Episode 15 Officially Amazing


Episode 15

Ben, Al and Haruka witness record attempts from around the world. Team UK, Team Japan and Team USA prepare for a challenge involving wet sponges.


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# Officially, Officially Officially Amazing. #

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BEN SOBS

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I can't believe it's all come to an end.

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Even world-record breakers need a rest, Ben.

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They can't do it forever.

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And this show does make you look like a bit of an idiot sometimes.

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I've no idea what you mean,

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Haruka, I just love bringing world records to the nation.

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Tell me it's not over.

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It's not over, then.

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Bless you for humouring me.

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-No, really, Ben, we still have one more show left.

-The best one.

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You mean...the grand finale?

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Yes, Ben, and it's full of world-record-breaking

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brilliance like this.

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How does this man's nose make him a potential record breaker?

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And Officially Competitive reaches its dramatic climax

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by way of three fully clothed sponge baths.

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But first, let's get spring-loaded.

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Whee! Whoo!

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Er... Huh, huh, huh!

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Ow!

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This staggering springiness is known as extreme power-stilt jumping.

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And this sensational Superman on stilts is Simeon Kiola,

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whose soaring stunts have wowed people across the globe.

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Today, he's going to be attempting the world record for...

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Simeon, what exactly is a power stilt?

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A power stilt is a stilt that you wear on your legs

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that are designed to propel you into the air and make you run faster.

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They also look slightly on the dangerous side. I mean, are they?

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Yeah, you have to train very hard, make sure you practise,

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make sure you stay safe.

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I know that there was a bit of a problem in the build-up to this

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in that your best pair of power stilts broke.

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That's right, they were a pair that I'd been training on.

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These are my backups and I'm confident in these as well.

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Well, Simeon, backup stilts or no, I think you're going

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-to do great today. Good luck.

-Thank you very much.

-Here are the rules.

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Simeon must leap from behind the takeoff line,

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complete a forward somersault

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and land without falling over.

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And the record distance to beat is 6.19 metres,

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that's about the length of three-and-a-bit Al Jacksons...

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or five US Rays.

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To get used to those reserve stilts,

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Simeon begins with a few practice attempts.

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Oh, that was an awkward landing.

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That's why this trained professional wears a safety helmet and why we

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have Gary the medic on standby for this difficult and dangerous record.

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Do not try this yourself.

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Simeon, it's almost record-attempting time.

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How are you feeling?

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-A bit nervous.

-Yeah? But working towards confidence?

-I hope so.

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The timing of this takeoff is vital. Here he comes.

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And it's a safe landing.

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Now, that is some stunning somersaulting stilt work.

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But he did take off well behind the red line.

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Will that mean he'll fall short of that 6.19 metre target?

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That was 5.25 metres.

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Simeon needs an extra metre,

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so he must take off as close to that red line as possible.

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That looked better. What a boingasault!

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He's like an acrobatic kangaroo.

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-But did he go further this time?

-That one...

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4.99 metres.

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Oh, so despite that perfect takeoff,

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Simeon couldn't improve on his first go.

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And, with fatigue setting in,

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he feels he's got just one last attempt in him.

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He needs to keep his leap flat and low to get that distance.

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Can he find the power he needs, even on those backup stilts?

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Great takeoff.

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And that was long.

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Has our very own jumpasauraus

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boinged his way into the record books?

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Simeon, that was a great jump.

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Good luck for this on your third and final attempt.

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Mark, how exactly did Simeon do?

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The record to beat was 6.19 metres, that attempt...

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5.28 metres.

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Oh, OK, so, not quite the record but still an incredibly long jump.

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-You must be pleased with that, Simeon.

-I'm pleased with how I did.

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Hopefully with a bit more training, I could have another go one day.

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So Simeon falls just short

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but his special space-age springy somersaults were a joy to watch.

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Now over to Al and Haruka for a study in silliness.

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Ah!

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Meet Richard Ljungman of Sweden. He's an expert in balancing.

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Look.

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This is pretty good. Very good, even.

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Surely all drinks should be served like this.

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Extraordinary.

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Wait, he's not going to use that violin bow to play that, is he?

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HE PLAYS THE CAN-CAN

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No way!

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-OK, maybe that's enough of that.

-But what's his secret?

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Years of training? Is it all just a clever illusion?

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Is he a Jedi?

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We have to know.

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How can you keep the balance like that?

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-I don't know.

-Oh, disappointing.

-Never mind, Al,

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you're going to love this record attempt for...

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The current record stands at 12.22 metres

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but the pole measures 13.01 metres.

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That's roughly the length of a large bus.

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Richard has to balance that pole on his nose for ten seconds.

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CHEERING

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I really hope he doesn't need to sneeze.

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He could shoot the pole into the audience

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and make a shish kebab out of everyone in Row G.

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Last few seconds.

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He's done it!

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-Haruka...

-Yes?

-I guess you could say

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he really NOSE what he's doing.

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Ugh...no.

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We apologise for that pun by Al Jackson.

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Normal service will resume...

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right now.

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HE STRAINS

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Argh!

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It's the giant from Japan, Mr Cherry.

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-It's the superstar from the States, US Ray.

-And it's the...

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bloke from Britain, Sizzling Steve.

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For the last time this series... HE SNIFFLES

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..they're here to complete for a world record

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that you can try at home. This is...

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After his wondrous, watery world record last time...

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I won, whoo!

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..Cherry became a triple champion.

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We'll be bowing at his coronation later on but, first, there is

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still pride to play for.

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Ray must win today to share that silver medal with Steve.

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-Hang on, there are silver medals?

-Er, no.

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Oh. Our final event of the series is a team game.

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Last time we tried this, I may have cost Team UK

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an almost certain world record when I illegally stepped over the line.

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Steve has never forgiven me. Let's get his thoughts in the team talks.

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I know you've been seething ever since then.

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-It was your fault, so...

-Yeah, there you go again.

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-Did we peak last time?

-No, we can definitely do better than last time.

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-We can.

-Yes, provided you don't mess up again.

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-We're going to get this?

-Yup.

-Let's do this.

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Team UK working in perfect harmony(!)

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Hopefully, Team USA can capitalise.

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All right, let's be real. If you lose today, you're going

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to come in last. How are we going to avoid this happening?

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I've got great aim. I'm just going to focus...

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-..and hit the target.

-Do it.

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They seem up for it. Time to hear from the champ.

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Cherry-san, you're already champion three times in a row.

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How do you feel?

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Mochiron...

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-YORKSHIRE TRANSLATION:

-There were loads of pressure from Steve and Ray.

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Also, the life of a record-breaking colossus is a solitary existence.

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But I always seem to win.

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The words of a true champion.

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Team Japan!

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Now the rules.

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The distance between team members must be three metres

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and contestants must stay behind the marked lines.

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Sponges need to strike fully in the face to count

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and the target to beat is 18 hits in 30 seconds.

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It's the final Officially Competitive record of the series.

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Spongeageddon Two - The Wettening.

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Chantha, over to you.

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Three, two, one, go.

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OK!

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Cherry doesn't even have to win this one

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but Team Japan won't take a backward step.

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We won't take a forward step either, or we'll be disqualified.

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Right in the face, please.

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It's a two-handed approach from Mr Cherry.

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He's forsaking power for deadly accuracy.

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And with that accuracy, he's giving Haruka's face

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-an extreme exfoliation.

-And she's loving it.

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She's expertly meeting everyone of those sponges with a radiant smile.

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-KLAXON

-Well...

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Team UK are next.

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Remember, Ben, don't step over that line.

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Don't worry, Haruka, I'll never make that mistake again.

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Go!

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Wild throwing from Steve. Are the nerves getting to him?

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Ben's jumping all over the place to try and reach the sponges.

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Keep away from that line, Ben!

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Surely he just stepped on it.

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Well, I thought so.

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But did Chantha?

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-Never touched it!

-I think Steve's dreams have been crushed again.

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Five, four...

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Oh, have I sacrificed the quiff again for nothing?

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-Stop.

-KLAXON

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At least I can call you Spongeben Wetpants from now on.

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Oh, thank you.

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-It's your turn now, mate.

-Go!

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Whoa! That one was fully loaded.

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That was like getting slapped in the face with a wet haddock.

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A few slightly wild throws from Ray there

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but those dripping sponges can be tough to control.

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But when Ray does hit, he really hits.

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There's a little bit of malice behind some of those throws.

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Hey, with Ray, it's all or nothing.

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There's no time for half measures

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when there's a world record at stake.

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-KLAXON

-I get that.

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But it did hurt.

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WATERWAY to end the final Officially Competitive

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of this series.

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And WATERWAY it would be

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if we got a world record. A final one, Chantha, do we have it?

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Yes, we do.

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CHEERING

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-I had to disqualify Team UK...

-Ah...

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..because, Ben, you stepped on the line again.

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-Great(!)

-Unbelievable.

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Lightning strikes twice.

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Which is especially dangerous with that much water around.

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And the winner, with a total of 19 sponges is...

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..Team Japan.

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Incredible, Haruka's first ever world record

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and a fourth of the series for the matchless Mr Cherry.

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Samurai spirit!

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So Mr Cherry streaks clear to win his third Officially Competitive

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title, a supreme performance.

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Seven victories and four new world records.

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He's unstoppable, unbeatable and probably immortal.

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Let us honour our king.

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I am amazing!

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What a champion he is and what a series it's been. See you next time.

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# Well, we've seen scorpion kicking

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# Incredible tricking

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# Doggy football to inspire

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# Fantastic feats on horseback

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# And a go-kart that breathed fire

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# Rebecca was spun by Donovan

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# Team Voodoo took to the skies

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# Lee Mack's aim was true He got the most number twos

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# And a record for bull's-eyes

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# The Moffats got another win

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# With a record-breaking doughnut spin

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# Space Cowboy juggled up high

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# Do not give that one a try

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# In Officially Competitive

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# Our legends clashed again

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# Bums were scooted

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# Blowers were tooted

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# There was pyramid-based pain

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# We saw Steve give sprinting a try

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# We saw Ray jump really high

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# But Cherry from Japan was our triumphant man

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# He's an officially amazing guy

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# Mamma Lou was our Queen of Hearts

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# Ben's warm-up was full of...

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FLATULENCE

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# Oh, we've seen some incredible stuff

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# And just in case all that wasn't enough

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# We've had awesome flipping jet-skis guys

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# Roisin flying through the skies

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# Ben's kinetics

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# Incredible hoop-jumping tricks

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# They are all officially

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# And you could be officially

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# In a world that is officially

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# Amazing. #

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In the last of the series, there's some stupendous somersaulting from spring-loaded stilts star Simeon Kiola. Sweden's Richard Ljungman shows off his very talented nose, and Team UK, Team Japan and Team USA prepare for a challenge involving wet sponges.


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