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Skipping with Humans

The best from the bunker. Featuring a record involving a human skipping rope and Sizzling Steve, US Ray and Mr Cherry hope to avoid the Gunge Tank of Doom.


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Welcome to Officially Amazing - The Best Of The Bunker.

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Very shortly, we'll see this - skipping with humans.

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But before that, another record you can try at home

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in Officially Competitive - The Bunker Games.

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And today, our three legends attempt the record for...

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Let's brew up some rules.

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Teabags must be dry

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and thrown from behind a line 1.5 metres from the mugs.

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Starting at one end of the row,

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bags must be thrown one at a time into the mugs in sequence.

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And the target for a new world record

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is five teabags in five mugs in 30 seconds.

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The Bunker crew have made their predictions

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and 66% of them believe

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Ray will throw the most teabags into cups.

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Ray's bagsied first go, and just look at him work that teabag...

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Oh! It's over to you, official adjudicator.

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Three, two, one...

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go!

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Ray's aim hasn't improved since our interview.

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Maybe the aerodynamics of those square bags aren't quite right.

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He needs a nice, delicate lobbing action.

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Are Ray's famed bulging biceps simply too powerful for this record?

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Anything is possible.

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Except Ray getting a bag in a cup.

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Maybe a special song I've written will help him.

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# Go, Ray, see jar Throw far tea... #

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-Oh...

-Unlucky, Al. That deserved better.

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And look, in desperation, Ray threw two teabags at once.

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There's no two for one on these bags.

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-Come on, Ray, come on now.

-Got to get one.

-Come on.

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Five, four, three, two, one...

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stop.

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Yes, that was TEA-rrible. Arguably even worse than that pun.

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Shantha officially checks the mugs and...

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no, nothing there.

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-Well, the only way is up.

-Steve's gone for pyramid-shaped teabags.

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-Will they prove to be a better choice?

-Go!

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-Yes!

-Three throws in and Siz is already in the lead.

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Legendary lobbing.

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On to the next cup now.

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-Yes!

-And that's two! This is it.

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Look how fast he's throwing.

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Yes.

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A terrifically tender toss into the third cup.

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Yes, that target of five bags in mugs is in his sights.

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That's it, that's it, keep going.

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Oh, and cup a load of that!

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-That's four.

-Those pyramid bags are perfect missiles.

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Look at that precise arc.

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-That's five.

-Come on.

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Come on, Yes! Six.

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Brilliant.

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Three, two, one, stop.

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Brilliant bagging. He really put the T in Steve.

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Wow. Let's see if Mr Cherry's chucking

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is better than your punning.

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He's brought his pyramids all the way from Japan.

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-Go!

-And he's using a plate to hold his bags.

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An incredible innovation.

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Classic, Cherry, and that's one.

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Unlike Steve, Cherry's pyramids house green tea, not black.

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Could that give him an advantage?

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Er, it doesn't look like it.

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That was 11 misses before he holed cup number two.

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He's got the crowd cheering. Can they inspire him to victory?

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Maybe not.

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Cherry! Cherry! Cherry!

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That's three. Handsome hurling.

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Three, two, one, stop.

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Well, one final teabag did loop into a cup,

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but it did so after time was up.

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So, Shantha, did anyone reach the magic target of five?

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Do we have a record?

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Yes, we do.

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Ohh!

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In third place, with an invalid attempt and a total of zero,

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is Ray.

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Ray's attempt at tea for two cost him.

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Well, that and his 18 misses from 18 throws.

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And in the first place, with a total of six correctly thrown teabags...

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..is Steve.

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Yeah!

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One of the strangest victory celebrations I've ever seen.

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But what a win, despite only 9% of the Bunker thinking he could do it.

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Yes, Siz has bagged his first Guinness World Records title

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of the series and joins Cherry at the top of the leaderboard.

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Look at that. A cup of tea, anyone?

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No, thanks, Siz, because we must move on.

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This is Acropolis, the team of 11 astonishingly strong

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and flexible young men and women aged between 11 and 22 who compete

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for Britain in the spectacular sport of acrobatic gymnastics.

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This group of British, European and World Championship winning

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gymnasts have gathered at Durham Cathedral, a famed sports arena.

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-Really?

-Er, no.

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To do some skipping.

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But instead of a rope, they'll be using...

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Whoa, a small human!

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Well, apparently so, because this is the record for...

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Acropolis has sensationally, but hopefully temporarily,

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split itself into two teams to compete for this title.

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Let's hear from the two whirling human ropes, Finn and Georgia.

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Talk me through what it feels like to be a human skipping rope.

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-I imagine it's a little bit weird, right?

-Just a little bit.

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-Are you secretly enjoying it?

-It's quite fun.

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So, Finn, how's training been going for your team?

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It's good. We've been keeping a log of how well we've been doing

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and our time, and how many we've been able to do.

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Jessie, what could go wrong?

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We need to make sure that, firstly,

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the skipper actually jumps over Georgia.

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If they slip, it's going to go all over.

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And you need to make sure that her back doesn't hit off the floor,

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or she'll end up with a bad back.

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-Wow. So, lots of risk.

-Yeah.

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Here are the rules.

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Only full 360-degree revolutions of the human skipping rope

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will count towards the total.

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Any failed jumps will not count.

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The target is 40 skips in one minute.

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Dave the medic is on standby for this dangerous record.

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Remember, Acropolis is a highly-trained team

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of acrobatic gymnastic experts.

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Do not try this yourself.

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Can they break the record?

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54% of our wise watchers in the Bunker predict they will.

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And it's team A up first.

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So, the two bases, twin brothers Paul and Stephen,

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get to grips with Finn's wrists and ankles.

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And Marcus is ready to start skipping.

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Three, two, one, go.

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Wow. They are flinging him through the air at a frightening pace.

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Why have we picked a room with chandeliers?

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At least it adds to the drama.

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Look how high Marcus jumps to avoid collision with the flying Finn.

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Sharp focus from the two bases. They are in perfect sync.

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That's it, keep it up, guys, keep it up.

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That's 25 skips at the halfway point.

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They are well on course for the target of 40.

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But now they're really battling against tiredness.

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You can hear Paul and Stephen breathing heavily with exertion.

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Brilliant effort. And Marcus is feeling it too.

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One tired slip now could bring this awesome foursome crashing to a heap.

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-Time!

-Oh, lovely!

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What a dizzying display of hazardous high jumping.

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Finn the human skipping rope looks a little dazed,

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but while he unwinds, let's see how team B respond.

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Go!

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Unlike Marcus, Jesse is facing sideways as he jumps.

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Could that technique prove to be better?

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The bases, Liam and Angus,

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are whipping Georgia round at a startling speed.

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Absolutely phenomenal flexibility from this human rope.

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Going really strong at the moment, this is great stuff.

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Oh, a tiny miscalculation.

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Jesse clipped Angus's arm, but somehow they recovered.

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They've matched team A with 25 skips at the halfway point.

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But the margins are so fine.

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You can see Georgia's T-shirt brush the carpet on some revolutions.

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The bases' arms must be aching.

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Jesse's thighs must be burning. Georgia must be dizzy.

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Amazing!

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Can they keep going?

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Last few seconds.

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That's it, excellent.

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-Big push.

-Time!

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Whoa!

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Jesse bumped into Angus, but still somehow leapt over Georgia

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to complete a final skip without disaster.

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So, which team came out on top?

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And did either reach that target of 40 skips?

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It's over to official adjudicator, Mark.

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I can tell you, both teams exceeded the minimum required.

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The first team achieved 46 skips.

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That is a new world record, but there are no celebrations yet

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because we don't know how many skips team B managed.

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The second team achieved 48,

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which is a brand-new Guinness World Records title.

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They're almost too exhausted to celebrate,

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but what a contest between these towering giants of gymnastics.

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And what is this?

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It's a gunge tank, but who's going in it?

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Well, audience member Isabel decides to put Cherry

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into the gunge tank of doom.

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His fate is in the hand of Steve and Ray

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as they attempt the record for...

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Let's face it, Ray's rubbish with chopsticks,

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so there's only one outcome here.

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Yes! A gloriously gloopy Cherry.

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We'll see you next time.

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Featuring an incredible record involving a human skipping rope and, after some extremely competitive throwing of tea bags into mugs, Sizzling Steve, US Ray and Mr Cherry are all hoping to avoid the Gunge Tank of Doom.