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Coming up on today's live Blue Peter,

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from micro pigs to blue tongued skinks,

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we reveal the cleverest animals at Britain's largest pet show.

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His legs will grow into his body. This is evolution in progress.

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He's photographed everyone from Adele to the Queen,

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now celebrity photographer Rankin tells you

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his secrets for taking the perfect portrait.

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Plus, a Doctor Who exclusive, we will be revealing a brand-new

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mini-episode, written by three Blue Peter viewers.

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-What was your favourite part of the story?

-Good question!

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I like that you brought in a Weeping Angel.

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-Which are my favourite monster.

-Me too!

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-Hello!

-Hello!

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Welcome to Blue Peter, welcome to you and welcome to the cats!

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-Socks and Cookie here, everybody.

-It's nice to see you, boys.

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Barney's a little bit offended, clearly.

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He's over the moon they're back in the studio(!)

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"I'm out of here! Cats, who wants to know?"

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These two cats are the most showbiz you will ever find in TV,

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in fact, only a couple of days ago,

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they took centre stage at one of the biggest pet shows in Britain.

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Some viewers went along to say hello and give them a stroke as well.

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I think Socks and Cookie really have got it sussed.

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They sit around looking pretty,

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getting pampered all day by their adoring fans, and us!

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Clever.

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But with so many animals at the pet show,

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were they the cleverest ones there?

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We sent Naomi Wilkinson from Live & Deadly to find out.

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It's the biggest pet show in Britain,

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where hundreds of pets will spend the weekend being stroked,

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groomed and applauded by over 16,000 visitors.

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You're a bit different to other cats!

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This is the London Pet Show, and I'm about to meet its two biggest stars.

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You may not recognise them outside the Blue Peter studio,

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but these are none other than our own lovable felines,

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Socks and Cookie.

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But what goes on inside that ridiculously cute and fluffy head?

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A cat's brain might be over 45 times smaller than ours,

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but they are super clever in their own way.

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A cat can measure its surroundings just by using its whiskers.

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They are very good at finding their way home and, if they fall,

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they can adjust their body so they always land on their feet.

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Plus, they never need a bath like you or I do.

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That's because they have got tiny hooks on their tongue

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that act like a hairbrush,

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so they can clean their whole body without water.

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That is pretty smart!

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So, cats are brainy, but are they the cleverest pet at the show?

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My mission is to find out.

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Pets come in all shapes and sizes,

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but more and more people are keeping farmyard animals as family pets.

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Look at these guys, they are called micro pigs.

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They are exactly like a normal pig, but they are half the size.

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Does that mean they are half as clever?

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Let's ask experienced micro pig breeder Olivia.

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It's believed the pigs are highly intelligent. In fact,

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they might be the fourth most intelligent animal.

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There's only 2% difference in DNA between humans and pigs.

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-'Hmm, surprising!'

-OINK! OINK!

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A pig's brain is about the size of a clenched fist

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and a micro pig's brain is even smaller than that.

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But Olivia thinks micro pigs are just as clever as normal pigs,

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pointing to their strong memories as evidence.

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They can remember humans, other animals,

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pigs will only do their toilets far from where they eat,

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they have a designated toilet area, which makes them very clean.

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Do they have any other skills that prove their intelligence?

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Pigs are natural escape artists. So if you are going to keep pigs,

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you have to have very strong fencing.

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They will find the weakest point and they will escape.

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So, pretty clever and very cute.

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With their excellent memory, clean toilet habits

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and escape artist skills, micro pigs get four clever points out of five.

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Not too far from the traditional farm animals is a tropical jungle.

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This is the area where all the exotic pets are kept.

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I am talking chameleons, snakes, lizards, spiders.

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Surely there has got to be some serious brainpower here.

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And if anyone knows, it's this guy.

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Crocodile Joe is an expert in everything

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from 13-foot boa constrictors to poisonous tarantulas,

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so who better to fill me in on the smartest exotic pet?

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This is a blue tongued skink. These animals come from Australia.

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-It's like a cross between a lizard and the snake.

-Absolutely.

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Look at his skin.

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He has got scales exactly like a snake, not of a lizard.

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He is actually evolving into a snake.

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His legs will grow into his body.

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It has taken millions of years for him to get like that.

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But this is evolution in progress.

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The skink gets its name from its blue tongue,

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which it uses as a defence mechanism.

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He will stick his tongue out - bleurgh! Like that.

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Just to deter other predators that are going to try and eat him.

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'Pretty clever,

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'and all that from an animal with a brain the size of a baked bean.

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'But Joe is not finished yet.'

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This one has actually lost the end of his tail.

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It's usually about here, and that's another defence mechanism.

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What he'll do, he'll shake his tail, the tail will come off,

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the predator will come up and eat the tail

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and that gives him the opportunity to get away.

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He is actually regenerating, regrowing his tail.

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And he will get his tail back within about two years.

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-Wow, you are a clever little thing.

-He is smart, really clever.

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With its ingenious defence mechanisms,

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the blue tongued skink is smarter than it looks,

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so we are giving it three clever points out of five.

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Over at the arena, everything from bouncing bunnies to

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duck-herding dogs are performing for the crowds.

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But there is one performer that has honed its skills to the max,

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Levi the dog.

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Mary, I have got to try and find the cleverest animal here today.

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-How intelligent is Levi?

-Levi is very intelligent.

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He knows lots of things, lots of words, lots of actions.

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The brain of a medium-sized dog is around 20 times smaller than

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a human's, yet Levi has learned hundreds of commands

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and can even perform with the added pressure of a live audience.

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He might take commands from you,

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-but will he take instructions from me?

-Yeah, sure he will.

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'I am going to have a go at doing one of Levi's signature moves.

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'It's called the beg.'

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The command is both. Both!

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-And then, face.

-Face!

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NAOMI GASPS

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-Face!

-Oh, Levi!

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Even in his expression, you can see how alert he is,

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-just watching you for the commands.

-Yeah.

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'And now, my turn.'

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Shout his name first to get his attention.

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Levi! Levi! Sit!

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-Both.

-Both!

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-Put your hand up.

-Both! Face!

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-Can I give him some sausage?

-You can.

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You deserve a piece of sausage for that. Amazing! Well done, well done!

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'Levi can follow complicated instructions from a complete

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'novice like me to put on a star performance.

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'That's pretty impressive work and very clever,

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'so I'm giving Levi five clever points out of five.

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'After searching high and low for the cleverest pet at the show,

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'our winner has to be Levi, with an impressive five points.

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'Although I'm pretty sure the real winners are Socks and Cookie.

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'Could life get any better for them?'

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-Helen!

-Yeah?

-Both! Face!

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We are so doing that at parties - brilliant!

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Now I know how Barney the dog feels. Absolutely victimised!

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Right. One of the best ways

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to stimulate your pets' brains is by playing with them.

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So that's exactly what we're going to do now.

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Cookie, you'll enjoy this.

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We're going to road-test three of the latest products designed

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to stimulate your cats' brains. This is called the Bubble Buddy.

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You pull the trigger and bubbles come out the end of it.

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Now, these have been specifically designed

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so they're pet friendly, they won't sting.

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And also, they are bacon scented,

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-cos we all know that cats love bacon!

-He likes it!

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We tried this earlier, by the way, and this is what happened.

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There you are, Cookie, look, bubbles!

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This of course is mental stimulation.

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We're trying to get the brain going.

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And cats like bubbles, so it works really well.

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I like bubbles, even more so now they've got bacon-flavoured ones!

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The next one is the laser pen. As you can see, very effective already!

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This is the typical laser

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you'll have seen before at school, but don't point it in anyone's eyes.

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-Oh, Cookie loves this!

-But as you can see, point it at the floor

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and you get this kind of thing going on. Go on, Cookie!

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We did this earlier on as well, it was just as effective.

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This is brilliant.

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We weren't expecting you to perform when the red light came on!

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This is particularly good,

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because the laser is in the shape of a mouse. So, that's working well.

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Here you go. Socks, however, is not too bothered.

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Not at all, just enjoying the day. "Hello, I'm Socks.

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"I am the king of my throne." Let's look at the Tweeties Wobbler.

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This is the third one we're testing today.

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Basically, in the wild, cats use their hearing to catch their prey.

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And now that their food turns up on a plate or in a bowl,

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they don't really need to do that.

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This stimulates that part of the brain. And Cookie is demonstrating

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beautifully how effective the laser pen still is!

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He's more interested in the laser.

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Oh, whoa, whoa, whoa!

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That's how to stimulate your cat's brain, put a dog in the room!

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You will see your cat achieve new land speed records, everybody.

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There is a Cookie-shaped hole in the door.

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I will go and rescue the cat

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while Barney tells you what's coming up on the rest of today's show.

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What a ledge.

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'He's the celebrity photographer of our time and he's my hero.

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'Rankin reveals his secrets to taking the perfect portrait.'

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Plus, we give you the inside story

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on an exclusive mini-episode of Doctor Who.

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Now, using my love for photography over the past year,

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we've put together a Blue Peter calendar...

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-He's not talking to us.

-He's still in a mood.

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Honestly, we do love you. Check this out, it's fun.

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We've put a calendar together that you can download

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from the Blue Peter website, and every month it has

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a different technique or a different discipline in photography.

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We've had macro-photography, light painting, and today

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we're doing portrait photography and...

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-DROWNED OUT BY BARKING

-Why don't you just tell them?

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I am so excited. I don't even think

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there's a word for how excited I am today.

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I'm getting to meet my photography hero.

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He's called Rankin, the coolest and most famous photographer on earth,

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and I can't believe I'm going to say this, he has agreed to help me

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take the perfect portrait photograph for the Blue Peter calendar.

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Excuse me a second.

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Rankin became well-known after founding an uber-trendy magazine

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and then started to make a name for himself

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as the celebrity portrait photographer of our time.

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Snapping the likes of Harry Potter actress Emma Watson,

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singer Adele and R&B legend Jay-Z.

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When you take a portrait photograph, you have to get quite close

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and intimate to the person you're taking the photo of.

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Whoa, close enough!

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This can make them feel quite awkward,

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which in turn makes it quite tricky to get the right shot.

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So, I have come to Rankin's London studio to get his top tips

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on how to get the best from your subject.

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You know how when you go to a party

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and you find out as you arrive they've got a bouncy castle?

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That's how I feel round about now.

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-Rankin, hi.

-All right?

-I'm very good, yeah.

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Such an honour to meet you, thanks for having me here today.

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I think you're most famous for the celebrity portraits that you do.

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So, you've got a studio,

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you've got a subject right in front of you. Would you take my photo?

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-You want me to take your photograph?

-Yeah.

-OK. Yeah.

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What can I do with you?

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I don't know, you've got a lot to work with, haven't you?

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'While Rankin snaps away, I pick his brain for his portrait secrets.'

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Obviously you have a lot of experience in this.

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What is it you're looking for while you're doing this?

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I'm looking for a kind of connection between you and the camera.

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I always say to people, look through the lens, don't look at it.

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Imagine you're talking to somebody with your eyes.

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-OK.

-There you go.

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What happens if you get a celebrity in here who is quite

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difficult to work with? How do you play that?

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There are techniques you can use, to deal with difficult people.

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Try and make them laugh, try and make a fool out of yourself first

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to make them feel a bit comfortable, that always helps.

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Try and just treat them like normal people,

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which is what I tried to do with the Queen.

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I saw her laughing and I thought, that's what I wanted,

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I wanted you to be the person.

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That's what we really relate to,

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we don't relate to celebrity, we relate to real people.

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Even when I'm photographing people that are not famous, I would always

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let them have a look at the screen and talk them through the ideas.

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I think if you do that you get the best out of people.

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'So, the key to taking the perfect portrait is to

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'make your subject feel comfortable enough to show you the real them.

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'Clearly, Rankin knows what he's doing, because he's captured

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'that cheeky sparkle in my eyes.'

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I think that's good.

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For me, there is a moment

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where you've relaxed and you're looking and...

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I don't know, it's a bit more intimate.

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'But for the calendar I want a photo that I've taken myself

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'using Rankin's tips. And I've got an idea.'

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What I thought we'd do for the Blue Peter calendar is do

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a self-portrait, so you angle your own camera,

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sitting down, taking a picture

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of yourself. Which is very different to what

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-me and you have just done. What's the best approach?

-It can be funny.

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-You can do a funny idea.

-Cross-eyes, all that kind of thing?

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Yeah, you can have fun with it. The reason I actually do self-portraits

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is to remind myself what it's like to be the other side of the camera.

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OK, so we're all set up. We have the camera, the lights

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and something to sit on. Now we need to know how to take it. Any tips?

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Get a family member or a best friend to come in and just give you a hand.

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They're going to have to sit in, to show you where you'll frame up.

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The second thing is to make sure your light makes you look good.

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You want to look cool.

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The third thing is, once you're ready to shoot,

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imagine you're looking through the lens at the person.

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You're talking to them with your eyes.

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-And then, just have fun.

-OK, let's give it a go.

-Yeah.

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'To take my self-portrait, I'm using Rankin's fancy equipment.

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'This lead connects to his very high-tech camera, to take the shot.

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'But if you want to take a self-portrait at home

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'all you need is a camera, or a camera-phone, with a timer on it.'

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That's really funny, that one.

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'And you can be as crazy as you like with your poses, and even use props

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-'to bring out your personality.'

-Brilliant.

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How about the one where I'm leaning forwards, doing a proper laugh?

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'After 20 minutes and about a million clicks,

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'it's time to pick a calendar image for June.'

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-That one. I like that one a lot.

-Yeah, I love that.

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-Fantastic.

-Thank you very much. There you have it.

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It's been such a pleasure. Thank you so much for that.

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Get out there and start taking photos - and enjoy yourself.

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I had such a good time. You can tell, can't you?

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Rankin, thank you so much.

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I love that everybody else now knows you do this when you're excited.

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-Yes, I let myself down a bit there.

-No, you didn't. It was good fun.

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If you want Barney's calendar or just a cool picture,

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head to the Blue Peter website and you can print off your own copy.

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At the bottom, there's a brand-new game you can play.

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All you have to do is click on my face. I'll explain all.

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It's CBBC Stare-Out competition. You have to stare out celebrity stars

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like Tracy Beaker, Young Dracula and Ian and Hacker.

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More recently, you can see my ugly mush.

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If you click on it, then go to "play with webcam",

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the computer is set up to monitor your face

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and it will watch to see when you blink.

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If you do blink, then it will give the game away

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-before you have the chance to cheat.

-This game never gets boring.

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I am extremely good at this game. I have not been beaten yet at this.

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So you really do have your work cut out... Aww, busted!

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You are so predictable, Barney Howard. Speaking of competitions,

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earlier this year we helped Doctor Who launch a competition

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inviting you to write a film for Doctor Who, which would be made.

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Hundreds of schools got involved and load of Blue Peter viewers

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and now the winner has finally been announced.

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We are only moments away from a world exclusive -

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the first play of this mini-episode, written by viewers.

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Let's find out what happens when a writing dream becomes reality.

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-Hi, I'm Rebecca.

-Hi, I'm Livvie.

-And I'm Emily, and we won

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the Doctor Who script-to-screen competition.

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Today, we've come down to the studios in Cardiff

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to watch our script being made into a real film.

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And meet the Time Lord himself.

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DOCTOR: Now, now, now. Hang on. That was meant to happen.

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As part of our prize, we've got the chance to have a studio tour.

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And we're in the TARDIS.

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It feels so weird to actually be on the real Doctor Who set

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and see the actors in the show, like Matt Smith, who plays the Doctor...

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System's malfunctioning. We could be crash landing!

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..and Karen Gillan, who is his trusty assistant, Amy Pond.

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KAREN LAUGHS

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'But before we get to meet the big stars, we are going to talk to

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'Doctor Who producers Marcus and Caroline,

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'who helped to judge the competition,

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'to find out why they chose our script as the winner.'

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What were you looking for in the script?

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We were looking for something that typified Doctor Who stories -

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it had action, adventure, a monster,

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good banter between the Doctor and Amy,

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and also had the Olympic themes, as well.

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Your script had all of these things. It was great.

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What was your favourite part of our story?

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What you did really brilliantly

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was to absolutely get the perfect voice for Matt Smith as the Doctor.

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That just made us really laugh out loud when we read it.

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What does it take to become a scriptwriter?

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You've got to keep on writing.

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You don't need to wait until you grow up,

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just keep on writing and believe that you can do it.

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-HELEN:

-The girls head back to set just as rehearsals are finishing

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and the real filming is about to begin.

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-Action!

-Adventure, it is!

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BANG!

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What's happening? What did you just do?

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-It's so weird seeing them saying the words we wrote.

-I know!

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-I can't believe it!

-I know!

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I set the TARDIS to adventure setting.

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We don't want you to see too much yet, though.

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We don't want to spoil the story.

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-Besides, it's time to go and talk to Matt and Karen now.

-Exciting!

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-What was your favourite part of the story?

-Good question.

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My favourite part of the story is, I think, the Olympic athlete

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bursting in out of nowhere, cos I'm very excited about the Olympics.

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-I liked that you brought in a Weeping Angel!

-My favourite monster.

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-Have you enjoyed practising it?

-Yeah. Yeah, absolutely.

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That is one of the good bits, isn't it?

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We've been rehearsing it this morning,

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running around, trying different things.

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-Yes, it is really fun.

-It is very well written,

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so it makes our jobs easier.

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Do you find the Weeping Angels as scary as we do?

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Yes! Absolutely! They are my favourite monster

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and, I think, the scariest monster.

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'Speaking of those

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'creepy, weepy Angels, one makes an appearance in our story.

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'Time to meet one for real.'

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Well, not quite for real.

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We are on our make-up prosthetics trailer

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and we are now making a Weeping Angel.

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'This is Sarah, who is playing the Weeping Angel in our film today.'

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What I'm mixing up here is our splatter pigments.

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When we're painting skin, we always do it stipple effect,

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which means we get a brush and start flicking it on.

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It gives a lovely stone effect.

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Next, Charlie uses an airbrush to make the veins in the stone.

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He finishes off the detail with a fine brush.

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Then it's off to set, ready for the studio.

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OK, we've got our ten-minute call to be on set.

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We have ten minutes to get Sarah dressed up in our Weeping Angel.

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Then, it is into the stone skirt

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and the creepy angel mask gets stuck on...followed by the hair...

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OK, I'm going to put the eyepieces in.

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..and finally, every angel needs her wings!

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OK.

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But you will have to stay tuned to find out how this angel

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appears in the girls' story, because we're not giving anything away.

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'It's been an amazing day, watching our film being made.'

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If you want to see how it turned out, don't go anywhere.

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It's about to have its premiere, here on Blue Peter!

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And remember, don't blink!

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SCREAMING

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-Nice going!

-Even the music puts me on edge!

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We've been joined by our fabulous writers.

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-Huge congratulations, girls. You must be so chuffed.

-Yes.

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You got to go down and see the set. Was it what you expected?

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No, it was much bigger.

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And you got to meet Matt and Karen. They seemed really nice to you,

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but what were they like on set? Were they nice just for the cameras?

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-No, they were playing tig around the consoles.

-Really crazy!

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-What are you doing?

-You said we were going to watch a movie.

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-Are you sharing that?

-No.

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Typical! Right, ladies, this is your big moment.

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Take it away. Introduce your film.

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Here is our Doctor Who film, Good As Gold.

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Doctor, it says in the Intrepid Universe Traveller handbook

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that to properly call yourself a space traveller,

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you're supposed to have an adventure at least once a week.

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-Well.

-Well, but we haven't had an adventure in ages.

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You're absolutely right. Adventure, it is!

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Ooh! What was that? What did you just do?

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Exactly what you asked me to. I set the TARDIS to Adventure Setting!

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-Sure you didn't set it to Kill Amy and the Doctor Setting?

-Now, now.

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Hang on. That was meant to happen!

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-So was that.

-I'm sure it was.

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Perhaps I should take it down, just a smidge.

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BANG!

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-Oh!

-What is it?

-System's malfunctioning! TARDIS crashing!

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-Ah, great(!)

-OK, TARDIS going down in three...two...one...landing!

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Ah! Now...

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So, where are we, Einstein?

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I'm not quite sure. It appears as though we've landed

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in the middle of an Olympic running track.

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Where am I?

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-And what the heck's happened to your hair?

-Yes, yes, yes.

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Erm, from the look of you, you're an Olympic torch bearer,

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London 2012, if I'm not mistaken. I'm the Doctor, this is Amy,

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and welcome to my spaceship, the TARDIS.

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Oh, and my hair? Well, that's a story for another time.

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Wait! There was something chasing me.

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That's why I didn't see your...box.

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Argh!

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BOTH: Don't blink!

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Hey! How did it do that?

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-Oh, my God, Doctor, what's it doing?

-Trying to steal the Olympic flame

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and destroy the very spirit of respect,

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excellence and friendship it represents.

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Well, at least, it's trying to.

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Ha!

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Wow! Thanks, Doctor. Better get going, though.

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I've got to light the Olympic flame!

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-Here, you deserve this.

-Ah, thank you very much!

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-Good as gold you are, Doctor. Bye.

-Bye!

-Bye!

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Oh, cool!

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Right, where were we? Ah yes, adventure...

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APPLAUSE

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-Absolutely brilliant.

-It strikes me that you're happy.

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-Are you happy?

-ALL: Yeah!

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-Was that what you expected?

-Better!

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Congratulations, ladies. You certainly deserve it. Well done.

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The Doctor definitely deserves a gold badge. We love this,

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because it's got the Olympic theme.

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This Saturday sees the start of our new morning show,

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-Blue Peter's Big Olympic Tour.

-You full?

-Yeah.

-Good. Yes.

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Starting on Saturday, Barney and I will be following

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the Olympic torch all over the country.

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We'll be in Caerphilly. You can find us at 9.00am on the CBBC channel.

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He's having a sugar rush! From 10.00am, if you are anywhere near,

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come and see us, as there'll be loads of things you can try out -

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sporting activities. Here is a peek at what to expect.

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9.00am this Saturday, the start of Blue Peter's Big Olympic Torch,

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coming live from Caerphilly in Wales,

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this new series is your ultimate guide to this summer's Games.

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We'll be joined by one of Britain's greatest Olympians,

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Sir Steve Redgrave.

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COMMENTATOR: Great Britain get the gold medal!

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GB hurdles star Dai Green gives us an exclusive tour of the track.

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As soon as that gun goes, I'm thinking, "Run as fast as you can,

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"attack the first hurdle."

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And we take on four of our celebrity friends

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in our Blue Peter Olympic Challenge.

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You do not want to miss it!

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I think Romeo is hiding his eyes. Who rocks up wearing shades?

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Over the next few Saturdays, we hope to meet lots of you.

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We'll be heading from Caerphilly to Belfast, then Dumbarton,

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Sunderland, Burnley, Wolverhampton, Saffron Walden, the Isle of Wight

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and East London.

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If you are anywhere near, do come down and say hello.

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-There's loads of things for you to try your hand at.

-For more details,

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go to the Blue Peter website...

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If you can't find where we're going to be,

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look out for the massive red trifle biscuits in the sky.

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That's where we're going to be.

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That almost it for today.

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-Next Thursday, we've got lots of Jubilee excitement.

-I cannot wait.

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The Queen's Diamond Jubilee is not far away,

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so we will have our very own Jubilee garden party.

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We'll have games, food

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and some celebrity guests.

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Yes, including Gary Barlow

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and Sara Cox. Gary Barlow will be telling us

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all about the pop concert

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that he is putting on for the Queen's birthday.

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That looks absolutely phenomenal. You feel ill now, don't you?

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Feel a bit sick. Don't eat that much popcorn in one go.

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If you are around, come and see us. If not, we'll see you next week.

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-Have a good one.

-Bye!

-Bye!

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He's photographed everyone from Katy Perry to the Queen. Now celebrity photographer Rankin lets you know his secrets to taking the perfect portrait.

Plus, a Doctor Who world exclusive. We'll be premiering a brand new mini-episode written by three Blue Peter viewers.