Barney Harwood attempts a skydive and the team celebrate the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with a live taste challenge.
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On today's show, we're attempting to break a world record -
the most people gunged in just three minutes.
These 60 people are going to receive 60 buckets of slime!
Barney, that's fine, but I'm only counting 58 people.
Yeah, where will you find two other people
-daft enough to do that?
-I've got it covered.
-There's one for you, and one for you. Have fun.
-Yeah, yeah, yeah!
-How are you doing?
Welcome to live Blue Peter.
Now, our gunging spectacular is just 23 minutes away.
So make sure you don't go anywhere
if you want to see loads of people covered in slop!
You'll also find out how I got on when I tackled my surfing challenge.
Did I manage? Did I have what it took?
-Or did I just do that?
-We've got the faith.
And also find out how Lindsey and I got on in our Tall Ships' Race.
I love seeing you run. That's funny.
Right, Radzi, you know we love you,
but we do not want you to hear what's going on
for the next part of the show, nor see what's happening.
-So blindfold, please.
-And here's your headphones with some tunes on.
His favourite song's on there.
Cos we've got something that's very exciting,
-but we don't want him to know.
-Now...I don't think he can hear us.
50 years ago,
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was first published.
And of course, it is one of Roald Dahl's most... Stop dancing!
..most celebrated books.
And it celebrates the weird and wonderful world
of Willy Wonka and his chocolate factory,
and his incredible chocolate concoctions.
They reckon over 20 million copies have been sold since 1964.
That's a popular book, isn't it? And look at it!
It's a beautiful thing.
The front cover has changed quite a lot over the years
but fortunately, the inside story remains the same.
And Willy Wonka's delicious treats sound as delicious as ever.
And speaking of Willy Wonka,
someone else who loves creating weird and wonderful chocolate recipes
is our very own Willy Wonka himself, Will Torrent.
Hello, Will! Hi!
Thank you so much for bringing these treats
-and coming on Blue Peter today.
-Now, Will, you're a weird chef.
You put some strange ingredients
in what is supposed to be a lovely treat and sweet thing.
So let's talk about the stuff that you put in chocolate.
OK, well, one of the most unusual combinations, shall we say,
was tomato and basil in a chocolate.
-Like a pizza.
-I don't know how I feel about that.
-Chocolate pizza, no thank you!
-I don't know, though,
kind of works with sweetness. It could work.
We're going to be putting Radzi to a bit of a taste test today.
We certainly are!
So we've got some weird and wonderful chocolates
that he's going to be trying out.
-Now, I've chosen one and you've chosen one.
I have gone for this one, here.
Now, believe it or not,
this is strawberry and balsamic vinegar flavoured.
Why does that go together?
-Is it good?
-The Italians have always had it like that so we thought,
-"Let's try it in chocolate."
-I think it could be good,
-I like the sound of it.
-What's your choice?
Mine is more like a pancake you'd get in America.
-It's maple syrup and bacon.
-That sounds delicious.
Yeah, I'd eat that, I really would.
So Radzi's going to try both of those, of course,
but the third one that he's going to try is up to you.
-What are the options, Will? I'm excited for this.
-I can smell it, it's disgusting!
-Sardines on toast.
-Is in this little thing here?
That's got brown toast on the outside.
OK, sounds yucky!
A little bit Christmassy - Brussels sprouts and horseradish.
-Wow, I can't see that working very well either.
And then finally...
Wait, so a curry chocolate, then?!
-A curry chocolate!
-OK, so the decision is yours.
Head online, head to our website...
Decide which one of these Radzi is going to be trying.
Now, talk to us about flavour combinations.
Cos how do you decide what goes together?
Do you just chuck it in a bowl and hope for the best?
Sometimes you have to, and with these I have.
-And with one of them I've been really surprised.
But normally, like strawberry and balsamic, or raspberry and mint,
we know that they go together really well.
-But it's really important that you have real ingredients.
-None of this essence stuff.
-Sure, it's the real thing.
-There's real sprouts in that.
Let's talk about what you're making, here.
You've got melted chocolate and some...is that bacon?
-I'm going to make your chocolate, here.
Here I've just made some little chocolate spheres
and I've put in there a maple syrup caramel.
-Yum, that already sounds good.
-So all we need to do...
I've got all this lovely melted chocolate,
just melted in a microwave,
and I'm just going to drag the little chocolate sphere
through the chocolate.
It's all been enrobed in that chocolate.
And then we'll just pop it on to our sheet with bacon.
That'll set in the fridge.
It's sweet and salty so I reckon that could work really well.
-It works for popcorn pretty well.
Now, you've only got five minutes, so make sure you head online.
You've got less than five minutes now to get voting.
The decision is yours and you've got to choose between...
They all sound weird and wonderful!
-So the decision is yours. Get voting.
-I know which one I'd go for.
-Will, thank you very much for now.
You are a genius, in a strange way!
I don't know which is worse, actually,
being gunged or eating gross chocolate.
Luckily, Radzi gets to do both.
Let's talk about last summer, shall we? I got set a challenge.
It involves a surfboard and some water and me.
Surfboard and water OK, till I tried to stand up!
'When you think surfing, you probably think of Australia,
'Hawaii, or even the south coast of the UK.
You probably don't think of here - the River Severn.
But every few months, a tidal surge passes along the river,
creating huge waves,
and they call that the Severn bore.
And would you believe it,
tomorrow morning a bore is going to happen right here.
Yeah, you've guessed it, my challenge is to surf it.
It's not going to be easy.
So a month ago, to get myself ready,
I went for a crash course in surfing.
Welcome to Croyde Beach in Devon.
That guy you can see out there is Andrew Cotton,
one of the world's top surfers.
Now, you might think that those waves look pretty big today.
Well, compared to what he's used to, they're nothing.
Andrew is a big wave surfer.
And when I say big, I really mean it.
Yeah, that's him. That tiny little speck on that board, that's him.
He's surfed waves 25 metres high.
That's about three times the height of the average house.
So he's the man who is hopefully going to teach me how to surf.
Lie on the board then, Barney.
'And the best place to start is not in the water.
'It's actually on the sand.'
OK, you're in a perfect position.
Not too far forward.
Hands here, yeah?
Just bring up through, knees bent through.
Then your foot. OK?
Then you're surfing.
Yeah, legs down, crouched a little bit, centre of gravity,
-centre of the board.
-'Well, that sounds easy enough.
'Let's see what it's like when we try that at sea.'
What are the chances of me standing up today?
Someone like yourself...
-You're going to stand up.
You've been taught by the best as well!
'Great, bring on the waves.'
'This really is a lot harder than it looks.'
It's actually really hard.
Of course it's hard. It's something brand-new.
But you realise quite quickly what you're doing wrong,
which is a good thing.
I think the only thing that'll be against me is how tired I get.
You progress a little bit and hopefully
-a few more goes?
This shot - on my knees this time round.
Are you ready for this?
'Well, confidence is half the battle, surely!'
'Yeah, OK, I need a bit more practice.'
'Well, I've just about mastered surfing on my knees.
'All I need to do now is to stand up.
'How hard can that be?'
'OK, yeah, it's pretty difficult!'
'I'm just about getting there.
'This is the one!'
'Yeah, look at that!
'I've stayed on longer than Andrew, even if it is only by a second!'
'But my training doesn't end here.
'I'm off to meet some young surfers from a top local surf club
'to try and pick up some advice.'
So just chuck us three top tips -
things to remember when I'm on the board.
Stay roughly in the middle of your board.
Try not to go too far forward or too far back.
Get as many waves as you can.
Cover your head, like that, when you fall off.
But I guess the main thing is to get out there
-and have a bit of fun?
-Yeah, that's it.
'Right then, let's see what they think of my surf skills.'
Any tips you can give me?
Yeah, when you're surfing, look where you're going,
not at your feet, so then your body will take you where you want to go.
Wherever your head's going
is practically where your board is going to go.
Move forward on the board a couple of inches,
cos your centre of gravity is too far back,
so it's pulling the board upwards a bit,
so the wave just goes underneath you.
So what do you reckon? Have I got much of a chance?
If I can stay on, that's what it's all about!
It's an inspiration to watch you doing what you do.
You're amazing. Thank you so much.
Well, I couldn't have had better training.
All that's left now is to bring on the bore.
That looks big, that looks really big.
Rookie mistake. That was day one of surfing.
I'm quite nervous watching that back
cos I remember how it felt to be there.
So much fun and I was on that beach for eight hours, just so you know.
Now, if you can't wait till next week to watch some more stuff
and you want to see me fall off a surfboard a bit more, head online.
There's a few clips on there.
Now, though, if you've been voting for Radzi's chocolate challenge,
stop it. You can't vote any more.
The lines are now officially closed!
And the lights have changed colour. Oh, that's pretty, Lee, thanks.
That officially means it's time for Radzi's chocolate challenge.
-Hurry up, hurry up, I'm really excited.
Now, while Radzi's been listening to his music and chilling out,
he still has no idea what's going on,
you've been at home voting, so thank you very much.
And I can now reveal, I'm so excited,
that the chocolate with the most votes
and the one that Radzi's going to have to eat in a minute is...
It's Brussels sprouts and horseradish!
-I'm so pleased.
-Well, shall we get him ready?
Yeah, let's do it.
Mate, you're back in the land of the living.
-I'm back, OK.
-How are you doing?
Walk this way because we have a treat for you.
-Now, you're going to taste three chocolates today.
The first was selected by myself, I've been quite nice.
-Barney's been quite nice as well.
-I think I have.
And the third selection is by our viewers.
They've been voting online.
I'm getting a whiff of something already.
Are you getting a little sniff of it? Right, this is the first one, OK?
So we need you to taste it and let us know what you think is in there.
-That looks quite nice.
-Quite pretty, isn't it?
He's going for it, the whole thing's gone in.
-That's not very nice.
-That's a shame.
What do you think's in there?
-What can you taste?
-It tastes like vinegar.
-It tastes like vinegar and raspberry...?
You've gone for raspberry and vinegar? Not bad!
It's actually strawberry and balsamic vinegar.
-I'm impressed, Radzi. Well done.
-Is this mine?
-Yes, this one.
OK, Radzi, this is the one that I picked for you. Have a go.
-I normally like...
-This one, please.
-This is a stitch up.
-I normally like chocolate.
-No, you'll like it.
-He's put the whole thing in again.
Ooh, something nice! Something like honey! Something...
-You're quite good at this, Radzi.
-You're really good, maple syrup.
-That was nice!
-OK, so we've had fun so far.
-This is voted by the viewers online.
-Why did you say so far?
-Here we go.
-That doesn't even look nice.
-See what you make of that.
-Commitment. Remember, audience! I trust the audience.
Just put it in your mouth!
-There's a bucket to your left.
-There is a sick bucket just down...
-Chew it, chew it.
-I'm not swallowing that.
There's a bucket ready if you're feeling sick.
Mate, dedication to the show. Show them how much you love them.
-Go one, chuck it down. Swallow it!
-What do you think is in there, Radzi?
Oh, that's cheese and chive and...
There's herbs and cheese in that.
Erm... Oh, he is actually... Oh, OK!
-That was Brussels sprouts and horseradish.
-Sorry about that!
-But a round of applause for Radzi.
Now, we got you some water, so why don't you have that.
Thank you so much for voting.
And it's not the only way you've been getting in touch with us.
Let's head over to the big badge wall.
-There's loads of your post here.
-Take a look at this.
Olivia drew this to celebrate
the 50th anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Thank you very much, we love it.
Now, of course, we give out purple badges
to anyone who gets in touch and reviews an episode of Blue Peter.
And someone who's done that,
and has really deserved themselves the badge, is Jake, who is 12.
Have a look at this.
He's done an illustrations booklet of all the different episodes.
We've got Barney, with Harriet's Army.
Ed Sheeran, it's all in there.
So, Jake, massive well done.
You've earned yourself a purple badge, my friend.
We love it when you're creative and there are lots of ways you can be.
Let's not forget Tim Peake's mission patch competition.
It's absolutely out of this world.
You can be creative...and you want to see what the prize is!
Blue Peter is giving you the chance to design the personal mission patch
for British astronaut Tim Peake.
Tim could be wearing your design on his space suit
on his mission to the International Space Station next year.
That's right, your mission patch could actually go into space.
And the lucky winner will meet Tim himself,
before he embarks on his journey.
But you've not got long left to apply.
The closing date is Friday 26th September.
Head to the Blue Peter website for all the details you need.
Calling all gunge friends!
It is now only eight minutes
until we attempt to break a brand-new world record.
-You do not want to miss it.
But now, time to find out how Radzi and I got on
when we took to the seas for our Tall Ships' Race.
Now, we were in a vessel that weighs the same as 178 double-decker buses.
It really was a massive challenge.
We've set off on our very own voyage.
Radzi and I are joining a training crew
taking part in this year's Tall Ships' Race.
We're competing against another 40 vessels
sailing from Falmouth to the Isle of Wight
on one of the largest tall ships in the world,
the Dar Mlodziezy.
The crew is divided into three watch teams
who are each responsible for eight hours of duty.
And those eight hours are divided into two shifts of four hours.
Now, each of the crew and all of the trainees here
are looked after by an officer, a watch leader and a boatswain.
And that's the name given to the senior crewman.
Now, it's eight in the evening at the moment
and we're about to go on our first ever watch.
And I think it's fair to say we are not sure what to expect here.
So should we go and find out what we're actually doing?
Let's do it. Let's go find Adam.
This is the fore-mast, main-mast and mizzen-mast.
'We start by learning more about the ship
'and the different sails used to keep it moving.'
Of course, this is a race.
What makes a winning ship a winning ship?
So it seems we might need to rely on strategy to win this race.
Back out on deck all is quiet and that is a big disappointment
because it means we can't get properly stuck in
until the wind picks up or changes direction.
The calm weather does mean we have a chance to learn about
the jobs the trainees do, starting with lookout.
This involves being responsible for observing the sea,
making sure you keep a lookout for land, other ships
and any hazards.
You can see the light here, just over there.
And now you can go to the officer and tell him
that you can see one white light on starboard side. OK?
What is that white light? Is it a boat?
I think it is a ship, but I don't...
I am not sure. Yes? OK?
-So there's always someone on watch, all through the night?
-All the time.
So, three in the morning,
there'll be someone here looking for other objects?
One guy stands there for four hours and watches.
The next day, we're up early to start our second watch.
There's still very little wind so this morning's duty is...cleaning.
What's becomes so apparent here is that no matter what the weather,
if we can't do what we should be doing,
they'll find work for you
to make sure that this ship is always working as well as it can be,
even at that just means being as clean as it can be.
So I managed to break the mop. I'm sorry!
Oh, no, he's heard that I broke...
-Yeah, I broke it.
THE MEN GIGGLE
-What's his job?
-He's the boss.
-He's the boss?
-Good to know!
During the race, the engines of this ship aren't used at all.
Instead, it's propelled through the water using only the sails,
all 26 of them.
On this tall ship, we have three masts.
The fore, the main, and the mizzen-mast.
And because our watch team is responsible for it,
that just behind us,
we're going to get the chance to climb it.
I am nervous about this, Radz.
I'm not great with heights but I'll give it a go.
Safety harnesses are on, Linds, there's no going back.
Come on, Linds.
Go, Radzi, hurry up!
As scary as this may seem for us,
trainees and crew members have to climb these masts
around the clock to tie up the sails or repair them.
Go on, Linds.
-We made it.
-How do we get down?!
Despite a lack of wind in our sails,
the Dar Mlodziezy is currently in second place
and not far from the finish line.
Tonight's watch could be our last.
Time for some sleep.
Or so we thought.
All of a sudden, all trainees get called to the deck
and then we're told...
We've crossed the finish line!
There's just time for a quick pat on the back
before the work continues.
We now need to stop the ship.
So it's down with the anchor and away with the sails.
This is our moment to work with the other trainees as a team.
The race may be over, but there's still a lot to get done.
These guys are so good. They know exactly what they're doing,
-where they're meant to be.
-It's terrifying, really scary.
We're just grabbing the rope and helping where we can.
We've worked around the clock to keep this vessel shipshape,
moving and in the race.
But was it all worth it?
-And do you know what?
It was worth it because we won the race!
Thanks so much to everyone on that ship. The team were just fantastic.
And you know what? We had so much fun
and someone who spotted us having fun was Ben from East Sussex.
He sent in these photos of the Dar Mlodziezy, the ship we were on.
You can even see the Blue Peter flag, there, thank you.
You wanted to know what we were doing, that is your answer.
Great photos, by the way. Lots of things to celebrate today,
including the Guinness World Records 60th birthday this year.
Over those years Blue Peter has attempted, set and broken
a few records itself.
This year, Guinness World Records celebrate their 60th anniversary.
That's 60 years of some of the weirdest
and wackiest records on the planet.
From huge hamburgers and handbrake turns
to the extremely tall and the very short.
Here at Blue Peter, we've done our fair share of record breaking, too.
we've invited the quickest, toughest and springiest experts into studio
to attempt some amazing feats.
And us Blue Peter presenters haven't been afraid
of getting in on the act, too.
Yes, we've done it!
Another world record, here in the Blue Peter studio!
John Noakes and Janet Ellis both leapt into the record books
and since then we've pinned badges,
and hula-hooped against the clock.
And our very own Helen Skelton
broke the record for the longest solo journey by kayak,
after she travelled a massive 2,010 miles down the Amazon.
So from one institution to another, happy birthday.
And let's keep the round of applause going
-for Craig Glenday, in the studio.
So, the editor in chief of Guinness World Records.
You've seen your fair share of records!
What's been your favourite moment on Blue Peter?
Probably has to be the longest line of human mattress dominoes,
back in 2009.
You guys set the record with 100 people.
Well, you broke the record with 100.
It's been broken a few times since, it has to be said.
-But the cool thing is you saw it here first!
That's what all about, the BP benchmark.
Now, we will try to set a world record very soon,
but we don't need to do anything to already have one, apparently.
-Can you confirm this?
-I can confirm this.
Yes, this is our 60th anniversary, and we've created this for you.
This is to acknowledge that Blue Peter
is the longest running children's magazine show in history!
-It's been going since 1958,
-so that's amazing. Well done.
Well, I'm very happy to accept this on behalf the show,
but we could do with two of these, today, if that's all right, Craig.
So let's talk through what we're trying to achieve.
You're about to attempt the official Guinness World Records title
for the most people gunged in three minutes.
OK, it sounds like quite a difficult challenge
-but I think we're up for it. Can we do it, guys?
We've got experts on hand.
We've got Lindsey Russell
and of course our very own resident gungee, Radzi.
How's it going out there?
It couldn't be going much better.
Now, all 60 gungees couldn't possibly fit in the studio
so we've got them lined up, dragged them out of the BBC offices.
Gungees, are you ready?
-That's what I'm talking about!
Now, amongst the gungees are a few very famous faces.
-From CBBC, Katie Thistleton. How are you feeling?
I really want to break a world record,
but I'm worried about the hair!
I think you'll suit green hair. Good luck!
And if we go this way, we can see Jenny from Newsround, she's here.
We've got Jana from Wolfblood, cannot wait for this season!
-Carry on. Hello, I almost passed you! How are you doing?
No, you're on air in about four minutes,
-next door in the CBBC office.
-About three minutes, actually.
But you know what? I hope we beat it today and I'm here to participate.
Good, we cannot wait. And if we go this way,
this is where all the gungees are going to be coming,
entering what we like to call our gunge arena.
-Isn't that right, Radz?
-The Gunge Arena of Destiny.
X marks the spot. They will stand here
and then gunge will be poured on them
by chief gunger Mr Barney Harwood.
There's a title I've been after for a few years.
It's very simple. All I've got to do is pour gunge on the head.
It's all down to me. Fingers crossed!
But we can't be official and have a world record attempt
without somebody officially amazing. Ben Shires is in the studio!
I'm delighted to be here...
Delighted to be here, away from the splash zone,
commenting on this record attempt.
Are we ready to break a record?
-Of course we are. Craig,
-count us in.
-Are you ready?
Three, two, one, go!
Radzi's in first. Oh, it's a valiant effort!
And there goes the second gungee.
It's really cracking on.
Barney, of course, doing the gunging.
A man who looks almost too pleased to be doing it
and not getting gunged himself.
Here comes the line, still moving forward very rapidly.
And there's Karim. He's on air in about two minutes!
And he's got to get cleaned of all that gunge!
Good effort, Karim.
I must say, these buckets of gunge are rather heavy.
And by the way, here comes Leona, who plays Jana in Wolfblood,
new series on this Monday and Tuesday.
And she's got gunged as well!
I'm surprised she didn't wolfblood into her fur.
Oh, the line is moving on.
Barney is keeping up a valiant effort here
because those buckets of gunge are very heavy.
There's Jenny from Newsround!
Is that headline news? I'm sure it is. She just got gunged.
We could be on for a record, here. This line is rapidly decreasing.
I can see Lauren Layfield coming up from Whoops I Missed The Bus.
Whoops, she didn't miss the gunge!
And the line keeps going down.
Katie Thistleton next, from the BBC office. Up she steps.
She looks trepidatious.
She's been gunged!
She's going to a ball later. Good luck cleaning up, Katie.
Here comes more gunging. That Tyrone, there.
Lots of these people work at CBBC.
They've given up their time voluntarily.
Radzi's there to give them a helping hand.
Have we got a record?
We must have. We must have. Lauren Layfield, there.
Oh, it must have been a lookalike before!
-SHOUTING AND SQUEALING
-We've got to go faster!
Lindsey is number 50. If we get to her, that's the record.
She's really geeing it on. We've got to move fast!
There could have been a disqualification on that gunk.
Come on, Radzi, come on, Lindsey. Tell them what for!
We need to get this record. Keep going, Barney.
We've got to get to Lindsey to get this record.
Come on, come on. Here she goes!
We've done it! Keep going, we've got to make sure.
Keep the line going. We're so close!
Can we get everyone gunged? I do hope so.
Barney's still enjoying it. Are his arms tired?
He's going to have trouble with his hair afterwards.
Keep going, everyone. Come on, now. Let's get to the end of the line.
We want this world record. We want to see you all get gunged.
-How many have we got?
-Two more to go.
And a big cheer for the last one!
That's the most fun I think I've had for a while.
OK, we now need to make sure it's official.
Everything needs to be checked
to make sure we got some heads covered in gunk.
It looks like it but we don't know for sure.
So while everyone checks,
here's what's happening next week.
That was fun!
Find out if all that training has paid off.
Have I got what it takes to ride the Severn bore?
You'll have to watch next week to find out.
And before Strictly starts,
we're going to be joined in the studio
by two Junior World Champion dancers.
Plus, we celebrate the 2014 sport badge
by taking a look at your sporting achievements.
We've got gungy high-fives all over the place. OK, that was brilliant.
I really enjoyed that. You're not Ben!
Thanks for your commentary on that.
So, Craig...we've got 30 seconds left.
Tell us if we've done it or not.
-You had to beat 49.
-Yes, we did.
We had to disqualify one person,
but you did achieve 59 successfully!
-That's a new world record.
-Two world records in one day!
Thank you very much.
So there you have it, two world records in one show.
Next week - more details about how you can enter our competition
and you can see me surfing.
-Let's have a big cheer.
Barney, Lindsey and Radzi attempt to break a very messy world record. Radzi and Lindsey complete the final part of their tall ships regatta, while Barney attempts a skydive with a difference. Also, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the team sample some weird and wonderful treats in a live taste challenge.