Celebrities and their kids take a one-week driving course. It is the final day as the teams face the Monster Superskills Challenge and discover who will drive away with the trophy.
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Driving Academy is back with a bump.
-And, this time, with added celebrity.
We've got stars who are disasters in cars,
plus their kids helping them to become better drivers
by joining them on a one-week crash course behind the wheel.
Our teams have survived four days of crash-course driving
and high-octane challenges.
We've had bumps, spills,
crashes and some shocking driving.
And now it's judgment day.
But have our celebrities and rookies overcome their bad habits
and improved their driving skills enough
to become champions of Celebrity Driving Academy?
Hello! I'm Joe Swash,
and welcome to the final day of Celebrity Driving Academy.
All week, we've been trying to sort out
our celebrities' sloppy driving habits.
And now it's time.
It's time for the MONSTER SUPERSKILLS CHALLENGE!
By the way, before you go, I didn't tell you, did I?
I'm an amateur magician. Do you want to see a trick?
Ha-ha, you see that? Ready? Here it goes.
It's all right. I'm just going to walk anyway.
Our teams have been battling for points all week at the Academy.
Going into the final day, the leaderboard looks like this.
The Oranges are in the lead with 10 points.
The Blues are on 8,
and, just two points behind on 6, it's the Greens.
The Monster Superskills Challenge is exactly that.
It's a monster.
But, most of all, it's challenging.
If our teams stand any chance of making it to the end,
they'll need to put together everything they've learned this week
to stand any sort of chance of proving
that they can cut it behind the wheel.
The course has been designed
by the Academy's super-strict examiner, Sandra.
There are two rounds of challenges,
with a total of ten points up for grabs.
Round One is worth seven points.
First, for one point,
our celebrities have to get behind the wheel of a massive bendy bus.
They've got to steer the bus around the barrels
without knocking any over.
Then, for another point,
they've got to complete a three-point turn and park.
Then it's the obstacle course, with bumps,
distractions and the dreaded Ramp of Doom.
There's a point for each of the five obstacles
our teams can get through whilst balancing a tray of drinks.
It's going to be fiendishly difficult.
You know, my Monster Superskills Challenge
is designed to put people at their optimum,
to take them from their comfort zone and just stretch them a little bit,
and take everything that they've learned this week
at the Driving Academy and put it to the real test.
Oh, and because Sandra will be going along for the ride,
she'll be keeping a beady eye on our teams.
So they'll need to be on their best behaviour.
First up is comedian Rowland and son Ned for the Blues.
From day one, it's been quietly confident Ned
pulling in the points rather than dad Rowland.
His out-of-control driving resulted with him
taking the Wash of Shame by himself on day one.
And he and Ned ended up there again yesterday.
Rowland's up first, and he's behind the wheel of a gigantic bendy bus!
Be afraid. Be really afraid.
OK. He's got to leave all of the barrels standing to get one point.
Well, he's not hanging around. This must be an express service.
Ned, am I going to clear it?
-You're all right back here!
'Whoa, who would have thought it? Rowland can drive a bendy bus!'
That's a very good run.
He's got to do the same thing going back through there now.
He was doing so well but, as usual, his overconfidence has let him down.
I wasn't looking at that. I was looking at him.
That's no points at the end of the slalom for the Blues.
Rowland needs a perfect three-point turn
to get at least one point on the score sheet.
All he's got to do is bring the bus around
so it's facing the other direction.
And here comes reverse.
This is where, if you're not careful, you get the bendy bus bent,
and it won't go any further.
I'll get round here, won't I?
Whoa, he's done it! That's a point for the Blues.
Well done, Rowland!
The bendy bus driving was actually really enjoyable.
They're such an easy thing to drive. It's unbelievable.
You've got one button to go forward, one button for neutral
and another button to go back. That's all you do.
And then you steer. Oh, it's glorious. I had the time of me life.
I think I might take up bus driving.
It's the obstacle course next.
Remember, there's a point here for each of the five obstacles
that they can get over without losing their drinks.
I'm going to enjoy this.
-This is like a day trip out with my son and Sandra.
-And some drinks.
And some drinks for when we get there.
But you've got to get over those speed bumps first.
-You all right, Ned?
-Right, this is the big one.
-Tell me when you're about to come down.
-I'm doing it now.
My goodness me, this is teamwork.
-Right, I'm on the top of it, I'm coming down now.
He's not only taking it slow, he's letting Ned know
when to expect the drop. Very clever.
The back's going to go up a long way now.
They're creeping over the bumps. Ned's holding on.
Is there one standing?
-Not one standing.
You know, you did so well, and that was the last hump. You know what?
-That's a point.
Sandra's so impressed by Rowland's new-found control
that she's only gone and given them a point.
They can't score any more here, but Rowland needs to complete it anyway.
The rookies are next, so this time Rowland's doing the drinks
and Ned's doing the driving.
Can he take three points here?
He's on the first obstacle, the roundabout.
Try not to be too worried about the storm.
A little bit of rain's not going to put cool-headed Ned off.
That's it. Storm's abated.
It's a point for the Blues. On to the rookie bumps.
It's all right. You just concentrate on what you're doing.
I'll concentrate on what I'm doing.
-You all right?
Brilliant, Ned! That's another point.
That just leaves the rookie Ramp of Doom.
That was good.
Nice and slow, Ned.
Keep it going, Ned.
-You all right?
-Oh, superb, well done.
That's four points for the Blues,
and some quite excellent driving from Ned.
A brilliant first round means the Blues have got five points
so far today, giving them a running total of 13.
Can Rowland and Ned take the trophy? Keep watching to find out.
Next up, it's pop star and TV presenter Jamelia
and daughter Teja.
They had disastrous start to the week,
laughing their way to last on day one and on day two.
But after rookie Teja helped Mum calm down and concentrate,
they managed to bag some points on day three and day four.
But they desperately need to score some more.
Joker Jamelia is up first for the Greens.
But can she stay focused and get two more points in the bendy bus?
-She gets a point if she doesn't knock any over.
-So this is tough.
And she's off.
Blimey, that's a bit fast, Jamelia.
Oh, that was close, that was... Stop the bus! Oh, no.
If I do this, this will be a miracle.
Oh-oh-oh-oh, there goes one.
'Oh, it's tottering. It's...
Oh, no. Sorry, Tej.
So no score on the slalom.
But keep smiling, Jamelia. It's the three-point turn next.
To get a point, all she's got to do is bring the bus around
and face the other direction back at the stop.
There's the first move forward.
Here's the tricky move backwards.
Oh! She's putting the bend in bendy!
How close am I, Tej? Can you see?
-You're all right.
-And forward again.
Is this really meant to bend this much?
It'll only bend to its maximum. It just won't bend any more.
And it's not moving any more, either.
Oh, no! I can't move.
Oh, no. She's stuck.
The bend in the bus won't let her reverse,
and the barriers won't let her go forwards.
But thankfully, the dummies are here to help.
So, with a slight change of course,
Jamelia's managed to turn the bendy bus in three moves.
One point. Just.
Everybody off! Get off my bus!
I've never driven a bus before, and I reversed it, I slalomed it,
I turned it around, I did a three-point turn and I parked it.
-Give me some credit.
-I didn't say anything!
But you didn't say it enthusiastically.
"Mum, you were great! That was amazing, wow!"
Next, it's on to the obstacle course.
The Greens will get a point for each obstacle
they can pass with at least one drink still intact.
First, it's Jamelia on the speed bumps.
-Just focus on your drive, Jamelia.
JAMELIA LAUGHS Just focus on your drive.
Yeah, and stop laughing!
Just focus on your driving.
She's doing really well, though.
A bit of roll back there.
Oh, no! Oh, no!
Oh, Tej, I'm so sorry.
SHRIEKING AND LAUGHTER
Oh, no! She's dropped them!
Teja's got no drinks left so the Greens can't score
on the Ramp of Doom but the rules say you must complete the course.
At least Teja can't get any wetter!
The rookies go next so this time Jamelia has to hold the drinks.
Thank you so much, how kind.
Can they take three points here?
Tej, you've got a choice now -
whether you want to get the points or get your mummy back.
SHRIEKING AND LAUGHTER
I guess you chose to get me back!
MUSIC: "Wild Ones" by Flo Rida
And it's all over before it began for Teja -
thanks to some dodgy clutch control.
No points there for the Greens
but they're going to finish the course anyway.
Hang on, what's Jamelia up to?
Just be confident because I think the drinks have gone on, haven't they?
I've been filling them up by what's been caught in the tray.
I think that's allowed.
Er, no it's not.
This is definitely... Oh, I've got a bit left in the tray.
You little cheat.
Ooh, I think the cameras will pick that up. Ease off, ease off.
So Teja bumps and bangs her way around the course
and it's a disappointing end to Round One for the Greens.
Just one point, taking their running total to 7.
OK, back to the action.
Last to go on Round One, it's the Oranges.
Max has been our strongest rookie this week,
helping comedian and mum Debra to overcome her cautious driving
and even break out a cheeky doughnut or two.
They've topped the podium three times already,
but can they keep up their winning ways and take today's trophy?
Debra's in the bendy bus.
Can she stay in control and score some more points?
Remember, she can't afford to knock over a single barrel.
Did you ever in a million light years
imagine your mum would be driving a bus?
Are you confident, Max?
We're last and we've seen the mistakes that the others have done,
so I think we can learn from their mistakes.
Well said, Max!
I'm so impressed. This is a good example of good driving.
If you asked her to do this at the start of this week...
-She couldn't have.
-She would've been beside herself.
She wouldn't and she couldn't.
Can you see how at Driving Academy her confidence has really grown?
-It really has.
'Debra's made it safely to the end of the slalom.'
Well done, Debra!
'All she needs to do is turn it around
'and do it again for a point.'
# The wheels on the bus go round and round
# Round and round Round and round
# The wheels on the bus go round and round all day long. #
# All day long! #
Get on with it, Debra!
She'll miss this one as well.
Oooh, look out!
Oh, I sort of forgot to look at that.
Oh! It's turning, turning, turning.
You're going over.
-It's not going over!
-Don't let it go.
No, it's not going over!
-That was a close call.
-Debra, that's one point.
-Only one point for all that?!
And, for another point,
she needs to do a three-point turn.
We're going to be here for a while, Max.
Let's make ourselves comfortable.
I've lost count, where are we?
Backwards or forwards now?
I don't think this has been a three-point turn.
I think it's been a 5,000-point turn.
I've got myself in a total state of confusion.
No surprises there then!
There might have to be a point lost for time here.
I reckon that's an incomplete turn,
so I think we're going to have to say no points on this.
Sandra's seen enough -
there's no score for Debra's three-point turn,
but a well-deserved point for the slalom.
If I had a go at driving the bendy bus,
I think I would've been pants at it.
A lot worse than my mum.
Aw, I don't know, that would've been pretty difficult.
Next, it's the obstacle course.
It's the speed bumps first.
Remember, there's a point here for each obstacle survived
with at least one drink left on the tray.
Accelerator - tickle wickle.
Tickle wickle. Tickle wickle. Tickle wickle.
What is "tickle wickle"?
Whoa! Yes! I haven't spilt anything.
Oh, no! You spoke too soon, Max.
-You've got one.
-You've got one intact still?
-Yeah, there's one intact.
That's one point.
OK, it looks like I'm in line.
Tickle wickle, this little accelerator here,
not to roll backwards.
No braking. No braking.
Aha! Still got it.
An amazing balancing act there from Max
and another point for the Oranges.
Now it's Max's turn to drive and mum Debra's on drinks duty.
First up, it's the roundabout.
That dummy's doing his best to put Max off.
We're in the car wash again.
# Da, da, the carwash! #
MUSIC: "Car Wash" by Rose Royce
# Car wash, yeah! #
Never mind the singing, you need to concentrate on the driving.
He's turned well out of that.
That's another point. On to the rookies' bumps now.
He's not hanging around -
but those drinks are, thanks to our in-car waitress.
And another point.
Here we go. Take it easy coming off now.
Take it easy!
Straight over, no messing
and a mighty three points for Max and his mum.
So that's six points for Debra and Max.
So let's see what that does to our teams' running totals.
Trailing in last place with 7 points, it's the Greens.
In second place on 13, it's the Blues.
But, out in front, it's team Orange on 16.
Can Ned and Rowland catch Max and Debra
and stop them winning the cup outright?
Find out in a minute but, first, it's pie time.
This is the Pie-way Code, a quiz all about the Highway Code
but get an answer wrong and, you guessed it, you get pied.
Ready, rookies? And you can play along at home, too.
Can our rookies guess the correct road sign for wild animals?
Is it a deer with antlers?
Is it a deer with no antlers?
Or is it...a dinosaur?!
I think I've seen it before on the roads.
I think it's probably this one.
Ned's going for a deer with antlers and so is Max.
Teja is going for...the dinosaur?!
But which one of these is it?
A deer with antlers.
Max and Ned got it right. Teja, you know what this means.
Well done to Max and Ned.
Teja, when was the last time you saw a dinosaur crossing the road?
This is it, the final round and it's all down to our rookies to decide
which one of our teams will win this week's Celebrity Driving Academy.
And it's time to move things up a gear.
To simulate tricky night driving conditions,
Sandra's set part of the course inside the Driving Academy's hangar,
where our rookies will be facing the Agony Arches,
the Penalty Boot Out
and the fiendishly difficult Car Hole In The Wall.
They have to steer in different directions
to get through safely without knocking anything over.
They then have a cheeky goal to score in reverse.
They then have to pick the right hole to go through
in the shape of a car. Which one is the right size?
It will be interesting to see what happens.
First up for the Blues, it's cool-headed Ned!
He needs to stay calm and bag three points here
to stop the Oranges winning the trophy outright!
The first challenge is to get through those Agony Arches.
Here he goes.
He's really having to turn the wheel some to get into the right position.
If he swings this round, I think he'll be on target.
That's looking good.
He's straight through the first one.
It's a bit tight the second time round.
Oh, no, he's caught it.
So no points from the Agony Arches and it's agony for Ned!
Penalty Boot Out challenge next.
Yeah, which means you've got to get square on to it.
-Am I square on?
-You can use the whole course.
He scored three goals on day one.
Can he get a consolation goal for the Blues?
It's a long run-up.
He's hit it.
It's a goal! Ned, you beauty!
There's another point.
Just one challenge left now - Car Hole In The Wall.
Only one hole fits the car - can Ned guess which one?
Slow down. Let's have a look.
-What one do you think?
-The red one.
-OK, go on.
He's chosen the red one.
That's the correct choice.
Just come square on.
-It's really tight!
But he's made it! Amazing!
There was about 2cm clearance, wasn't there?
It was really, really quite a feat.
Back to the action in the hangar and it's Teja for the Greens.
They can't win, so they're playing for pride.
You go for it when you're confident, OK?
Joker Jamelia's finally got serious
but can she help Teja earn some points?
Oh, you're fine. You're fine. Good girl. Well done, Teja.
That's top driving there from Teja.
Good girl. Watch your...sides.
It's looking promising.
But it looks like she may have caught it.
Oh, she has. What a shame.
They've not taken any points
but they've taken part of the arch with them.
Straight on to the Penalty Boot Challenge.
Can Teja score a consolation goal here?
Here she goes.
It's going in.
Oh, it's hit the post.
It just isn't the Greens' day.
-Did we do it?
Oh, what a shame.
Now on to the final part - Car Hole In The Wall.
Can she guess which hole is the correct size?
Come on, Teja, you deserve this!
-Right, which one do you think we should go through?
-The red one.
-She's being decisive and going for the red one.
Are you lined up properly, dead straight, would you say?
Jamelia is trying to help out
but it's only Teja that can do the driving.
Come on, be confident. Clutch control. Good girl.
OK. Final point. Teja's going for it.
Slowly, slowly, slowly, slowly.
Nice! She's gone and done it.
Honestly, if I did it, I'd just...
I actually thought that it was a joke.
I just thought, "I bet all of them are just, you know,
"you can't get through any of them."
But Teja proved that you could.
And I was like, "Oh, that's my child!
"She doesn't get her driving from me but it's my child,
"I'm claiming her."
Straight back to the action and this is it -
the final round of the final day and Max is in the driving seat.
The Oranges are already in the lead
but any dangerous driving in here so could mean Sandra
taking points off, so Max needs to needs to stay calm and concentrate.
Here he goes for the first attempt at the Agony Arches.
He really needs to go slow here.
He's through. That's no bother. And on to the second one.
Fine for length. Fine for speed.
Oh, he's sailed through that one as well.
Could he be the first rookie to master the Agony Arches?
No. Nope. There's the third one down.
So no points there from the Arches.
And now it's onto the Penalty Boot Challenge.
He was top rookie on this challenge on day one
but can he score again under pressure?
I'm very impressed. Max adjusting his wing mirrors.
Fantastic. So pleased.
There we go.
He knows what he's doing, this young man.
Now, can he find the back of the net? Here he goes.
There's some dummies on the pitch.
They think it's all over.
-It is now!
-It's in. It's in.
And, finally, it's the final part of the final stage
of the final challenge on the final day of Celebrity Driving Academy.
It's Car Hole In The Wall.
Which coloured wall is he going to go for?
The black one.
Once you've chosen, you're committed.
I think it's the red one.
I'm sorry, Max, you are committed to the black one now.
Too late, Max. Black one it is.
Oh, he's fluffed it.
Not a great round for Max but that one point for the goal
makes a brilliant 17 overall for the Oranges.
I think I went through fine for width but the roof clipped
and I'm now regretting.
Aw, don't be so hard on yourself, Max.
That might not have been your best performance of the week
but your consistently brilliant driving
has helped you make the Oranges worthy champions.
Yep, a fantastic finishing round means the Oranges
have won Celebrity Driving Academy with an incredible 17 points.
The Blues are in second place on 15,
leaving the Greens trailing in last place with 9.
Well, they might be last place,
but the Greens have kept us laughing all week.
And they're still smiling in the rain.
-Well done. BOTH:
Only a week ago, you couldn't drive a car
and you took it through that hole in the wall today.
-Fantastic. You should be very proud.
Our runners-up are the Blues,
thanks to some amazingly skilful driving from Cool Head Ned.
Ned, I am amazed at your skills.
-Have you enjoyed it?
You came here a boy racer and you are leaving a bus driver.
What a journey through life that is.
And taking top podium position,
it's the amazing Oranges with four wins out of five days
and some incredible driving from the youngster rookie, Max.
Max, Max, Max. Fantastic display of control
and driving throughout the week.
We never saw it coming.
And thanks to our team work, yay, we did it.
The upshot is that whenever...
certainly whenever me and Ned get in the car, after about 200 yards,
Ned's going to go, "It's my turn."
I don't think you should beat yourself up about it. You ARE 12.
Yeah, and my mum said I'm a rubbish driver.
-I didn't say you were. No, I didn't.
-Nice, ain't it?
Did you get that?
So that's the end of Celebrity Driving Academy.
And we've had it all.
We've had skids, we've had bumps, we've had crashes
but hopefully we've sent all our celebs away safer drivers.
So, till next time, see you then!
It is judgement day as the teams face the Monster Superskills Challenge. The kids and their celebrity parents have been driving all week and now it's time to find out which team will drive away with the Celebrity Driving Academy trophy. There is a huge obstacle course, cars and a massive bendy bus. The kids will have to face driving in the dark, piloting their cars through a hole in a wall and the dreaded seesaw Ramp of Doom!
There are loads of points on offer and any team can win. Who will overcome their bad habits and impress the academy's super-strict chief examiner Sandra Dodson, and who will win the trophy and be crowned this week's champions of Celebrity Driving Academy?