The best from the bunker. With everything hanging in the balance, our competitive heroes face a challenge that combines bravery and bakery.
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# Officially, Officially Officially Amazing! #
Welcome to Officially Amazing, The Best Of The Bunker.
Coming up, a powerful mix
of mind games and tea-time snacks in the bunker,
but first, an incredible back-flipping record attempt.
This is a burpee.
This is a backflip.
And this is Hadyn Wiseman,
accountant by day,
master of gymnastic tricking by night...
..and also sometimes by day.
We first met Hadyn in series four,
when he came within one jump of a twisted moon kick record.
Agonisingly close, Hadyn.
But now Hadyn is bouncing and twisting and flipping back,
to attempt the record for...
Here are the rules.
During each burpee, the legs must jump forward
a distance of at least half the height of the competitor.
Each backflip should be landed with both feet on the ground.
And the record to beat is a dizzying 25 backflip burpees in 1 minute.
Because this is such a physically demanding record,
Hadyn can only manage one attempt, so the pressure is on.
Three, two, one...go.
Yes, come on!
That's one. Brilliant.
Two. He's off at a tremendous pace.
And solid landings every time.
Full extensions on every burpee too.
Great start, really strong.
Just wants to keep going.
Even with a turn, Hadyn is keeping a perfect rhythm,
so important in a challenge like this.
Doing one of these is incredibly difficult
and Hadyn is just keeping on going at the moment.
-Come on, Hadyn, come on!
-Come on, come on!
Each jump is taking a monumental effort...
..and Hadyn is getting tired!
-Come on, you've got this!
-You can do it, you can do it!
He is pushing his body to its absolute limits.
This is why he gave us that vomit warning earlier.
-Carry on, carry on, keep going, keep going.
-Push it! Come on, Hadyn!
Was that one long enough?
I'm not sure, it might not count!
You can do it, you can do it.
-10 seconds left, Hadyn, come on, big push now, come on!
Oh, no, that burpee looked short too.
Has he got anything left?
-Come on, Hadyn.
-Well done, well done.
Well done, Hadyn!
What a magnificent performance of strength, skill
and determination, but was it a world record?
Hadyn, you needed a minimum of 25 backflip burpees
in order to break the record today.
Now, in total, you performed 26 backflip burpees,
but, unfortunately, three of them were disqualified.
Oh, no! Ahh, OK.
-So, 23 valid... So close, Hadyn!
-I know I can do it.
Devastation again for Hadyn.
He did enough to break the record, but the sheer exhaustion
stopped him from fully extending for those last few burpees,
but it was still an awesome display and I'm sure we'll see him again.
Now, though, our three legends fight it out
in a slightly more sedate record in...
And today's delicious challenge that you can try at home
combines nerve, bravery and baking, it's...
That's right, it's...
Let's get some rules.
Biscuits must be commercially available,
they must be dunked into a drink of at least 70 degrees centigrade.
And to at least half their length, as marked here
by official adjudicator Shantha... in official icing!
The clock stops when the competitor finishes dunking the biscuit,
but for the attempt to count,
they must then walk one metre before eating it.
And if any part of the biscuit falls off before it's eaten,
the attempt is over.
The target for a new record is a minimum dunk time
of at least 30 seconds.
Ray is up first.
He has gone for the classic rich tea biscuit
and he will be dunking in a mug of caramel spiced apple tea.
Time starts when Ray dunks.
And that is a deep dunk!
It only has to go in halfway!
My man has total confidence in the strength of that cookie.
You mean biscuit.
Shantha's eyes are fixed on the biscuit,
scouring it for any breakage.
And from here,
it does look like some particles are eroding from the biscuit mainland.
Never mind that!
Look, it's visibly warping!
Save it, Ray! Save it before it's too late!
Is he ready to de-dunk?
Yes, the second stage begins!
But if that's a bit of broken bickie, Ray might be in trouble.
The clock has stopped.
What a wobble!
It's like a biscuit sponge.
Can the biscuit remain intact for the one-metre walk?
A biscuity flannel!
You deserved a biscuit for that performance, Ray!
Yes, incredible stealth as he kept things together before expertly
folding that waterlogged bickie into his grateful mouth.
But Shantha is checking the teacup.
Yes, as feared, her eagle eyes have identified
what looks like raise Ray's biscuity leftovers.
Could his attempt be invalid?
Now The Sizz and, as these exclusive images show,
Steve has road-tested numerous biscuits
in laboratory-like conditions,
finally selecting a Polish bickie he believes can set a huge record.
Therefore, Steve, seated comfortably with stopwatch in hand,
will be dunking for some time, so here are the highlights.
He is still dunking after over three minutes!
The bunker is spellbound.
For years, we will all remember the day we watched a man
dunking a biscuit in almost total silence for what feels like hours.
He wants to set a record that could stand for years.
If he succeeds and Cherry can't top it,
he will have a crucial lead going into the final event.
And here he goes!
TENSE MUSIC AND HEARTBEAT
Steve devours his Polish treat
and we must wait for Shantha's final word, but that also looked invalid.
Remember, it's not a valid dunk if your biscuit goes kerplunk.
Nearly four minutes of dunking ends in probable disaster,
so Cherry has a clear run.
As long as his biscuit stays intact and he eats it,
he will win and take a giant step towards a fifth competitive title.
That oaty biscuit has a one-sided chocolate covering
and is now immersed in an authentic British tea.
Cherry knows Britain is the home of dunking.
He could take it out now and claim that competitive point.
And that's why he is such a great champion.
He wants the points, but he yearns for the record too.
He even has someone updating him on his time.
Look at this fierce concentration!
Could he be forcing the biscuit to stay strong using mind power?
It looks solid!
The competitive point must be his!
Oh, no! Oh!
What happened?! Did he trip,
was he shocked by the heat of the sodden biscuit?
Whatever it was, that bickie is in bits on the floor,
not digesting in his body,
meaning that attempt may also be invalid.
But only one person can tell us for sure.
Having failed to dunk and eat a biscuit properly,
I had to disqualify all competitors.
And there we have it.
All any of our competitors had to do was this...
..and the competitive point, if not a record, would have been theirs.
Instead, Steve and Cherry remain tied,
with just one event left.
But that's for next time!
Now meet Dom, an excited adult guest
and one of today's best bunker predictors.
Deciding to use the velveteen bag of fate,
he picks Steve to trot off to the gunge tank of doom
while Cherry and Ray attempt the record for...
As you'd expect from these two, they put in an incredibly quick time,
but is it faster than the target of 20 seconds?
Oh, just too slow,
which means Sizzy gets a gunging!
Now, Dom is here with his children Alistair and Gemma,
so, of course, he'll let them push the button.
Nah, it seems not.
Oh, well, gunge time!
Superb Sizzy splodging done.
See you next time.
With everything hanging in the balance, our competitive heroes face a challenge that combines bravery and bakery. Also with outrageous acrobatics, and the dreaded Gunge Tank of Doom.