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'On today's live Blue Peter, find out if I've got what it takes
'to surf one of the largest tidal surges in the world.'
'And watch this space
'because we've found the Strictly stars of the future
'and they're going to be performing live in the studio later on.'
-CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Hello! Hi, how're you doing?
-You are watching Blue Peter, it's a live show.
-I love when she's back! Hi, Iggy!
Guess what else is back on our telly screens? It's Strictly.
It starts on Saturday, we cannot wait,
so later on we are going to be catching up with
some of the dance stars of the future and as well as that,
seeing how Steve Backshall - CBBC's very own -
is getting on in rehearsals ahead of the first show.
-Go, Steve, indeed.
Now, we've had thousands of applications
for the Blue Peter Sport Badge,
so much so, you could say it's raining Sport Badges.
There's a flood of Sport Badges throughout the country
and to celebrate that we're having...
what you'd call a forecast, a weather report with a difference.
-Yeah, a very special person.
-Yay, it's Carol!
There she is, the loveliest person in television!
I want to grab her cheeks and go like that.
Anyway, let's talk selfies for a second cos we know you're into it,
we know you're into Blue Peter badges, so let's fuse both together.
Take a selfie with your Blue Peter badge and tell us how you got it.
Go to the Blue Peter website for all the details
and we'll try and show as many as we can later in the show.
It's super-easy, all you have to do is head to the upload link,
fill out all of your details and then send us your selfie
and tell us how did you get your badge.
Now I get my own camera shot, hello!
Now, last week I tried to show you what it's like to learn surfing.
It's quite difficult - as you saw, I was falling off quite a lot.
Now you're going to find out what it's like in part two
when things get...a little trickier.
I'm here in the mouth of the River Severn.
This is where the sea meets the river
and it's thanks to some interesting science happening right here
that we get one of the natural wonders of the world,
the Severn Bore.
'It's a tidal surge that passes along the River Severn
'and my challenge is to surf it.
'Now, the bore happens because of the shape of the Severn Estuary.
'It's a bit like a funnel that's constantly narrowing
'and that funnelling thrusts tides up the river with extra strength.'
But that's only part of the story, the bore isn't a daily event
and it can only happen with a real power boost,
and that boost comes from 240,000 miles up there.
'From this thing, the Moon.
'Now, that dictates tides on Earth.
'The Moon has its own gravity, which has a powerful effect on the Earth.
'As the Moon rotates around us, the Earth's seas are pulled towards it,
'creating bulges in the sea levels.'
However, on the occasion when the planetary movements mean that
the sun and moon are in alignment, something really special happens.
Their combined gravitational pull create extra-large bulges in the sea
and that means that the tides are much more powerful than normal.
When it happens, these super-strength tides
are forced into the funnel-shaped estuary and along the River Severn,
which, as you can imagine, creates a really powerful wave,
like that one that's coming into shot now.
Look at that, isn't that amazing?
Now, this one is actually supposed to be quite low, quite small.
Tomorrow, it's a biggie, and that's the one that I'm riding.
I can't wait.
'It's the next morning, bore day, so I'm getting some final tips
'from my surf teacher, Andrew Cotton,
'one of the world's best big wave surfers.'
Take your time and make sure you do everything right...
-So, hands, push, feet...
-Feet on the centre of the board...
-Turn, kneel, stand...
You know, if you think you're getting shaky or wobbly,
crouch down, don't stand up straight cos you'll fall off.
'The bore is a single wave that just keeps going.
'People come from around the world to surf it.
'To be honest, I'll be happy if I can just stand up!
'If I do fall, we've got boats on stand-by that can pass the wave
'at certain points in the river, so I should get two more tries at it.'
We've just heard the tide's on its way.
It's just broken the corner, so we're now going to get into position.
Oh, no, now I'm nervous.
-Again, to me.
'And, I'm up. This is going well, I'm on my knees.'
'All I need to do now is stand up
'and I'll have conquered the bore at my first attempt.
'Oh, no, I didn't quite make it!'
I was just about getting comfortable, knew where the board was going...
I reckon next time I can stand up.
'The bore waits for no-one.
'I need to get back in the boat.
'It's a race against time to get back ahead of the wave
'and have another go.'
So, we've just overtaken the wave,
you can see it come round the corner now,
and the idea is to get back on the board
and this time try and stand up.
Now that I've already been on one and I know what it feels like,
I should be able to get on this and stand up.
I'm going to try and do it a bit quicker.
That looks big, that looks really big.
Oh, my goodness, that looks big.
'Oh, no, I've blown it straightaway, that is my second chance gone!'
'Well, at least Andrew's having fun riding the bore!'
I was too far forward on the board, rookie mistake.
That was day one of surfing, I can't believe I did that. So frustrating.
I'm going to do this, I promise I'm going to do it.
We're going to catch up with the wave again
and this is my last chance to do it.
'As we jet off to catch back up with the wave,
'this is my final chance to stand and ride the bore
'or else I'll have failed my challenge.'
Look, coming round the corner, it's huge.
'Come on, Barney, remember your training.'
'Here it comes.'
'It's over. I've failed the challenge.'
'And the bore continues without me.
'As the boat comes to pick me up, I'm devastated.'
'But the boys in the boat can see just how disappointed I am
'and are going to attempt to jump over the wave.
'If it works, I might get one more go at this.'
'And, we're over. They're giving it all they can to beat this wave.'
'This really is last chance saloon.'
'Come on, Barney, paddle, paddle, paddle!'
'Yes, I've caught it!
'Come on, now, onto your knees.'
'Right, this is it, I've got to try and stand.'
'One foot... Oh...'
I'm surfing the bore!
We're done, we're done.
'I might have only surfed for a few hundred metres, but you know what?
'I did it.'
So, so happy.
That really was my last chance and when I missed it,
I could have cried.
I was that upset with myself cos I did exactly the same mistake.
I was too far forward on the board.
And I think they could see when I got in the boat how disappointed I was,
and so the boys in the boat gave me an extra chance
to get back on it and we did it!
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
-Thank you very much.
I had so much fun, I can't tell you how disappointed I was
when I didn't make that last ride, but thanks to the boys in the boat,
they gave me another chance. Brilliant. Thank you, boys.
And thank you to Andrew Cotton - you are slightly insane,
but you're amazing and I'm stoked, cheers.
-We're so proud of you.
-You did so well.
You smashed it. Well done.
One of the problems when you watch surfing is it looks
so much easier than I imagine it actually is.
Oh, Radzi, so true.
Funny you say that, Barney Harwood, cos we've got a challenge for you,
-courtesy of the indoor surfing simulator.
-That's what this is.
-Yes, Barney, you're going to be stepping up their first.
You've each got to last on that moving surfboard as long as you can.
Off you go, my friend.
I want one! RADZI LAUGHS
Well, you're going to get to try one now.
Barney's been training for weeks
leading up to that surfing challenge.
Don't step it up, I'll fall off.
-So he is the favourite going into this. Are you balanced?
That's good enough for me. Three, two, one... Surf!
-MUSIC: "Wipe Out" by The Surfaris
-There he goes.
-All those weeks of training leading up to this moment here.
He's looking nice, like cashmere, coursing through those waves,
laughing in the face of the Hawaiian surf.
Changing direction on me? That's cheating!
There he is, look at those shoulder shimmies.
That's just like Barney Harwood dancing. He's dancing!
-Ooh, and he held it!
-He held it. Whoa...
-Oh, yes, Barney!
-Lindsey, it's your turn...
-21 seconds to beat.
-Who turned that up, then?
-Barney, straight up top.
-Linds...are you balanced?
-Come on, Linds.
-Three, two, one... Surf!
-21 seconds to beat, but this is 20 years in the making.
She'll do it.
-Those knees have seen slalom slopes before.
-I like the music.
They know how to balance, groove.
Lindsey's a skier, she knows exactly what she's doing.
She really does and she's making light work of this one.
I've a feeling it's got a bit choppier in the water
and if she can hold this one, 15 seconds...
SHE SCREAMS Oh, well done, well done...
Oh, yes! KLAXON BLARES
-Come back around.
-How long, how long?
..21 seconds, and, Lindsey...
-Barney...receive your award, the winner...
-..of the Blue Peter Indoor Surf Challenge. Oh, yes.
-I'd just like to say I accept this trophy with...
Now, Barney's not the only one
to have done a challenge on the water
cos you might remember that a few months ago,
Radzi and I did the Henley Regatta rowing race.
And we didn't do it on our own because we had the reigning
European, world and Olympic champion, Helen Glover,
and recently, Barney gave her a very special surprise.
'When it comes to rowing coxless pairs,
'there's no-one more qualified than Helen Glover
'as Lindsey and Radzi found out when she put them through their paces
'for their rowing challenge.'
Well, Lindsey was leading the whole way down
and in the last 20 straights, 20 metres,
Radzi had a really good push to the line.
'As well as being a Blue Peter mentor, she's a world record holder
'and gold medallist at the London 2012 Olympics.'
-Great Britain, into the record books.
Great Britain are Olympic champions
and it couldn't go to two more worthy, worthy women.
'She's been awarded an MBE and recently became the first
'British rower to hold all four world rowing titles at the same time.
'So I'm here to surprise her at BBC Sport HQ.'
(She has no idea we're here.)
'When Helen finishes her interview,
'I get into position and wait for my cue.'
It was a great year, we managed to...
I managed to win my first world title.
Can you think of anything better than a gold medal around your neck?
For me, I can't see anything better,
it's what I would always aspire to dream for.
I know everyone has their different dreams, but, for me,
that's definitely a kind of a no-brainer as to what I worked for.
-Are you sure there's nothing better than an Olympic gold medal?
-Hi, Helen, how are you doing?
-Barney from Blue Peter.
-We have an accolade on Blue Peter,
-it's our highest accolade actually - the Blue Peter Gold Badge.
Our audience think you're incredible
and you've made people who have sat on their bums doing nothing
want to get out and achieve more than they ever have before, and so
for that reason I'd like to present you with your very own Blue Peter...
Oh, my gosh, thank you so much! Wow, that's amazing.
That actually comes really close to the Olympic gold,
I'm not even joking, that's amazing!
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
-We love Helen.
-Do you know what?
If you look up "champion" in the dictionary,
there'll be a picture of Helen Glover, I bet.
Now, if we're talking about champions,
how about the champions who are our audience,
who send us award-winning content?
-Ooh, nice segue.
-Come on, Iggs. Let's go see the post.
Lots of pictures.
You're creative every week and we stick them on our big badge wall.
Thank you so much for getting in touch.
Let's talk about Katie's first.
This is from last week.
The show where we tried to attempt a Guinness World Record
for the most amount of people gunged in three minutes, and we did it...
-..at 59 people.
Just to say, I'm not proud of this whatsoever -
I carry it with me all the time -
there is the Guinness World Record with my name on it.
Katie, thank you so much, that was...fabulous.
Katie, you are amazing, and do you know who else is amazing?
May from Surrey.
Now, this is her second bit of post.
Check it out, it's kind of an origami box thing that opens up
and you've got all...
-Oh, Iggy's chilling out...
-Want me to grab Iggy?
You've got all the presenters there and you've even got all the badges.
Thank you very much for that, May. Silver Badge is on its way to you.
And on May's masterpiece is a Green Badge,
something that was won by Francesca who's ten.
Feast your eyes on that lovely work of art, there...
-It's amazing, isn't it?
-..made just from recycled goods.
Well done, Francesca.
A massive thank you to anyone who sent us post.
We love receiving all of your mail,
and also a big thank you to you if you entered our
Tim Peake Mission Patch competition.
Now, the deadline for that is Friday 26th September at 12 noon.
So, if you entered, thank you,
but also keep watching to find out who our winner is.
You love getting in touch, so much so,
that we've had so many applications for the Sport Badge 2014.
So, to honour your sporting success,
we've got a very special weather report now
with BBC Breakfast's very own loveliest person in telly,
Well, high pressure is well and truly building
across the country today.
As you can see, more or less across the whole of the UK,
it's raining Sport Badges.
So, starting off on the south coast of England,
here children have been encouraging friends and family
to join in different kinds of sporting activities.
Some sports, they haven't participated in before.
So, looking at Essex first of all, it's been a cold, frosty,
icy start to the day as Nilinya has encouraged her brother Nilain
to take up figure skating, and it looks like it's going to
remain pretty cool here for the next wee while.
here Evie has persuaded her friend Josie to take up paddleboarding.
Ideal conditions - windy on the coast,
warm inland and staying largely dry, although at times there will be
a wee bit more cloud, but that shouldn't be any problem.
For Wales in Welshpool, Eva and her friends have taken up hockey.
Again, ideal conditions - not too hot, not too cold and not too windy.
Neither is it too windy in Northern Ireland, in Bangor,
where Adam and his brother Daniel have taken up tennis.
So if you have to run around the courts after the ball
if you're not too good, Daniel, then you're set fair.
But it sometimes can be very windy in Scotland,
particularly so in the Northern Isles.
For Rowan and her friend Millie who have taken up netball,
well, today it's not going to be that windy,
in fact, it's going to be pretty nice.
Again, variable amounts of cloud, some sunny spells as well.
But not just the pressure but also the attitude is high across Norwich,
Stoke, and also Devon, as climbing has proved to be very popular.
And talking of very popular sports,
so has football, athletics and tennis,
right the way across the UK.
So, how's it looking for this weekend?
Well, we anticipate hundreds more applications coming flooding in
as the forecast for the weekend is set fair
if you're taking part in any sporting activities.
And that's it for the Blue Peter Sport Badge weather forecast.
-Carol, that was amazing, thank you so much.
I want to be a weather person just like you, so inspiring.
We've been talking about the Blue Peter Sport Badge 2014.
There's another badge I'd like to talk about
cos you've been on Blue Peter before,
but you've never done a BP Sport Badge 2014 weather report.
So, that means you have earned your very own Blue Peter Silver Badge.
Carol, a round of applause for you as you wear it with pride.
-CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
-Wow, thank you very much, Barney.
Can I wear that next to my other one? It's gorgeous.
Wear it with pride. And you've earned it, well done.
Oh, we love Carol
and we've got even more exciting news about the Sport Badge
because the application deadline was going to be
next Tuesday 30 September, but good news alert,
we have extended that for an entire month... Hi.
-..for you to go out there and get applying for your Sport Badge,
you've still got more time.
It's now been extended to 31 October.
For all the details you need to know,
just jump onto the Blue Peter website
and if you want to get inspired, if you want to find a sport
that might inspire you, then just click on the Get Inspired link.
I'm loving having Iggy back in the studio, and if you look
at her collar, you'll see she's in training to be a guide dog -
a dog who can help people who are visually impaired or blind,
but there are other assistance dogs
who can help people with different disabilities,
as I found out when I went to meet my new friend Marcus
and his friend Ivan.
'This is Marcus...
'His sister, Marianne...
'And Dad, Jeremy.
'And this is the most recent member of the family, Ivan.'
-Hey, guys, how you doing?
-Hello, Barney, how are you?
Good, that's good to hear, thank you for having me in your house
and meeting this guy in the middle.
Now, Ivan might look like an ordinary family pet,
but actually, he's got a very important job to do.
'Ivan is a working dog, just like guide dogs or hearing dogs,
'and he helps Marcus to do everyday things
'that we might take for granted.'
'That's because Marcus has autism,
'which affects how he understands the world around him.
'People with autism can find it hard to make friends,
'to feel OK about new situations,
'or to deal with things that are difficult or scary.'
And that's where Ivan comes in.
It's Ivan's job to help Marcus when he needs a bit of support
-and he's cool, isn't he?
(I like him.)
What can you tell me about Ivan and how he helps you?
Well, when I get sad, he... He lies down under me.
Now, every dog knows a good trick, what about Ivan,
does he know some cool tricks?
-Yeah, he knows loads.
-He can do a spin.
-He can go over.
-Yeah, he can do a spin?
-He can do a rest.
I've heard about them, what's "a rest", what does "a rest" mean?
-It means he can lie...
-He can lie the bottom of his head on your lap.
It's to help Marcus calm down.
It's like having a really cool friend who looks after you
-all the time, isn't it?
'Ah-ah. Steady, Ives. Good boy.'
And who's in charge of feeding Ivan, is that your job?
-Yeah, sort of, and hers.
I think basically everyone does it.
-And you're chasing it, whoo!
-He looks really fit, doesn't he?
-He's got good muscles.
-I know, he's always...
He runs so fast, he even runs faster than me!
So, we know what Ivan's like around the house,
-we know quite a lot about him here...
..and in a bit we're going to go to town, aren't we,
-and he's going to show us what he does there.
Yeah, in the shoe shop. In fact, I might get some different shoes.
That's exciting, we can go shopping with Ivan, too, brilliant.
In the meantime though, you're going to teach me how to trampoline, yeah?
I should have gone like that. Knees... Yes?!
Come on, Ives, are you ready? Come on, then.
'Whenever the family goes out, Ivan has to wear a special blue jacket.'
Want to do his straps up for me?
'It has a handle and clips
'so that he and Marcus can be attached together,
'which keeps Marcus safe when they go out and about.'
Will I shut the door?
We're going to go and find the shoe shop. Come on, Ives.
'So, we are walking around town now
'and Ivan is helping Marcus with anything that might upset him.'
'Like busy traffic and noisy crowds -
'they can make him feel worried or frightened.'
OK, so we need to cross this road again, don't we?
'With Mum's help, Ivan makes sure that Marcus can't run away
'if he feels scared.'
In we go, mind the door, Ives. Straight on.
Shall we do measuring?
So, Marcus needs new shoes today
and as you can see in the background there, he's enjoying himself
cos this is the shoe shop that he likes to come back to,
and a couple of years ago, Ivan showed him
that having your feet measured for shoes wasn't a scary experience.
So Ivan's doing the best job now of just keeping Marcus calm
while he's waiting in the shop.
I'm so happy that I've finally got them!
Well, there you go, you see!
-If we go back a couple of years...
..and try and get Marcus in the same shop for the same experience,
-how different would it have been?
-We couldn't measure him at all.
-We never got him past that end of the shop, did we?
He is so much better with the dog.
And I've noticed a difference in Ivan as well.
At home, of course, he's playing, there's a ball there,
he's chewing his toy, but he knows he's got a job to do, doesn't he?
He's very aware of Marcus.
He's so calm. You can see when he's playing he's quite energetic,
which is what we need at home, but he's so calm here.
Can we go now?
'Next, it's time to head to one of Marcus's favourite places,
'the Coventry Transport Museum.'
Do we need any more big wheels?
If I was to ask you how important Ivan is, what would you say?
Oh, he... He's just everything.
He changed our life in the first few weeks.
It's not just Marcus, it's the whole family, isn't it?
-Yes, we didn't go anywhere like this, all four of us.
We can't imagine life without him. We can't remember life before him.
He is the difference between being locked up at home
and actually being out and joining in with the world.
Something wrong. Hey!
So, as you can see, it's been an absolutely brilliant today.
Marcus has had a fantastic time.
He's been smiling, he's been dancing with his new shoes on
and he's just gone through a museum having a great time,
and it's all thanks to that brilliant dog, Ivan.
'I think Marcus and Ivan are going to be friends for a very long time.'
Do you know what?
It's amazing to think that after all Iggy's training, that could be her -
helping to change someone's life just like Ivan did for Marcus.
-Go on, Iggy.
-Go on, Iggy, indeed.
Now though, it's time for a bit of Strictly Come Dancing...
STRICTLY THEME PLAYS
-..cos over eight million viewers tuned in...
-I like that!
I like that as well. Exactly...
..Which saw which celebrities would be paired with which dancers.
-Flying the flag for CBBC, the legend that is Steve Backshall.
He is deadly, but is he deadly on the dance floor?
We went behind the scenes to watch him training to find out.
OK, where is your body, why are you going away from me?
Bend your knees, bend your knees, bend your knees, that's it!
-Oh, yeah, I got it!
My whole world's just going around and around!
And if Steve or any of the other celebrities need some top tips
this year for Strictly,
they need to look no further than these two.
They're the Under-14 World Ballroom and Latin American champions,
it's Glenn and Kayleigh!
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
# Am I wrong?
# For thinking out the box from where I stay?
# Am I wrong?
# For saying that I choose another way?
# I ain't tryin' to do what everybody else doin'
# Just cos everybody doin' what they all do
# If one thing I know I'll fall, but I'll grow
# I'm walking down this road of mine This road that I call home
-# So am I wrong?
# For thinking that we could be something for real?
# Now am I wrong?
# For tryin' to reach the things that I can't see?
-# That's just how I feel
-# That's just how I feel
# That's just how I feel
# Trying to reach the things that I can't see
# Whoo! #
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
-That was amazing.
You two are unbelievable, I can't believe how good you are!
How long have you been dancing?
Well, I started when I was five and now I'm 13, so eight years.
I started when I was two and now I'm 12, so ten years.
Wow, and you are such pros, you've won so many things, haven't you?
Yeah, so, we've won many competitions
like the International British Open, World Championships...
He can't even list them, he's so out of breath,
you can't even list all your titles, can you?!
While you get your breath back, why don't you teach us a few moves
cos we've been on the dance floor, we can cut some shapes!
-Yeah, we're not great.
-Let's go for it then.
Did you hear that confidence? Everyone stayed silent then.
-Right, OK, what can we do?
-Start on this leg...
-Oh, wow, we're off!
Step, and... Forward.
-Come on, forward.
-Forward, sorry, oh, right.
You make walking look good! Ooh!
-Slide, round, present then...
-Are you taking all this in, Barney?
-I've got to do that?
-Oh, wow. OK, Barney solo.
-Not sure how I feel about that.
-And present to your girl.
-And then you do a little shimmy down.
-Oh, easy, just a quick shimmy!
-OK, and then a big finish.
-Cue the music, come on, we're doing this.
-A pose, let's do it. Come on.
-All right. Arms linked, please.
-I feel good about this.
-How do you know where to go?
All right. I'm watching them two.
-Oh, when does it start?
-Here we go.
-Oh! We're off.
# Am I wrong
# For saying that I choose another way... #
-CHEERING AND APPLAUSE What do you think?
When it takes that long to applaud, it's not good.
You two are amazing, thank you so much.
Radzi, what you reckon, dance floor for us?
In the words of Craig Revel Horwood, "It was a disaster!"
It wasn't really, I just wanted to say it, really.
Now, at the start of the show, we asked you to send in your selfies
and tell us how you got your Blue Peter badge.
This is Daniel here, and Daniel's got his Sport Badge for 2014.
-Well done, Daniel.
Abi - cutest face ever - Sport Badge 2014.
You've been teaching a friend to play netball.
Congratulations, you've got your BP Sport Badge.
-Thank you so much to everyone who's sent in
your Sport Badge,
and if you get a Blue Peter badge sent through the post,
why don't you take a selfie of it and add it to our online gallery?
Yes, please, that would be lovely! Let's talk about next week's show.
We would like you to stay keeping in touch, please,
-cos we've got the biggest band in the UK.
-I'm so excited.
-They're called The Vamps and they're...
I heard girls screaming just then, they're waiting outside.
They'll be in the studio performing their latest single
so we would like to ask them your questions.
Yes, it's entirely up to you, you ask them.
Go to the website, leave your details on there,
and we'll try and ask as many as we can next week on the show.
And it's also going to be National Poetry Day
and we've got Michael Rosen in who's going to be doing
a very special performance of your ideas.
And as well as all of that, I'm going to be taking on
my underwater helicopter escape training.
That's ahead of visiting one of the biggest gas platforms
in the country. It was scary.
Can I do a quick poem before we go, just in honour of Poetry Day?
There was a man from Leeds Who swallowed a packet of seeds
In half an hour His head was a flower
And his bum was covered in weeds.
-Can I get away with that?
-OK, thank you.
One thing I do need to get in right away, Barney,
is the fact that for any Jewish people out there
who are celebrating brand-new New Year,
then we'd like to say Shana Tova to all the Jews out there.
-See you later.
-We'll see you next week.
-See you next week, everyone!
-Thanks, Glenn and Kayleigh!