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World Record Attempt

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 -

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the most people gunged in just three minutes.

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These 60 people are going to receive 60 buckets of slime!

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Barney, that's fine, but I'm only counting 58 people.

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Yeah, where will you find two other people

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-daft enough to do that?

-I've got it covered.

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-There's one for you, and one for you. Have fun.

-No!

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CHEERING

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-Hello!

-Yeah, yeah, yeah!

-How are you doing?

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Welcome to live Blue Peter.

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Now, our gunging spectacular is just 23 minutes away.

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So make sure you don't go anywhere

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if you want to see loads of people covered in slop!

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You'll also find out how I got on when I tackled my surfing challenge.

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Did I manage? Did I have what it took?

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-Or did I just do that?

-Oh, Barney!

-We've got the faith.

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And also find out how Lindsey and I got on in our Tall Ships' Race.

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I love seeing you run. That's funny.

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Right, Radzi, you know we love you,

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but we do not want you to hear what's going on

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for the next part of the show, nor see what's happening.

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-So blindfold, please.

-OK.

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-And here's your headphones with some tunes on.

-Tunage.

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His favourite song's on there.

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Cos we've got something that's very exciting,

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-but we don't want him to know.

-Now...I don't think he can hear us.

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50 years ago,

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was first published.

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And of course, it is one of Roald Dahl's most... Stop dancing!

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..most celebrated books.

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And it celebrates the weird and wonderful world

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of Willy Wonka and his chocolate factory,

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and his incredible chocolate concoctions.

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They reckon over 20 million copies have been sold since 1964.

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That's a popular book, isn't it? And look at it!

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It's a beautiful thing.

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The front cover has changed quite a lot over the years

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but fortunately, the inside story remains the same.

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And Willy Wonka's delicious treats sound as delicious as ever.

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And speaking of Willy Wonka,

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someone else who loves creating weird and wonderful chocolate recipes

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is our very own Willy Wonka himself, Will Torrent.

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Hello, Will! Hi!

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Thank you so much for bringing these treats

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-and coming on Blue Peter today.

-Absolute pleasure.

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-Now, Will, you're a weird chef.

-Thank you.

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You put some strange ingredients

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in what is supposed to be a lovely treat and sweet thing.

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So let's talk about the stuff that you put in chocolate.

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OK, well, one of the most unusual combinations, shall we say,

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was tomato and basil in a chocolate.

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-Like a pizza.

-I don't know how I feel about that.

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-Chocolate pizza, no thank you!

-I don't know, though,

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kind of works with sweetness. It could work.

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We're going to be putting Radzi to a bit of a taste test today.

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We certainly are!

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So we've got some weird and wonderful chocolates

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that he's going to be trying out.

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-Now, I've chosen one and you've chosen one.

-Yeah.

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I have gone for this one, here.

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Now, believe it or not,

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this is strawberry and balsamic vinegar flavoured.

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Why does that go together?

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-Is it good?

-The Italians have always had it like that so we thought,

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-"Let's try it in chocolate."

-I think it could be good,

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-quite sweet.

-I like the sound of it.

-What's your choice?

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Mine is more like a pancake you'd get in America.

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-It's maple syrup and bacon.

-That sounds delicious.

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Yeah, I'd eat that, I really would.

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So Radzi's going to try both of those, of course,

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but the third one that he's going to try is up to you.

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-What are the options, Will? I'm excited for this.

-OK...

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-I can smell it, it's disgusting!

-Sardines on toast.

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-Is in this little thing here?

-Yeah.

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That's got brown toast on the outside.

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OK, sounds yucky!

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A little bit Christmassy - Brussels sprouts and horseradish.

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-Yes!

-Wow, I can't see that working very well either.

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And then finally...

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Wait, so a curry chocolate, then?!

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-A curry chocolate!

-OK, so the decision is yours.

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Head online, head to our website...

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Decide which one of these Radzi is going to be trying.

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Now, talk to us about flavour combinations.

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Cos how do you decide what goes together?

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Do you just chuck it in a bowl and hope for the best?

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Sometimes you have to, and with these I have.

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-And with one of them I've been really surprised.

-OK.

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But normally, like strawberry and balsamic, or raspberry and mint,

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we know that they go together really well.

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-But it's really important that you have real ingredients.

-OK.

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-None of this essence stuff.

-Sure, it's the real thing.

-All real.

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-There's real sprouts in that.

-That's disgusting!

-OK.

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Let's talk about what you're making, here.

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You've got melted chocolate and some...is that bacon?

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-I'm going to make your chocolate, here.

-Yes!

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Here I've just made some little chocolate spheres

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and I've put in there a maple syrup caramel.

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-Yum, that already sounds good.

-So all we need to do...

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I've got all this lovely melted chocolate,

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just melted in a microwave,

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and I'm just going to drag the little chocolate sphere

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through the chocolate.

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It's all been enrobed in that chocolate.

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And then we'll just pop it on to our sheet with bacon.

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That'll set in the fridge.

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It's sweet and salty so I reckon that could work really well.

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-It works for popcorn pretty well.

-Good decision.

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Now, you've only got five minutes, so make sure you head online.

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You've got less than five minutes now to get voting.

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www.bbc.co.uk/BluePeter

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The decision is yours and you've got to choose between...

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They all sound weird and wonderful!

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-So the decision is yours. Get voting.

-I know which one I'd go for.

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-Will, thank you very much for now.

-Absolute pleasure.

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You are a genius, in a strange way!

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I don't know which is worse, actually,

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being gunged or eating gross chocolate.

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Luckily, Radzi gets to do both.

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Let's talk about last summer, shall we? I got set a challenge.

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It involves a surfboard and some water and me.

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Surfboard and water OK, till I tried to stand up!

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'When you think surfing, you probably think of Australia,

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'Hawaii, or even the south coast of the UK.

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You probably don't think of here - the River Severn.

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But every few months, a tidal surge passes along the river,

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creating huge waves,

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and they call that the Severn bore.

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And would you believe it,

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tomorrow morning a bore is going to happen right here.

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Yeah, you've guessed it, my challenge is to surf it.

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It's not going to be easy.

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So a month ago, to get myself ready,

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I went for a crash course in surfing.

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Literally!

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Welcome to Croyde Beach in Devon.

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That guy you can see out there is Andrew Cotton,

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one of the world's top surfers.

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Now, you might think that those waves look pretty big today.

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Well, compared to what he's used to, they're nothing.

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Andrew is a big wave surfer.

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And when I say big, I really mean it.

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Yeah, that's him. That tiny little speck on that board, that's him.

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He's surfed waves 25 metres high.

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That's about three times the height of the average house.

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So he's the man who is hopefully going to teach me how to surf.

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Lie on the board then, Barney.

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'And the best place to start is not in the water.

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'It's actually on the sand.'

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OK, you're in a perfect position.

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Not too far forward.

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Hands here, yeah?

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Just bring up through, knees bent through.

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Then your foot. OK?

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Then you're surfing.

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Yeah, legs down, crouched a little bit, centre of gravity,

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-centre of the board.

-'Well, that sounds easy enough.

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'Let's see what it's like when we try that at sea.'

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What are the chances of me standing up today?

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Someone like yourself...

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-You're going to stand up.

-You reckon?

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You've been taught by the best as well!

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'Great, bring on the waves.'

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Yeah, perfect.

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'This really is a lot harder than it looks.'

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It's actually really hard.

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Of course it's hard. It's something brand-new.

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But you realise quite quickly what you're doing wrong,

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which is a good thing.

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I think the only thing that'll be against me is how tired I get.

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You progress a little bit and hopefully

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-a few more goes?

-All right.

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This shot - on my knees this time round.

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Are you ready for this?

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'Well, confidence is half the battle, surely!'

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'Oh, nearly!

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'Yeah, OK, I need a bit more practice.'

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'Well, I've just about mastered surfing on my knees.

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'All I need to do now is to stand up.

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'How hard can that be?'

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'OK, yeah, it's pretty difficult!'

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'I'm just about getting there.

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'This is the one!'

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'Yeah, look at that!

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'I've stayed on longer than Andrew, even if it is only by a second!'

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'But my training doesn't end here.

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'I'm off to meet some young surfers from a top local surf club

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'to try and pick up some advice.'

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So just chuck us three top tips -

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things to remember when I'm on the board.

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Stay roughly in the middle of your board.

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Try not to go too far forward or too far back.

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Get as many waves as you can.

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Cover your head, like that, when you fall off.

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But I guess the main thing is to get out there

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-and have a bit of fun?

-Yeah, that's it.

-Yeah.

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'Right then, let's see what they think of my surf skills.'

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Any tips you can give me?

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Yeah, when you're surfing, look where you're going,

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not at your feet, so then your body will take you where you want to go.

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Wherever your head's going

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is practically where your board is going to go.

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Move forward on the board a couple of inches,

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cos your centre of gravity is too far back,

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so it's pulling the board upwards a bit,

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so the wave just goes underneath you.

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So what do you reckon? Have I got much of a chance?

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ALL: Yeah.

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If I can stay on, that's what it's all about!

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It's an inspiration to watch you doing what you do.

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You're amazing. Thank you so much.

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Well, I couldn't have had better training.

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All that's left now is to bring on the bore.

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That looks big, that looks really big.

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Rookie mistake. That was day one of surfing.

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I'm quite nervous watching that back

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cos I remember how it felt to be there.

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So much fun and I was on that beach for eight hours, just so you know.

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Now, if you can't wait till next week to watch some more stuff

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and you want to see me fall off a surfboard a bit more, head online.

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There's a few clips on there.

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Now, though, if you've been voting for Radzi's chocolate challenge,

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stop it. You can't vote any more.

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The lines are now officially closed!

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And the lights have changed colour. Oh, that's pretty, Lee, thanks.

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That officially means it's time for Radzi's chocolate challenge.

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-Hurry up, hurry up, I'm really excited.

-Sorry!

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Now, while Radzi's been listening to his music and chilling out,

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he still has no idea what's going on,

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you've been at home voting, so thank you very much.

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And I can now reveal, I'm so excited,

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that the chocolate with the most votes

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and the one that Radzi's going to have to eat in a minute is...

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It's Brussels sprouts and horseradish!

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-Disgusting!

-I'm so pleased.

-Well, shall we get him ready?

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Yeah, let's do it.

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Mate, you're back in the land of the living.

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-I'm back, OK.

-How are you doing?

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Walk this way because we have a treat for you.

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-A "treat"!

-Now, you're going to taste three chocolates today.

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The first was selected by myself, I've been quite nice.

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-Barney's been quite nice as well.

-I think I have.

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And the third selection is by our viewers.

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They've been voting online.

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I'm getting a whiff of something already.

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Are you getting a little sniff of it? Right, this is the first one, OK?

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So we need you to taste it and let us know what you think is in there.

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-That looks quite nice.

-Quite pretty, isn't it?

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He's going for it, the whole thing's gone in.

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-That's not very nice.

-Oh, really?

-That's a shame.

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What do you think's in there?

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-What can you taste?

-It tastes like vinegar.

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-Vinegar!

-It tastes like vinegar and raspberry...?

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You've gone for raspberry and vinegar? Not bad!

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It's actually strawberry and balsamic vinegar.

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-I'm impressed, Radzi. Well done.

-Is this mine?

-Yes, this one.

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OK, Radzi, this is the one that I picked for you. Have a go.

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-I normally like...

-This one, please.

-This is a stitch up.

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-I normally like chocolate.

-No, you'll like it.

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-He's put the whole thing in again.

-Its bacon.

-Definitely bacon?

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-What else?

-Bacon and?

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Ooh, something nice! Something like honey! Something...

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-You're quite good at this, Radzi.

-You're really good, maple syrup.

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-Really?

-Well done!

-That was nice!

-OK, so we've had fun so far.

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-This is voted by the viewers online.

-Why did you say so far?

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-Here we go.

-That doesn't even look nice.

-See what you make of that.

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-Commitment. Remember, audience! I trust the audience.

-Come on.

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Just put it in your mouth!

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-There's a bucket to your left.

-There is a sick bucket just down...

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-Chew it, chew it.

-I'm not swallowing that.

-Swallow it.

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There's a bucket ready if you're feeling sick.

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Mate, dedication to the show. Show them how much you love them.

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-Go one, chuck it down. Swallow it!

-What do you think is in there, Radzi?

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Oh, that's cheese and chive and...

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There's herbs and cheese in that.

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Erm... Oh, he is actually... Oh, OK!

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-That was Brussels sprouts and horseradish.

-Sorry about that!

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-But a round of applause for Radzi.

-Well done!

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-APPLAUSE

-Congratulations.

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Now, we got you some water, so why don't you have that.

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Thank you so much for voting.

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And it's not the only way you've been getting in touch with us.

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Let's head over to the big badge wall.

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-There's loads of your post here.

-Take a look at this.

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Olivia drew this to celebrate

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the 50th anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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Thank you very much, we love it.

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Now, of course, we give out purple badges

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to anyone who gets in touch and reviews an episode of Blue Peter.

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And someone who's done that,

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and has really deserved themselves the badge, is Jake, who is 12.

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Have a look at this.

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He's done an illustrations booklet of all the different episodes.

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We've got Barney, with Harriet's Army.

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Ed Sheeran, it's all in there.

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So, Jake, massive well done.

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You've earned yourself a purple badge, my friend.

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We love it when you're creative and there are lots of ways you can be.

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Let's not forget Tim Peake's mission patch competition.

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It's absolutely out of this world.

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You can be creative...and you want to see what the prize is!

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Blue Peter is giving you the chance to design the personal mission patch

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for British astronaut Tim Peake.

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Tim could be wearing your design on his space suit

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on his mission to the International Space Station next year.

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That's right, your mission patch could actually go into space.

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And the lucky winner will meet Tim himself,

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before he embarks on his journey.

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But you've not got long left to apply.

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The closing date is Friday 26th September.

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Head to the Blue Peter website for all the details you need.

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Calling all gunge friends!

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It is now only eight minutes

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until we attempt to break a brand-new world record.

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-You do not want to miss it.

-You don't.

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But now, time to find out how Radzi and I got on

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when we took to the seas for our Tall Ships' Race.

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Now, we were in a vessel that weighs the same as 178 double-decker buses.

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It really was a massive challenge.

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We've set off on our very own voyage.

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HE SHOUTS

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Radzi and I are joining a training crew

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taking part in this year's Tall Ships' Race.

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We're competing against another 40 vessels

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sailing from Falmouth to the Isle of Wight

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on one of the largest tall ships in the world,

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the Dar Mlodziezy.

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The crew is divided into three watch teams

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who are each responsible for eight hours of duty.

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And those eight hours are divided into two shifts of four hours.

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Now, each of the crew and all of the trainees here

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are looked after by an officer, a watch leader and a boatswain.

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And that's the name given to the senior crewman.

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Now, it's eight in the evening at the moment

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and we're about to go on our first ever watch.

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And I think it's fair to say we are not sure what to expect here.

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So should we go and find out what we're actually doing?

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Let's do it. Let's go find Adam.

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This is the fore-mast, main-mast and mizzen-mast.

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'We start by learning more about the ship

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'and the different sails used to keep it moving.'

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Of course, this is a race.

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What makes a winning ship a winning ship?

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So it seems we might need to rely on strategy to win this race.

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Back out on deck all is quiet and that is a big disappointment

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because it means we can't get properly stuck in

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until the wind picks up or changes direction.

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The calm weather does mean we have a chance to learn about

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the jobs the trainees do, starting with lookout.

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This involves being responsible for observing the sea,

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making sure you keep a lookout for land, other ships

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and any hazards.

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You can see the light here, just over there.

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And now you can go to the officer and tell him

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that you can see one white light on starboard side. OK?

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What is that white light? Is it a boat?

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I think it is a ship, but I don't...

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I am not sure. Yes? OK?

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-So there's always someone on watch, all through the night?

-All the time.

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So, three in the morning,

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there'll be someone here looking for other objects?

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One guy stands there for four hours and watches.

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The next day, we're up early to start our second watch.

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There's still very little wind so this morning's duty is...cleaning.

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What's becomes so apparent here is that no matter what the weather,

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if we can't do what we should be doing,

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they'll find work for you

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to make sure that this ship is always working as well as it can be,

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even at that just means being as clean as it can be.

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Oh!

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So I managed to break the mop. I'm sorry!

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Oh, no, he's heard that I broke...

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-Yeah, I broke it.

-You!

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THE MEN GIGGLE

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Oops.

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-What's his job?

-He's the boss.

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-He's the boss?

-Boss, yeah.

-Good to know!

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During the race, the engines of this ship aren't used at all.

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Instead, it's propelled through the water using only the sails,

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all 26 of them.

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On this tall ship, we have three masts.

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The fore, the main, and the mizzen-mast.

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And because our watch team is responsible for it,

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that just behind us,

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we're going to get the chance to climb it.

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I am nervous about this, Radz.

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I'm not great with heights but I'll give it a go.

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Safety harnesses are on, Linds, there's no going back.

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Let's go!

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Come on, Linds.

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Go, Radzi, hurry up!

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As scary as this may seem for us,

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trainees and crew members have to climb these masts

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around the clock to tie up the sails or repair them.

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Go on, Linds.

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-Yes!

-Yeah!

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-We made it.

-How do we get down?!

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Despite a lack of wind in our sails,

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the Dar Mlodziezy is currently in second place

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and not far from the finish line.

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Tonight's watch could be our last.

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Time for some sleep.

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Or so we thought.

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HORN BLASTS

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All of a sudden, all trainees get called to the deck

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and then we're told...

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We've crossed the finish line!

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There's just time for a quick pat on the back

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before the work continues.

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We now need to stop the ship.

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So it's down with the anchor and away with the sails.

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This is our moment to work with the other trainees as a team.

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The race may be over, but there's still a lot to get done.

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These guys are so good. They know exactly what they're doing,

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-where they're meant to be.

-It's terrifying, really scary.

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We're just grabbing the rope and helping where we can.

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We've worked around the clock to keep this vessel shipshape,

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moving and in the race.

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But was it all worth it?

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-CHEERING

-And do you know what?

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It was worth it because we won the race!

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-First place!

-Congratulations.

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Thanks so much to everyone on that ship. The team were just fantastic.

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And you know what? We had so much fun

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and someone who spotted us having fun was Ben from East Sussex.

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He sent in these photos of the Dar Mlodziezy, the ship we were on.

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You can even see the Blue Peter flag, there, thank you.

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You wanted to know what we were doing, that is your answer.

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Great photos, by the way. Lots of things to celebrate today,

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including the Guinness World Records 60th birthday this year.

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Over those years Blue Peter has attempted, set and broken

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a few records itself.

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This year, Guinness World Records celebrate their 60th anniversary.

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That's 60 years of some of the weirdest

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and wackiest records on the planet.

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From huge hamburgers and handbrake turns

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to the extremely tall and the very short.

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Here at Blue Peter, we've done our fair share of record breaking, too.

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we've invited the quickest, toughest and springiest experts into studio

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to attempt some amazing feats.

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And us Blue Peter presenters haven't been afraid

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of getting in on the act, too.

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Yes, we've done it!

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Another world record, here in the Blue Peter studio!

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John Noakes and Janet Ellis both leapt into the record books

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and since then we've pinned badges,

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tossed pancakes,

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pull crackers,

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peeled lemons

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and hula-hooped against the clock.

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And our very own Helen Skelton

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broke the record for the longest solo journey by kayak,

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after she travelled a massive 2,010 miles down the Amazon.

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So from one institution to another, happy birthday.

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APPLAUSE

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And let's keep the round of applause going

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-for Craig Glenday, in the studio.

-CHEERING

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So, the editor in chief of Guinness World Records.

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You've seen your fair share of records!

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What's been your favourite moment on Blue Peter?

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Probably has to be the longest line of human mattress dominoes,

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back in 2009.

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You guys set the record with 100 people.

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Well, you broke the record with 100.

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It's been broken a few times since, it has to be said.

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-But the cool thing is you saw it here first!

-Quite right.

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That's what all about, the BP benchmark.

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Now, we will try to set a world record very soon,

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but we don't need to do anything to already have one, apparently.

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-Can you confirm this?

-I can confirm this.

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Yes, this is our 60th anniversary, and we've created this for you.

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This is to acknowledge that Blue Peter

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is the longest running children's magazine show in history!

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-Amazing.

-It's been going since 1958,

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-so that's amazing. Well done.

-Thank you.

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Well, I'm very happy to accept this on behalf the show,

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but we could do with two of these, today, if that's all right, Craig.

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So let's talk through what we're trying to achieve.

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You're about to attempt the official Guinness World Records title

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for the most people gunged in three minutes.

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OK, it sounds like quite a difficult challenge

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-but I think we're up for it. Can we do it, guys?

-ALL: Yeah!

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We've got experts on hand.

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We've got Lindsey Russell

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and of course our very own resident gungee, Radzi.

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How's it going out there?

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It couldn't be going much better.

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Now, all 60 gungees couldn't possibly fit in the studio

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so we've got them lined up, dragged them out of the BBC offices.

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Gungees, are you ready?

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-THEY CHEER

-That's what I'm talking about!

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Now, amongst the gungees are a few very famous faces.

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-From CBBC, Katie Thistleton. How are you feeling?

-I'm excited.

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I really want to break a world record,

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but I'm worried about the hair!

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I think you'll suit green hair. Good luck!

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And if we go this way, we can see Jenny from Newsround, she's here.

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We've got Jana from Wolfblood, cannot wait for this season!

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-Carry on. Hello, I almost passed you! How are you doing?

-Hello!

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No, you're on air in about four minutes,

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-next door in the CBBC office.

-About three minutes, actually.

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But you know what? I hope we beat it today and I'm here to participate.

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Good, we cannot wait. And if we go this way,

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this is where all the gungees are going to be coming,

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entering what we like to call our gunge arena.

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-Isn't that right, Radz?

-The Gunge Arena of Destiny.

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X marks the spot. They will stand here

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and then gunge will be poured on them

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by chief gunger Mr Barney Harwood.

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There's a title I've been after for a few years.

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It's very simple. All I've got to do is pour gunge on the head.

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It's all down to me. Fingers crossed!

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But we can't be official and have a world record attempt

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without somebody officially amazing. Ben Shires is in the studio!

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-CHEERING

-Thanks, Barney,

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I'm delighted to be here...

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Delighted to be here, away from the splash zone,

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commenting on this record attempt.

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Are we ready to break a record?

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-CHEERING

-Of course we are. Craig,

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-count us in.

-Are you ready?

-Ready.

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Three, two, one, go!

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Radzi's in first. Oh, it's a valiant effort!

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And there goes the second gungee.

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It's really cracking on.

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Barney, of course, doing the gunging.

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A man who looks almost too pleased to be doing it

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and not getting gunged himself.

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Here comes the line, still moving forward very rapidly.

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And there's Karim. He's on air in about two minutes!

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And he's got to get cleaned of all that gunge!

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Good effort, Karim.

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I must say, these buckets of gunge are rather heavy.

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And by the way, here comes Leona, who plays Jana in Wolfblood,

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new series on this Monday and Tuesday.

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And she's got gunged as well!

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I'm surprised she didn't wolfblood into her fur.

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Oh, the line is moving on.

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Barney is keeping up a valiant effort here

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because those buckets of gunge are very heavy.

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There's Jenny from Newsround!

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Is that headline news? I'm sure it is. She just got gunged.

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We could be on for a record, here. This line is rapidly decreasing.

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I can see Lauren Layfield coming up from Whoops I Missed The Bus.

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Whoops, she didn't miss the gunge!

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And the line keeps going down.

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Katie Thistleton next, from the BBC office. Up she steps.

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She looks trepidatious.

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She's been gunged!

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She's going to a ball later. Good luck cleaning up, Katie.

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Here comes more gunging. That Tyrone, there.

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Lots of these people work at CBBC.

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They've given up their time voluntarily.

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Radzi's there to give them a helping hand.

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Have we got a record?

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We must have. We must have. Lauren Layfield, there.

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Oh, it must have been a lookalike before!

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-SHOUTING AND SQUEALING

-We've got to go faster!

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Lindsey is number 50. If we get to her, that's the record.

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She's really geeing it on. We've got to move fast!

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There could have been a disqualification on that gunk.

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Come on, Radzi, come on, Lindsey. Tell them what for!

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We need to get this record. Keep going, Barney.

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We've got to get to Lindsey to get this record.

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Come on, come on. Here she goes!

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We've done it! Keep going, we've got to make sure.

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Keep the line going. We're so close!

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Can we get everyone gunged? I do hope so.

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Barney's still enjoying it. Are his arms tired?

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He's going to have trouble with his hair afterwards.

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Keep going, everyone. Come on, now. Let's get to the end of the line.

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We want this world record. We want to see you all get gunged.

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-How many have we got?

-Two more to go.

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And a big cheer for the last one!

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THEY CHEER

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BUZZER SOUNDS

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That's the most fun I think I've had for a while.

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OK, we now need to make sure it's official.

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Everything needs to be checked

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to make sure we got some heads covered in gunk.

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It looks like it but we don't know for sure.

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So while everyone checks,

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here's what's happening next week.

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That was fun!

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Find out if all that training has paid off.

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Have I got what it takes to ride the Severn bore?

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You'll have to watch next week to find out.

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And before Strictly starts,

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we're going to be joined in the studio

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by two Junior World Champion dancers.

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Plus, we celebrate the 2014 sport badge

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by taking a look at your sporting achievements.

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We've got gungy high-fives all over the place. OK, that was brilliant.

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I really enjoyed that. You're not Ben!

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Thanks for your commentary on that.

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So, Craig...we've got 30 seconds left.

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Tell us if we've done it or not.

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-You had to beat 49.

-Yes, we did.

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We had to disqualify one person,

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but you did achieve 59 successfully!

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-CHEERING

-That's a new world record.

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-RADZI CHEERS

-Two world records in one day!

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Thank you very much.

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So there you have it, two world records in one show.

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Next week - more details about how you can enter our competition

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and you can see me surfing.

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-Let's have a big cheer.

-Radzi!!

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CHEERING

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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.


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