The Toughest Challenge Ever Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch


The Toughest Challenge Ever

Matilda and her brother Jack race against each other in one of LA's toughest sporting events - the gruelling pier-to-pier swimming race.


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-Hi, I'm Matilda!

-I'm Matilda!

-I'm Matilda!

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I'm Matilda!

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Cooking is what I love best!

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-Oh!

-She cooks, she scores!

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-Hi, I'm Matilda.

-Goodbye, Jack.

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I'm in charge of the kitchen in this house.

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No, no, Tilly.

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Get out of my kitchen!

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This is the story of me, my crazy summer...

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I'm on the red carpet and I'm about to meet the star of the movie.

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..And my even crazier family!

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-What?

-Tilly rules, OK?

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No, Jack! Jack! Out!

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SHE LAUGHS

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We're having an incredible time in sunny California.

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This is so cool.

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I'm cooking like crazy...

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That is good.

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..And writing my food blog.

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But today, the heat's on.

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I'm going head-to-head against Jack in one of LA's most iconic sporting

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events. The gruelling pier to pier swimming race.

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It's a Ramsay face-off!

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Jack is so competitive, he has to win everything.

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We're going to be swimming nearly two and a half miles

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in the cold Pacific Ocean.

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These massive waves are great for LA's surfers

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but will make today's swim really tough!

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Like seriously tough!

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To help Jack and I recover, I've got some great food lined up.

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A post-race super smoothie booster bowl.

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A brunch of champions.

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Waffles with alphabet eggs.

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And my super tasty secret fried chicken.

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But first, I've got a brother to beat.

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So the big question is, can I beat Jack or can Jack beat me?

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Tilly has been nonstop telling me, texting me,

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FaceTiming me that she's going to beat me.

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So, the game's on, Tilly.

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-I'm coming for you.

-But I've got a secret weapon up my sleeve.

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Ironman Daddy.

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He's been training me up.

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Cos this will be one of the biggest challenges I've ever done!

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This is my first open-water swim and it's my first long swim as well.

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So I'm a bit scared.

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Last year, Dad and Jack did the race, but this time,

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Dad's out of the picture with a sports injury.

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We were in the same heat, we started at the same time,

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and I beat him by about ten minutes.

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I got cramp, severe cramp.

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Now, it's up to me to take the Ramsay pier to pier crown from Jack.

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I'm so nervous of Tilly doing this. They've got the current,

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they've got the waves,

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they've got all the people around them, so tough.

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And I'm trying not to think about the underwater wildlife.

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I think that's the only thing that spooks Tilly.

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That you can't really see.

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And if there's any dark patches coming towards you.

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Oh, stop it!

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Sharks don't like getting poked in the eye.

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Any sharks, you poke them in the eye.

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Great pep talk, Dad.

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-Seriously, you take your time.

-I will.

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-OK?

-And in here is a little bit busy so there'll be people elbowing you,

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-swimming over you, and...

-Have you got an inhaler with you?

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Inhaler's there.

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Because I have mild asthma,

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Dad wants to make sure I know how to control it and what to do if I have

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an attack while I'm swimming.

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Stay nice and calm. OK?

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Any issues, what do you do?

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Put your hand up.

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And you go straight to a paddle board.

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You can hang on there, catch your breath.

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Dad may have a reputation for being tough

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but I know he's a big softie at heart.

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The minute you start, I'm going to run straight down to the finish line

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so I can see you coming out of that water, OK?

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-ANNOUNCER:

-We are one minute from the start of the women division.

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Yeah? See you there. Be safe.

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-See you at the finish.

-I love you.

-You can do this.

-See you, Mum.

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Because so many people take part,

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we are all divided into groups and our individual swims are timed.

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I'm aiming to get a faster time than Jack.

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Time to say goodbye to my rival.

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May the best man, or girl win!

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I'm going in! Wish me luck!

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Look, that's me!

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And that's me!

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Whilst I'm battling against the current,

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I've left Mum some video instructions

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for making my favourite post-exercise re-booster.

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A super smoothie bowl.

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Over to you, Mum!

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I'm just going to have a little look and see

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what Miss Bossy's got to say to me.

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Don't forget to keep everything clean when you're cooking.

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A tidy chef is a good chef, and you know how untidy you are.

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I think that's a bit of a cheek.

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I'm the tidiest person in the world, she takes after her father.

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Make it look good, Mum!

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She's not the only one able to cook around here.

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This'll be good if I can get this lid off.

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OK, ah, twist off.

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I feel like I'm under a slight amount of pressure here.

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Add some plain yoghurt.

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I have this in the back of my head,

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Tilly's voice making it all look as if I've never cooked before.

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-Add milk.

-I have soy milk.

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Cow's milk is brilliant, but it's great with rice or soy milk as well.

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This is one of Tilly's favourite recipes

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that she's sort of created when she's been working out

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and doing her training.

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Add the frozen fruit.

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Got blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and blueberries.

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Plus chia seeds and honey.

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I just keep looking out there and wondering how they're doing.

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That slight part of me is a bit nervous.

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OK, blend until it's smooth.

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Being on the beach, no electricity, so it's all

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a little bit of arm power.

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OK, oh, this smells so good.

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Pour it out, carefully.

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My goodness, she is so bossy.

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Decorate it with chopped nuts, blackberries, blueberries

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and bee pollen.

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This'll be a really good thing have when they get out.

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-And there we go.

-The two smoothie bowls, let's go.

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Who do you think's winning, Jack or Tilly?

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-I think Tilly.

-I guess Jack.

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I'm going for Jack.

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RINGS BICYCLE BELL

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Oh, my God, the waves are huge.

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Yeah, they are.

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I feel sick with nerves here.

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-There he is, Jack!

-Jack! Jack, come on!

-Come on, Jack!

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Yeah, he looked tired.

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There's a strong current. And the current's heading that way.

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-Well done, mate.

-Hey.

-How are you feeling?

-Hey!

-Hey, Mum.

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-How are you?

-Huge waves, huh?

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Did you manage to ride them properly or not?

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-No.

-No?

-Yeah, they're a lot choppier than last year.

-Yeah?

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A lot choppier. Now, where's Tilly?

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This is scary!

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I want her to finish now.

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-The size of those waves, look at them.

-I know.

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That's what I'm worried about.

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-My heart seriously is in my mouth at this point.

-She'll be fine,

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she'll be absolutely fine.

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-Come on, Tilly!

-That'll be her.

-Where?

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Behind the yellow hat, there you go, see her?

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Coming in on that wave?

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-There?

-No.

-There are so many green hats,

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you don't know which one she is.

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Come on, let's get her home safe.

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-No, I'm pretty sure I see her.

-Where?

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You see the two yellow hats? In the middle of them.

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Is that her?

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No.

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Come on, Matilda.

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She'll be absolutely fine.

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Come on, Tilly.

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-Is that...?

-There! There she comes.

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-Straight there.

-Yes, there she is.

-Jack's... He's got her.

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I never been so happy to see my super-competitive big brother

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in my life!

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Well done, Tilly!

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Well done!

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Well done!

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That was scary. That was so scary. She did it brilliantly.

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Well done! Go over there.

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Go on, Tilly!

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That was the toughest thing I've ever done!

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Jack beat me, but I don't care.

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Woo, man!

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We did well. We're happy. Cheers!

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My two favourite things in life are sports and cooking.

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So to make an already memorable day even better,

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I'm going to cook a celebratory meal.

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This is going to be my brunch of champions.

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Waffles, eggs and fried chicken.

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With a Captain Tilly secret coating.

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Mum's having a nice time relaxing.

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It's all right for some!

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First a secret super-tasty coating for the chicken.

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Really secret cos it's so delicious.

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To almond, oat, and chickpea flour, add my top-secret flavouring.

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Onion powder. Sneak in a teaspoon of smoked paprika.

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Add a teaspoon of celery salt.

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Can't tell anyone this recipe.

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Then, my garlic powder.

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A teaspoon of this.

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Mix it up really well, so it's nice and even.

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OK, coating ready.

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Going to crack up three eggs.

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Will help all the coatings stick to my chicken.

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Now, there's a secret for this.

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Keep one hand dry and use one hand to coat everything.

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Egg is the glue, into my topping.

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All the chicken coated.

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Onto the tray. Yep, that definitely was a very messy job

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but this hand's clean.

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So I can turn on the tap and not leave a mess everywhere.

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Put the chicken in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

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Smells delicious.

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Look how golden it's gone on the outside.

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Got to take a picture for my blog.

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Mum's asleep. All that worrying has tired her out.

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I'm the one who's done all the exercise!

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Sleeping beauty.

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Perfect.

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To go with the fried chicken,

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I'm making American waffles and eggs, starting with the waffles.

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They're so easy. You just put everything in the bowl.

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Three tablespoons of sugar.

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A pinch of salt. Lastly, add three eggs and whisk it all together.

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EXAGGERATED SNORING

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Mum's still asleep.

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Surely, I should be the one sleeping.

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I'm using a waffle maker, but a griddle pan makes great waffles, too.

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Only halfway.

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Otherwise it will overflow.

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Didn't do them too high for the first time ever.

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While they're cooking, I might take a leaf out of my mum's book.

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20 secondes...

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My waffles are done.

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Oh, look at that, beautiful!

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OK, here you've got to be really, super careful.

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Because it's really hot.

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You can always ask an adult to help.

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Unless they're all asleep.

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To go with the waffles,

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I fried eggs in metal letter-shaped cookie cutters.

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A T-shaped egg for me and a J-shaped egg for Jack.

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Need a picture for my blog.

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Hope this revives everyone.

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Let's go!

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Oh, I'm tired.

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My shoulders are so sore.

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I know. To everyone, please dig in.

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Was I the only one scared there?

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No. I was terrified.

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-I was scared.

-I was scared.

-You were scared?

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The waves were massive - like about ten feet.

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-And so that was what was really scary for me.

-They were huge.

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It's just so much harder this year with the current going

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-across you, pushing you to the shore.

-How are you feeling?

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Hungry. Do you know what impressed me the most?

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What impressed you the most?

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The fact that even though it was tough conditions, nobody gave up.

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There were many stages I thought I was going to give up.

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-What did you do?

-I just carried on,

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like the pier just never seemed to come closer to me.

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And you did exceptionally well. And that was a big, big ask.

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Please may I present the Ramsay Bunch trophy...

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and the winner is...

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both of you! Well done!

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Every time I cook, I look forward

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to having a one-to-one foodie heart-to-heart with Dad.

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But today is a bit special.

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So my swim rival, Jack, is joining us.

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Great job. How are you feeling?

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Sore, but good.

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-Tired.

-And lunch was amazing.

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-Thank you.

-That buttermilk chicken, beautiful.

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-Yep.

-And also the waffles.

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Great idea with the names on the eggs by the way.

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-Thank you. Yeah.

-What did come through, OK, were your times.

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Oh, dear. No, come on! So, Jack.

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-Yes.

-In your age group, you came third.

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-What?

-Wow.

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-OK.

-Jackie, that's amazing!

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And your time was 68 minutes.

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-Six...

-Incredible.

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Tills, you came in one hour 37.

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And in your age group, and you were ranked...

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-Number one?

-Number one! What?

-Tilly!

-Stop.

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-Wow!

-Seriously.

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No way. So happy.

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OK, Jack.

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Next year I want to take you on in a race that's a five-mile sea

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swim, a 300-metre zip wire, SAS assault course, run, bike.

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I'm up for it, sis!

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Can you please get to sleep? I thought you'd be tired out!

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-Water-ski, slalom, jump.

-Climb Everest!

-Get to sleep!

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ALL: Goodnight!

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The Ramsay bunch are having a fab summer in Los Angeles but it is getting serious as Matilda and her brother Jack go head to head, racing against each other in one of LA's toughest sporting events - the gruelling pier-to-pier swimming race. They have to swim two and a half miles against a strong current, in the cold and very rough Pacific Ocean. Even though super-sporty dad Gordon has been coaching Tilly, Jack is still convinced he can beat her. Because she is otherwise engaged, Tilly has been super-organised and left video instructions for mum Tana to make a delicious post-race re-booster - a fruity smoothie bowl. But before they get to eat that, it is a nerve-wracking time for the Ramsay bunch as they wait to see if Jack and Tilly can complete the toughest challenge they have ever taken on and make it safely back to dry land. To cap off an incredible day, Tilly cooks a celebratory brunch of champions - delicious all-American waffles with letter eggs and scrummy oven-baked chicken.


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