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Behold, the Blue Peter Badge Boat.
This bespoke boat brings together your beautiful badges
for our Big Badge Boat Bonanza.
Prepare to be bedazzled as you too can build this
bodacious beauty of a boat.
Welcome to Blue Peter.
And we're out in the garden, which is a good job,
because we've brought this lot with us!
Very good. So well-trained. They've got an important job to do today,
because they're interviewing X Factor boyband,
-5 After Midnight. Got your questions ready?
-Good, thank you.
As well as that, on today's show, you'll see how Radzi and I
got on when we took on the Royal Marine Commando training camp.
It was pretty hard, wasn't it?
-And, clue, it involved a lot of mud.
-A lot of mud.
-Up my nose!
Now, look at this lovely lady.
She's called Shelley, and once again, she's snuck into the show.
The question is, where?
Jump onto the Blue Peter Fan Club, see if you can see her.
Leave us a comment. Be the first one to do it.
First person to do it wins their very own...baby caterpillar.
-I don't know.
-Aw, that's a nice one! That'd be lovely.
Anyway, a lot of you are probably on your summer holidays,
question is, what are you going to do with all that spare time?
How about trying to earn all of your BP badges?
And to help inspire you to do that, we've come up
with the Big Badge Boat Bonanza.
And when I say big, I mean it. Check this out!
Wow! This is absolutely ridiculous.
And joining me is the woman responsible for making this
creation, it's Jemma Westing!
-Hello, Jemma. You really are a genius.
-Thank you very much!
This is awesome. Is it all really made of cardboard?
Every little bit, Lindsey.
I'm a designer and a paper engineer, which means I use cardboard
to help me make things.
My real passion is to recycle old cardboard packaging
that no-one wants any more,
and I turn it into some cool things that you can make at home.
So this is where my new book's come from.
It's called Out Of The Box,
and it's got 25 of my favourite things.
There are things you can sit in, things you can play with,
and there are even things you can wear.
I take my hat off to you, because this is much like what
we make on Blue Peter quite a lot.
And speaking of makes, you're going to help us
-today make this ship, aren't you?
But I made this in my living room, and it's really awkward.
-So today I have...
-Oh, my goodness!
Yeah, that takes up the entire living room!
-It's 12 foot, isn't it?
-It's about 13 foot, yeah.
So I have made one out of a cereal box,
-so I think that's what we'll do today.
-Come on, I'll help you out.
Let's walk this way.
Have a look at this - it's colourful, it's amazing,
and it's a great place to store all of your Blue Peter badges that
I know you're all going to be collecting this summer.
So, Jemma, would you like to do the honours?
-Kick us off, what are we going to need?
You are going to need...
You are making my job very easy today, so professional!
-Right, shall we get started?
-Let's do it.
So the first thing you need to do is head-on to the good old BP website
and download your templates, like so.
Now, a couple of these we don't need at the moment - goodbye, sails -
but you do need this one, that is to make the main body of your ship.
So once you've cut all the way around that one,
you need to plonk that - plonk!
That's the official term - onto your cereal box, like so.
Place it nice and neatly.
And then grab a pen and start to neatly - I say neatly,
-I'm not very neat - trace around it. Right, Jem?
Now, I'm going to give you a top tip for this.
When you cut your template out, make sure you put it to the
very bottom edge of the box, so when you cut your boat out,
it's going to stand up, be nice and straight, and it won't topple over.
That is correct. So, I've gone all the way around there.
And you might notice, actually, I've been a bit sneaky.
Because you need to extend these lines here.
That is really important,
because we're going to need these bits of the box.
Once you've gone all the way round, cut it out on both sides.
You should have something that looks a little bit like this.
I know that doesn't look very boaty at the moment, but once you kind
of put it down, put it together, it goes from being 2-D to 3-D.
And that's why we had to extend those lines,
so that we can tape all of those together.
And once you've done that nice and neatly, do get a parent to help,
because it can be fiddly, especially if you decide to do it
in your garden, in the wind, like we have.
It should look something like this. Now we've got the base of our boat.
But I've been very sneaky, Jemma, because I've saved the other
side of the cereal box, like so, with just a 1cm bit on each side.
What are we going to do with that, Jemma?
This is going to be your decking for your ship.
-The first thing you need to do is fold it in half, like that.
Bit stiff, do that.
Now you want to cut it into three sections.
So you need the large section for your middle deck, and then
you need two slightly shorter sections for your upper deck.
So I'm going to cut a short one, there we go. That's one.
-For the other end...
-It's blowing away! I've got it.
And another. Now, we need to put some holes into this.
So we're going to take a nice big blob of tack, stick it down.
And on the folded bit, place it on top, and take
one of your skewers and pierce a nice, big hole in the centre.
That's very satisfying, that.
If this is a bit tricky - because I've just made a mess of it,
like that - try again, or ask an adult to help you. There we go.
I've done it once, that's that one.
Now, you want to put a hole into these as well.
You're going to put holes in these, right about there, on the end.
I'll demonstrate again.
-We haven't given you the sharpest bits, to be fair.
And do the same to the other piece.
OK, once you've done that to all your bits, and you get them
inside your boat, you should have something that looks like this.
-Look at that.
And you can see on the inside,
we've just secured everything there with a little bit of tape.
It's looking good, but next, we need to do the fun part, don't we?
-This can get a bit messy.
-I think we should paint it.
-Let's paint it!
Once we've painted it - we've gone for blue with ours,
as you can see - it should look... Do you want to do the honours?
I will. It'll look something a little like this.
-Lovely and blue. Lindsey has painted this many times.
Many times. Many layers is a good, top tip. You might need it.
So, the next thing to do is to get your mast in.
It is. Now, for the mast, you want a single skewer for the front
and back masts.
So, first thing, take a skewer with the pointed end down.
Slide that through the hole you've just made.
-I'm going to rotate that round so you can see.
Don't push it all the way down, because you need a big blob of tack.
You're going to stick it on the end of the hole, just like that.
Give it a push, and then you're going to push
your stick right down into it,
-so it'll be nice and secure.
Now, your middle mast is a bit taller than the other two, so all
you need to do is stick two together so you've got a length of about...
Sorry! ..35cm long!
Again, pointed end down, be nice and safe, put it through,
and you're going to put it down into another blob of sticky tack,
so just push that in there.
When you've done your three upright masts, turn the boat round.
We need to cut a notch out of the front of your boat.
-A notch, I like all these words today.
-A small triangle.
-So I'm going to try and do this carefully now.
You can get an adult to help as well with this bit.
Take another skewer, and you want to cut it down to about 15cm long.
And you're going to place it on the front, point first,
bit of sticky tape, and you're going to stick it in place.
So when you've done all your sticks, you now need to do the sails.
-We need to do the sails, that's my cue.
-There we go.
Oh, actually, I need to finish this.
Head onto the Blue Peter website, like we said,
get your templates ready, and then, on each template, like so,
once you've laid them out, you need to cut each one out
and put it on a different piece of coloured card.
And once you've done that,
you'll have some beautiful sails that look like this.
Look at that! We've got blue, purple, silver, red and green.
-And then it's all about attaching them, isn't it?
-Yes, it is.
Let me do the front mast.
You're going to take your sail and pop it over the mast,
just like that, on the top.
Then all you need to do is secure it with some sticky tape, OK?
So I'm going to but a little bit at the bottom, just like that.
And a little bit on the top.
-There we go.
-That's so clever.
And you do the same with all the others.
And once you've done it,
you should have something that looks like this perfect Big Badge Boat.
-How good is that?
You might have noticed that all our different sails obviously
represent a different Blue Peter badge.
So we've got the green, the blue, the silver, the purple
and you will notice that the red one is empty.
And that's because we've got some very exciting news coming up next
week, all about our sport badge 2017, which is going to be great.
-In the meantime, Jemma, thank you so much for coming in.
-Made our job very easy, what a pro!
We hope that's inspired you to make your very own Big Badge Boat
to display all your wonderful badges.
All the details are on the Blue Peter website,
so make your very own Big Badge Boat.
In the meantime,
here's a few people who've already earned their blue badges.
Do you remember a couple of weeks ago when,
outside the Blue Peter studio, we actually had real-life jousting?
Of course you do! Why? Because it was awesome.
Well, Isabel, you've perfectly recreated it.
When Lindsey had a go riding her trusty steed into battle,
and striking a quintain.
I had to read that, because I couldn't remember it.
The Middle Ages are definitely trendy. How do I know that?
Because, Matilda, you've sent in this fantastic shield.
You're from Dorset, and in the middle of your shield isn't
a coat of arms, it's a Blue Peter ship.
And what could protect you more than
the badge in the middle of a shield?
Well, actually, you've got a real-life badge coming your way.
Hammad from London, you're clearly loving the summer sunshine.
We've got a happy pineapple, we've got a happy pineapple chunk,
and we've even got a happy coconut!
There's one thing I need to do now...
That's the happy dance!
Marisa from Devon, you've sent us some post that actually moves.
Look at Barney smile as he flies downhill on his mountain bike.
Go, Barney, go!
Zoe from Derby, sound the cute alarm!
Because you've make the perfect Lindsey and Iggy,
and you've make it out of felt.
That gets a high five through your television screen right now.
Feast your eyes on this cacophony of colour sent in to us
from Stella in Surrey.
The amount of felt tips you must have gone through making this
I could not count, but I'll tell you what,
it was worth every single one of them.
So, well done to all of you. Give yourselves a round of applause,
give yourselves a pat on the back, because you've got style, you've got
skill and you've now got yourselves your very own Blue Peter badges.
Well done to anyone who's already earned their blue badge.
Only four more to go in this summer's Big Badge Boat Bonanza,
which we're loving. All the details you need of how to earn your
badge are on the Blue Peter website.
Talking about the BP Big Badge Boat Bonanza -
I like saying it really quickly - that's a challenge for you at home.
For us, however, we had our own challenge
just to show you how much we love our Blue Peter badges too.
Radz, I don't want to panic you, but where are we?
I was going to ask the same question.
I have no idea what's going on.
Something big must be happening because there is a drone up
there and we are doing some pretty cool walking shots right now.
-Shall we go and find out?
-Let's do it.
All we know is we're meeting someone at this military base
in Lympstone, Devon.
Guys, welcome to the Commando Training Centre
Royal Marines, where we turn young men into Royal Marine Commandos.
Over the last 350 years,
the Royal Marines Commandos have become famous for being
one of the toughest, fittest and finest military forces on earth.
Training to become a Royal Marine Commando is gruelling
and happens right here.
Whatever we're about to do, it's not going to be easy.
Over the next 24 hours, you're going to live,
eat and breathe like a Royal Marine recruit.
You'll do some of the hardest things you've ever done,
-but with the right mental attitude, you will enjoy it.
We're about to join a group of recruits as
they try to become commandos and experience
some of the training exercises they go through on a daily basis,
to try and get a tiny taste of what it takes.
Let's go and get our kit.
-Yeah, let's go, let's go!
It all begins at the crack of dawn tomorrow.
-So once we've collected our kit...
-Thank you. Cheers.
..we need to get some sleep.
I am very excited.
Blue Peter and what we're about to do go way back.
Simon Thomas, Matt Baker, Helen Skelton, they've all done this,
so this is our rite of passage, but we've got to do it properly.
We've got to make the Royal Marines proud and,
what's more, we've got to make you proud.
I am genuinely quite up for tomorrow.
I'm quite looking forward to it.
I know I'm not going to say that during whatever challenge it is,
but I'm excited.
As the sun rises, we have no idea what we'll have
faced by the time it goes down again.
But Marine Commandant, Colonel Mike Tanner, definitely does.
We're really looking forward to working with Lindsey and Radzi today
to see if they've got the fitness to get through the different tests,
and also to see if they've got the mental resilience to get cold,
wet and dirty, and just carry on doing just as our Royal Marines do.
And it all begins on the drill square.
So they've been in some drill, as we would like to call it,
marching in a straight line and making sure they look immaculate.
One of the most important things any Royal Marine can learn is teamwork.
A unit must work together in the most difficult of conditions, so
we're being tested on how in sync we can be with the other recruits.
Troop! About turn!
These guys are halfway through their training
but move effortlessly together, and we... Well, we don't.
We've just come off the parade and do you know what?
I really, really enjoyed that.
You're part of a unit and those boys are the real deal.
Yeah, but, Radz, you took to that like a duck to water.
I actually found that harder than I thought I would.
I don't think it's going to get any easier, Linds.
In fact, something tells me we haven't even begun.
Next, we're heading to the bottom field.
We're going to take them onto the bottom field and do some assault
course training, and that will test
their physical and their mental robustness.
We're taking on their legendary commando assault course.
If you want to be a marine, you have to conquer the course.
One of the things that not many people understand about
commando training is that it's not about the running fast, it's not
about the carrying heavy weights, it's not about the operation or
conditions, we do all of that, but we don't do it for the sake of it.
We do it to create a mental and physical robustness.
This 300-metre circuit of walls, climbing frames
and tunnels pushes the mind and body to the limit.
Recruits have to complete it in under five minutes,
carrying the weight of 13 bags of sugar in kit.
Under the watchful eye of instructor Ben, we just need to get round it.
First up, jumping the two-metre plunge pool.
Fantastic. Off to a wet start.
Now, if we're both going to clear this next obstacle,
-we need to work together.
-Go on, Linds.
-And here we go. Really fast.
Good. Stay nice and low.
After the energy-sapping crawl, it's on to the dreaded monkey bars.
-Go on, Linds.
You can do this, Lindsey Russell.
Good effort, Linds.
Yeah, I'm definitely wet now.
-I'm behind you.
As we get to the tunnel, every single one of my muscles is burning.
-There's just one more obstacle left.
-Come on then, Radzi!
-Come on then, Lindsey! Away we go!
-The massive 3.5-metre wall.
Come on, sprint finish, Linds.
We are exhausted.
Guys, honestly, you put in a really good effort there,
working well as a team, that was good to see as well.
-Did you enjoy it?
-Do you know what?
I actually really liked it, it's like a massive playground,
but it's really, really challenging.
I found that really hard, because I'm not the strongest
and getting over some of those walls I could not have done without
Radzi's help, but it was good. We did enjoy it.
-At least we're done now, right?
-Not quite, I'm afraid.
If you just take a look over that way, what you'll see,
the estuary there. Shall we get a bit muddy?
we join the Royal Marines Commandos for one
of their most gruelling exercises.
It's strength-sapping, it's soul-destroying,
testing the spirit of even the toughest of commando in the wet,
slimy wilderness where the land meets the sea.
We're about to face the mud run.
Stay tuned for part two of Lindsey and Radzi's muddy, messy challenge -
I named it. Now, I've got a nicer part of the day.
I get to interview the boys from 5 AM. Let's get them
a round of applause and welcome to the garden.
-Nathan, J, good to see you.
There's one missing. Where's Kieran?
-Unfortunately, he has tonsillitis.
-That's not good, is it?
-A bit ill.
Kieran, we miss you, mate. Get well soon, we will see you in a bit.
So let's start off by talking about the final.
I mean, that must have been an incredible journey for you two.
-Yeah, it was a bit crazy.
-And then once you finished the final,
you've proved yourselves as an incredible act,
you then get a single because you're signed to Simon Cowell's label.
Yes, that is a good experience. I'm so happy that he believed in us.
What's it like hearing your stuff on the radio?
It's weird because it's something that I'm really not used to,
like, hearing your song on the radio and then hearing presenters
talking between it and being, like, "That's the brand-new single."
It feels weird to say it out loud.
Give it a couple of years when you've got your mansions
and your fast cars, that's what it's all about.
We've got a clip of your latest single,
but of course you've got to earn it.
We can't just play it, that'd be easy,
so you've got to answer some questions. Because you're 5 AM,
we thought it'd be quite cool to put a twist on it.
You've got to answer your questions with five words
and five words only. Give you a bit of a clue,
it's harder than you think. All right?
-He's good at this!
-I'm good at that.
You've got to count on your fingers, it helps. Ready?
First person to put their hand up, you at the back there.
-What's your question?
-What's your favourite dance move?
-Favourite dance move. Let's do five individual dance moves.
-Favourite dance move is this.
-One, two, three, four, five.
That's a beautiful thing. Everyone try it. Ready, go.
No, it's not going to happen. OK. Hands. Yes.
Would you rather be a cow which goes meow or a cow which goes moo?
Brilliant. Would you rather be a cow that meows or a cow that moos?
-A cow that goes meow.
-A cow that goes meow. Well played. Hands. Yes.
Would you rather stop dancing or stop singing?
-Would you rather stop dancing or stop singing?
-That's a hard question.
Wow. I actually can't answer that.
It's a half-an-hour show, take your time, boys.
"I can't actually answer that," that's not far off.
Last one. Hands up. That was definitely you. Go.
-What was the funniest moment of your life?
-Funniest moment of your life?
In rehearsals, Jordan split trousers.
"In rehearsals, Jordan split trousers."
That's actually a very good five-word answer to finish on.
A round of applause for our boys, 5 AM. Very good.
You've earnt a decent amount of time there as well,
so let's see your clip. In fact, do you want to introduce it?
All you've got to do is look down the lens and say, "Here it is."
So this is 5 After Midnight, with the exception of two,
singing Up In Here.
# ..Lose use your body
# So if I see somebody
# Tryna take my baby Then I might go crazy
# Y'all gon' make me lose my mind Up in here, up in here
# Y'all gon' make me...
# Y'all gon' make me Y'all gon' make me... #
Loving your work, boys. If you want to see more from 5 AM,
head to the website where they teach you how to take the perfect selfie.
Now, though, over to the perfect badge wall. That kind of works.
We love it when you send us in your post and just look
at this week's Big Badge Wall caked in your creativeness as per usual.
Now, some of you, it appears, are psychic,
because you've already sent us in a badge boat. Just look at this.
Max, you are a hero amongst people
-and you've got yourself a silver badge because of it.
In fact, even, if I rotate it this way, there's a glow stick inside
there, so this boat lights up in the dark.
-He's doing the happy dance.
-Max, you're a genius.
Ruby from Kent has had the same idea. Look at this boat she's made.
You can see me, Barney and Radzi at the bottom there.
I think we're driving it. And she's even included
the gold badge on one sail and the orange badge.
Ruby, you've earnt yourself a badge. Very well done.
I actually get a bit nervous when I travel by boat,
so I'm on the poop deck there. Boys, what have you got?
-We've got a nice one from Edie from Manchester.
You can see a nice blue boat with... Guys, wait. Wait for it.
It's the big reveal. Look at that. That's amazing!
-You can see the presenters inside.
-That's really cool.
Edie, you're a genius. Look, there's Iggy on top as well.
Also, you can spot a Shelley just here on the sail,
-but it is not the one that you're looking for.
-No, it's not.
-Amazing! Thank you so much for all your brilliant post.
Keep it coming to the usual address.
Of course, your badges can make you part of this summer's
Big Badge Boat Bonanza, but they can also... Ready?
..let you get in to over 200 attractions across the UK...
# ..For free. #
-Something went a bit wrong, I'm not sure.
-That was me.
Check the website for details, though, because they can change.
Well done, guys.
Now, early in the show, Lindsey
and I got to experience life as a Royal Marine Commando.
Now it's part two and it gets really, really, really muddy.
We're experiencing what it's like to train
to be Royal Marines Commandos.
Over the next 24 hours, you're going to live,
-eat and breathe like a Royal Marine recruit.
-In part one...
we were put through our paces
and took on the infamous commando assault course.
-Good effort, Linds.
We gave it everything,
but our day isn't done.
For our final challenge, we're taking on the iconic mud run.
Set in the muddy estuary next to the marines' training base,
the mud run has become legendary as being one of the toughest
parts of a commando's training.
And we're going to experience what it feels like.
Over the years, it's been a classic Blue Peter challenge,
and for me personally, it's been something I've always
wanted to try, having seen Simon and Matt do it when I was growing up.
We're tired...we're wet, but it's time to meet the mud.
Can I just say, it stinks and it's cold
and we're already wet, so this can only go one way.
The mud run involves recruits running from one point to
another through the energy-sapping mud for anything up to an hour.
As they go, they have to perform
whatever exercise the instructors shout.
But how, you may ask, does this actually help their training?
One of the things that not many people understand about commando
training is that it's not about the running fast,
it's not about the carrying heavy weights,
it's not about the operation or conditions, we do all of that,
but we don't do it for the sake of it.
We do it to create a mental and physical robustness
so that the resilient marines can operate all around the world,
and whatever the world throws up, whether it's cold
or heat or endurance, they can survive and prosper and do well.
So if these guys can keep going, following orders in this mud,
they can do it anywhere, but can we?
Away we go then, men! Hurry up!
Trust me, nothing prepares you for the mud.
Just crawling through it is so difficult.
I've never done anything like this, but crawling is just the beginning.
-Instructor Ben wants us up and running again.
-On your feet!
-Then, back down to crawling.
That expression...running through treacle has never been so true.
This is... Look at that.
-Roll over! Roll over!
-As if that wasn't enough... How do I look?
-..we're told to turn over.
-On your backs, start crawling!
Push off with your legs, come on. Push off with your legs.
Toughest thing I've ever done!
-Ben is not letting us get away with anything.
-Away we go, come on!
Let's go, guys. Let's move.
It's getting more and more difficult to keep going
and we've only been doing this for a matter of minutes.
Away we go! On your feet. Start moving, come on.
Come on, you two, let's go.
-On your feet, in we go.
-Thankfully, we're called in.
-That was incredibly tough.
-That is, hands down, one of the...
craziest experiences of my life. I can't even speak.
But for the recruits, that was just a warm up.
Now they've got to carry both of us back to dry land.
On your shoulders, move!
Three, two, one, lift!
-Go, go, go.
-Boys, I'm sorry. Lindsey ways 30 kilos less than me.
Their training really starts to show.
They work as a team and carry us across the mud,
making it look so easy.
And here's Radzi. He's home. Well done, Rad.
Well done, boys.
We've only had a tiny taste of what it takes to cut
it in this famous force.
It's been exhausting, but an absolute privilege.
Each and every one of these guys are incredible.
If you look up determination in the dictionary,
you'll see these guys because they're awesome.
It really has been an honour to be here today,
not just as a girl being part of the Royal Marines just for 24 hours,
but also as Blue Peter presenters,
-because this is a rite of passage, isn't it, Radz?
-It absolutely is.
We've never looked so good, and on that note,
which way is the launderette?
-It's that way.
-Every single one of you, legends.
-I've still got mud in my ears.
That makes the two of us. And a lot in my hair as well.
Now, the question is, where is Shelley?
Earlier on, we played Spot Shelley. She was here.
-Of course, on the cereal box.
-She's tiny on there.
To find out who the person indeed was the very first fast-fingered
individual, jump onto the fan club right now.
That's right, and while you're on the website, there's loads to do.
Check this out.
There's loads of cool stuff on the Blue Peter website this week.
I think they're going to put this up on their...you know,
on their website.
We're talking how-to guides...
You've got to get the perfect face.
..mud run exclusives,
make your own Big Badge Boat and ultimate Spot Shelley.
Don't miss out, get online now.
Our Big Badge Boat Bonanza continues next week with a sport badge special
coming to you from the London Stadium, where we'll be
launching the brand-new 2017 sport badge.
To inspire you to earn yours, I try and tackle American football,
-or rather, it tries to tackle me.
I also take a tumble whilst training with freestyle scooter
superstar Jamie Hull. He's incredible, I am not.
-We'll see you next week. Bye!
-Earn your badges!
It's the start of this summer's big badge boat bonanza, with an awesome Blue Peter make to help you store all your badges. Also, 5 After Midnight pop into the Blue Peter garden, and Lindsey and Radzi join the Royal Marines Commandos for a very messy challenge.