Iggy the Puppy Is Back! Blue Peter


Iggy the Puppy Is Back!

Iggy the puppy is back in studio, as are Ashley and Pudsey who join Barney, Lindsey and Radzi to perform an exclusive trick.


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Coming up today - Iggy's back!

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But she's not the only pup in the studio.

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Ashleigh and Pudsey are here.

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Plus, Sir Quentin Blake, the fabulous illustrator, answers your questions

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and gives you some top tips.

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And we're showing you how to make awesome artwork like this.

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All on today's Blue Peter.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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-Hello.

-Hello! How are you doing? You're watching Blue Peter.

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I don't like my shirt, but they're making me wear it!

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-Oh, Barney! Look who's back!

-This is Iggy. How cute is that?

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She's having a nap. She's getting a lot bigger and quite heavy to hold.

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As well as her growing this week,

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Iggy has also been getting up to a bit of mischief, hasn't she?

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She has. She came around and we did a puppy sleepover.

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-She got into my house. You were there, Barney.

-I enjoyed myself.

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And she did a great big wee on the floor.

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That is her face just after she's done it.

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Thing is, we don't mind because she's learning about new environments

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and she gets excited sometimes.

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Plus, I'd just weed there before she did, so she thought it was...

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-I didn't really.

-She's being good now.

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She is going to sleep. But we want to know,

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what mischief have your pets been getting up to?

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Get in touch via our Blue Peter website...

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Let us know what your cheeky pets have been getting up to.

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Send us a photo too - [email protected]

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We'll try and show as many of them as we can later in the show.

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-She's fallen asleep.

-When she wakes up. She's so cute, isn't she?

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Another of our Blue Peter pets

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is Shelley the tortoise.

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If you're not into football,

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the World Cup final consists of Argentina and Germany.

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Take a look at who Shelley predicted to win it.

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There was any country in the world Shelley could have predicted

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at the start of the tournament, but she was confident -

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-her leg goes on Germany.

-That's amazing, isn't it?

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-It really is.

-She could be onto something.

-Absolutely.

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50/50 chance. So, Shelley, fingers crossed for you, my friend.

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Now, I'm going to walk very gently because Iggy is having a little nap.

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But as you can tell, we are absolutely obsessed with Iggy.

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If you go on to the website and click on Iggy's little face,

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bbc.co.uk/bluepeter,

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you can check out what she has been getting up to.

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There's loads of videos and photos.

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If you want to see more from Iggy,

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why not find out how she has been getting on over the last few weeks?

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So far, Iggy has only known the guide dog breeding centre

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as her home, where she's been growing up and having fun

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with a few little puppy tests.

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But that is all about to change.

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Today Iggy has left the centre to live in her brand-new home.

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Just in there is the puppy-walking family that will take care of Iggy

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as she takes on her guide dog training.

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Here's Huey, Poppy,

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mum Anna, dad David

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and this is Bonnie, another guide dog who has been with the family

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since she was a puppy.

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She will leave soon to begin the next part of her training.

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So what made you want to be a puppy-walking family?

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A friend told us about the puppy-walking scheme.

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We liked the idea of being able to see what it is like

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to have a puppy for the 12 months.

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What's Bonnie like with other dogs?

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Do you think Iggy will fit in with the family?

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Bonnie is really playful. She loves other puppies.

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Hopefully Bonnie will show her the ropes and get her settled in quickly.

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'Finally, after a very long journey, Iggy arrives at her new home.'

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She's here. The puppy has arrived.

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-Hi, Richard.

-All right.

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She is so cute, isn't she?

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-This is your new home.

-Hi!

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'Richard is a puppy-training expert and will help Anna and the family

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'through each part of Iggy's training.

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'But first, it's time for a drink.'

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Is that to give her energy?

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Yeah, it's an energy drink for pups

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to keep her going until her next meal.

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'Fed and ready to explore her new home,

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'Iggy needs to know where to sleep,

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'so with a cardboard box and towels, Iggy's new room is ready.'

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-Iggy!

-Iggy!

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Good girl.

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-Do you want to check out your new bedroom?

-What is in there?

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Oh, yes. A big step.

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-I think she likes her new room, doesn't she?

-I think she does.

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'Not only does Iggy need to get used to her new surroundings, she also

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'needs to get used to her new name.'

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Iggy, Iggy!

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Well done. You're very good at that.

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'Now Iggy is settled, she needs to meet her new roommate, Bonnie.'

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This is your big sister.

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This must be quite an exciting day for Iggy.

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She's moved house and she's meeting another big dog.

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'Then it was time for Iggy to meet the rest of her new family.'

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THEY SQUEAL

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She's so cute!

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She might be a bit cuter than Bonnie.

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You can't say that!

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Do you know what? This is Iggy's home for now.

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I will be there every step of the way helping with her training,

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-is that all right?

-Yeah.

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High-five. Team Iggy. Boom!

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'A week later, I go back to meet Anna

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'to help her with the next stage of Iggy's training.'

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What have we got in store today?

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Today I thought it would be

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really good to get her out and about,

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to get her used to normal sights and things we see around town.

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'First up is walking on a lead

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'and seeing how Iggy responds to being in a new environment.'

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-Which side do I put her on?

-You want to keep on the left-hand side.

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We teach guide dogs to always walk on the left.

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OK. Off you go, Igs.

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Come on, Iggy.

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-So what is next for Iggy?

-This is our first trip into town,

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so there's lots of things for her to see.

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Loads of distractions here, aren't there? Sounds, people, cars?

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Yeah, but she's done so well this morning.

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We thought we might try her in one of the local shops.

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Come on, Igs, are you ready? Let's go shopping!

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It's important for her to smell all the different smells.

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cos obviously, her sense of smell is amazing.

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This will be very new to her, won't it? There is food everywhere.

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Absolutely. She has never done a shop. Exactly!

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Anna, I have to say, I'm overwhelmed with how well she has done today.

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She did a great job. She experienced so many new things.

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She has been absolutely amazing.

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Iggy, we are proud of you but you are looking tired.

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Shall we get her home for a nap?

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-Let's do that.

-Come on, nap time.

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Apart from looking very cute, she has a job to do.

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What have we planned today?

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We will look at whistle feeding, which we have already introduced

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and she is coming along nicely.

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Richard, what is the purpose of this test?

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The sound of the whistle, to her, means food,

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so that when she is off the lead, they can blow the whistle,

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Iggy will think "food" and hopefully come haring back to the owner.

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'This is where I come in. I'm here to whistle-feed Iggy her lunch.'

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Wait. Wait.

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Wait.

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WHISTLE BLOWS

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Good girl.

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'After passing the test with food,

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'we head outside to see how she will get on in the garden.'

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-Let's go.

-Good girl, this way.

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So we're going to do a bit of practice in the garden

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-for this test.

-We are.

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We're going to test her recall response, how well she comes back.

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When you blow the whistle, she comes running back to you

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and she makes contact with your legs,

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so when she does go to a service user, they will know she is there

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-by making the contact if they can't see her at all.

-OK.

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'With her challenge set, let's hope Iggy knows what to do.'

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Right, Iggy, go and have a play, go on.

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It's play time! Go free.

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There you go.

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She's too well behaved.

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Or is she?

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WHISTLE BLOWS

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Well done, good girl.

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-Richard, I think she has done pretty well there.

-Very well indeed. Yes.

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Is it normal for her to do this well?

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Generally they do well at this stage but she is particularly special.

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She's working nicely for you at the minute.

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Come on, you, stop re-turfing the grass.

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I love watching those videos of Iggy. I feel so proud.

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I'm like a proud mum.

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It's dog mania in the studio today,

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cos not only is Iggy here, we are joined by Ashleigh and Pudsey!

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APPLAUSE

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Good boy, come on, then.

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-Hi.

-Hi.

-Thank you for coming on the show.

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Who is that, Iggy? Say hello. Do you think they'll be friends?

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-I think they'll be best friends.

-Iggy is trying to get on the couch.

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You're not allowed to do that because of your training.

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-You sit there.

-Pudsey setting a bad example there.

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-Now, Pudsey is in his very own film.

-Yeah.

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You trained him for the film. What was it like being on set?

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Yeah, it was a little bit unusual

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and different from anything we've done before.

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There was a lot of hiding underneath tables and doors on set from me.

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But Pudsey enjoyed it, he loved working.

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He's a bit of a show-off so he loves the cameras.

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I was going to say, it's quite different because

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we've seen you on Who Let The Dogs Out? and Britain's Got Talent.

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Normally, you perform with him.

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-Yeah.

-But this was quite different, wasn't it?

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Yeah. He had to learn a kind of sign language.

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So if he was in the middle of a scene,

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I couldn't shout out his command or anything like that,

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so he had to look at me and I would tell him a command with my hand.

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-That's amazing.

-Then he would do it, most of the time.

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-Shows how clever he is.

-Yes.

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Are there any secrets from set? Did anything go wrong or happen?

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-There's one big secret.

-Yeah?

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The cat in the film

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was meant to play a big part all the way through the storyline.

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-But unfortunately, the cat was very naughty...

-Oh, no!

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..and kind of got fired.

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-You fired the cat?

-Yeah, unfortunately.

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And Lorraine Kelly, who does BBC Breakfast,

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she accidentally got fired as well because of the cat.

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-She was the voice.

-Oh, dear!

-So yeah, whoops. Sorry!

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That's not good, you don't want that, do you?

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Any top tips for anyone watching and thinking,

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"I want to train my dog to be that good," what would you say to do?

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My top tip would be, if you want to train your dog in anything,

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like obedience or canine freestyle or agility,

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try and join a local dog-training club, so there's teachers there

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that can train you properly in the right way.

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-It's all about being patient as well.

-Exactly.

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Making sure you have fun as well.

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That is important. How do you keep coming up with new tricks?

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It seems there's nothing Pudsey can't do.

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-I don't know about that.

-Super dog!

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That's kind of me, where I have to step in and think,

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"What can we do next?" Routines, tricks, because

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people look up towards us and say, "I like that trick, I'll copy it."

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-So yeah, it's finding new things.

-Very much teamwork, isn't it?

-Yes.

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-You're the mastermind behind Ashleigh and Pudsey.

-Maybe!

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Thank you so much for coming today.

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-Thank you.

-I will let you get ready for your performance.

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Iggy and I will take a seat

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and see what Iggy makes of it.

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Take it away, guys.

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MUSIC: "Crazy Stupid Love" by Cheryl Cole

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# Swore I would never be that girl holding your hand

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# Look at you, gazing

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# Acting like your biggest fan

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# I used to make fun

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# Of all the things that they said

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# Saying I will never be like that

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# But then you showed up

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# Like you have been there before

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# Was like you knew me

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# Had me with every word

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# You saw right through me

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# Melted me down to the core

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# I was done when you walked through that door

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# Well, I don't know how you do it to me

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# You make my brain just stop

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# Sink my heart to my feet

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# It's like a rollercoaster

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# But I'm only going up

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# I'm in crazy stupid love. #

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-Oh, wow!

-Good boy!

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APPLAUSE

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Oh, my goodness.

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BARNEY: That's amazing. Ashleigh and Pudsey, thank you,

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not just for that performance,

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but what Ashleigh managed to do with Radzi in ten minutes. Watch this.

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Radzi, paw.

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Good boy, Radzi, spin round.

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Radzi, talk about the Badge Wall.

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Thousands of you have been getting in touch with...

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Thousands of you, sending your post to us each and every week.

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Since the arrival of Iggy, you have not let us down.

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Just look at how much Iggy post we have on the big Badge Wall.

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Barney, do you have a favourite?

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Yep. I have a badge, it's like a mask that Katie sent in.

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-This is amazing.

-It's an Iggy mask.

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Iggy, that looks like you!

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-Barney?

-Yes, mate?

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Put the mask on.

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-Hey!

-Aren't you funny?

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Thank you very much, Katie. It's brilliant.

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Lindsey, is there one that stands out for you?

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There is. This is from Megan from Altrincham.

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She sent in an Iggy-titled book,

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and if you look inside, there are so many details

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-of all the guide dogs we've had.

-I'll do that. Sorry.

-Thanks.

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You're being my model. Thank you.

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Everyone from Honey to Iggy, the last 50 years of Guide Dogs UK.

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Feast your eyes on this one.

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It's from Cosmo, who is from Hampshire.

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I love this almost as much as I love the name "Cosmo".

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How cool is that name? Unbelievable. Thank you, Cosmo,

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and thank you to everyone who made the big Badge Wall

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or simply for sending in your post.

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And if you want to get in touch with Blue Peter, you can do that

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through our website, but also through our postal address,

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which is on the screen right now,

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and then you can get your hands, potentially, on one of these -

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the Blue Peter badge.

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You know this. There are all sorts of badges you can get your hands on.

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-Let's talk about this one. This is about inspiration.

-My favourite!

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It's the Sport Badge 2014.

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And if you've got the Sport Badge of 2013, you can apply again

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and get another Sport Badge. Who wouldn't want to?

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-Radzi would!

-A 2013 and a 2014.

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Now, if you have already introduced somebody to a sport,

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why not introduce another friend to the same sport or take up

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a different sport with your friend?

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You could get yourselves one of these. If you feel creative,

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like the people who sent all these amazing pieces of artwork,

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why not get involved in the new Blue Peter design-a-poster competition.

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The prize is amazing -

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a chance for your artwork to be displayed at all the attractions

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the badge can get you into in the UK.

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You're going to need a bit of inspiration for this,

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and there's one guy who I think will do just that.

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-He's amazing. One of my heroes.

-Aw!

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It's not Radzi, though.

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It's Sir Quentin Blake.

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It's not every day you get to meet the man behind the illustrations

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of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Matilda and Mr Stink,

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and he's no ordinary man. He's an incredible man

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who wears a Blue Peter badge that's gold. That's how special he is.

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He is the brilliant Sir Quentin Blake.

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Quentin Blake is one of the world's most-loved illustrators.

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He's illustrated over 300 books, including over 30 of his own,

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and he is also one of the brains behind this gallery.

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This is the House of Illustration,

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the world's first gallery dedicated to the drawings

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people like Sir Quentin, Raymond Briggs and Lauren Child draw

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for books, novels, magazines and newspapers.

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It's an exhibition of Quentin's work that's opening the gallery.

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Quentin, it's so good to see you again.

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Thank you for being on the show.

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-It's a pleasure. Look.

-I know. I spotted it.

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-I've had that for a long time.

-It's a very sparkly badge.

6:45:576:46:00

It is almost as sparkly as the gallery we are in today.

6:46:006:46:02

What made you want to do something like this?

6:46:026:46:04

Well, one thing about illustration, it's very accessible.

6:46:046:46:07

It's a language you can understand very quickly.

6:46:076:46:10

So to get the general public,

6:46:106:46:12

to get schools to come in and look at pictures...

6:46:126:46:15

Could you explain how you draw a picture?

6:46:156:46:17

There is one here, this is Clown,

6:46:176:46:19

and if I can show you this,

6:46:196:46:21

this shows some of the way that you set about it.

6:46:216:46:24

It's about a toy clown who takes on life.

6:46:266:46:29

-It's like storyboarding for a movie, isn't it?

-Exactly like that.

6:46:306:46:33

There are these little key moments.

6:46:336:46:36

This is where a sort of terrible skinhead gets hold of him

6:46:366:46:38

and throws him through the air.

6:46:386:46:40

And so, then I get into the finished pictures.

6:46:416:46:44

Here is the skinhead again, swinging him around.

6:46:446:46:47

The word I would use is "inspirational".

6:46:516:46:53

I know there are people watching who will want to draw like Quentin Blake.

6:46:536:46:56

I like doodling. I've always liked drawing

6:46:566:46:58

and I have something in the other room that I'd like to draw.

6:46:586:47:01

I thought while you are here, you could teach me to draw it

6:47:016:47:04

-a little better.

-I wonder.

-Is it OK?

-Shall we give it a go?

-Follow me.

6:47:046:47:07

So this is the picture I'm talking about.

6:47:096:47:11

It's Lindsey in the Blue Peter studio with our lovely new puppy Iggy.

6:47:116:47:14

I thought we could do an illustration of that.

6:47:146:47:16

We could try. I'll give it a go.

6:47:166:47:18

You don't use a normal pen either?

6:47:186:47:20

Sometimes I use quills.

6:47:206:47:23

It's interesting to me

6:47:236:47:24

because that's one of the oldest things you can draw with.

6:47:246:47:27

They've been using them for 500 years.

6:47:276:47:29

A difficult thing about dogs is to get the back legs right.

6:47:316:47:34

-OK.

-They do that.

6:47:346:47:35

Did you know what's really strange? I'm trying to draw it

6:47:386:47:41

like Quentin Blake. It's not working.

6:47:416:47:43

Have one of these.

6:47:436:47:44

It's a strange thing to work with because it comes and goes.

6:47:446:47:47

You just dip and scratch?

6:47:476:47:49

There is something quite satisfying about the sound it makes.

6:47:516:47:54

-Isn't there?

-Do you think that has helped your style over the years,

6:47:546:47:57

you have a definitive style because of how you draw?

6:47:576:47:59

I think so. Someone said to me, "It's like handwriting."

6:47:596:48:03

That's amazing.

6:48:066:48:07

It's a beautiful thing.

6:48:086:48:10

-That's me done.

-Very good.

6:48:106:48:13

I think Iggy looks OK...

6:48:136:48:14

Iggy is rather good, I think.

6:48:146:48:16

-I think you've got the eyebrows that I haven't got.

-Sure.

6:48:166:48:19

I think I've grilled you enough on what it takes to be a good artist,

6:48:196:48:22

and I'll leave that to you, because you do it so much better.

6:48:226:48:25

But I do have some viewers' questions,

6:48:256:48:27

-which I would love to ask you, if that's OK.

-Yeah, sure.

6:48:276:48:30

We'll do a quick-fire question round.

6:48:306:48:31

-Are you ready for this?

-Almost.

6:48:316:48:33

You're playing for a holiday in Spain. Good luck.

6:48:336:48:35

Cream Shiny Koala says, "Hello, just to mention that I love all your work,

6:48:356:48:40

"and what are your top tips

6:48:406:48:41

"for someone who wishes to become an artist?"

6:48:416:48:43

You have to draw a lot. That is the way you learn to do it.

6:48:436:48:47

Just do it. Don't worry about it looking beautiful. Just draw it.

6:48:476:48:51

Sepia Spinning Dude says,

6:48:516:48:53

"How do you get the ideas for your pictures?

6:48:536:48:55

"And are they based on real people?"

6:48:556:48:57

It's an interesting question because I say always,

6:48:576:49:00

"I make them up. They're not based on real people.

6:49:006:49:03

"I just imagine them and invent them."

6:49:036:49:05

Later on, sometimes people come and say,

6:49:056:49:08

"Oh, look, that looks like your friend so-and-so, doesn't it?"

6:49:086:49:11

Red Calm Toucan with a fantastic question.

6:49:116:49:13

"Is it true that you doodled in your school books at school

6:49:136:49:16

"instead of doing your work?"

6:49:166:49:18

Yes, partly true because I did draw in the backs of my exercise books.

6:49:186:49:22

But it wasn't instead of doing my work!

6:49:226:49:23

-Of course not!

-I did it as well.

6:49:236:49:25

Aqua Random Anteater - "Did you have to read the Roald Dahl books

6:49:256:49:28

"before you drew the pictures

6:49:286:49:30

"or did Roald Dahl just describe the characters to you?"

6:49:306:49:32

No. You have to read the book.

6:49:326:49:34

You read it all several times.

6:49:346:49:36

Then you do some drawings of what you think the people look like.

6:49:366:49:39

And it was after that, you then go and show them,

6:49:396:49:42

but that's the way to do it.

6:49:426:49:43

-Thank you very much.

-Great. Thank you.

6:49:436:49:46

I hoped you enjoyed watching that as much as I enjoyed being here.

6:49:466:49:49

I've just spent half a day with one of my heroes.

6:49:496:49:51

Hopefully it inspired you

6:49:516:49:52

to get out there and start creating your own masterpieces.

6:49:526:49:55

So what are you waiting for? Pick up your scratchy pen

6:49:556:49:57

and start drawing.

6:49:576:49:59

You never know, you could end up with a piece of artwork like that.

6:49:596:50:02

What do we think of that, everybody? Isn't it amazing?

6:50:026:50:04

Quentin Blake, what a legend.

6:50:046:50:06

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

6:50:066:50:07

We didn't see much of my artwork in that film.

6:50:076:50:10

Let's get a drum roll, please.

6:50:106:50:12

Here we go.

6:50:126:50:13

Yes! OK...

6:50:136:50:15

It's not the best, is it? But it's all about having a go,

6:50:156:50:18

so if you want to enter our poster competition, head online

6:50:186:50:21

for more details. If you think you might need a little more inspiration,

6:50:216:50:24

I asked Quentin what he thinks you should do.

6:50:246:50:27

I thought it might be a good time for you to give some top tips

6:50:276:50:30

on how to design a poster that's eye-catching. What would you do?

6:50:306:50:33

It's important to have one thing that's at the front, as it were,

6:50:336:50:37

and if you can find something that is unusual,

6:50:376:50:40

that people aren't expecting to see, then they think, "Oh, what's that?"

6:50:406:50:44

In the poster, you have to include the words "Blue Peter"

6:50:446:50:47

-and also the badge somewhere.

-Yes.

-Would you go large on those?

6:50:476:50:50

Would you put them in the background, like a hint to say what you're doing?

6:50:506:50:53

It might be interesting to draw a very unusual person

6:50:536:50:57

with the badge and the writing on them.

6:50:576:50:59

How about that? I'd try that anyway.

6:50:596:51:01

That's how good he is. The ideas just keep coming, it's great.

6:51:016:51:04

Thank you very much.

6:51:046:51:06

If you are thinking about entering

6:51:066:51:08

the Blue Peter Badge Attraction Poster Competition, you'll like this

6:51:086:51:11

because in the studio today, we have an art guru.

6:51:116:51:14

His parents know him as Amandeep Singh,

6:51:146:51:16

but we know him as Inkquisitive.

6:51:166:51:18

Yes!

6:51:186:51:19

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

6:51:196:51:22

Welcome to Blue Peter, my friend.

6:51:226:51:24

We are surrounded by your fantastic artwork. Tell us a bit about it.

6:51:246:51:28

Well, with the name as Inkquisitive,

6:51:286:51:30

my most common thing to use is Indian inks,

6:51:306:51:32

reason being, because they are bright, colourful and so attractive

6:51:326:51:35

and it brings out so much in artwork.

6:51:356:51:38

It is honestly so much fun to work with.

6:51:386:51:40

And even your turban and earrings are bright.

6:51:406:51:42

100%. Bright is beautiful.

6:51:426:51:44

You are also a judge on the poster competition panel.

6:51:446:51:47

What are you looking out for?

6:51:476:51:49

Firstly, it's a massive honour to be a judge.

6:51:496:51:52

I will be looking out for...

6:51:526:51:54

My favourite saying is "dare to be different".

6:51:546:51:56

Anything different, engaging,

6:51:566:51:58

anything that brings a sense of character

6:51:586:52:01

and unique is what counts for this kind of competition.

6:52:016:52:04

Those elements are what is important.

6:52:046:52:07

-You will give us a nugget of inspiration.

-100%.

6:52:076:52:09

In order to really feel that inspiration,

6:52:096:52:12

we will have four budding artists.

6:52:126:52:14

They go by the name of Matthew, Sam, Amelie and Esme.

6:52:146:52:17

Come, welcome. Welcome.

6:52:176:52:19

Come, gather. Now they're going to get on with art straightaway

6:52:196:52:22

because they are pros. I'll talk to you, Matthew,

6:52:226:52:24

because I know you all love art,

6:52:246:52:26

but what sort of things do you normally create?

6:52:266:52:28

Cartoon characters and comic strips.

6:52:286:52:30

And you're going to try and bring all that to your poster?

6:52:306:52:33

-Yes.

-Fantastic.

6:52:336:52:34

Amandeep, I haven't started, you haven't started.

6:52:346:52:37

How would you normally approach something like this?

6:52:376:52:39

Pretty much, really simple, to be honest.

6:52:396:52:41

My favourite thing is using tea bags,

6:52:416:52:43

as you can see, we have some here,

6:52:436:52:44

and getting a normal plain piece of paper.

6:52:446:52:47

I tend to dab, dab, dab, dab.

6:52:476:52:50

I do this because inks flow well with water,

6:52:506:52:53

so once you actually have a teabag-coated A4 piece of paper,

6:52:536:52:57

you will get something that looks like that once it has dried up.

6:52:576:53:00

-It's like a treasure map.

-Pretty much.

6:53:006:53:02

Once it's dried up you will have something that looks like this.

6:53:026:53:04

Now, this is the really fun part.

6:53:046:53:06

This is where you get the artwork at the back from.

6:53:066:53:09

It's the use of colour and blending techniques.

6:53:096:53:12

It's really important as well, if you are going to take this approach,

6:53:126:53:16

to use bright colours, like that.

6:53:166:53:19

-OK. You are just randomly doing that?

-Pretty much.

6:53:196:53:23

-There's no sort of order to this?

-Pretty much.

6:53:236:53:26

Just being a bit free in my artwork.

6:53:266:53:28

Any particular colours?

6:53:286:53:30

My favourite colours are pink and yellow because they blend very well.

6:53:306:53:33

And the reason being, when it is dried up

6:53:336:53:35

and you use that bright and dark contrast,

6:53:356:53:38

you have something that will end up looking like that.

6:53:386:53:41

OK! It's just transformed.

6:53:416:53:44

Pretty much, yeah, exactly.

6:53:446:53:46

And as you go on building colours,

6:53:466:53:48

one of my things is, I like to keep working with it.

6:53:486:53:51

So you can then elaborate that same piece

6:53:516:53:53

and get more colours from that.

6:53:536:53:55

-I love that.

-So for this competition

6:53:556:53:58

what I choose to do is, I made stencils.

6:53:586:54:01

Brainstorming the ideas I wanted to work with for the competition,

6:54:016:54:04

I then made some stencils.

6:54:046:54:05

For a poster competition, I would say

6:54:096:54:11

the focus has to be in the middle of the page

6:54:116:54:13

because that is where your eye is going to go straightaway.

6:54:136:54:16

That's a great tip there, centre of the page.

6:54:166:54:18

So using my stencil,

6:54:186:54:20

I would go like this.

6:54:206:54:23

And although you said in the centre, You haven't measured any...

6:54:236:54:26

MUSIC COMES IN BRIEFLY

6:54:266:54:27

We liked it so much we added music,

6:54:276:54:29

-that is how important the centre of the page is!

-Quality!

6:54:296:54:33

So yeah, adding a stencil,

6:54:336:54:34

and I think one of the fun things about art is,

6:54:346:54:37

and this is the best part of the body of the work,

6:54:376:54:39

once you have an idea and a brainstorm,

6:54:396:54:42

you keep working with those elements and you keep going on with it.

6:54:426:54:45

That is absolutely fantastic,

6:54:456:54:47

just with a pen, it lifts it straight off the page.

6:54:476:54:50

To get to that, are there any things that the Blue Peter viewers

6:54:506:54:53

who want to enter the competition should think about?

6:54:536:54:55

I think the most important thing is

6:54:556:54:57

making sure that you don't single out any one attraction,

6:54:576:54:59

making sure you kind of focus on various things.

6:54:596:55:02

Also, I know it's a given,

6:55:026:55:03

but make sure you have the words "Blue Peter"

6:55:036:55:05

or that element of Blue Peter in there.

6:55:056:55:07

And lastly, most importantly, make sure it's bright, creative, colourful

6:55:076:55:11

and a sense of your own character.

6:55:116:55:12

-It's all about being unique.

-100%.

-Which that definitely is.

6:55:126:55:15

Now, Matthew, I've immediately seen yours. What are you drawing?

6:55:156:55:18

A roller coaster.

6:55:186:55:20

A roller coaster?

6:55:206:55:21

With a car made out of bricks, with a fish, reading a book in.

6:55:216:55:26

Obviously, that is what you're doing! How about you, Amelie?

6:55:276:55:31

Well, I'm basically doing...

6:55:316:55:35

a man diving into the roller coaster park.

6:55:356:55:42

"Roller coaster" seems to be the theme of the day.

6:55:426:55:44

It doesn't have to be a roller coaster. You could have

6:55:446:55:47

anything on yours. But again, what's nice is how unique

6:55:476:55:49

each of them are with the colours and even where the colours go.

6:55:496:55:52

Yeah, I think that is what's important.

6:55:526:55:54

There is so much freedom with this competition.

6:55:546:55:56

Obviously keeping an eye on the rules given,

6:55:566:55:59

-there is so much you can do.

-I cannot wait to see this.

6:55:596:56:01

-You designed one earlier.

-I did.

6:56:016:56:04

This is worth the wait, without a shadow of a doubt.

6:56:046:56:07

Matthew, can I ask you to squeeze out of the way till we see this?

6:56:076:56:10

I know you are very busy doing your artwork.

6:56:106:56:12

OK. This deserves a huge round of applause. Take a look at that!

6:56:126:56:16

APPLAUSE

6:56:166:56:17

That really is fantastic.

6:56:206:56:21

-So bright, so vibrant.

-Thank you.

-Importantly, it's unique.

6:56:216:56:24

-And you're not wanting viewers just to replicate this?

-No, 100% not.

6:56:246:56:28

I think, like I said, this competition is all about yourself.

6:56:286:56:32

Bring a sense of your character into this piece.

6:56:326:56:34

There's so much you can use - watercolours, acrylics, paints,

6:56:346:56:37

collage work. Enjoy yourself, that is the most important thing,

6:56:376:56:41

and you will always have a winning design.

6:56:416:56:42

And Matthew, Amelie, Sam and Esme, they're all enjoying themselves.

6:56:426:56:46

-Thank you for coming in, and Ink, thank you.

-Thanks for having me.

6:56:466:56:49

It's so cool, isn't that? So now you have lots of tips

6:56:496:56:51

from Sir Quentin Blake and Inkquisitive.

6:56:516:56:53

We can't wait to see how you put those together

6:56:536:56:55

and create your own unique style, so good luck.

6:56:556:56:57

And remember, the deadline is Thursday 17th July.

6:56:576:56:59

That's next Thursday, so get it

6:56:596:57:01

in the diary and don't forget.

6:57:016:57:03

All the details are on the website.

6:57:036:57:07

If you do win,

6:57:076:57:08

you could earn yourselves one of these.

6:57:086:57:10

It's the Orange competition badge. Good luck.

6:57:106:57:13

That is a very rare badge,

6:57:136:57:14

so get involved and see if you can get one of those.

6:57:146:57:17

Earlier, we asked you to get in touch

6:57:176:57:18

and tell us about your mischievous pets.

6:57:186:57:20

We had Ashleigh and Pudsey in,

6:57:206:57:22

talking about pets getting in trouble on set.

6:57:226:57:24

Just to clarify, it was only the cat who got in trouble on that movie,

6:57:246:57:27

-which you all know lots about.

-She is fast asleep!

-Bless her.

6:57:276:57:29

-Snoozing away.

-We must be quite boring today.

6:57:296:57:31

-Peach Custard Buffalo...

-I love this, by the way.

6:57:316:57:34

"Hello. Last night we left our puppy downstairs

6:57:346:57:36

"and he ripped up my science book."

6:57:366:57:37

-What an excuse!

-The dog officially ate his homework!

6:57:376:57:40

-I love it.

-That's why we buy puppies.

6:57:406:57:42

Emerald Peachy Rhino says,

6:57:426:57:44

"My dog grabs socks and runs off with them."

6:57:446:57:46

Iggy has been known to do that with trainers as well.

6:57:466:57:49

Quartz Small Koala, I think this is about you, Barney,

6:57:496:57:51

"My neighbour's cat stole some sausages from a barbecue."

6:57:516:57:54

-It's possible.

-That's the sort of thing you would do, isn't it?

6:57:546:57:57

I like sausages.

6:57:576:57:58

Crystal Cheesy Master says, "My dog Theo eats my toys

6:57:586:58:01

-"and once ate a whole rubber glove and came out blue."

-What?

6:58:016:58:04

Last one. Cream Ecstatic Dog says, "My Yorkshire terrier Charlie

6:58:046:58:07

"pulled up the carpet while we were out buying treats for him."

6:58:076:58:10

-That's a nice treat for you when you get back.

-Cheeky pets out there.

6:58:106:58:13

Thank you for getting in touch. Here's what's happening next week.

6:58:136:58:16

They're called Rixton. They're going to be here in the studio.

6:58:166:58:19

They are huge in the USA and they will be even bigger here.

6:58:196:58:22

And you can see how Radzi and I got on as we go head to head

6:58:226:58:25

in a world-class rowing race.

6:58:256:58:27

-Can't wait.

-Lucy Cooke will join us

6:58:276:58:29

with her brand-new series of Talking To The Animals.

6:58:296:58:33

You don't want to miss that, I can't wait.

6:58:336:58:34

Before we go, I want to say a quick happy birthday to Tony on camera two.

6:58:346:58:38

-Happy birthday, Tony!

-Have a lovely week.

6:58:386:58:40

-Thanks to all our viewers.

-Wake up, Iggy. It's the end of the show.

6:58:406:58:42

-Wave goodbye.

-See you then.

-See you next week.

-Bye!

6:58:426:58:45

Iggy the puppy is back in studio! And Iggy isn't the only pup on the show - Who Let the Dogs Out? stars Ashley and Pudsey join Barney, Lindsey and Radzi to perform a special trick exclusively for Blue Peter. Illustrator extraordinaire Quentin Blake answers questions from the viewers and provides his tips and tricks for this amazing art form. All that and impressive Inkquisitive artist, Amandeep Singh is live in studio to show us his top talent.


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