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Over 9,000 of you entered our Design A Dragon competition
and we're going through your designs.
They are amazing and now it's time to find out who's won this
-You ready, Radz?
-Let's do it, Linds.
-And welcome to Blue Peter.
I am so excited because on today's show we are going to reveal
the winner for our Design A Dragon competition.
In fact, Radz, I can't wait any longer. I'm just going to do it now.
So, the winner of Blue Peter's Design A Dragon competition is...
-We've got a whole lot of show to get through.
Yeah, case in point, Radio 1's Greg James
and Chris Smith are in the house to play a very special game.
We like that a lot.
As well as that,
Radzi and I go head-to-head in a very exciting golf challenge.
-It's pretty serious and pretty fun.
-It is a lot of fun.
We also go behind the scenes at London 2017 to see how the
iconic London stadium goes through a whole lot of changes.
And this lovely lady, we call her Shelley, where is she?
She's somewhere in today's show.
If you see her, jump on to the fanclub
and let us know via a comment.
Radz, she's off.
I really am so excited. Can we just reveal the winner
or can we at least have a sneak peek at the competition, please?
Go on, then, Linds. OK, so back in May, as you well know,
we launched the fantastic competition called
Design A Dragon, giving you the chance to design
a dragon that will sit in pride of place on the great pagoda
in the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.
-So, do you want to see the top 30?
-Come on, let's do it.
-Let's see them.
-These look amazing, don't they, Radz?
-They really do.
This is the six-to-eight-year-old category
and the quality is just off the charts.
It's funny you say that cos Cressida Cowell, one of the judges,
actually said, "Have we got the wrong category?
"Are these really the six-to-eights? They're that good."
I'm not surprised. It really is fantastic, this competition.
The second category is the 9-to-11-year-olds,
and, once again, look at the colour, look at the detail.
They've been so creative with their dragons.
You can see ones that go invisible, Chinese lanterns, there's a guitar.
There's a bit of everything.
And the good news is, if you can see your entry on here,
all top 30 entries get yourselves a fantastic competition winners'
Blue Peter orange badge.
And this, by the way, the 12-to-15-year-olds,
these look like professional artists.
I think professional artists did these.
I don't believe this is the 12-to-15 category. It is that good.
Look at some of those sketches.
If you've been watching very carefully,
you will have actually seen the winner of the competition.
-Can I say who it is?
But we will reveal at the end of the show the top six and indeed the
winning entry so perhaps pause the show now, rewind,
decide your winner and see if you got it right.
And if you can see yours, massive, massive well done to you.
-Linds, what we going to do now?
-I don't know.
-What are we going to do now, Radz?
-I've had an idea.
So today marks the start of the 146th Golf Open Championships.
-Shall we reminisce?
-Oh, we love golf.
-Shall we get in the mood?
-Let's play a bit of golf.
-No, I said golf, Linds.
-Watch this. You'll like it.
We've come to a very special golf club in Watford
for another Blue Peter challenge.
I've got a golf ball. All I need now is a tee to put it on.
Well, Radzi, you are in luck.
No, Linds, one of these.
Yes, so my golfing knowledge isn't great but this game is over 500
years old and in that time, golf has developed a language all of its own.
-Now some of the clubs are called irons.
-That's right. Hello.
No, Linds, this is an iron.
-And some are known as woods.
No, THIS is a wood.
And one is even called a sand-wedge.
-I think I need some help.
-Well, you're in luck, Linds.
Let me introduce you to two of the country's best golfers,
pro superstars Charley Hull
and Andrew "Beef" Johnston.
What is the very first thing we need to know?
First thing we'll probably do is start off with the grip.
You can't control how you hit the ball
unless you hold the club correctly.
-All right, first thing you do, left hand on top.
And then right hand comes on, connects, and then you can
put your little finger over the top of that finger like that.
-Or put them in between. Whatever's more comfortable.
-Yeah, more in between there.
-That's the grip sorted.
-What comes next?
-For me, it's all about the stance.
The stance - how you stand when you hit the ball.
Without the right stance, you don't stand a chance.
-First, put your feet together.
-Oh, together, right.
-Then move your left foot a little bit to the left.
And then your right foot triple the distance to the right.
-So actually my centre of balance is behind where the ball will be?
That's a game-changer.
Grip sorted. Stance sorted.
-What happens next?
-Time to hit the ball.
That went a long way.
In golf, the way you hit the ball is called your swing.
Something Charley just made look so easy.
Wow, it's amazing how difficult we are making this look.
Just practise clipping the blue tee in the practice ring.
-Without the ball there?
-Yeah, without the ball.
Yeah, like that, and then give it a go with the ball,
so you're trying to just hit the same spot every time.
Now I have a feel for where I'm aiming, things start to improve.
I actually can't believe I hit it.
So Lindsey can actually hit it now.
Charley, I need some help.
Just good posture.
Get your stance good and just feel confident in your swing.
-Ooh, good, Radz.
Mum, look at that.
-That was a really good strike.
I like that one.
Well, that's lucky because the golf doesn't end there, Radzi.
As day becomes night, this place transforms into topgolf.
Like normal golf but hi-tech.
It's the perfect place for our next head-to-head challenge.
Topgolf is played around the world and players earn
points by getting their ball into different parts of the target.
Now today we're each going to have ten balls and the winner is
the person that gets the most points from that yellow target.
I love this challenge.
The yellow target we're aiming for has been split into nine parts
and you can only score points on each section once.
But we're not playing alone. I'm teaming up with The Beef!
And I'm being joined by Charley.
It's time to do our swing.
Me first. Watch me, Linds.
Yes, still watching, Radz.
OK, so no points for me.
Come on, Charley. I'm keeping the faith.
Oh, beautiful! Get in the nine.
It's not nine, but it's a five. We'll take it.
OK, my turn. Oh, way too fast.
Yeah, miles past the target.
Beef! What a start!
Me again. No, it's not going to be a nine.
It's not even going to be in.
OK, didn't hit the target. I'm just warming up.
Come on, Charley, I believe in you. You can keep us in this.
This is why they're professionals.
That's what I'm talking about. We lead 14-9.
Oh, it's a beauty.
Back in the lead!
No-one scores for a full round
until Beef is back.
-It's an eight, isn't it?
-He's got the eight!
That gives us a nine-point lead.
Can we come back from this?
Charley picks up another two points.
That's the one. But Beef gets another one as well.
So with one more round to go, Lindsey's team leads 24-16.
We can still win this.
I would ideally get an eight or a seven, or just on target.
Think eight. Think eight.
No, just go in. Stay in. Stay...
Come on, Charley. Get an eight and we can draw. I believe in you.
Keep the faith.
-Come on, eight! Come on, eight! Come on, eight!
Oh, it's a one. Not enough!
Yes! The title's ours.
-We did it.
-Yes, we did.
-I could not have done it without this man.
You were amazing.
-Actually, do you guys have a spare pair of trousers with you?
I thought all golfers brought one...
in case you got a hole-in-one.
-Cos you... Better than a birdie...
-Cos you get...
See, you can't beat Russell and Beef. We are the dream team.
Now on to something a little different.
Fans of Radio 1 are going to love these guys.
They're very well known for their banter on the Drivetime Show.
Please welcome Greg James and Chris Smith.
-Hello, guys. Thanks for coming on BP.
-Thanks for having us.
-Are these your first badges?
-Yes, they are.
-Yes, this is the greatest achievement of our lives.
-Of the week...?
Guys, we're so happy you are here but we're even happier
-cos you've done one of these, you've done a book.
Which is great. Tell us more about Kid Normal, Greg.
Well, we're very happy to be here, first of all,
cos we love Blue Peter. This book is called Kid Normal.
It stars that boy on the front, called Murph,
and he's 11 and he goes to a new school but he accidentally gets
enrolled in a school for superheroes and he has no superpowers.
So he has to work out how to survive in that school, but he has a plan.
-Just leaving it there.
-We don't want to spoil it.
-He's got a plan, we're not going to say any more.
-Tell you the end.
-What was Greg like to write with? Be honest, now.
Absolute nightmare. No. No, not at all. He's been brilliant.
It's been really fun writing a book together cos we can act out
the characters to each other and make each other laugh with
-loads of stupid stuff like making up villains who are half wasp.
-And eat a lot of pizza. We've eaten a lot of pizza.
You've obviously worked out a lot cos imagine
if you were coming in here huge after writing a book.
Yeah, we had about one pizza per 100 words, Lindsey.
-Loads of treats.
Now, tell us about Murph, cos he's always wrong place, wrong time.
Bless him. Is that based on anyone, Greg?
Well, Murph is a bit of Chris and a bit of me, really.
But also when you read it
you'll realise there's a lot of Murph in everybody.
It's that feeling of when you go to a new school or anywhere
when you're that sort of age, everyone's massive
and everyone's brilliant at stuff and you're just sort of bleh.
-I think everyone can relate to Murph a little bit.
He has his own little way of working things out.
That's the best thing about writing a story.
You can make yourself the hero
-and make really cool stuff happen to you.
-Does Murph like pizza?
-He loves pizza.
OK, listen, we want to put your superhero skills...
Sorry to just chuck your book but it's game time.
We're putting them to the test, OK? You've each got cards next to you.
You're going to have 30 seconds. The rules are simple.
30 seconds to act out your superhero powers that are on those cards
and, by the way, it is all to play for cos the winner's going to
get one of these - the Blue Peter Golden Cape.
-CHORAL VOICES SING
Come on. Yeah, look. It looks like this. It's beautiful.
So, really, guys, the pressure is on. All right?
It's also going to be judged by our superhero judge.
Who is the superhero judge?
I thought you'd never ask, Greg. Bring him in!
-Yes! Hello, my friends.
I am a Wolfman, so named
because of the place I come from - Wolverhampton.
It's tenuous but I'm going with it. My voice has suddenly changed.
I have the power to control tortoises with my mind.
I have an encyclopaedic knowledge of professional wrestling,
I can fit an entire stationery cupboard upon my hair.
-Radz, are you OK?
-No, I'm very unwell.
-Where's the accent from?
-I don't know what's happening.
-Right, we haven't got long. 30 seconds.
-Where's Radzi gone?
Chris, you're up first.
-Ready? Three, two, one. Off you go.
-Yes, super strength.
Yes, yes, yes, yes.
-You're a wolf.
And you're changing into a thing which is a tortoise.
OK, pass, pass, pass.
-It's a lip.
-With a beard.
Oh, super, cape, hero! KLAXON
-Yes, running fast, super-speed.
OK, stop, stop, time is up.
You scored four. Well done.
Sit down and get your breath back.
-Greg, do you think you can beat that?
I'm not going to throw the cards cos that was dangerous, genuinely.
-Sorry about that.
-Danger is my middle name.
Off you go.
Time. Late. Lindsey Russell.
You're good at this.
-Shrinking power. Tiny.
Talking to animals!
You can't say it!
Underwater. Hold your breath. Swim.
-Time is up. Sit down.
-At the end of that, you scored four as well.
You're going to have to share that cape.
You can sit with it round both of you on the way home.
-Guys, thank you so much for coming in.
-I think we have it like that.
Also, let's go have a look at some of our amazing Blue Peter post.
-Come this way, guys.
-Come on, come on.
-We're sharing the cape.
Come over this way and check out this week's big badge wall
covered in all your wonderful post. Guys, what do you make of it?
This is incredible. Sorry, I was just talking to this,
it's so lifelike.
So lifelike, isn't it? A bit of post I especially love this
week is from Noor, who's six, from Manchester. Check this out.
They've made the pagoda in Kew Gardens.
They've improvved with the colours, which I like.
And not long now to find out whose dragon is going to be
calling that place their home very soon.
-This is our favourite, though.
-Go on. Who is it from?
This is from Morgan in mid Wales, who's six, and he wanted to
make a sandcastle that would never get swept away by the tide.
-Look at that.
Love this flag at the top. A lovely Welsh valley with a little lamb on.
That is attention to detail, right there.
Now, Mia, Wolfman does not like this post. Wolfman loves this post.
The perfect replica of this man Radzi or whatever his name is,
dressed as a wrestler. What a great sport that is.
-You've changed the accent.
I am an evolving amorphous, Lindsey.
I've never seen Wolfman and Radz in the same room, either. You know?
-Lindsey, my work here is done. Goodbye, puny humans.
Thank you so much, guys, for coming in today.
-We've loved having you here.
-Thank you. It's been great.
If you want even more of these two, head to the BP website.
It's all there. Loads more chat and fun.
And thank you to you lot at home
for sending in all your wonderful post.
Don't forget, your Blue Peter badge can get
you into over 200 attractions across the UK...
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-That's a good one. One of the best we've ever done. Hey, Radz.
-That's quite a transformation.
-Yeah, I know. It's fine.
It's fine. No-one saw anything.
-I'll leave that there.
-You've got something in your hair, mate.
-I couldn't... I can't see anything.
-Do the next bit.
OK, if you thought that was good, which it wasn't, let's be honest,
this is going to be a lot better.
There's a place in London that draws crowds from miles around
and this summer, it's hosting
the biggest athletics event on the planet.
-This is London Stadium.
Barney, I'm trying to make a film here.
Yeah, so am I, thank you very much.
Just take a look at this place.
That is a feat of precision engineering.
It hosts Premier League matches, it hosts rugby matches, pop concerts,
athletics and it's got a really cool slide.
A slide? It doesn't matter, we're not talking about that right now.
We're talking about scale.
-This place was built for the Olympics.
Excuse me, Radz.
There we go.
Hey, where are you going?
Although it was built for the London 2012 Olympic Games,
the stadium was always intended to be used again
and again for different events
so after the Olympics, the stadium had its top floor removed,
the roof replaced
and the ground floor completely re-engineered.
They also build a roof that's twice the size of the original one.
That makes it the biggest of its kind in the world.
They used 6km of cable, that weighed a total of 930 tonnes.
That's as heavy... That's the same weight, right, as...
You know what? Nothing is that heavy.
Look at it.
It's now possible to host football matches, concerts,
motor sport events and this summer it's home to
the London 2017 World Athletics Championships
and the Anniversary Games.
And that's why we're here.
The Anniversary Games is just around the corner, so that
stadium is being turned from its last set-up
into an athletics stadium.
It is a huge deal and I can't wait to get inside.
Every year since the London 2012 Olympics,
the Anniversary Games has hosted the world's best athletes right
here in the stadium and we've come to help them get ready.
We're just two days away from the big event and as you will see
and hear today, work is well under way.
And the guy in charge of all that is called Chris
and that's who I'm going to meet now.
-Chris, nice to meet you.
-Hi, Barney, welcome to London Stadium.
-Thank you very much. You're the project manager.
-I am one of the
-project managers, yeah.
-You've been getting ready for a big event
-for quite a while.
We've had a busy summer,
so we've been moving seats, so we have to skate them.
We use what we call air skates, which is really high-pressure air
which actually goes down on to the surface
and just lifts the seats just ever so much off the ground.
Like a massive puck on an air hockey table?
-That's exactly what it's like.
And what we've had is the track protection down,
so that's protected the track and the playing surface whilst
we've had the concerts.
OK, so as you know, I'm here today to help.
So you need to see Greg, our groundsman.
He's just over there, so go and introduce yourself.
With the seats in place and the track revealed,
the team are now working on the finishing touches to the stadium.
Every line and blade of grass has to be just right for the athletes,
so it's time for Barney to get gardening.
-If you want to grab the bucket.
So, all it is, is just a light scattering of grass seed
-where you can see the bare patches.
-As easy as that.
-Here we go.
-As easy as that.
-How long for this to grow?
I should say we should see that growing in about five days.
-Is that all?
-That's all it is, yeah.
-Nice sprinkling, Barn.
But you'll have to keep going to fill it all in,
because this lawn needs nearly 400 kilos of grass seed, so...
-Barney, how did you get on?
Really good, bucket's empty, so we're all done.
-Are we going to build some sandcastles?
-I'll get the bucket.
What we do, we're getting the long-jump pits ready for topping up
-with some more sand.
-In preparation for Sunday's event.
-So over to you.
So if it all fails elsewhere and you need some
grass for your garden or your sandpits raking, give me a call.
OK, Barn, that's enough of you. I'm taking over this one.
So it's Sunday morning and the crowds are arriving and I've
come here to find out what all this conversion business is all about.
The atmosphere is buzzing, by the way and this is a happy dance.
I could watch this all day. This is the warm-up track.
Some of THE best athletes in the world are all here getting
themselves mentally and physically ready, and then the best bit is,
we're going to see them in there very soon.
After weeks of preparation, the stadium is finally ready
and the crowd are all seated.
It's time for the athletics to begin.
There's so much going on.
In athletics, it's not just one thing that happens,
there's track events, there's pole vault, there's long jump all
happening now, and they've just crossed the finish line!
I love athletics!
The long jump's under way.
That's the very same pit that Barney raked yesterday.
Let's hope his raking is good enough for an international athlete.
And of all the international athletes, there's
one who could call this stadium practically his second home -
-Sir Mo Farah.
-Mo Farah cheered on by this huge crowd.
-One question for you, Mo.
-You got an incredible reaction.
-What does this stadium mean to you?
-This stadium means
everything to me, this is where I made my breakthrough,
this is where I became Olympic champion,
this is where my life has changed and I love the people,
I love the stadium, and I just get emotional, you know?
I was getting ready before the race
and I was, like, getting really nervous.
You're a superstar, Mo. Thank you very much indeed.
What a day it's been and do you know what?
More so than the athletics,
actually it's seeing how this stadium has transformed,
whether it be the track, the field, the seats, everything,
it's been so good to get behind-the-scenes with Barney
and see it all come together.
And speaking of Barney, I wonder where he got to?
He'd better not be messing around in the giant slide, you know?
Whoa! That was good.
-He's a very happy man.
-Happy dance all over the shop.
-I love athletics!
Please can we do our winners in the Design A Dragon comp, please?
Let's do it. So early in the show,
we showed you our top 30 entries for our Design A Dragon competition.
Now, as you can see, the standard was so very high.
The judges actually really struggled whittling it down
to 30 from over 9,000 of you that entered.
-That is ridiculous, isn't it?
-But whittle it down they did,
so in the three categories, they chose their favourite two entries,
leaving us with a top six.
-Shall we have a look?
-Let's have a look.
-Let's walk this way.
So the top two in age six to eight category, first we've got Amar.
Now, his dragon is incredible.
It's called Synth and it makes energy from nature.
It's ridiculous. He's labelled it, he's gone into so much detail.
They were so impressed. And the other dragon is by Freya.
Now, this dragon is called Goldie, who make weeds go away
and makes flowers bloom instead, so it's a very green dragon.
We like that a lot. Well done.
And on to the 9-to-11-year-old category.
Kick things off with Hannah's design.
Her dragon is called Dazzler and it glows up and actually glows
the Chinese lanterns to help guide Dazzler along the way.
Now over to Florence's incredibly colourful design.
Her dragon is called Fargesia and it protects endangered plants.
Look at the detail in that, it's incredible, this.
These are amazing. I don't know how they chose.
Let's have a look at the ages 12 to 15 category.
The top two, we'll start with Annie's dragon.
Now, this dragon is called Tempers.
It is beautiful and you can see on the wing there,
it reflects the past, the present and the future
and she's even included a mini pagoda.
How creative is that? And then we'll move on to Tia's dragon.
Now this one is wonderful.
It's called Scraps and he can actually rebuild himself into
other things using little scraps of metals like forks and screws.
-They're amazing. I don't know how we have a winner, but we do.
and we can only choose one winner.
Our judge Cressida Cowell described our winning
design as being creative, imaginative
and original and perfectly appropriate for Kew.
-So, here we go. Can I finally do it?
-Let's do it.
The winner of Blue Peter's Design A Dragon competition that will
sit pride of place at the pagoda at Kew Gardens is...
Come on over, Florence.
Oh, well done, you, and look at that big smile.
How does it feel to have an orange badge on and actually be the winner
-of this competition?
-I mean, it feels amazing, it's so cool
to think that it's going to be on top of the pagoda.
It is. You've done that. It's going to be designed by real artists.
It will be. Can you talk us through your design? Because it genuinely...
I have no idea how you came up with this.
Well, I found this bamboo on the internet, which is called
a Blue Dragon bamboo and I thought it'd be really perfect.
And then I, like, cut out lots of different leaves
and collaged them together.
You can tell you spent so much time on this and you've done
so much research into your dragon, which the judges loved.
What's that moment going to be like when you go to Kew Gardens and
you look up at the pagoda and you can see your dragon standing there?
It's going to be incredible. Yeah, I can't wait.
-Are you really proud of yourself?
-Yeah, I am.
You should be and your family are here today and they're going,
"Go on, go on, Florence!" Well done, you.
Florence, E-normous congratulations and to every single person who
managed to get their entry on this board or indeed inside the top 30.
Well done, you. I bet you're so excited,
but we have actually got some other very exciting news for our top
five entries that you can see on the board here,
because actually they are also going to be made into dragons in a
dragon trail that leads the public to see your dragon on the pagoda.
-How cool is that?
-Round of applause! APPLAUSE
-Well done, top five.
Well done to all of you who sent in post.
We love it when you send in post, just like this a lot.
So from dragons to dinosaurs, check out what Sophie's made.
A dinosaur called the Gorgeousaurus. Of course that's what it's called!
What a name
and what a hairdo. Looks a little bit like mine.
She says it likes bows, high heels, hats and earrings.
And that's got you your very own Blue Peter badge.
Ahem! Now, Barney, you will love this one.
I'm using a posh accent, you see,
because it's you in the Victorian era, because Emily
and Isabelle from Wigan have teamed up to create this masterpiece.
Look at your 'tache and you're even saying, "I look handsome."
Oh, you modest devil, you.
Ben from Edinburgh, you are a genius.
You've perfectly recreated Barney's recent mountain bike challenge.
Look how happy he is to be stood next to a bike with shiny
wheels and 3-D clouds.
Those clouds, by the way, contained an awful lot of rain on the day,
so Barney got wet, but he also loved every minute of it.
So Sophie, Emily, Isabelle and Ben, you've all got style, you've
all got skill and you've now all got your very own Blue Peter badge.
That is nearly it for this week's show.
As ever, we've been playing Spot Shelley.
She was very cheeky this week.
Look, you can see there, she was hiding on Radzi's mask.
-Cheeky little Shelley.
-What an attractive superhero!
If you want to find out if you won this week,
get on to BP Fan Club Live straight after the show
and while you're online, there's loads to do.
Check this out.
Check out our top 30 dragon designs.
Greg James and Chris Smith.
Here's one I made earlier. Hahaha!
Don't touch what you can't afford.
Can you work out where Shelley is?
This is where the adventures start.
Exclusive chats with Cars 3 stars
and our emoji dream generator.
Get it all on the Blue Peter website.
Make sure you watch next week's show
because we're getting muddy with the Royal Marine Commandos.
As well as that, the Summer Badge Challenge is back
with the Big Badge Boat Bonanza. It's going to be good.
That was alliteration, Linds.
-Let's say goodbye.
-See you next week.
Over 9,000 Blue Peter fans entered, now find out who is the winner of the Design a Dragon competition. Also, see London Stadium get transformed for a summer of athletics, and check out Radio 1's Greg James' and Chris Smith's super powers.