatonic scale,
which is five notes, there's five of us and the pentatonic scale is...
HE SINGS SCALE
What is a cappella? Can you explain?
It's basically just music where you only use your voices.
So like a band has all the different parts, like guitar, bass and keys,
you recreate that using just your voices. You're awesome, by the way!
That snare drum. HE MAKES SNARE DRUM SOUND
How do you work out what you're going to do
and how you're going to put things together to make a song?
Cos today you're going to show us - good luck -
something us we can join in with
so we kind of need to know what to do, really.
Yeah, well, we'll teach you everything, you can take lead.
-Are you going to beatbox, or...?
What song do you think can we sing?
I think the best song would be Video Killed the Radio Star.
How does it sound, so we know what we're aiming for?
-# You are
-# A radio star
-# Radio star
-# You are
-# A radio star
-How?! How can we even attempt to even...? How?
We can do it. We'll teach you. It's more simple than it sounds.
-Yeah, it definitely is.
'The band were being kind. We really did have a lot to learn.
'So the only thing to do was to split up and concentrate
'on our own parts of the song.'
I thought if we sit at the piano and play the notes through,
that would make more sense to me cos I play the piano.
-Shall we start with the basics and then work up?
I'm not ready for complicated yet.
-You know I'm not cos you heard me practise.
-You will get this.
HE PLAYS MELODY OF "VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR"
You start off with boots and cats, so the boots is the kick. Boots.
HE BEATBOXES BASS DRUM SOUND
# A radio sta-a-a-arr-w!
-That's the record scratch.
-I like that bit.
-# A-a-a-arrw. #
-Boots and... Tss!
So, boots, 'n'...
If we break it into three sections, first section is what it is,
second section with the "arrw" at the end.
-HE MAKES SNARE DRUM SOUND
-Whoa! Your whole throat's going...
Your whole throat kind of drops.
# Dar-dar, dar-dar, dar.. #
# Dar-dar, dar-dar, dar... #
HE COMBINES BASS AND SNARE SOUND
-I'm just spitting at you!
# V-v-v-video ki-killed the radio...
-# V-video k-killed... #
This is really hard... I'm so out of breath, just after two bars.
-Oh, my gosh.
-So when will I breathe?
# V-v-v-video ki-killed the radio star... #
-You got it.
Video killed the TV presenter! HE LAUGHS
THEY BEATBOX A FASTER, COMPLEX TEMPO
-There we go, yeah!
-There we go!
-That only took three days!
'OK, so I was exaggerating. A bit!
'But there was no joking with the surprise that Scott
'was about to spring on us.'
What was the point of doing this
-if we're not going to perform it for an audience?
What do you mean?
We have a specially invited audience so you can debut your new talent.
-Shall we do it?
-Let's do it!
-Let's do it!
'And with that, we're off to perform in Manchester city centre,
'singing a cappella to a real live audience.
'You can't say we're not up for a challenge on Blue Peter.'
-Any last-minute words of advice?
Um, yeah, just have fun and go for it.
You guys sounded awesome in rehearsal, so I'm just excited.
-Let's just have fun.
-Excellent. Let's get into position.
OK, OK, this is a one-off performance
for Video Killed The Radio Star. Are you ready? Here we go.
One, two, three...
# You are
# A radio sta-a-a-a-ar
# You are
# A radio star
# Star BEATBOXING
# Video killed the radio star
# Video killed the radio star
# Vi-vi-video ki-killed the radio star #
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
It's nearly time for the moment that we have all been waiting for,
the world record at disc golf.
Chris, you are British number one and you're going to be trying to
-break a brand-new world record today, aren't you?
-I sure am.
Now, as ever, when attempting to break a world record
you need a world record adjudicator, and that is where Kirsty comes in.
Give it up for Kirsty! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Now, Kirsty, what will Chris need to do
in order to break a brand-new world record? People are very excited!
This is an official Guinness World Record attempt
so from a distance of ten metres,
Chris has one minute to get 30 or more discs into the basket.
It's a tough ask. Kirsty, if you'd like to take your position.
Chris, how are you feeling, my friend?
I'm feeling ready, feeling ready.
We are so behind you. We think you can really do this.
We are crossing everything for you.
Bit of a family event as well,
cos you have your sons Charlie and Joe to help you.
All the best of luck. Kirsty, over to you,
Chris take your position.
OK, are you ready, Chris?
-Three, two, one, go!
Chris, come here, mate.
How are you feeling?
How good were you! Give Chris a big cheer!
Well, Chris, well done, you've done all you can do
and before we find out how Chris has done,
we just have enough time to read out some of your comments
because at the beginning of the show, we asked you to let us know
what events you'd go on and why, so let's find out.
Chris, our fingers are crossed for you. Now...
Chris, did our cheering help you? I was whistling the whole time!
We appreciated it.
We have an e-mail from Aqua Jumping Dingo, "It would be awesome
"to go into space or be an astronaut like Chris."
Like Chris Hadfield. Quality. Diamond Hyperdog says,
-"My big adventure would be to spend a whole day with Jedward!"
"Go bungee-jumping and scuba diving with John and Edward."
Do you know what? That would be Jepic. Jepic.
Top-oz-lil-ical Time Lord - I can't read that! - says,
"My big adventure would be climbing up and down Mount Everest
"with Barney, Lindsey, Radzi and Jedward. What a team!"
-Jedward's Big Adventure!
-That's an adventure team! I like it.
Parboiled Grumpy Potato, people do really...
You can hear them cheering all round the place, said,
"I would like to walk on a tightrope like Helen Skelton did."
-She's the Queen of adventure.
-She is! She really is.
She knows how it's done. Legend.
Ginger Fizzy Castral says, "I would go to space, meet an alien
-"and invite it down to Earth."
A big thank you for all your emails and for getting in touch.
Before we get back to Chris, we've just got time to tell you
what's coming on next week's show.
We'll be testing our taste buds to the limit
as we take on the chilli challenge.
Plus we'll go behind-the-scenes of the new series of BBC's MI High
CBBC's MI High, and we'll have spy gadgets in the studio.
And he's got around 14 million hits online,
he's been supporting Union J on their tour.
Elyar Fox will be here performing live in the studio.
-It is going to be jam-packed, isn't it, Radzi?
-It really is.
It's going to be Jepic!
It's now time...
It's now time to find out whether or not
Chris has broken and got himself a new world record.
Kirsty...has he done it?
OK, so, Chris, you had one minute
to get 30 or more discs into the basket.
Your technique was fantastic
but, unfortunately, no Guinness World Record title.
24 discs in the basket.
Massive congratulations for trying. Thank you so much for being here.
Thank you to Kirsty as well, and of course, thank you to Jedward.
We will be here next week. Barney's back, isn't he?
Yes, looking forward to that. What a show it's been this week!
Jam-packed! See you next week! Same time. See you soon!