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On today's Blue Peter, we are joined by Hollywood's biggest superstars.
This is going to be big.
-Lindsey, here he comes now, I'm going to get his autograph.
Don't you worry. I have got you an autograph card ready, there you go.
-You're embarrassed, that's fine, don't worry about it.
No, we weren't talking about you, we were talking about him.
This little guy here. Yes.
So, what is it like having a supervillain as a boss?
Or bonjour, as they say in Spain. Welcome to Blue Peter.
It's a live show as you can tell, it's a VIP-themed show today.
Lindsey and I are going to be making
some very special Hollywood celebrity Minion muffins.
As well as that, animal expert Scott is here with his furry friend
-there and some other Hollywood superstars.
-I like Scott.
And with the Queen's Club tennis Championships happening, well,
right now, I take on a challenge with superstar John Isner.
-And, on the topic...
It never gets old, does it? It genuinely never gets old.
-You made him angry there.
-Every week! Jump on to the fan club.
See if you can spot Shelley straightaway. If you are the
first person to see her, or even if you're not,
leave a comment, we might shout you out at the end.
Sticking with the VIP theme, if you head online to the BP website,
you will find out what happened when we met the makers of
Transformers the movie and showed them your epic robot makes.
Here's a sneaky peeky.
Rebecca has invented a robot which can play music wherever you are and
-has a dance floor that can retract.
-That might be an idea that I might patent myself.
-Oh, my gosh.
-It's the shape shifter.
-These are great Transformers and if they make
-a sixth one, I want both of these in it.
It can transform into an oven so you can bake cakes whenever
-you want them.
-Wait, that's awesome.
Thank you so much, you guys, for these drawings, they're amazing.
How cool was that? Now, Transformers isn't the only film
we are excited about this summer.
Oh, no, you can check the rest of that on the Blue Peter
website, but, in the meantime,
Barney and I have been inspired, haven't we, Barns?
-Yes, we have.
-Stop eating the ingredients.
-It wasn't me.
We are going to turn these into this. How are we going to do that?
Well, in honour of Despicable Me 3 coming out into the cinema
screens, we thought we would make some Minion muffins.
Now, all the ingredients that you are about to see make 12 muffins.
We are going to give you a quick flash of them
but we are not going to read them because that is like well boring.
But you're going to need three ripe bananas and if you want to find out
what everything else is, head online and you'll see it all.
-You're being naughty today.
-Stop eating those bananas.
For the decorations, you're going to need the following.
Again, you can find a whole list on the website.
Again, more bananas. Yeah, loads of bananas today.
White chocolate, food colouring... Barney please stop eating chocolate.
Let's get started. The first thing you need to do is preheat the oven.
-It needs to be on 200 degrees.
-It's not a real oven by the way.
So, I am going to go and do that now. Get a grown-up to help...
-What is he doing?
-Nothing, I'm mashing bananas.
-The oven is on.
-The oven is on?
Oh, great, we'll cook some stuff in it in a minute then.
Right, I am going to mash these bananas because you need to
to make the muffins nice and moist.
Only three bananas, though, there is six in total.
-It's going to be a fun show.
-This is going to be good.
Six in total, but, you only want three to mash because you need three
to decorate in a bit, so don't mash
-them all is what I'm trying to say to you.
-Yeah, well said, Barney.
The next thing you need to do is grab your melted butter,
plonk that into the bowl, ours has gone a bit...
-Great cooking terms here, Linz.
-Grab and plonk.
-Grab and plonk, it's easy.
Once that's in there, get your eggs, do the same,
plonk those in and then mix those together like so.
-Yes, there we go. Lovely.
OK, the next thing you need to do is add a bit of flour, I say
a bit, a massive bowl, and then do the same with some sugar and
do the same with a bit of baking powder. There we go.
And then, mix all of that together as well.
-Stop eating the chocolate chips.
-Pipe down, you're not my mum.
Right, keep mixing that, it does take a little while.
Oh, sorry, I have just thrown some off the table.
I might be able to help you here because you need to make it as
-moist as possible. So let's chuck some banana in there.
-That's what this is for, by the way.
-Get that banana in there.
-Give that a good old mix.
So, while you're doing that, I can talk about the next step
which is to get a baking tray that is lined with these blue cases.
-You ready for the chips yet?
-I am, yes.
-Are you sure?
-OK, don't forget it's 100g, sorry, 90g.
-Come on, get those in there.
Perfect. Oh, they are starting to look good.
It actually smells amazing and, actually,
-genuinely tastes really nice too.
-OK, here we go.
-We have explained what to do, I think, enough there.
Then, nice and neatly just...
Get that in there.
A spoon would help, Barns, if you want to pass me that.
-No, I want to watch you struggle.
-OK, it's in, nice and neat.
-Beautifully done. And then where does that go?
-It goes in the oven.
-Where nothing happens.
-Let me grab...
-OK, right, then, we need to decorate our bananas, don't we?
Let me get these in here.
There they are. And then, Oh, I can't reach.
-No, no, Barney!
-It's not a real oven. It's not a real oven, everyone
knows that. Everyone knows, I don't know why we are pretending.
But if you are going to use a real oven,
use oven gloves, it's common sense.
OK, right, we are going to decorate our bananas.
Right, once you have let those cool down because they are scorching hot!
-I'm just going to go down here.
-Right, watch what I'm doing, please.
We are decorating the bananas with white chocolate which we have
put yellow food colouring into. You need a spoon so you can give me
a little bit of a space for the banana, please.
Right, to scoop a little hollow out of the middle,
you just kind of create a square shape like so and get it out.
Now, we don't actually need this bit so you can eat that.
I am all over this, it's brilliant.
-When you have covered your bananas in white chocolate,
and don't talk with your mouth full, it's rude,
you want to put these into the fridge and let them set for
about two hours and then when they come out, they will look like this.
These look good and they taste amazing, by the way.
-The really, really do.
-We should say.
-We need to decorate them, don't we?
-Oh, we do indeed.
-I can't do everything.
-The next thing is bring up some...
I have made here a bit of icing,
-pre-rolled icing with little googly eyes.
Now, I have got a little bit of water down here, somewhere, here
in a little bowl like so and all you need to do is use that as the glue.
So, there you go. It almost acts as a little glue.
Plonk it onto your banana like so and then I have made
a little grin as well because we want our minions happy.
There's a grin. Looking good, and then, once that is done,
-you can get it in to your hollow like so.
-It's wicked, isn't it?
And then, grab your sticks as well, get those in, and obviously,
we have pre-cut out our little hands there and it's really,
-it's starting to come together.
-It's really good.
You can add some bits round the side as well to add a bit of detail,
you can use butter cream if you want to or you can use chocolate spread.
There are different characters in here.
You don't have to make Minions.
We have got Red here from Angry Birds, that's with a strawberry
dipped in chocolate, and you can see Mike there from Monsters, Inc.
He is a kiwi on the inside. They are very tasty, very nice to make,
very easy, all the details that you need are on the website,
-go and check it out and go.
-Yeah. I think we did well there.
-That's my favourite one ever.
-Yeah, me too.
Now, of course, we love Minions, we love makes,
but two people who love Minions even more than that are the stars
of the brand-new Despicable Me 3 movie.
That's Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig, and I went along
and I took the Minion cupcake with me.
-Oh, my gosh.
-Now, they did look amazing...
-No, they look amazing. That is so cool.
-There's one for you.
-What is the little Minion made out of?
-Your eye fell off.
-I am so sorry about that.
-Aren't they great?
-It looks like he is drowning.
I love it.
-He's drowning in chocolate.
-This is so sweet and cute.
-I love these, this is such a good idea.
-It's good, isn't it?
And we are showing everyone how to make their very own so,
they are pretty great.
See? They loved them.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how much did you enjoy that interview?
Best day of my life, I love Kristen Wiig so much.
The rest of the interview is on
the BP website so make sure you head there.
-Now, though, anyone for a spot of tennis?
Welcome to the Queen's Club in London.
It is host to one of the most historic tournaments in
the tennis calendar - the Queen's Club Championships -
and attract some megastars of the sport. Now, I am not one of them.
But, I'm here today because I have been set a Blue Peter challenge.
I wonder what it could be? Perhaps I will be mowing the grass.
It's quite straightforward.
I know! I will be polishing one of the trophies, because...
Hang on a minute.
Have tennis balls hit at you really hard? Guys, you cannot be serious.
I think they are serious.
I am going to be taking on one of the most important parts of
the game - the serve.
The serve is the powerful shot used at the start of each point.
My challenge is to see how many serves from a tennis professional
I can hit back or return.
And it's a good, strong return that I am looking for today.
That and a bit of bravery because I am about to go face-to-face
with one of the world's fastest servers.
John Isner is internationally recognised as a serving machine.
At full power, he can make the ball travel at over 150mph,
which is more than twice the speed limit on the motorway.
I think I'm going to need a bit of help.
Fortunately, I know just the place.
This is the National Tennis Centre, training hub for some of
the country's biggest tennis talents, and I'm getting
a crash course in returning super-quick serves from my coach.
-Lovely to meet you.
-So I will be trying to return a serve.
-What do I need
to be able to do that?
We have got to use a lot of reflexes and we have got to use a tell.
We've got to try and figure out when the server is serving wide and
when they are serving down the T
which is down the middle of the court.
-A tell. Looking at the server.
Majority of servers will have a tell when they're serving wide
or when they're serving to the T.
The quicker you can figure that out,
the more chance you have of surviving that serve.
And it's going to be a big serve.
Well, one of the biggest serves,
if not THE biggest serve in the game right now.
-Oh, dear. I'd better get started!
-Let's do it!
-Let's do this.
Start nice and wide.
I need your elbows out in front of you. Good, fantastic.
So, this is what it's going to feel like for you.
Elbows in front a bit more.
Better. That's the best one yet. And again.
I've played tennis before, but not at John Isner's speed.
So, my coach wants me to focus on where the serve will be going
before it's even hit.
Normally, a player will be serving towards two o'clock
when they're going wide. With Isner, it's a little bit more difficult.
One of the big parts of Isner's game is his height. He's huge!
So, the ball comes down a long way which makes it very hard to hit.
Because he's so tall, he doesn't have to throw it out so wide.
He will still throw it out a little wide,
and that's what you've got to look for.
What could possibly go wrong?
I'm not sure you really want to ask me that.
Well, that's encouraging! I could be in trouble here.
Thankfully, back at Queen's,
I bump into a man who also knows how to serve.
Did you see how fast that was?
James Ward famously beat John Isner
to seal the Davis Cup for Great Britain in 2015.
So, he's the perfect man to give me some advice.
James, lovely to meet you.
I'm going to attempt to take on John Isner's serve.
What does his serve actually feel like?
Look at the size of him. He can put it anywhere.
He can literally place it short,
put it long, bounce it over your head if he wants.
Sometimes, it can come down to a bit of a guessing game, really.
But I found stepping in, trying to take it early, cut the angle off
was the way forward.
So, James thinks I should stand closer to the net,
which means I have more chance of reaching the ball at either side.
So, essentially, the top tip that the man who beat him is giving me
is to run at the ball?!
Yeah, not so much run at it, but definitely take a step forward
and maybe just stay on the base line.
Well, thank you very much indeed. I'll take all of your advice,
and I'll keep my fingers very much crossed.
This is going to be hard.
I'll be facing ten serves from one of the best in the business.
My aim, to return as many as possible...
..or just to make it out in one piece.
-John, lovely to meet you.
-Great to meet you.
You are a very tall man. How tall are you?
-I'm about 6'10, 6'11.
-Almost seven foot!
Almost seven foot, that's right.
-And you're also incredibly good at serving.
-Yeah, that's it.
If there's anything I can do, it's serve. That's what I'm good at.
-What's your fastest ever serve?
Actually, two years ago, I set the world record, 156mph.
That is beyond comprehension.
Well, I'm going to try and take you on. Will you go easy on me?
Errr... I can't promise you that...?
Are you kidding me!
If I can get just one of those back, I will be absolutely delighted.
Let's do it.
Here we go.
-That's... That's fine. That's fine.
-Just missed it.
-That's one down.
I did not have a clue what just happened then.
I knew this would be fast,
but I could barely see that!
And John's only warming up!
Well, I hit it!
Hit it again. Way off target.
Forth! Come on, Radzi.
I'm trying to work out where he'll put it. Stepping in...
-Look at that!
-Got one in! I got one in!
I hit it! I actually hit it!
I can't believe it!
Oh, no, he's just stepped it up a gear.
Serve five's even faster.
He doesn't mess around with six either.
That was a good serve, if I may say.
That's what you call an "ace" by the way, but you know what,
I've returned one.
Why not another?
I didn't see this coming.
Can I build on it?
No! Nearly in! Oh, it didn't.
OK, not that time.
-All right, two big'uns.
I may have jumped out of the way.
Last serve. Give this everything.
Look at that!
Oh! It's in!
If you told me I would return three out of ten,
I would have been over the moon and I am!
Can we give this man a round of applause?
-Oh, what a privilege!
-Do you play much?
-Not at all! You were very, very kind to me,
I know you weren't going nearly as fast as you could...
No, that one I hit out wide,
sometimes it's not about the speed, it's all about the placement.
For the most part, I thought you acquitted yourself well.
-I was very impressed.
-What a great guy.
But this challenge has really taken its toll.
I'll never forget it and I don't think my racket will either.
Because there's not a lot left of it!
I love Queens! Did you see how tall John was, by the way?
-What are you doing?
-Do you like our height difference, Radz?
-You're on two steps, Linds. Please come down.
-I am on two steps.
That's what we're actually like.
Now, we've been getting excited about this summer's blockbusters,
so we invited in a few animals that found fame on the silver screen.
I've got to go, I can see a meerkat, goodbye!
On that note, give it up for animal expert, Scott!
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Scott, I'm already in hysterics. Who have you brought along today?
Well, of course, we've got our meerkats.
What film do you think they're going to be out of?
-I just love them, I'm guessing the Lion King.
-Yeah, of course.
-We've got some little Timons!
-We have indeed. Now,
as you can see, I've got one that is being a bit of a lookout.
Do you fancy having a hold of one of them?
-I would love to!
-Both hands, fully.
-Do I just take him?
-Hello, mate! Ooh! Ooh!
-Give him a little cuddle.
I'm afraid I will drop him. How is he doing? Is he happy there?
I think he looks happy, he's having a little cuddle in with you there.
Oh, they're quite stinky. So, tell me about these amazing animals.
Well, meerkats are amazing and have to live in a very harsh environment,
in the Kalahari Desert in Africa.
The reasoned they're actually so successful there is they're very
-good at working as a team.
-I can see that.
-They live in family groups,
take it in turns to forage, look after babies and the
most important job, as you saw him do when you first came on,
is looking out for danger.
So, he's standing on his back legs, looking out for danger.
And the reason they can do that is they, of course, wear sunglasses
-as it's so sunny.
-What do you mean? This one is not wearing sunglasses!
Well, meerkats are quite lucky, they don't have to buy sunglasses
like us. They're actually born with sunglasses already on their face.
-If you look around his eyes, you can see he's got a pair of built-in
sunglasses and black bands around his eyes.
-He's giving you a little massage there.
Is that what he's doing? Just checking out my dungarees,
I love it. So, they probably wouldn't... Are you OK?
They probably wouldn't hang out with a warthog like Pumbaa,
-like in the film, would they?
-They probably wouldn't go off on
their own with a warthog, no. And actually, they don't even come
from exactly the same range but meerkats are a type of mongoose
and mongooses and warthogs do actually have
-quite a good relationship in the wild.
Yeah, as you can see here. So, the mongoose actually cleans all the
pests and bugs off the warthog, so it keeps him nice and clean.
And in return, they get to eat all of them bugs.
So they get a tasty snack out of it.
I'm giggling just because I'm being tickled on the neck
by this lovely meerkat.
I know we've got another animal, so I'm going to have to
give him back. I'm so sad to say goodbye. See you later, mate.
-So, what have we got next, Scott?
-Well, if you pop over to the table,
you can look at one of the most famous fish in the movies...
OK, let's have a look...
Ah, we've got some little Nemos from Finding Nemo
and of course Finding Dory. Hey, Nemos!
Yes, some very famous little fish, these are clownfish.
And they have a very special relationship,
a symbiotic relationship, with an anemone,
-which is what we've got in here.
-That's the one.
So, they'll actually live inside it and although the anemone would sting
any other fish, they have a special mucus on their skin so they can swim
inside it and live inside it.
And that happens in the film, doesn't it? Nemo doesn't get stung!
That happens inside it. The anemone gives the fish protection
and in return, the fish clean the anemone and also feed it with waste.
-I love them! Can I hold one, Scott?
-Not this time.
But another cool fact for you, Lindsey,
-all clownfish are born boys.
-Really? How does that work?
The most dominant fish in a pack becomes a female,
so they turn from a male to a female.
-So, when Nemo's mum died...
-The dad would've become the mum.
The mum! That's a good fact. We like that.
Now, it's time for our next animal.
I can already see her just coming in. Oh, my goodness, Scott.
-Who is this?
-Well, the star of films like Fantastic Mr Fox or Zootopia,
-we've got of course, a baby silver fox.
-Can I cuddle it, please?
-You can have a cuddle.
-Hello! Welcome to Blue Peter!
-Now, foxes are usually portrayed as a sly animal in films.
And there's a little bit of truth in it because they are extremely clever
and very good at doing things and very good at surviving,
and you can find them in hot deserts,
in freezing cold, snowy places and even in city centres, like London.
Oh, yeah, I was going to say because you do see them in cities.
But this doesn't look like the red ones you see.
No, so, this is a silver fox, so he's got a recessive gene
that means he gets black fur instead of red fur,
-a little bit like people might have ginger hair or something.
-Oh, I see.
And you can't go up to them and just pet them like this, can you?
You shouldn't go up to one in the wild because, of course,
they're a wild animal and foxes have extremely sharp teeth.
He's got the cutest little fluffiest tail. What's that for?
Well, these guys, they quite like their tails cos they use it as a
blanket and they'll pop it over them when it's cold to keep warm.
Scott, thank you so much for coming in. She's wriggling a bit. So...
We'll let you go. I love when you come in.
So, thank you, Scott, everybody. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
-No, I'm keeping her forever. Bye!
-She's actually going to.
-I think she really is.
But if you want to see more meerkat/fox action,
there's an interview from my dressing room
on the Blue Peter website. Jump on there - it's very funny.
Amazing. Right, the big badge wall, we call it that because it's big and
it's got badges on it and it's not quite a wall.
OK, Kate has sent in this, inspired by last week's stomping on the show.
It's a drum that you can actually play, look at this.
-Kate, you're a genius.
-You've got your very own Blue Peter badge
-on its way to you, thank you.
I've switched a little baby fox for a big penguin.
It looks like it's from Happy Feet!
-It's actually life-size.
-Look at that!
John has sent this in. We think it's amazing. We've even added a little
bit of wire on, so that we can make it fly!
Isn't that great? John, you've got a badge, my friend. Well done!
Abigail, this is possibly my favourite piece of post in 2017,
just look at this, Abigail had her very own Blue Peter-themed party,
invited friends round, with place settings, a tablecloth,
a party banner, that's got you your very own blue badge, Abigail.
And thank you to yourself and all of you that have sent in post.
And if you do and you get yourself a badge, you can...
# Get into over 200 attractions across the UK for free! #
-That's the best performance of that.
-He was unimpressed.
-Don't forget to go on the website for
all the details because they might change. Didn't sing that bit!
-Guys, what are you up to tonight?
-Well, I'm going to see a film.
-Are you really? That's great, Linds.
-Yeah, it's called
-June's Fan Of The Month. Check out the trailer.
From the people that brought you April's Fan Of The Month...
Beige Mini Butterfly!
..and May's Fan Of The Month...
It's Pink Sparkle Cupcake!
..comes another exceptional fan, on a mission to create impossible
riddles, showing kindness to all members.
This June's Fan Of The Month is...
Not coming to a cinema near you.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
well done, Goldy Panda, you are this month's Fan Of The Month.
You always ask interesting questions during web chats,
you're very kind to other BP fans, they even made up their own games
on the website. You're ridiculous. Well done.
I know what you're thinking, I want to be a Fan Of The Month as well.
It's very simple. All you need is to get yourself a BBC ID
and to do that, you need to register. Simples!
I want to show you this quickly, Andrew from York spotted
the Spy Book on the show a few weeks ago,
so he designed his own very own mini Spy Book here and if we look inside,
there's your very Blue Peter badge.
I've actually got a friend who is a spy, he's a shepherd as well.
Yes, he's a "shepherd spy". Ha-ha! No? OK then, here's a competition...
Roll it, Martin.
For thousands of years they've been protecting the information we
want to keep safe.
From ancient Egyptians through to modern-day,
they're in the technology we use,
in our security, codes are everywhere, protecting secrets.
But when these codes are broken, they can have a huge impact.
In fact, codebreakers have changed the course of history.
This is Bletchley Park, once the top-secret home of code breaking
in the UK.
It was here in the Second World War that a team of super clever
codebreakers were tasked with intercepting and deciphering
Nazi code. Code that apparently was impossible to crack,
but the team here did it. And it's the cracking of these codes
that experts believe helped the Allies win the war.
Not only that, the technology developed here nearly 80 years ago
has shaped the way we live our lives today.
And codes have gone from fact to fiction, with some of our
most loved spy stories revolving around breaking codes.
In fact, I know one author who loves them more than most.
Hello, I'm Anthony Horowitz, the author of the Alex Rider series,
as well as books about James Bond and Sherlock Holmes.
I've always had a fascination with espionage and secret codes,
so I'm delighted to be part of this brilliant Blue Peter competition.
Yes, Anthony has teamed up with Blue Peter to bring you an
He's created a code that he wants you to break
and if you can do it, he's got another challenge for you.
Every great spy story needs a villain.
There are some fantastic ones out there.
Think of Moriarty, or Blofeld. In my own books, I've invented
Julia Rothman, the head of Scorpia, Dr Grief...
Now it's your chance to add another name to that list.
We want YOU to create a super-villain.
Imagine them going head-to-head with a super spy like Alex Rider
or James Bond or Jason Bourne.
I want to see an imaginative super-baddie with a cool name
and a unique feature that will make them memorable.
Remember, they could be male or female.
Do they even need to be human? You tell me.
The competition already sounds cool but wait until you hear about
The winner will see their own name play a part in a series of books
that has sold over 60 million copies.
I'll write YOU into my latest Alex Rider adventure, Never Say Die.
YOUR name in MY paperback.
And it doesn't end there. The winner will get to hang out with Anthony
for the day for a once-in-a-lifetime spy adventure.
See, I told you was good.
All the details of how to enter are on the Blue Peter website.
Oh, and there's just one more thing...
If you're the winner or a runner-up in this incredible competition,
you'll earn a Blue Peter orange badge.
Even I haven't got one of these.
Yes, an orange competition badge could be yours.
So, crack the code, invent a villain and your name could live forever
in the pages of history.
This is your last weekend to get involved.
So, it's not too late, but be quick. Head to the Blue Peter website,
download the application form and then do three things.
-You've got to crack the code.
-Mm-hm. After that, you've got to
invent a villain.
Yes and after that you've got to include your full name,
so that name could potentially make it inside the latest book
of the Alex Rider series. Yes! That's exciting!
Closing date is 29th of June, 12 noon.
Make sure you put the correct postage onto your envelope.
It's a big envelope, you're going to need a big stamp. Good luck!
Good luck, you've only got a week, so get moving, people!
-Let's walk this way.
-Have you been keeping your eyes peeled because
we've been playing Spot Shelley. The question is, where was she?
-Let's take a look.
-Where was she?
-That's quite hard today!
Well, somebody managed to do it and it was Lavender Clarinet Mango.
Barney, what have they won?
They win their very own jar of chutney.
-You've done that one before!
-It's good chutney.
-You love chutney.
Whilst you're on the website, you should head there because
straight after the show, there's a chat on BP Fan Club Live.
Check it out. Next week's show, I'm going to be riding on a bike
down a hill that's muddy.
As well as that, we'll be joined record-breaking cyclist
Mark Beaumont, he's going to be in the studio telling us
-about his brand-new challenge and it is big...
-Off the charts good.
-Have you heard of jousting before?
-Have you heard of medieval jousting, the original version?
That's happening on tomorrow's show outside the studio.
-You CANNOT miss it. I'm excited.
-Going to be awesome.
And if you're celebrating the end of fasting, Eid Mubarak,
-see you next week!