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Lindsey and Radzi train with Olympic gold medallists for a rowing challenge before they go head-to-head in an epic race at the Henley Royal Regatta.


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Coming up on today's Blue Peter:

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Find out what happened when Radzi and I

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went head-to-head in an epic rowing race.

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Want to find out how to talk to one of these little fellas?

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We're going to be showing you how a little later.

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Also: Catching up with the HOTTEST band for 2014 - Rixton.

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It's all coming up on today's Blue Peter.

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-CHEERING AND APPLAUSE ALL:

-Hello!

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Welcome to live Blue Peter.

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Today, we've got a great show, we've got something for everyone.

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There's sport, music, brilliant artwork

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and some super-cute animals in the studio.

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And talking about animals,

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zoologist Lucy Cooke from the BBC One new series

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Talk To The Animals is here with meerkats!

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-I can talk to animals.

-Can you?

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I saw the meerkats in the dressing room -

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"All right, boys, make me a brew!"

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No, Barns, that's not what it's about.

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Lucy's here to talk to us about the world of animal communication.

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It doesn't mean that you talk to the...

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-What, they're not making me a brew?

-That's not happening.

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-Get my agent on the phone!

-Oh, dear.

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So Barney can't talk to the animals, but if you could,

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we want to know what you would ask them.

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I think I'd talk to Iggy if I could talk to an animal

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and I'd ask her what she dreams about when she sleeps.

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Cos when she sleeps, she does this cute twitch thing.

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It's very adorable, and she's back next week!

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Exactly, that was going to be my question.

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If I could talk to any animal, I'd ask a silverback gorilla -

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how do they get so big just eating bananas? Where's the protein?

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-Good question.

-I'd ask a meerkat where me cappuccino is!

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Oh, go away! Now, we are live and we want to hear from you.

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Head to the website...

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Tell us what animal you'd talk to and what you'd ask them.

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We want to know.

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This year has seen a whole summer full of fantastic sport.

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We had the World Cup in Brazil,

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the Tour de France - which started in Yorkshire -

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and my favourite, Wimbledon. It has been jam-packed.

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It really has been, and we love sport so much on Blue Peter

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that we even launched the brand-new design

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of our 2014 Blue Peter Sport Badge.

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Look at that, it is my favourite, and with this summer of sport,

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we couldn't go without having our very own sporting challenge,

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-could we, Linds?

-No, we couldn't.

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But this being Blue Peter, it wasn't going to be easy.

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Linds, why on earth have you called me to come down to the canal

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dressed like this?

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Because, Radzi, it is time for another epic Blue Peter challenge,

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and guess what? It's me versus you.

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OK, again, what's it going to be this time?

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We're taking part in this year's Henley Rowing Regatta.

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The Henley rowing...

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Linds, we've already seen what my hair looks like in water.

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-Lindsey, look, not doing it.

-What, Radz?

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-No, no, no.

-Radzi! It'll be fine, we just need a bit of training.

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'This is the first time either of us have been rowing.

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'So we'll be training under the expert eye of Kevin Maynard

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'at a rowing club in Salford Quays.'

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'Kevin rowed professionally for 17 years, winning over 200 regattas

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'and has competed all over the world.'

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I cannot wait for this.

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'We're learning some basic oarwork

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'and how to balance in these playboats,

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'which, luckily for us, we can't fall out of.'

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-Bye!

-Goodbye!

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-See ya!

-Here I go.

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Radz, how does that feel?

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I feel as though I'm ten minutes away from the Olympics, Linds!

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HE CACKLES

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'It's my turn to have a try.

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'Now, I know I was feeling pretty confident about this challenge...'

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Lindsey, I'll see you in France!

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'..but suddenly I'm really not sure.'

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-Just go?

-Free agent!

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No, I hate this!

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This is genuinely harder than it looks.

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'Radzi is handling this much better than me.

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'I just can't quite get my oars to move in the right direction.'

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-Come this way.

-KEVIN LAUGHS

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I'm a really bad driver! Aah!

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'Yeah, it's not getting any better,

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'in fact, things seem to be going from bad to worse.'

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'So, after our first outing on the water,

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'it was fair to say we needed all the help we could get!'

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We're here at the Redgrave-Pinsent Rowing Lake in Caversham

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to meet two British rowing champions...

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Olympic champions at that!

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-So where are they?

-They're just over THERE!

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'Meet Helen Glover and Heather Stanning.

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'At London 2012, the pair entered the history books

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'when they won the first gold medal for Team GB...'

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-COMMENTATOR:

-Into the record books! And fabulously well done there!

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Great Britain have Olympic champions.

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'..and became the first British women rowers EVER

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'to win gold at an Olympic Games.'

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Helen and Heather, it's an absolute pleasure to meet you guys

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and you are two of the very best rowers in the world,

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which is clear by your Olympic gold medal.

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But how did you get started in rowing?

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Well, I started with a talent ID programme.

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I'd never rowed before.

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Because I'm quite tall and suited to rowing,

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I picked up the sport and made it to the Olympics in four years.

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-Wow!

-Whoa!

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And then, Heather, what about yourself?

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Well, I went slightly differently.

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When I went to university I wanted to try something new.

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So I joined the university boat club.

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Mainly to have fun, meet new people and...yeah, stay fit.

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As gold medallists, do you have three top tips to help us out?

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I think tip number one is going to be listen to your coaches

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and the other people in your boat.

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They can see what you are doing and give you the best feedback.

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Tip number two would have to be relax -

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the more relaxed you are, the better you'll row.

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And then tip number three would be

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try and stay in time with each other

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and that'll give you the best chance of not falling in.

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So, listen to your coach, relax and row in time?

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-Exactly. Now let's see what you've got on the water!

-OK.

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Linds and I are going to be training with Helen and Heather

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in the same boat as a quadruple scull.

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That means the four of us will be in here today,

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but on race day, WE will be up against each other.

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-So, friends for now, Linds!

-For now!

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Whoa...

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'And suddenly, we're in a boat with two Olympians.'

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Good start.

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'And I'm feeling the pressure!'

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Just chill.

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If you are getting white knuckles, something's going wrong, OK?

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Don't want to be gripping so much that your knuckles have gone white!

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And if you feel like you've gone out of time,

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just watch Heather's blades and get back in time whenever you can.

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'We start getting into our stride, or so we think!'

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How many strokes did we just do? About 200?

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-Yeah.

-And how many were good?

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-You had a really good one!

-One?!

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-One!

-One good stroke!

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'But practice makes perfect. More practice for us then!'

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That did feel amazing, though, didn't it?

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-It feels like you're flying.

-It was such a good improvement.

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-It was really good.

-It feels like you're flying, I really like that.

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I really enjoyed it, but I'm not going to lie...I'm shattered!

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-I'm honestly shattered!

-There's so much to think about.

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No, definitely. Concentration.

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What are my arms doing? What are my legs doing? Listening to you guys.

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There's a lot to think about.

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I'm not physically shattered, I'm just mentally...really tired.

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'What an unbelievable opportunity we've had today -

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'to row with Helen and Heather.

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'They've taught us so much.'

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'Radzi, I hope we remember it all for the race.'

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So, you feeling ready for your challenge at Henley yet?

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I am! Bring it on! I mean, we'll need a lot more training.

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-A lot. In fact, Linds, do you have Kevin's number?

-Yeah.

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Cos I need to call him now.

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You have no idea how hard rowing is until you try it.

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Helen and Heather make it look so easy.

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And that is why they are Olympic gold medallists.

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But stay watching if you want to find out how Lindsey and I got on

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when we took part in one of the most famous rowing competitions

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anywhere in the world - the Henley Royal Regatta.

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And I think one of the best bits about that challenge

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was trying a new sport from scratch.

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That's what it's about. You are supposed to be inspirational.

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Inspire your friend or a family member

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to get involved in a sport that you love.

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You could get your hands on one of these - the BP Sport Badge 2014!

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-Check it out.

-That's right, and even if you applied last year,

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you can still reapply this year

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and try to get your hands on a 2014 Sport Badge.

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As loads of you have, just like Phoebe!

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-Take a look at this picture she sent in of her kayaking.

-Aww!

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-She's on the water as well. Love your work.

-Yes, Phoebe.

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-She said, "Anything you CANOE, I CANOE better!"

-Oh!

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I'm so sorry.

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Shrey introduced his brother to badminton.

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Congratulations, guys. That's what it's about -

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showing people how to inspire their friends and family.

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To find out how people have earned their badges,

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go online, you can see lots of stuff on there,

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or if you want to know how to earn your very own, watch this.

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The Blue Peter Sport Badge is all about inspiring others

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to take part in sport.

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Maybe you're cricket crazy, hooked on hockey,

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Whatever your choice of sport, you could earn a Sport Badge.

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Between now and September, get a friend involved in your sport.

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But get a picture of you both taking part

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By applying for your Sport Badge, you could become one of the judges

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To get involved, ask your parents or guardian

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and then tell us why you would make a great judge.

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One 2014 Sport Badge holder will get to sit on the judging panel

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and go to the awards ceremony.

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Badge applications are open until 30th September.

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You have to inspire someone this year to be in with a chance

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of receiving one.

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So, go on, be inspiring and get involved!

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You heard it there, so get involved and apply.

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And please keep your letters,

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e-mails, pictures and poems coming in.

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You could get your stuff on the television with us three, like this.

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And look, there is the big Blue Peter Badge Wall

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with all the pictures on.

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-Ellen sent this - me driving a Formula Two car...

-That's so good!

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..and look, "I want one!" she knows her stuff.

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Thank you very much.

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And Mya from Solihull sent in this beauty.

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That is so good. Thanks so much to everyone who sent something in.

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and that is something we are celebrating recently

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with the poster competition.

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It's been so popular. Over 1,500 of you have got in touch.

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But now for an announcement

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-and we need a sound effect for this, please.

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Are you ready? Please don't send in your posters

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because that means the competition is now closed.

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Don't send any more stuff, it won't count.

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And we will be announcing the winner in just two weeks' time,

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-so make sure you are watching then.

-That's right.

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We've got some exciting news and we know you love competitions.

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We've got one coming up in September

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that is quite literally out of this world!

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I like what you did there. You might have seen this online.

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There's a British astronaut - the first ever - called Tim Peake.

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He's going to the International Space Station in 2015 on a mission.

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Now, on that mission he'll be wearing a special suit

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and on that suit will be a mission badge.

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You may get the chance to design that badge

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which he will be wearing in space.

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-It's amazing, isn't it?

-It's incredible.

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We can't tell you about it just yet,

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but we can tell you about it on Thursday 4th September,

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so don't apply yet.

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Make sure you watch this show, or that show rather,

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because it's going to be absolutely megatron, let me tell you indeed.

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Now though, time for one of life's greatest mysteries,

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one of those things you've always wanted to know the answer to.

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Why do you always take two hours in make-up?

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That's not the question!

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Good one, Radzi, thanks for saving that till the live!

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It's actually, can we talk to animals?

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And there's a brand-new series on BBC One, it started last night,

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and it's trying to answer that exact question.

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Take a look.

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-LUCY COOKE:

-All across the world, animals are talking to each other.

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In extraordinary ways.

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Ever since I was little,

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I have wanted to become a real-life Dr Dolittle and talk to the animals.

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I think it's something we'd all secretly love.

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You're all nodding at your TV screens, aren't you?

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Of course you want to be able to talk to the animals,

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especially cute little guys like this guy.

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This is Razzy, he's a meerkat.

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Isn't it weird that he's called Razzy?

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He's the most hyperactive out the bunch,

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but more about that in a bit,

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because this brand-new series about talking to animals

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is hosted by a lovely person who is sat right next to me.

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Lucy, you are the real-life Doctor Dolittle?

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I am, I am. Want to know what these meerkats are saying to each other?

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I'd love to, they're making a lot of noise.

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They are incredibly chatty creatures, meerkats.

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It's hard to shut them up

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because they like to keep in touch the whole time,

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gossiping about what they're doing to keep in contact with one another.

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He's having a good old forage... quite silently there, actually.

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It's like a little adventure, isn't it? Look at him go!

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-There's about 20 different calls that they make.

-Yeah.

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To say that they are foraging or that they want feeding

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and one of the most important ones they do is an alarm call

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when they spot a predator.

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Sure. Is it much like a language that we would use?

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Ours is complex and complicated,

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it's made of lots of different sounds

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and ups and downs and different words, is theirs as complicated?

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No. It's not as complicated,

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but it's a lot more complicated than you'd think.

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With their alarm calls, they've got different alarm calls

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for different predators,

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so the meerkat that's on guard will say to the other meerkats

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whether it's a predator that's coming from the sky,

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if it's a hawk, or if it's coming from the land

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and how urgent that threat is, how close it is.

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So, it's a lot more sophisticated than you'd think.

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And it's a language picked up by other animals

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that live in the same environment.

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-We have some footage here of a drongo.

-Yeah.

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Tell us about the drongo,

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it's an incredible thing they've got going on here.

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It's an information superhighway, the Kalahari.

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All the animals are listening in to each other

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and can speak each other's languages and they recognise the alarm calls,

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and the drongo knows that

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and it can mimic the alarm calls of the meerkat amongst other animals

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and it does that in a benevolent way to let them know there's danger,

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but it also does it to steal their food.

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-It's very cheeky, isn't it?

-Yeah, it's very cheeky.

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For such a small bird as well. When you hear "drongo",

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you think of a big thing that walks around, but the drongo is tiny...

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Yeah, very small but very clever.

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It can mimic up to 30 different calls.

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Well, while we're talking about mimicking,

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I think it's only right that we have a go at it as well.

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-OK, we can do a drongo.

-Let's join in.

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We can do a drongo noise?

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No, I can't do a drongo, we can be like drongos and mimic.

6:47:396:47:41

Sure. OK, let's steal someone's food by using a noise.

6:47:416:47:44

So, what noises have you learnt? I could just watch this.

6:47:446:47:46

I could watch this for hours!

6:47:466:47:48

Just a meerkat attacking what he probably thinks

6:47:486:47:50

is a mouse or a rodent, but it's just a bit of...

6:47:506:47:52

-Brilliant.

-He probably thinks it's a scorpion and it's worth eating.

6:47:526:47:55

Do you want to know hippo? Fancy learning hippo?

6:47:556:47:58

Let's do hippo. Why not?

6:47:586:47:59

OK, so hippo's a bit like an evil Father Christmas.

6:47:596:48:01

It's kind of like a, "Ha-ha-ha-ha!"

6:48:016:48:05

-OK!

-A bit like that.

6:48:056:48:06

If any hippos are listening, let's see if this has a reaction.

6:48:066:48:08

Are you ready? "Ho-ho-ho-ho-ho!" Any hippos looking up?

6:48:086:48:11

They should bob their heads out of the water.

6:48:116:48:14

Oh, look, there they go.

6:48:146:48:15

-They're bobbing their heads out of the water.

-As if by magic.

6:48:156:48:18

-What have I just said?

-You've just said, "Hello, this is my patch".

6:48:186:48:21

They're sticking their heads up - "Hello, this is my patch".

6:48:216:48:23

Hello, hippos! What else can you do?

6:48:236:48:25

Cos this is more of a, "Oh, hello!" isn't it?

6:48:256:48:27

I can do a romantic lady sloth looking for love. Go on, then.

6:48:276:48:31

OK. She goes... Sorry about this.

6:48:316:48:33

-She goes, "Wheeee!"

-SHE SPEAKS IN HIGH-PITCHED TONE

6:48:336:48:36

"Wheeeee!" It has to be that note?

6:48:366:48:39

It's got to be D-sharp, otherwise the males, they won't respond.

6:48:396:48:42

Beautiful, thank you. No male sloths on the way over.

6:48:426:48:44

It'd take them four hours anyway!

6:48:446:48:46

-Lucy, thanks for coming in and talking to us.

-My pleasure.

6:48:466:48:48

I'll use that technique all the way home to attract...

6:48:486:48:51

No, I'm not. So the next episode we can see tonight?

6:48:516:48:53

Yes, tonight, eight o'clock, BBC One.

6:48:536:48:55

Lots of fantastic animal communication stories, yep.

6:48:556:48:58

Beautiful. We have our own language at Blue Peter.

6:48:586:49:00

-Radzi and Lindsey...

-HE GARBLES NONSENSE

6:49:006:49:02

I'm not doing it, it's rubbish. Here they are.

6:49:026:49:04

LINDSEY LAUGHS I think you need

6:49:046:49:05

a bit more practice there, Barney!

6:49:056:49:07

It's pretty fair to say that Lindsey and I,

6:49:076:49:09

we've had a fair few epic challenges over our time at Blue Peter.

6:49:096:49:12

-We have.

-Like rally driving.

6:49:126:49:13

-I won that one.

-Like horse carriage racing.

6:49:136:49:16

-Yeah, I won.

-The Next Step dance-off.

6:49:166:49:19

Yeah, I won that one as well.

6:49:196:49:20

The world championships of the stone skimming.

6:49:206:49:23

Well done, you can have that one, Radzi.

6:49:236:49:25

Now time to get back to the challenge that we saw earlier on in the show.

6:49:256:49:28

You've seen us training, but now it's time for our race at Henley.

6:49:286:49:32

Race day is finally here

6:49:406:49:41

and that means that we're here at the Henley Royal Regatta.

6:49:416:49:45

Radzi and I have been training hard for weeks

6:49:456:49:47

and now it's finally time to go head-to-head and row in pairs.

6:49:476:49:50

Linds, where are our rowing partners?

6:49:506:49:52

I thought you were calling them, Radz?

6:49:526:49:54

No, no, no, you said YOU were definitely calling them, Linds.

6:49:546:49:57

Don't worry, they're getting the boats ready.

6:49:576:49:59

'And here they are - Jenny Chapman and Pete Warman.'

6:49:596:50:03

'Jenny's been rowing for five years

6:50:046:50:07

'and has already raced at Henley three times!'

6:50:076:50:09

'Pete has been rowing for nine years

6:50:116:50:13

'and has also competed at Henley before,

6:50:136:50:15

'where, in 2009, he won the Britannia Cox Fours race.'

6:50:156:50:19

So, THEY'RE up to the job, but, Linds,

6:50:206:50:23

I feel as if something's missing.

6:50:236:50:25

I know. I wish we could have some last-minute help.

6:50:256:50:27

If we just knew an Olympic, world and European champion, that would be...

6:50:276:50:30

-All in the same person.

-Oh, that would be...

6:50:306:50:33

-Hey, guys.

-Helen!

6:50:336:50:35

How's training going?

6:50:356:50:36

Well, it's funny you mention that because some of us

6:50:366:50:39

have trained more than others, Lindsey.

6:50:396:50:41

-Maybe some of us don't need to train as much!

-Oh, big statement, or is it?

6:50:416:50:44

Due to the fact you've brought a 6ft 4in, 15.5st Pete

6:50:446:50:46

in the back of your boat!

6:50:466:50:48

-I've still been training. I've got blisters.

-A good sign.

6:50:486:50:50

But, Helen, any tips for us?

6:50:506:50:52

Make sure you listen to the person that you're in a boat with.

6:50:526:50:54

Stay in time and row together, but really enjoy it. It'll be fun.

6:50:546:50:58

It is amazing to be here,

6:50:586:51:00

but there's a lot of people watching, aren't there?

6:51:006:51:02

Absolutely. Try to ignore the pressure

6:51:026:51:04

cos there's a lot watching you on the bank.

6:51:046:51:06

Remember - stay focused and in your boat.

6:51:066:51:08

-Team Radzi versus Team Lindsey.

-May the best boat win!

6:51:086:51:11

'Enough of the fighting talk,

6:51:126:51:14

'it was time to get our boats on to the river.'

6:51:146:51:16

I can't see this going well.

6:51:166:51:18

'Henley is on the River Thames

6:51:186:51:19

'and people have been rowing here for 175 years.

6:51:196:51:23

'For this regatta, more than 200 races will take place over five days

6:51:236:51:26

'and we are lucky enough to be in one of them.'

6:51:266:51:29

'Lindsey and I will be racing each other

6:51:296:51:32

'along 500m of the official two-kilometre course

6:51:326:51:35

'with thousands of people cheering us on.

6:51:356:51:38

'No pressure then!'

6:51:386:51:39

I know Radzi has put more into this and he has trained hard.

6:51:406:51:44

And I have trained...moderately hard.

6:51:446:51:47

It is time to give it the beans and give it my all!

6:51:476:51:49

Now we are here, I wish I had done a bit more cos this is intense.

6:51:496:51:52

This is the calm before the storm.

6:51:526:51:54

This is going to be tough and I am genuinely quite scared.

6:51:546:51:59

She's pretending she's not very good,

6:52:006:52:02

but I guarantee, no matter how good or bad she is,

6:52:026:52:04

she's going to give this everything she's got!

6:52:046:52:07

'Fred is the umpire for our race

6:52:096:52:11

'and he'll be making sure we don't break any rules.'

6:52:116:52:14

Attention!

6:52:146:52:16

Go!

6:52:166:52:18

'And we're off.'

6:52:186:52:19

'Uh-oh! Lindsey and Pete have already got off to a flyer.'

6:52:196:52:22

'It really helps to hear Helen cheering us on

6:52:226:52:24

'from the umpire's boat.'

6:52:246:52:25

Come on, guys!

6:52:256:52:26

'I thought we were miles ahead at the start,

6:52:286:52:30

'but we may have been a little too confident.'

6:52:306:52:33

-Oh, no! Oh, no!

-You're rowing well, Lindsey, it's good.

6:52:356:52:38

Go on, Radzi, that's good!

6:52:386:52:40

'Yes, this is our chance to get ahead,

6:52:426:52:44

'I just need to stay focused.'

6:52:446:52:46

-FRED:

-That way, Radzi! Take it off with the left, pull the right.

6:52:466:52:51

'No! My steering's all over the place, but we're giving it our all.'

6:52:516:52:54

'This could be another chance for us to get back in the lead.'

6:52:576:53:00

Come on, guys, sprint finish!

6:53:006:53:02

'Almost at the finish, one final big push.'

6:53:026:53:06

-JENNY:

-That's the finish, take it down.

6:53:066:53:09

'We're over the finish line. I've no idea who's won.'

6:53:096:53:12

I thought it was too close to call, I couldn't tell.

6:53:126:53:15

Well, Lindsey was leading the whole way down.

6:53:156:53:17

And in the last 20 strokes, 20m,

6:53:176:53:19

Radzi had a really good push to the line.

6:53:196:53:22

That was not easy. My heart at that start line was pounding.

6:53:226:53:27

I gave that absolutely everything I've got.

6:53:276:53:29

Jenny, what did you reckon?

6:53:296:53:30

I thought it was a really good race, a really solid performance.

6:53:306:53:33

One of the best pieces you've done.

6:53:336:53:35

I can honestly say that I was actually really, really impressed.

6:53:376:53:40

I was really proud of you out there

6:53:406:53:42

and I just thought that you took it on

6:53:426:53:44

and you did exactly what we had told you to.

6:53:446:53:46

'Wow, high praise for both of us from an Olympic gold medallist!'

6:53:466:53:50

'But there has to be a winner.'

6:53:506:53:52

Helen and I had to wait for the judges

6:53:526:53:55

-because it was so very tight.

-Wow.

6:53:556:53:58

They had to look at the video on two or three occasions

6:53:586:54:01

before they decided that Lindsey had won!

6:54:016:54:05

Yes, yes! Yay!

6:54:056:54:09

In the words of runner-up Radzi Chinyanganya - boom!

6:54:096:54:12

-It's another win.

-That was close, though.

6:54:126:54:14

-It was.

-We got to be in boats with Olympic gold medallists.

6:54:146:54:17

-I'm inspired.

-Unbelievable challenge.

6:54:176:54:18

-Brilliant, well done. My next bit's about being inspired.

-Is it?

6:54:186:54:21

Head to the Blue Peter website and click on "Get Inspired".

6:54:216:54:24

Don't forget, you can apply for your 2014 Blue Peter Sport Badge. Thanks.

6:54:246:54:27

It's topics time now and straight in with the first one,

6:54:276:54:31

it's from Magenta Giggly Cheetah who says,

6:54:316:54:33

"I would ask a tiger what it would have for dinner tonight."

6:54:336:54:36

Oh, good one. Grey Peachy Panda says,

6:54:366:54:38

"If I could talk to animals, I would ask a chicken

6:54:386:54:40

"that lives on a farm what it's like

6:54:406:54:42

"to have your eggs stolen all the time".

6:54:426:54:44

-That's a really good question.

-Great question.

6:54:446:54:46

Ginger Bright Elephant says,

6:54:466:54:47

"Geese, why do you travel in V-form?"

6:54:476:54:49

I like how they've addressed the question. Straight to the geese!

6:54:496:54:52

-One of my favourite questions ever!

-Philosophical. Grey Small Hawk says,

6:54:526:54:55

"I would ask a bee - how long do you collect nectar for?"

6:54:556:54:58

-Good question.

-I bet you know the answer to that.

6:54:586:55:00

I knew the one about geese, but I didn't want to bore the viewers.

6:55:006:55:03

Uh, don't! Ivory Enormous Carrot says,

6:55:036:55:06

"I would ask a monkey if they'd rather be related to humans or not".

6:55:066:55:09

That's a weird one, but I like it.

6:55:096:55:11

Pearl Hockey Robot - these names are getting better.

6:55:116:55:13

"I would ask a killer whale - how long have you been on this planet?"

6:55:136:55:16

That's a cracker, isn't it?

6:55:166:55:17

One final one here from James The Labrador saying,

6:55:176:55:20

"Can you please stop asking us what we sound like and what we say

6:55:206:55:23

-"and just show us a bit of Rixton?"

-HE SIGHS

6:55:236:55:25

# All I need's a little love in my life... #

6:55:256:55:27

Manchester four-piece Rixton are one of the UK's hottest new bands.

6:55:276:55:31

Jake, Danny, Charley and Lewi have been making waves

6:55:316:55:34

on both sides of the Atlantic with their debut single,

6:55:346:55:37

Me And My Broken Heart, which stormed into the US Top 20.

6:55:376:55:40

# My love... #

6:55:406:55:42

In just one year, they've gone from performing cover versions online

6:55:426:55:45

to appearing on prime-time hit TV shows in America.

6:55:456:55:48

With sold-out tours in London and Manchester last month,

6:55:486:55:51

Rixton are poised to be the next big thing

6:55:516:55:53

and luckily for us, they're here now in the Blue Peter studio.

6:55:536:55:57

Please welcome to the studio, it's Rixton!

6:55:576:56:00

CHEERING Hello. Clapping yourself.

6:56:006:56:03

Thank you so much for coming in

6:56:036:56:04

and wearing your Blue Peter Badges with pride today.

6:56:046:56:07

-That's all right, it's an honour.

-Years this has taken us to get!

6:56:076:56:10

-It's been our dream.

-Well done, and also a massive well done -

6:56:106:56:12

you are midweek number one in the charts.

6:56:126:56:14

-Yes, we are.

-Very exciting. Fingers crossed for a number one here.

6:56:146:56:17

How do you go from making covers online - how you started -

6:56:176:56:20

to being massive in America?

6:56:206:56:23

We got a phone call from Scooter Braun,

6:56:236:56:25

which is Justin Bieber's manager.

6:56:256:56:26

He called us when we were in the studio, didn't he, Jake?

6:56:266:56:29

Yeah, he called my phone.

6:56:296:56:30

I thought it was someone pranking me at first.

6:56:306:56:33

-You thought it was a joke?

-I just hung up, I hung up,

6:56:336:56:35

-and then I called back and, yeah.

-Well, I'm glad you did call back

6:56:356:56:38

cos Rixton are doing pretty well, aren't you?

6:56:386:56:40

-We're all glad you did.

-We are glad.

6:56:406:56:41

-That was a good move. Now, Jake...

-Yes.

6:56:416:56:43

..performing runs in the family for you, doesn't it?

6:56:436:56:45

-It does.

-Cos your dad is Shane Richie.

6:56:456:56:47

-He is.

-Alfie Moon in EastEnders.

6:56:476:56:48

And your mum's Coleen. I think we've got a photo...

6:56:486:56:51

-There's your mum - Coleen Nolan.

-Fantastic. Just me in a wig.

6:56:516:56:54

Now, we are so happy to have you here

6:56:546:56:55

and we've got loads of questions from our viewers,

6:56:556:56:58

-so I'm just going to get started, is that OK?

-Of course.

6:56:586:57:00

The first one is from Red Violet Dancing Ostrich.

6:57:006:57:02

-Well, that's the best name I've ever heard ever.

-Good name.

6:57:026:57:05

It says, "Do you have any secret talents and if so, what are they?"

6:57:056:57:08

-Secret talents.

-Secret...

6:57:086:57:10

Oh, yes! Mr Daniel Wilkin,

6:57:106:57:12

-he has the third largest tongue in Europe.

-Is that official?

6:57:126:57:15

-It's not, I've made it up, but we can pretend.

-Can we see it?

6:57:156:57:18

-Yeah.

-Show us. Oh! That's worthy of a round of applause!

6:57:186:57:21

APPLAUSE That's quite horrible!

6:57:216:57:24

I just got a clap for my tongue.

6:57:246:57:25

And Fire Opal Disco Dude - another great name -

6:57:256:57:29

says, "Who has the worst hair in the morning?"

6:57:296:57:31

Oh! Who's going to...

6:57:316:57:34

-Mine's pretty bad.

-It's curly, innit?

6:57:346:57:36

Mine's curly, so...

6:57:366:57:37

I know that when Charley wakes up his is exactly like this, exquisite.

6:57:376:57:40

-It never moves.

-It's exquisite.

6:57:406:57:42

-Thank you for coming in today.

-Thanks for having us.

6:57:426:57:44

There's more questions to check out online

6:57:446:57:46

and an exclusive online performance by Rixton.

6:57:466:57:48

While you get ready, just time to tell you

6:57:486:57:50

what's coming up on next week's show.

6:57:506:57:52

'We're going to be celebrating

6:57:526:57:54

'the start of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.'

6:57:546:57:56

'And Radzi and I head to the Scottish Borders

6:57:566:57:58

'to design our very own Blue Peter tartan.'

6:57:586:58:01

'I get to meet one of Great Britain's

6:58:016:58:02

'most successful Paralympic athletes, Libby Clegg.'

6:58:026:58:05

And the most famous bagpipe band in the world -

6:58:056:58:07

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers - are going to be right here.

6:58:076:58:09

-Can't wait.

-And they're playing the Blue Peter theme tune. Very cool.

6:58:096:58:12

And now, playing us out with their brand-new single, we love it,

6:58:126:58:15

it's Me And My Broken Heart with Rixton.

6:58:156:58:17

-We'll see you next week! Goodbye!

-Ta-ra!

6:58:176:58:19

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

6:58:196:58:21

# All I need's a little love in my life

6:58:216:58:24

# All I need's a little love in the dark

6:58:246:58:27

# A little but I'm hoping it might kick-start

6:58:276:58:31

# Me and my broken heart

6:58:316:58:33

# I need a little loving tonight

6:58:336:58:36

# Hold me so I'm not falling apart

6:58:366:58:38

# A little but I'm hoping it might kick-start

6:58:386:58:42

# Me and my broken heart... #

6:58:426:58:44

Let's go!

6:58:446:58:46

# I got one, aimed at my heart

6:58:466:58:49

# You got one, tear me apart

6:58:496:58:52

# And then some

6:58:526:58:53

-# How do we call this love?

-Oh-oh-oh-oh

6:58:536:58:57

# I try to run away

6:58:576:59:00

# But your eyes tell me to stay

6:59:006:59:03

# Oh, why? Why do we call this love?

6:59:036:59:07

# Oh-oh-oh-oh

6:59:076:59:08

# It seems like we've been losing control, baby

6:59:086:59:15

# Somebody tell me I'm not alone

6:59:156:59:18

# When I say

6:59:186:59:19

# All I need's a little love in my life

6:59:196:59:23

# All I need's a little love in the dark

6:59:236:59:25

# A little but I'm hoping it might kick-start

6:59:256:59:28

# Me and my broken heart

6:59:286:59:31

# I need a little loving tonight

6:59:316:59:34

# Hold me so I'm not falling apart

6:59:346:59:36

# A little but I'm hoping it might kick-start

6:59:366:59:40

# Me and my broken heart... #

6:59:406:59:42

Whoo-hoo!

6:59:426:59:44

# Maybe some part of you just hates me

6:59:446:59:48

# So you pick me up and play me

6:59:486:59:51

# How do we call this love?

6:59:516:59:54

# Oh-oh-oh-oh

6:59:546:59:55

# One time Tell me you need me tonight

6:59:556:59:59

# To make it easy You lie

6:59:597:00:02

-# And say it's all for love

-Oh-oh-oh-oh

7:00:027:00:06

# It seems like we've been losing control, baby

7:00:067:00:12

# Somebody tell me I'm not alone

7:00:127:00:16

# When I say

7:00:167:00:17

# All I need's a little love in my life

7:00:177:00:20

# All I need's a little love in the dark

7:00:207:00:23

# A little but I'm hoping it might kick-start

7:00:237:00:27

# Me and my broken heart

7:00:277:00:29

# I need a little loving tonight

7:00:297:00:31

# Hold me so I'm not falling apart

7:00:317:00:34

# A little but I'm hoping it might kick-start

7:00:347:00:38

# Me and my broken... # Let's go! Hey!

7:00:387:00:40

# Whoa oh, whoa oh

7:00:407:00:43

# Me and my broken heart

7:00:437:00:45

# Whoa oh, whoa oh

7:00:457:00:49

# Me and my broken...

7:00:497:00:51

# Yeah, yeah...

7:00:517:00:55

# Me and my broken...

7:00:557:00:57

# Yeah, yeah... #

7:00:577:01:00

One, two...

7:01:007:01:01

# Me and my broken heart

7:01:057:01:07

# All I need's a little love in my life

7:01:077:01:10

# All I need's a little love in the dark

7:01:107:01:13

# A little but I'm hoping it might kick-start

7:01:137:01:16

# Me and my broken heart

7:01:167:01:18

# I need a little loving tonight

7:01:187:01:21

# Hold me so I'm not falling apart

7:01:217:01:24

# A little but I'm hoping it might kick-start

7:01:247:01:27

# Me and my broken heart. #

7:01:277:01:30

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

7:01:307:01:33

Lindsey and Radzi train with Olympic gold medallists for a rowing challenge, before they go head-to-head in an epic race at the Henley Royal Regatta! Talk to the Animals presenter Lucy Cooke joins the team in studio with a mob of meerkats to reveal how they communicate with each other. Plus, a special performance from top British band, Rixton.


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