BIG Badge Boat Bonanza! Blue Peter


BIG Badge Boat Bonanza!

It's the start of this summer's big badge boat bonanza, with a Blue Peter make to help you store all your badges. Also, 5 After Midnight pop into the Blue Peter garden.


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Behold, the Blue Peter Badge Boat.

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This bespoke boat brings together your beautiful badges

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for our Big Badge Boat Bonanza.

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Prepare to be bedazzled as you too can build this

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bodacious beauty of a boat.

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Boom!

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Hello!

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Welcome to Blue Peter.

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And we're out in the garden, which is a good job,

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because we've brought this lot with us!

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CHEERING

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Very good. So well-trained. They've got an important job to do today,

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because they're interviewing X Factor boyband,

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-5 After Midnight. Got your questions ready?

-Yes!

-Good, thank you.

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As well as that, on today's show, you'll see how Radzi and I

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got on when we took on the Royal Marine Commando training camp.

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It was pretty hard, wasn't it?

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-And, clue, it involved a lot of mud.

-A lot of mud.

-Up my nose!

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Now, look at this lovely lady.

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She's called Shelley, and once again, she's snuck into the show.

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The question is, where?

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Jump onto the Blue Peter Fan Club, see if you can see her.

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Leave us a comment. Be the first one to do it.

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First person to do it wins their very own...baby caterpillar.

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-I don't know.

-Aw, that's a nice one! That'd be lovely.

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Anyway, a lot of you are probably on your summer holidays,

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question is, what are you going to do with all that spare time?

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How about trying to earn all of your BP badges?

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And to help inspire you to do that, we've come up

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with the Big Badge Boat Bonanza.

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And when I say big, I mean it. Check this out!

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Wow! This is absolutely ridiculous.

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And joining me is the woman responsible for making this

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creation, it's Jemma Westing!

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-Hello, Jemma. You really are a genius.

-Thank you very much!

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This is awesome. Is it all really made of cardboard?

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Every little bit, Lindsey.

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I'm a designer and a paper engineer, which means I use cardboard

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to help me make things.

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My real passion is to recycle old cardboard packaging

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that no-one wants any more,

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and I turn it into some cool things that you can make at home.

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So this is where my new book's come from.

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It's called Out Of The Box,

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and it's got 25 of my favourite things.

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There are things you can sit in, things you can play with,

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and there are even things you can wear.

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You're amazing.

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I take my hat off to you, because this is much like what

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we make on Blue Peter quite a lot.

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And speaking of makes, you're going to help us

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-today make this ship, aren't you?

-I am.

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But I made this in my living room, and it's really awkward.

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-So today I have...

-Oh, my goodness!

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Yeah, that takes up the entire living room!

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-It's 12 foot, isn't it?

-It's about 13 foot, yeah.

-Oh! OK.

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So I have made one out of a cereal box,

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-so I think that's what we'll do today.

-Come on, I'll help you out.

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Let's walk this way.

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Have a look at this - it's colourful, it's amazing,

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and it's a great place to store all of your Blue Peter badges that

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I know you're all going to be collecting this summer.

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So, Jemma, would you like to do the honours?

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-Kick us off, what are we going to need?

-I would.

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You are going to need...

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You are making my job very easy today, so professional!

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-Right, shall we get started?

-Yep.

-Let's do it.

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So the first thing you need to do is head-on to the good old BP website

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and download your templates, like so.

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Now, a couple of these we don't need at the moment - goodbye, sails -

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but you do need this one, that is to make the main body of your ship.

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So once you've cut all the way around that one,

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you need to plonk that - plonk!

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That's the official term - onto your cereal box, like so.

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Place it nice and neatly.

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And then grab a pen and start to neatly - I say neatly,

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-I'm not very neat - trace around it. Right, Jem?

-Yeah.

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Now, I'm going to give you a top tip for this.

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When you cut your template out, make sure you put it to the

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very bottom edge of the box, so when you cut your boat out,

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it's going to stand up, be nice and straight, and it won't topple over.

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That is correct. So, I've gone all the way around there.

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And you might notice, actually, I've been a bit sneaky.

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Because you need to extend these lines here.

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That is really important,

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because we're going to need these bits of the box.

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Once you've gone all the way round, cut it out on both sides.

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You should have something that looks a little bit like this.

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I know that doesn't look very boaty at the moment, but once you kind

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of put it down, put it together, it goes from being 2-D to 3-D.

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And that's why we had to extend those lines,

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so that we can tape all of those together.

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And once you've done that nice and neatly, do get a parent to help,

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because it can be fiddly, especially if you decide to do it

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in your garden, in the wind, like we have.

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It should look something like this. Now we've got the base of our boat.

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But I've been very sneaky, Jemma, because I've saved the other

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side of the cereal box, like so, with just a 1cm bit on each side.

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What are we going to do with that, Jemma?

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This is going to be your decking for your ship.

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-The first thing you need to do is fold it in half, like that.

-Nice.

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Bit stiff, do that.

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Now you want to cut it into three sections.

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So you need the large section for your middle deck, and then

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you need two slightly shorter sections for your upper deck.

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So I'm going to cut a short one, there we go. That's one.

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-For the other end...

-It's blowing away! I've got it.

-It's windy.

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And another. Now, we need to put some holes into this.

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So we're going to take a nice big blob of tack, stick it down.

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And on the folded bit, place it on top, and take

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one of your skewers and pierce a nice, big hole in the centre.

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That's very satisfying, that.

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If this is a bit tricky - because I've just made a mess of it,

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like that - try again, or ask an adult to help you. There we go.

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I've done it once, that's that one.

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Now, you want to put a hole into these as well.

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You're going to put holes in these, right about there, on the end.

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I'll demonstrate again.

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-We haven't given you the sharpest bits, to be fair.

-You haven't.

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And do the same to the other piece.

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OK, once you've done that to all your bits, and you get them

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inside your boat, you should have something that looks like this.

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-Lovely!

-Look at that.

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And you can see on the inside,

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we've just secured everything there with a little bit of tape.

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It's looking good, but next, we need to do the fun part, don't we?

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-This can get a bit messy.

-I think we should paint it.

-Let's paint it!

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Once we've painted it - we've gone for blue with ours,

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as you can see - it should look... Do you want to do the honours?

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I will. It'll look something a little like this.

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-Beautiful!

-Lovely and blue. Lindsey has painted this many times.

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Many times. Many layers is a good, top tip. You might need it.

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So, the next thing to do is to get your mast in.

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It is. Now, for the mast, you want a single skewer for the front

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and back masts.

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So, first thing, take a skewer with the pointed end down.

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Slide that through the hole you've just made.

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-I'm going to rotate that round so you can see.

-Ah, perfect.

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Don't push it all the way down, because you need a big blob of tack.

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You're going to stick it on the end of the hole, just like that.

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Give it a push, and then you're going to push

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your stick right down into it,

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-so it'll be nice and secure.

-Sturdy.

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Now, your middle mast is a bit taller than the other two, so all

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you need to do is stick two together so you've got a length of about...

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Sorry! ..35cm long!

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Again, pointed end down, be nice and safe, put it through,

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and you're going to put it down into another blob of sticky tack,

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so just push that in there.

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When you've done your three upright masts, turn the boat round.

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We need to cut a notch out of the front of your boat.

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-A notch, I like all these words today.

-A small triangle.

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-So I'm going to try and do this carefully now.

-OK.

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You can get an adult to help as well with this bit.

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Take another skewer, and you want to cut it down to about 15cm long.

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And you're going to place it on the front, point first,

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bit of sticky tape, and you're going to stick it in place.

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So when you've done all your sticks, you now need to do the sails.

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-We need to do the sails, that's my cue.

-There we go.

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Oh, actually, I need to finish this.

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Head onto the Blue Peter website, like we said,

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get your templates ready, and then, on each template, like so,

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once you've laid them out, you need to cut each one out

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and put it on a different piece of coloured card.

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And once you've done that,

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you'll have some beautiful sails that look like this.

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Look at that! We've got blue, purple, silver, red and green.

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-And then it's all about attaching them, isn't it?

-Yes, it is.

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Let me do the front mast.

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You're going to take your sail and pop it over the mast,

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just like that, on the top.

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Then all you need to do is secure it with some sticky tape, OK?

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So I'm going to but a little bit at the bottom, just like that.

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And a little bit on the top.

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-There we go.

-That's so clever.

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And you do the same with all the others.

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And once you've done it,

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you should have something that looks like this perfect Big Badge Boat.

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-How good is that?

-That's amazing.

-It's amazing.

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You might have noticed that all our different sails obviously

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represent a different Blue Peter badge.

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So we've got the green, the blue, the silver, the purple

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and you will notice that the red one is empty.

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And that's because we've got some very exciting news coming up next

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week, all about our sport badge 2017, which is going to be great.

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-Exciting.

-In the meantime, Jemma, thank you so much for coming in.

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-Thank you!

-Made our job very easy, what a pro!

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We hope that's inspired you to make your very own Big Badge Boat

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to display all your wonderful badges.

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All the details are on the Blue Peter website,

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so make your very own Big Badge Boat.

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In the meantime,

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here's a few people who've already earned their blue badges.

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Do you remember a couple of weeks ago when,

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outside the Blue Peter studio, we actually had real-life jousting?

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Of course you do! Why? Because it was awesome.

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Well, Isabel, you've perfectly recreated it.

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When Lindsey had a go riding her trusty steed into battle,

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and striking a quintain.

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I had to read that, because I couldn't remember it.

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The Middle Ages are definitely trendy. How do I know that?

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Because, Matilda, you've sent in this fantastic shield.

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You're from Dorset, and in the middle of your shield isn't

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a coat of arms, it's a Blue Peter ship.

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And what could protect you more than

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the badge in the middle of a shield?

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Well, actually, you've got a real-life badge coming your way.

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Hammad from London, you're clearly loving the summer sunshine.

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We've got a happy pineapple, we've got a happy pineapple chunk,

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and we've even got a happy coconut!

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There's one thing I need to do now...

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That's the happy dance!

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Marisa from Devon, you've sent us some post that actually moves.

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Look at Barney smile as he flies downhill on his mountain bike.

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Go, Barney, go!

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Zoe from Derby, sound the cute alarm!

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Because you've make the perfect Lindsey and Iggy,

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and you've make it out of felt.

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That gets a high five through your television screen right now.

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Feast your eyes on this cacophony of colour sent in to us

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from Stella in Surrey.

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The amount of felt tips you must have gone through making this

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I could not count, but I'll tell you what,

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it was worth every single one of them.

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So, well done to all of you. Give yourselves a round of applause,

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give yourselves a pat on the back, because you've got style, you've got

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skill and you've now got yourselves your very own Blue Peter badges.

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Well done to anyone who's already earned their blue badge.

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Only four more to go in this summer's Big Badge Boat Bonanza,

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which we're loving. All the details you need of how to earn your

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badge are on the Blue Peter website.

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Talking about the BP Big Badge Boat Bonanza -

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I like saying it really quickly - that's a challenge for you at home.

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For us, however, we had our own challenge

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just to show you how much we love our Blue Peter badges too.

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Radz, I don't want to panic you, but where are we?

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I was going to ask the same question.

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I have no idea what's going on.

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Something big must be happening because there is a drone up

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there and we are doing some pretty cool walking shots right now.

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-Shall we go and find out?

-Let's do it.

-Come on.

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All we know is we're meeting someone at this military base

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in Lympstone, Devon.

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Guys, welcome to the Commando Training Centre

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Royal Marines, where we turn young men into Royal Marine Commandos.

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Oh, dear.

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Over the last 350 years,

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the Royal Marines Commandos have become famous for being

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one of the toughest, fittest and finest military forces on earth.

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Training to become a Royal Marine Commando is gruelling

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and happens right here.

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Whatever we're about to do, it's not going to be easy.

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Over the next 24 hours, you're going to live,

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eat and breathe like a Royal Marine recruit.

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You'll do some of the hardest things you've ever done,

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-but with the right mental attitude, you will enjoy it.

-Wow.

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We're about to join a group of recruits as

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they try to become commandos and experience

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some of the training exercises they go through on a daily basis,

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to try and get a tiny taste of what it takes.

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Let's go and get our kit.

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-Now?

-Yeah, let's go, let's go!

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It all begins at the crack of dawn tomorrow.

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-So once we've collected our kit...

-Thank you. Cheers.

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..we need to get some sleep.

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I am very excited.

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Blue Peter and what we're about to do go way back.

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Simon Thomas, Matt Baker, Helen Skelton, they've all done this,

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so this is our rite of passage, but we've got to do it properly.

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We've got to make the Royal Marines proud and,

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what's more, we've got to make you proud.

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I am genuinely quite up for tomorrow.

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I'm quite looking forward to it.

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I know I'm not going to say that during whatever challenge it is,

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but I'm excited.

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As the sun rises, we have no idea what we'll have

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faced by the time it goes down again.

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But Marine Commandant, Colonel Mike Tanner, definitely does.

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We're really looking forward to working with Lindsey and Radzi today

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to see if they've got the fitness to get through the different tests,

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and also to see if they've got the mental resilience to get cold,

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wet and dirty, and just carry on doing just as our Royal Marines do.

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And it all begins on the drill square.

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So they've been in some drill, as we would like to call it,

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marching in a straight line and making sure they look immaculate.

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One of the most important things any Royal Marine can learn is teamwork.

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A unit must work together in the most difficult of conditions, so

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we're being tested on how in sync we can be with the other recruits.

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Troop! About turn!

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Quick march!

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These guys are halfway through their training

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but move effortlessly together, and we... Well, we don't.

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Stand easy.

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We've just come off the parade and do you know what?

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I really, really enjoyed that.

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You're part of a unit and those boys are the real deal.

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Yeah, but, Radz, you took to that like a duck to water.

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I actually found that harder than I thought I would.

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I don't think it's going to get any easier, Linds.

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In fact, something tells me we haven't even begun.

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Next, we're heading to the bottom field.

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We're going to take them onto the bottom field and do some assault

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course training, and that will test

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their physical and their mental robustness.

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We're taking on their legendary commando assault course.

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If you want to be a marine, you have to conquer the course.

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One of the things that not many people understand about

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commando training is that it's not about the running fast, it's not

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about the carrying heavy weights, it's not about the operation or

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conditions, we do all of that, but we don't do it for the sake of it.

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We do it to create a mental and physical robustness.

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This 300-metre circuit of walls, climbing frames

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and tunnels pushes the mind and body to the limit.

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Recruits have to complete it in under five minutes,

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carrying the weight of 13 bags of sugar in kit.

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Under the watchful eye of instructor Ben, we just need to get round it.

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Go!

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First up, jumping the two-metre plunge pool.

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Fantastic. Off to a wet start.

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Now, if we're both going to clear this next obstacle,

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-we need to work together.

-Leg over.

-Go on, Linds.

-Cheers, Radz.

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-And here we go. Really fast.

-Go!

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Good. Stay nice and low.

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After the energy-sapping crawl, it's on to the dreaded monkey bars.

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First bar.

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-Go on.

-I can't.

-Go on, Linds.

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You can do this, Lindsey Russell.

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Good effort, Linds.

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Yeah, I'm definitely wet now.

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-OK.

-I'm behind you.

-OK.

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As we get to the tunnel, every single one of my muscles is burning.

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-There's just one more obstacle left.

-Come on then, Radzi!

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-Come on then, Lindsey! Away we go!

-The massive 3.5-metre wall.

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Blue Peter!

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Come on, sprint finish, Linds.

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We are exhausted.

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Guys, honestly, you put in a really good effort there,

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working well as a team, that was good to see as well.

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-Did you enjoy it?

-Do you know what?

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I actually really liked it, it's like a massive playground,

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but it's really, really challenging.

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I found that really hard, because I'm not the strongest

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and getting over some of those walls I could not have done without

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Radzi's help, but it was good. We did enjoy it.

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-At least we're done now, right?

-Not quite, I'm afraid.

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If you just take a look over that way, what you'll see,

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the estuary there. Shall we get a bit muddy?

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Coming up...

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we join the Royal Marines Commandos for one

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of their most gruelling exercises.

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It's strength-sapping, it's soul-destroying,

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testing the spirit of even the toughest of commando in the wet,

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slimy wilderness where the land meets the sea.

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We're about to face the mud run.

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Stay tuned for part two of Lindsey and Radzi's muddy, messy challenge -

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I named it. Now, I've got a nicer part of the day.

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I get to interview the boys from 5 AM. Let's get them

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a round of applause and welcome to the garden.

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-Nathan, J, good to see you.

-Thank you.

-Likewise.

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There's one missing. Where's Kieran?

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-Unfortunately, he has tonsillitis.

-That's not good, is it?

-A bit ill.

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Kieran, we miss you, mate. Get well soon, we will see you in a bit.

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So let's start off by talking about the final.

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I mean, that must have been an incredible journey for you two.

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-Yeah, it was a bit crazy.

-And then once you finished the final,

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you've proved yourselves as an incredible act,

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you then get a single because you're signed to Simon Cowell's label.

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Yes, that is a good experience. I'm so happy that he believed in us.

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What's it like hearing your stuff on the radio?

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It's weird because it's something that I'm really not used to,

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like, hearing your song on the radio and then hearing presenters

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talking between it and being, like, "That's the brand-new single."

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It feels weird to say it out loud.

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Give it a couple of years when you've got your mansions

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and your fast cars, that's what it's all about.

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We've got a clip of your latest single,

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but of course you've got to earn it.

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We can't just play it, that'd be easy,

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so you've got to answer some questions. Because you're 5 AM,

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we thought it'd be quite cool to put a twist on it.

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You've got to answer your questions with five words

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and five words only. Give you a bit of a clue,

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it's harder than you think. All right?

0:18:250:18:27

-He's good at this!

-I'm good at that.

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You've got to count on your fingers, it helps. Ready?

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First person to put their hand up, you at the back there.

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-What's your question?

-What's your favourite dance move?

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-Favourite dance move. Let's do five individual dance moves.

-OK.

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-Favourite dance move is this.

-One, two, three, four, five.

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That's a beautiful thing. Everyone try it. Ready, go.

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No, it's not going to happen. OK. Hands. Yes.

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Would you rather be a cow which goes meow or a cow which goes moo?

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Brilliant. Would you rather be a cow that meows or a cow that moos?

0:18:520:18:56

-A cow that goes meow.

-A cow that goes meow. Well played. Hands. Yes.

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Would you rather stop dancing or stop singing?

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-Would you rather stop dancing or stop singing?

-Oh!

-That's terrible.

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-Great question.

-That's a hard question.

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Wow. I actually can't answer that.

0:19:090:19:11

It's a half-an-hour show, take your time, boys.

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"I can't actually answer that," that's not far off.

0:19:140:19:17

Last one. Hands up. That was definitely you. Go.

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-What was the funniest moment of your life?

-Funniest moment of your life?

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In rehearsals, Jordan split trousers.

0:19:240:19:28

"In rehearsals, Jordan split trousers."

0:19:280:19:30

That's actually a very good five-word answer to finish on.

0:19:300:19:32

A round of applause for our boys, 5 AM. Very good.

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You've earnt a decent amount of time there as well,

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so let's see your clip. In fact, do you want to introduce it?

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All you've got to do is look down the lens and say, "Here it is."

0:19:390:19:41

So this is 5 After Midnight, with the exception of two,

0:19:410:19:44

singing Up In Here.

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# ..Lose use your body

0:19:460:19:51

# So if I see somebody

0:19:510:19:53

# Tryna take my baby Then I might go crazy

0:19:530:19:57

# Y'all gon' make me lose my mind Up in here, up in here

0:19:570:20:02

# Y'all gon' make me...

0:20:020:20:04

# Y'all gon' make me Y'all gon' make me... #

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Loving your work, boys. If you want to see more from 5 AM,

0:20:060:20:09

head to the website where they teach you how to take the perfect selfie.

0:20:090:20:12

Now, though, over to the perfect badge wall. That kind of works.

0:20:120:20:14

-Follow me.

-Let's go.

0:20:140:20:16

We love it when you send us in your post and just look

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at this week's Big Badge Wall caked in your creativeness as per usual.

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Now, some of you, it appears, are psychic,

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because you've already sent us in a badge boat. Just look at this.

0:20:260:20:30

Max, you are a hero amongst people

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-and you've got yourself a silver badge because of it.

-That's amazing!

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In fact, even, if I rotate it this way, there's a glow stick inside

0:20:350:20:38

there, so this boat lights up in the dark.

0:20:380:20:42

-Max... Oh!

-He's doing the happy dance.

-Max, you're a genius.

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Ruby from Kent has had the same idea. Look at this boat she's made.

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You can see me, Barney and Radzi at the bottom there.

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I think we're driving it. And she's even included

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the gold badge on one sail and the orange badge.

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Ruby, you've earnt yourself a badge. Very well done.

0:20:540:20:56

I actually get a bit nervous when I travel by boat,

0:20:560:20:58

so I'm on the poop deck there. Boys, what have you got?

0:20:580:21:01

-We've got a nice one from Edie from Manchester.

-Very cool.

0:21:010:21:05

You can see a nice blue boat with... Guys, wait. Wait for it.

0:21:050:21:09

It's the big reveal. Look at that. That's amazing!

0:21:090:21:13

-You can see the presenters inside.

-That's really cool.

0:21:130:21:15

Edie, you're a genius. Look, there's Iggy on top as well.

0:21:150:21:18

Also, you can spot a Shelley just here on the sail,

0:21:180:21:22

-but it is not the one that you're looking for.

-No, it's not.

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-Found her.

-Amazing! Thank you so much for all your brilliant post.

0:21:240:21:27

Keep it coming to the usual address.

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Of course, your badges can make you part of this summer's

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Big Badge Boat Bonanza, but they can also... Ready?

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..let you get in to over 200 attractions across the UK...

0:21:340:21:37

# ..For free. #

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-Something went a bit wrong, I'm not sure.

-That was me.

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Check the website for details, though, because they can change.

0:21:440:21:47

Well done, guys.

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Now, early in the show, Lindsey

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and I got to experience life as a Royal Marine Commando.

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Now it's part two and it gets really, really, really muddy.

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Really does.

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We're experiencing what it's like to train

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to be Royal Marines Commandos.

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Over the next 24 hours, you're going to live,

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-eat and breathe like a Royal Marine recruit.

-In part one...

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we were put through our paces

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and took on the infamous commando assault course.

0:22:120:22:16

-Good effort, Linds.

-No.

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We gave it everything,

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but our day isn't done.

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For our final challenge, we're taking on the iconic mud run.

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Set in the muddy estuary next to the marines' training base,

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the mud run has become legendary as being one of the toughest

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parts of a commando's training.

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And we're going to experience what it feels like.

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Over the years, it's been a classic Blue Peter challenge,

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and for me personally, it's been something I've always

0:22:430:22:46

wanted to try, having seen Simon and Matt do it when I was growing up.

0:22:460:22:51

We're tired...we're wet, but it's time to meet the mud.

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Can I just say, it stinks and it's cold

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and we're already wet, so this can only go one way.

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The mud run involves recruits running from one point to

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another through the energy-sapping mud for anything up to an hour.

0:23:070:23:11

As they go, they have to perform

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whatever exercise the instructors shout.

0:23:140:23:16

But how, you may ask, does this actually help their training?

0:23:180:23:21

One of the things that not many people understand about commando

0:23:210:23:24

training is that it's not about the running fast,

0:23:240:23:26

it's not about the carrying heavy weights,

0:23:260:23:27

it's not about the operation or conditions, we do all of that,

0:23:270:23:30

but we don't do it for the sake of it.

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We do it to create a mental and physical robustness

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so that the resilient marines can operate all around the world,

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and whatever the world throws up, whether it's cold

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or heat or endurance, they can survive and prosper and do well.

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So if these guys can keep going, following orders in this mud,

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they can do it anywhere, but can we?

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Away we go then, men! Hurry up!

0:23:490:23:51

Get down!

0:23:530:23:55

Trust me, nothing prepares you for the mud.

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Just crawling through it is so difficult.

0:24:040:24:07

I've never done anything like this, but crawling is just the beginning.

0:24:070:24:10

-Instructor Ben wants us up and running again.

-On your feet!

0:24:100:24:14

-Then, back down to crawling.

-Get down!

0:24:140:24:17

That expression...running through treacle has never been so true.

0:24:170:24:23

This is... Look at that.

0:24:230:24:25

-Roll over! Roll over!

-As if that wasn't enough... How do I look?

0:24:260:24:31

-..we're told to turn over.

-On your backs, start crawling!

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Push off with your legs, come on. Push off with your legs.

0:24:350:24:37

Toughest thing I've ever done!

0:24:370:24:39

-Ben is not letting us get away with anything.

-Away we go, come on!

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Let's go, guys. Let's move.

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It's getting more and more difficult to keep going

0:24:460:24:50

and we've only been doing this for a matter of minutes.

0:24:500:24:52

Away we go! On your feet. Start moving, come on.

0:24:520:24:57

Come on, you two, let's go.

0:24:570:24:59

-On your feet, in we go.

-Thankfully, we're called in.

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-That was incredibly tough.

-That is, hands down, one of the...

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craziest experiences of my life. I can't even speak.

0:25:110:25:14

But for the recruits, that was just a warm up.

0:25:140:25:17

Now they've got to carry both of us back to dry land.

0:25:170:25:21

On your shoulders, move!

0:25:210:25:23

Three, two, one, lift!

0:25:230:25:25

-Go, go, go.

-Boys, I'm sorry. Lindsey ways 30 kilos less than me.

0:25:320:25:37

Their training really starts to show.

0:25:370:25:39

They work as a team and carry us across the mud,

0:25:390:25:42

making it look so easy.

0:25:420:25:45

And here's Radzi. He's home. Well done, Rad.

0:25:450:25:50

Well done, boys.

0:25:500:25:52

We've only had a tiny taste of what it takes to cut

0:25:520:25:56

it in this famous force.

0:25:560:25:58

It's been exhausting, but an absolute privilege.

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Each and every one of these guys are incredible.

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If you look up determination in the dictionary,

0:26:060:26:08

you'll see these guys because they're awesome.

0:26:080:26:10

It really has been an honour to be here today,

0:26:100:26:12

not just as a girl being part of the Royal Marines just for 24 hours,

0:26:120:26:15

but also as Blue Peter presenters,

0:26:150:26:17

-because this is a rite of passage, isn't it, Radz?

-It absolutely is.

0:26:170:26:20

We've never looked so good, and on that note,

0:26:200:26:23

which way is the launderette?

0:26:230:26:25

-It's that way.

-Ah.

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-Every single one of you, legends.

-I've still got mud in my ears.

0:26:310:26:34

That makes the two of us. And a lot in my hair as well.

0:26:340:26:37

Now, the question is, where is Shelley?

0:26:370:26:38

Earlier on, we played Spot Shelley. She was here.

0:26:380:26:41

-Of course, on the cereal box.

-Cheeky!

-She's tiny on there.

0:26:410:26:45

To find out who the person indeed was the very first fast-fingered

0:26:450:26:48

individual, jump onto the fan club right now.

0:26:480:26:50

That's right, and while you're on the website, there's loads to do.

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Check this out.

0:26:530:26:54

There's loads of cool stuff on the Blue Peter website this week.

0:26:540:26:58

I think they're going to put this up on their...you know,

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on their website.

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We're talking how-to guides...

0:27:020:27:04

You've got to get the perfect face.

0:27:040:27:06

..mud run exclusives,

0:27:060:27:08

make your own Big Badge Boat and ultimate Spot Shelley.

0:27:080:27:12

Don't miss out, get online now.

0:27:120:27:14

Our Big Badge Boat Bonanza continues next week with a sport badge special

0:27:140:27:17

coming to you from the London Stadium, where we'll be

0:27:170:27:20

launching the brand-new 2017 sport badge.

0:27:200:27:23

To inspire you to earn yours, I try and tackle American football,

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-or rather, it tries to tackle me.

-LINDSEY SCREAMS

0:27:260:27:29

I also take a tumble whilst training with freestyle scooter

0:27:310:27:34

superstar Jamie Hull. He's incredible, I am not.

0:27:340:27:38

-We'll see you next week. Bye!

-Bye-bye!

-Earn your badges!

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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.


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