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Radz, we've got someone lurking in this studio.
They're tall, they've got a leather jacket, and they're holding
an orange competition badge.
It's top-selling author Anthony Horowitz!
Hey, guys, stop spying on me.
We've got a brand-new competition to announce.
-Yeah, we do.
-Let's start the show.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Hello, and welcome to live Blue Peter!
It's fair to say Radzi and I are very, very excited,
because today is the day that we tell you all about
our brand-new spy-inspired competition.
And to do that, we are joined
by the hero - Anthony Horowitz is in the studio!
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Whoa, whoa, whoa, that's all you're getting.
-We'll be announcing that competition shortly.
-In fact, precisely
in 13 minutes - not a second more, not a second less -
and that's the graphic to prove it.
Now, the excitement does not stop there - neither do the gold badges -
because, as well as that, we are joined by author, illustrator,
general legend, and current Children's Laureate -
Chris Riddell is in the studio.
There he is.
He is standing next to the new Children's Laureate. Who is it?
-Guys, can I get an "ooh?"
We don't know. We're going to be finding out later in the show.
I actually do know, because I was on the panel that helped decide
that Children's Laureate.
-You may have seen her - there's your first clue...
..on Newsround this morning.
But we'll be giving them a proper Blue Peter entrance a bit later on.
-But not before...
-..we ask you where this lovely lady is.
Her name's Shelley. Can you spot her?
Jump on the Fan Club and tell us when you do.
-You just threw her away.
I did. That wasn't a very good throw. Under the chin and over.
As you can see, lovely Barney Harwood is not here this week.
-He is back next week...
..so let's see what happened when he got on a scooter.
So, chances are, you've probably seen one of these before.
It's a scooter. Loads of fun, aren't they?
You can ride to your friend's house. You can ride around town.
And, when you get really confident on them, you can go quite fast.
And, then, there are other people who take it one step further.
Well, quite a lot further.
Freestyle scooter is taking life on two wheels to the next level,
using speed and skill to perform
some frankly unbelievable stunts.
And, right now, the guy who has performed THE world's best trick
just so happens to live in Liverpool.
And I've come to see if I can track him down
in his natural environment... the skate park.
Jamie Hall can do things on a scooter
most of us can only dream of.
By the age of 15, he is already one of the best in the UK.
So will he be able to pass on some of those skills to me?
Jamie, let's talk about how you've got to where you are now.
So I have been riding for about five or six years now.
And I just won the world's best trick in Barcelona.
Such a big achievement. I did double backflip, double tail whip,
landed it second go.
OK, I'm new to this. I've got double backflip, I've got.
Double tail whip - what's that?
So I did two backflips with that in it.
I've immediately noticed
a massive difference between your scooter and mine.
These scooters are really good for going to school
and just going outside.
But for freestyle, in the skate park,
these are really, really strong. They are made out of steel.
Now, I really want to give this a go,
but I feel like I need more safety gear on.
Yeah. So what I wear is a helmet - a certified helmet. Some bum pads.
-I've got shin pads so the scooter doesn't hit me in the shins.
And I have ankle pads as well so it doesn't do the same.
How about if we just cover me in pillows, and just tape them round?
-Just put them round.
-Just tape them to me. That'd be great. OK
So, safety gear in place - do you reckon I can do something today?
You can. I'm feeling... I'm feeling confident.
Glad YOU are. All right, then, let's do it.
So, with all the correct gear on,
Jamie is going to show me how to get the most out of my scooter.
And we begin with how to set off on a ramp - or dropping in -
which, I'm told, is harder than it looks.
Make sure your feet are either side, so it is locked.
Your most comfortable foot, put it on the deck.
And whilst it's on, you can put the other one to the side,
and just drop in like this, slowly.
And then put it back on.
As simple as that?
'I can confirm, it is harder than it looks.'
'But slowly, I get the hang of it,
'So Jamie thinks I could try a bigger ramp.
'What could possibly go wrong?'
'So that is why you need the safety gear.
'I'm fine, and Jamie shows me where I am going wrong.'
Just make sure your knees act like a suspension when you are
dropping in, and that they go down.
And then, when you are in the middle,
stand up again so you've got your balance.
OK. So knees are suspension, keep lower down.
When do we start doing backflips?
'Yeah, maybe not.'
So I am going to see how high you can jump out of this ramp.
-All right. Do you want to show me and I'll copy?
That was it. Just try and keep your feet on.
That was better. I want you to try and jump off the side, up there.
I will show you first.
Just like that?
When you did it, you went too fast, and you were quite uncontrolled...
-..when you went over there.
-I was definitely in control(!)
So if you start here,
you go slower and you're more controlled.
Just make sure you jump when you get to the line.
-Oh, that was it!
'Yes, that is me jumping off a ramp, and loving it.
'But if I am going to take on any really big jumps,
'I need to get used to the foam pit.'
-That's a long way down.
-Yeah, it's quite far.
-What's it like to jump into?
-It's really fun.
'This pit allows riders to safely practice more advanced tricks,
'so Jamie wants me to get used to feeling the full force of
'the foam on my face.'
Here we go.
-How was that, Jamie?
-It was really good.
Just a bit more practice, and you'll be able to get it better.
Maybe now's a good time for you to show
-us what you can do.
-Yup. Will do.
OK. I-I'm going to stay here for a sec.
'What I didn't mention before is that Jamie isn't just here
'to help me. No, no.
'He's here to train, because tomorrow, right here,
'it's the European Championships, and he's competing.
'No biggie, then(!)'
Mate, I really don't know what to say. You're more than ready
-for tomorrow, aren't you?
-Yeah. I've been practising my run
and I've got it dialled.
Nice. Well, I hope tomorrow goes really well.
-I'm going to come and cheer you on, if that's OK?
-Yeah, that's fine.
It's the next morning, it's competition day and, as you can see,
athletes have turned up for all over the world,
-and they are excited to be here. Aren't they? ALL:
What they are about to do is awesome, and it all happens in here.
There are two competitions today - the amateurs and the pros.
Now, Jamie hasn't arrived yet - he's a pro -
but the amateur competitors are warming up
and getting ready to show us what they're made of.
OK, so, here we go. The judges are in position,
the competition is about two minutes away from starting,
the spectators are all in their position.
They can't wait to see what's going on, neither can I.
It is genuinely one of the most exciting things
I've been to for a long, long time. So I am going to shut up
and we are going to watch the action. Here we go.
The guys that we are watching at the moment are doing tail whips,
backflips, they are upside down half of the time.
These are the amateurs!
What's it going to be like this afternoon when Jamie shows us
what he can do? I cannot wait.
It really is mind-blowing what these guys can do with a scooter.
And it just gets better and better.
Then, the pros arrive, and Jamie sets foot on the top of the ramp
to begin his first run.
And he starts with this...
And that is how you start a pro competition. Absolutely flawless.
Every single move executed with perfection.
With Jamie's second run, he goes even bigger.
And who can blame him?
Finish in the top five and he earns a place at the World Championships.
So, as the judges make up their mind,
you can really feel the tension.
Brilliantly, he finishes fifth,
so he is going to the World Championships.
A great finish to a great day.
I have been nothing short of inspired,
and I have been working on my latest trick.
Do you want to see it? Here we go.
See? There you go.
Amazing what a bit of inspiration can do for you, isn't it?
Was that good, Barney?
Get down, Jamie. They'll...
OK, fine, yeah, Jamie did the jump,
but I WAS inspired.
Thanks for that(!)
The old Harwood switcheroo. That is what we call vintage Harwood.
Now, you can see we're joined by some Blue Peter fans,
but we're also joined by a very special man.
He is Children's Laureate. He is a gold Blue Peter badge holder.
He is an author, he's an illustrator.
He's also Chris Riddell.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Welcome to Blue Peter.
Thank you, Radzi.
So, Chris. For the uninitiated, what actually is a Children's Laureate?
Well, a Children's Laureate
is someone who goes up and down the country talking about
children's books and why reading and enjoying books is important.
-You also get a very cool medal to boot.
I'm wearing it. You've noticed?
-And what have the last two years been like?
-They've been brilliant.
I've loved every minute of it.
It's just felt as if it's gone past in a complete blur,
but it's been fantastic.
And on that note, yesterday was a very special day.
-Wasn't it good?
-It was good. What happened?
We were at Hull town hall
and I handed over the laureateship
to the new Children's Laureate.
Now, you weren't allowed to officially announce it then.
-I wasn't, no.
-Would you like to do the honours
-on Blue Peter now?
-Please do, Chris.
The new Children's Laureate is the amazing...
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Come on over!
The genius behind Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfoot.
Welcome to Blue Peter, and congratulations.
Thank you very much.
It's very exciting because Quentin Blake was the first
children's laureate and he was the first illustrator
that I realised was actually a real person,
-and I saw him first on BBC television drawing.
So, you're the Children's Laureate for two years,
what are you planning to do in those two years?
Well, the big question I always get asked is
-where do you get your ideas from?
And ideas come from everywhere,
so I guess I want children to start looking around them
and seeing things, and I spend a lot of time looking out of my window
because if you're bored you can always look out of the window,
there's always something good going on.
And one day I looked out of my window
and I saw a mermaid walking by.
-Wow! OK, just a normal day at the office?
These guys here from Simply Books book club
have got a question for you each,
but you can determine if you'd like it to be a silly one
or a serious one.
Chris, we'll start with yourself. Silly or serious?
I want a silly one, please.
OK, so, with you guys, we want your name
and we'd like your question, please.
Hi, I'm Jake, and if you were a superhero,
what superpower would you have?
-What do you mean "if", Jake?
No. The superpower I would like is to draw very, very fast.
Ah! You're a very fast illustrator as it is.
-Lauren, silly or serious?
If you could have written... Hi, I'm Emily.
..if you could have written anybody else's book,
whose book would you have written?
That's SUCH a good question.
I think I would have written Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking.
-Nice. Chris, silly or serious?
What was your favourite...? Wait.
What's your name?
-My name is Dan.
And how long does it take you to write your story
from having it from an idea to when it's published?
-My goodness. Erm...
quite a long time because I do, just like Lauren,
enjoy looking out of the window, so quite a long time.
Silly or serious, please, Lauren?
Do you have a favourite snack to eat whilst you're writing?
I do. It's those crisps that you can wear on your fingers.
They're very handy when you're writing
-cos you can do both things at once.
And, Matilda, yes.
Silly or serious, sorry, Chris?
Oh, yes, it's my choice, isn't it?
I would like silly, please.
Are you a morning person or a night person?
-Oh, my goodness!
definitely a night person, I think,
I'm not a morning person, I'm afraid.
No, I'm not a morning person.
That makes the three of us. Lauren, final question for you from myself.
If you could be in a book genre, what would you be?
Hm, yes, airport fiction.
An airport fiction. Of course, what else would it be?
Well, if you'd like to find out what indeed your book genre is,
jump on to the Blue Peter website
and find out by taking part in the quiz.
Now, there is only two minutes
until we'll be announcing
the brand-new Blue Peter spy competition.
I think we need to give these guys a fantastic round of applause
being on Blue Peter.
Give yourselves a round of applause.
Shall we go and see Lindsey? Great. Let's go.
Come on over, guys.
There's some brilliant post that's been sent in this week.
First, it's worth saying, get on to the Fan Club ASAP, people,
because they're going to be answering even more of your
wonderful questions. Those were great, by the way, guys. Well done.
Now, bees are officially trending. Have a look at this.
It's been sent in by Paige, who's nine, and she said,
"Lindsey, I'm sorry you were stung.
"I've made you a beard of bees after my challenge and it doesn't sting."
It's a non-stinging one. Lauren, you're my favourite.
Bees are everywhere. We've had so much bee post.
We didn't quite know how to sort through it all.
But this one was amazing.
Alice, who's seven, has made this.
It's kind of a 3D fluffy bee beard.
It's amazing. She's even put in the queen bee, wearing a crown.
You guys are legends. You've got badges, well done.
Another legend is Danny from London.
Last week, we had a penalty shoot out and, Danny,
you've recreated it perfectly with this 3D penalty shoot-out.
There's Lindsey and Barney.
That's got yourself a blue badge, me old mucker.
Guys, what have you found?
I really love this one, Lindsey.
It's by Stanley, he's seven, from Bristol and it's of the Queen.
I know, it's such a characterful picture of the Queen.
I don't think I've ever seen such a wonderful picture of the Queen.
And I love this detail, which is an actual necklace,
which probably used to belong to somebody, I think.
Very nice. Really good job, everyone, who sent in post.
Quite topical as well cos it's the Queen's official birthday
So, happy birthday, Your Majesty. That's going to be a great day.
Thank you so much for all your post.
Please, keep it coming to the usual address because we love
receiving it and displaying it in our wonderful studio.
But now, it's time to get
a little bit serious because all week
on the Fan Club we've been giving you clues to crack a code
all about our brand-new competition.
I can reveal that the message was...
"Only super spies can crack Code-Breaker."
And that is indeed because our brand-new competition,
which is amazing, is called Code-Breaker.
Here's Barney with all the details.
For thousands of years they've been protecting the information
we want to keep safe.
From Ancient Egyptians through to modern day,
they're in the technology we use, in our security, codes are everywhere,
But when these codes are broken, they can have a huge impact.
In fact, codebreakers have changed the course of history.
This is Bletchley Park,
once the top secret home of codebreaking in the UK.
It was here in the second world war that a team
of super clever codebreakers were tasked with intercepting
and deciphering Nazi code.
Code that was apparently impossible to crack,
but the team here did it.
And it's the cracking of these codes that experts believe helped
the Allies win the war.
Not only that, the technology developed here nearly 80 years ago
has shaped the way we live our lives today.
And codes have gone from fact to fiction with some of our
most-loved spy stories revolving around breaking code.
In fact, I know one author who loves them more than most.
Hello, I'm Anthony Horowitz, the author of the Alex Rider series
as well as books about James Bond and Sherlock Holmes.
I've always had a fascination with espionage and secret codes,
so I'm delighted to be part of this brilliant Blue Peter competition.
Yes, Anthony has teamed up with Blue Peter to bring you
an incredible competition.
He's created a code that he wants you to break,
and if you can do it, he's got another challenge for you.
Every great spy story needs a villain,
and there are some fantastic ones out there.
Think of Moriarty or Blofeld.
In my own books I've invented Julia Rothman, the head of Scorpio.
Now, it's your chance to add another name to that list.
We want you to create a super villain.
Imagine them going head-to-head with a super spy like Alex Rider
or James Bond or Jason Bourne.
I want to see an imaginative super baddie
with a cool name and a unique feature
that will make them memorable.
Remember, they could be male or female.
Do they even need to be human? You tell me.
The competition already sounds cool,
but wait until you hear about the prize.
The winner will see their own name play a part
in a series of books that has sold over 16 million copies.
I'll write you into my latest Alex Rider adventure, Never Say Die.
Your name in my paperback.
And it doesn't end there.
The winner will get to hang out with Anthony for the day
for a once-in-a-lifetime spy adventure.
See, I told you it was good.
All the details of how to enter are on the Blue Peter website.
Oh, and there's just one more thing.
If you're the winner, or a runner-up in this incredible competition,
you'll earn a Blue Peter orange badge.
-haven't got one of these.
Yes, an orange competition badge could be yours.
So, crack the code, invent a villain and your name could
live forever in the pages of history.
I've actually got goose bumps, it's that good.
We've got Anthony with us right now in the studio. Anthony, welcome.
Can we talk more about this amazing competition?
Let's recap, because the first thing everyone needs to do
is crack a code, and it's not an easy one, is it?
Well, it isn't easy, or it doesn't look easy,
but once you've cracked it,
the secret is very simple, and
then you can use it yourself
and create all sorts of codes
to send your friends.
So that's the first time everyone at home
has seen it - maybe you've already cracked it, if you're a genius.
The next thing you need to do is come up with your villain's name.
Why are they a super villain? What makes them unique?
This is quite a fun task, isn't it?
This is my favourite part when I'm writing the Alex Rider books,
thinking up the bad guy. Male or female, what is it they want to do,
what are they called and what is their evil plan?
I love doing it and I'm sure kids will have
a lot of fun in this competition too.
Let's talk about the reason you should apply -
of course, the prizes.
First of all you'll get your hands on a Blue Peter orange badge.
-I have one here, it's very rare.
-They are indeed.
Secondly, this is absolutely crazy, you will get...
Please verify this, Anthony.
..your name inside the paperback version of the Alex Rider series.
It is absolutely true, if you entered and won it there
would be a character in that book called Radzi Chinyanganya...
You even pronounced it correctly!
..and you would be a friend to Alex Rider, part of the action,
I'll write him into the paperback version of that book,
and that's something money can't buy, a really special treat.
-If only we were 15, Linds.
-Can we enter? Please?
I know, and it gets even better,
because you even get to have a spy adventure day with your good self.
That is absolutely true, although sadly,
my lips are sealed as to the actual details of the day.
All I can say is, it's going to be a lot of fun, adventure,
-it's going to be learning how to be a spy like Alex Rider.
-Can we enter?
It's worth saying, if you do enter, by the way, get your name
right on that form, otherwise we're going to spell it wrong in the book.
Please also jump on the website for all the terms and conditions,
-as well, make sure postage is PERFECT.
-I like doing this bit, don't I?
If you do a large envelope like this,
you will need a large envelope stamp.
Now, can you tell us what Alex Rider is currently up to?
Give us some details.
The new book, well, it begins where the last one,
Scorpia Rising, ended. Alex is alone, he's in America,
he thinks his best friend Jack Starbright is dead,
but then he receives an e-mail out of the blue that sends him on
an adventure which begins in Egypt, takes him all over the world,
brings him up against some serious criminal, with the question,
"Is Jack really alive?"
OK, so to anyone sitting at home going,
-"I really want to enter", what would your advice be?
-Enter, go do it!
Have fun, give it a go and maybe we'll meet.
Anthony, thank you so much for coming in.
Remember, if you want to enter,
you've got until Thursday the 29th of June at 12 noon.
So go and get creative, get your entries in.
-Anthony, I love when you're on BP. Stick around.
-Linds, do a make!
I'm going to go this way to do an incredible spy make,
which hopefully will in-SPY-re you.
How clever is that? We are joined by some amazing BP fans.
Hello, team, how you doing?
-What's your name?
-My name's Charlotte.
-And what's your name?
You are both mega BP fans, aren't you?
You love books and you love makes,
so I've got a feeling this is going to go very well.
What are we going to be doing today?
So we are going to be making a book, but it's not just any ordinary book.
This is no ordinary book - tell me more.
As when you open the cover and pull out the tab...
We've got some secrets in there. This is great.
-Do you think we should all make it together, live on the telly?
What are we going to need for our secret book?
Secret things are very important - high five.
You read that beautifully, well done.
The first thing you need to do is print off your template
from the BP website, it looks something like this.
You can make your own, be creative, we've gone for
the Code-Breaker one cos we're obsessed with Code-Breaker today.
The next thing you need to do is grab your cereal box, like so.
Turn it on its side like that.
And then simply wrap around your Code-Breaker template, like that.
The next thing you need to do is
cut all the way around that Code-Breaker template until
you have something which looks a little bit like this. There you go.
And as you can see, on the other side,
I've covered it in a bit of coloured paper.
The next thing we need to do is make our magical box.
So, to do that,
you're going to need a bit of leftover bits of cereal box.
And cut them into four. Hello, I've lost one. Oh, no.
Into four rectangles.
You will have one that it is about 18 centimetres by five.
Two big ones.
And then, two that are about 10 centimetres by five centimetres.
The most important bit is that they fit inside your book like that
so that you can store all your amazing secrets.
Now, you are having a good old time over here,
because once we've covered them in white paper, and put
a bit of blue paper on the other side, what do we need to do?
Well, you need to use a ruler and pencil to make the pages
by drawing lines on the card.
OK, show the camera.
Let's get a nice old shot of that. Well done, you.
So, once you have done that all the way round - it will take you
a while, but you carry on, you're doing very well - you're going to
get a kind of hollow rectangle that looks something like this.
And we just simply put a bit of sticky tape there
to keep it all together.
Now, in terms of storing your secret bits,
the next thing you need to do is make your little secret lid.
So, to do that, grab another piece of coloured paper.
Put your rectangle over the top like so and then,
once you've carefully got it in place, draw all the way around it.
And you can see that we've left a one centimetre border.
That's really, really important.
Once you have drawn around it, you need to grab - hello -
your scissors, and simply cut the corners like that. Be quite neat.
we've got three...
You're watching me like a hawk
because you've already done this bit very well. And four.
And once you have done that, you need to fold them inwards.
Is that inwards? Yes. Good.
Fold them in like so and this is going to start to make our box.
When you have gone all the way around...
Mine's not very neat, we'll use yours.
Let's show the camera yours because it is lovely.
What have you done there, Charlotte?
So, what I have done here is I have stuck all these corners down
and folded them.
And, then, there is this little part here that you can pull
and it will reveal your secret stuff.
She's a legend. OK, so, thank you,
We've got our lid, we're getting there.
The next thing you need to do is grab your hollow rectangle
like so, place it exactly where you want it,
and remember to put a bit of PVA underneath.
Plonk it down in place,
and once you have done that - hello, top tip alert -
you need to get a weight, it can be a dictionary or a large book,
I'm using the Sellotape, boom, it's on there,
it's holding it down and it's keeping it in the right place.
Once it is properly dry... We'll let that right down here.
..you should have something that looks a little bit like this.
There you go, isn't that clever?
And you can store all your secret things inside there.
-I think we should get the lid on, shouldn't we?
-Shall we do it?
Let's carefully place it on. You've put the tab there...
And once it's on, it's something like that.
Look, you have your very own secret book, it's incredible.
Now, when we shut the lid, all your secrets are in there.
Which one do you like? There are so many different designs.
I like this one because it has got a gold Blue Peter badge,
-and Anthony Horowitz and...
-And Chris Riddell has got one as well.
-And Chris Riddell.
-It's a gold badge party today, isn't it?
You really can do anything. Be creative.
I love the Shelley one we've got as well. They're all brilliant.
Guys, thank you for helping me, and well done,
live telly is not easy, is it? You smashed it.
All the details that you need
are on the Blue Peter website, so head there and check them all out.
-Shall I take this over to Anthony as a surprise?
-Shall we do it?
-Well done, guys. Thank you.
Didn't they do well?
-And didn't Lindsey's nails look absolutely delightful.
-What did you think, Anthony?
-Would you like it?
-I love it. Can I keep it?
-Of course you can.
Now, earlier in the show, we started playing Spot Shelley.
The question is, where was she hiding?
Let's take a look here.
She was on the cube of the very microphone that I was using
to do the interview. Lauren, who was the very first person to spot her?
I will tell you.
Erm, Sparkle Princess Book Lover.
-A round of applause.
-A round of applause.
-And remember to get onto the Fan Club Live chat
to chat to all these amazing authors straight after the show.
Make sure you're watching next week,
it's going to be a stomper - that's not a thing.
-But it's BBC Music Day. Yeah, but we've got Stomp in.
-I see what you did there.
-It is going to be loud and great.
I'm also going to use my muscles in a very strange way.
I've got a wool sack on my back and I run up a hill
and these things turn to lead, basically.
Wow. Speaking of hills, Morley-Hughes is here,
-she's climbed Everest twice.
-That was a link.
-She's a legend.
Guys, thank you so much for coming in.
-We'll see you next week.