The Winner's Story: The Next Step Awaits Taking the Next Step


The Winner's Story: The Next Step Awaits

The winner of Taking the Next Step travels to Canada to claim their prize, a guest role on The Next Step.


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The winner of Taking The Next Step is...

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Over 2,300 dancers applied,

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and after weeks of auditions

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across the length and breadth of the country...

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-Yes.

-Jonny?

-Yes.

-Yes.

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..three finalists performed in front of the Taking The Next Step judges

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for the last time,

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for the chance to win the opportunity of a lifetime -

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a guest role on the smash hit Canadian TV show The Next Step.

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But there could only be one winner.

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Harrison!

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CHEERING

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This is Taking The Next Step: The Winner's Story.

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You are going to be on The Next Step! Yes!

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Hold it in the air, mate. Hold it in the air!

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Three weeks after Harrison was crowned

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Taking The Next Step champion,

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we're off to Toronto, Canada.

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MUSIC: Best Day by Lost & Found Music Studios

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I'm in Toronto, Canada! Woo!

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Harrison, we've made it to Toronto. We're officially...

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-I like that we've found a beach and some deck chairs.

-Yeah.

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-This is great, isn't it?

-Yeah.

-So let's cast our minds back.

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How does it feel, for a start, to be here?

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Can you believe that you've made it? You're the winner.

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Like, it... I don't feel like I'm the winner.

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It just still hasn't near sunk in that I've won Taking The Next Step,

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and that I'm going to be on The Next Step and I'm in Canada.

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Like, it just hasn't sunk in.

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But it's amazing here.

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Well, speaking of which, it IS amazing here.

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And I think, rather than sit on the beach all day,

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-we should go have a look at the city.

-Yeah.

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-Are you up for it?

-Yeah.

-Come on, buddy.

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First stop, the Science Centre.

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We couldn't come all the way to Toronto

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without a tour of the sights.

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-Look up there!

-It's massive.

-It IS massive.

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And that, my friend, is the CN Tower.

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-Do you want to go to the top?

-Yeah, I do.

-Shall we do it?

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Yeah. Come on, let's go. It's going to be amazing!

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-Look at that view. I know.

-Isn't that stunning?

-It's so cool.

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-Whoa!

-Wow!

-OK!

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That is a long way down. I feel a bit sick.

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Go, Harrison.

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Yeah!

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-It's quite hard on a glass floor, isn't it?

-Yeah.

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So Harrison, the cool thing about sitting here is,

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if we look out the window,

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-see the road where it kind of curves around to the left up there?

-Yeah.

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-That is The Next Step studio.

-Wow!

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That's where you're going to be this time tomorrow, filming.

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How does that make you feel?

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Like, it makes me feel a bit nervous, but, you know, excited

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because I just can't wait to meet the cast.

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Be honest. Are you going to play it cool? I'm worried you're not.

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I think I'll try to play it cool, but it just won't look cool.

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I'm not going to play it cool.

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And after a whizz around the zoo, it was time to turn our thoughts

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to tomorrow.

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-I don't know about you, but I am exhausted.

-Yeah, I am too.

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-Have you enjoyed seeing Toronto?

-Yeah, it's been absolutely amazing.

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I think we're going to be very tired tonight,

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but tomorrow is the big day.

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How are you feeling about it?

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At the start of today, I was feeling very nervous,

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cos I was thinking about it a lot.

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But as the day's gone on, I just can't wait to get there.

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Well, listen, I'm excited for you too.

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-Get a good night's rest, OK?

-Yeah.

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-Because tomorrow is A-Troupe time, yeah?

-Yeah.

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Mate, you're going to be awesome. I'll be there as well, don't worry.

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So after a long day spent exploring Toronto, we're off to bed.

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Tomorrow, Harrison will set foot in The Next Step studios

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for the first time.

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But before all that,

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let's remind ourselves of his incredible journey to this point.

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Harrison, we've had an influx of crazy talent, but let me tell you,

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-you just brought it for the boys...

-Thank you!

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..in the contemporary, and it's really beautiful to see.

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Thanks!

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That was absolutely brilliant. Flawless, definitely.

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Just come get your ticket.

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-You're going to Nationals.

-You're going to Nationals, mate.

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We're only able to take 30 performers

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through to the next challenge.

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And those 30 are all of you.

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Do you feel like you've done enough?

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When I dance, I just feel like... I'm kind of just in the moment,

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so I just don't know how I've done

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but I just hope I've done enough to get through.

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The group choreography challenge was asking a lot from you guys.

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You absolutely smashed it.

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Group 1, congratulations, you're all through.

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Studio A. And there's A-Troupe.

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Do you want to be part of A-Troupe?

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-OK, I think I know what I have to do.

-Yeah?

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Congratulations to you guys, you're our top ten!

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I just don't feel anything when I dance, like,

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I'm just in the moment, really, so fingers crossed it went good.

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Harrison, we would absolutely love to have you in the final.

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-It's about to go up another level.

-Yep.

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-Big studio, big audience.

-Yeah.

-It's going to be huge.

-Yeah.

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-Are you ready for it?

-Yeah, I'm ready for it.

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The third and final dancer going through is...

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..Harrison!

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CHEERING

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Hoping to convince the judges that he should be on The Next Step,

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it's Harrison.

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The winner of Taking The Next Step 2017 is...

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..Harrison!

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CHEERING

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What an epic journey it's been.

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Back in Toronto, it's a rainy, early start,

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but nothing is going to dampen our spirits as Harrison and his mum

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have finally arrived at studio.

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-After you guys.

-Thank you.

-Look at your smile!

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And first up, a backstage tour.

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You're breathing very deeply. Are you excited?

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-Yeah, I'm really excited.

-OK, so here we go.

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-It's a little bit dark.

-Yeah.

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We are officially behind the scenes here.

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Looking to your left...

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-Whoa, is that the lockers...?

-Yeah!

-That's changed.

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-Isn't it cool?

-Yeah, that's amazing.

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It's incredible, isn't it? Is it smaller or bigger than you thought?

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-Bigger.

-Yeah, it's huge in here, so I think we should keep going.

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-Would you like to hang out in the new juice bar?

-Yeah.

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-It's called Shakes And Ladders. This is what it looks like.

-Wow!

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Oh, that's cool! This is amazing.

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-It's awesome, isn't it?

-Yeah!

-Harrison, come in here.

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-Do you think this is real?

-Erm, I don't know.

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Can we take some food?

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No, wait, hang on. That is rock solid.

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-Rock hard.

-Let's not. A cookie for the road?

-Yeah.

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Go on. Take a bit of the set home.

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A new bit of set round this corner. Check this out.

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-This is cool. It's changed a lot, the office.

-It has...

-Yeah.

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..which means people at home won't have seen this yet.

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-Everything's just new for me.

-Yeah, it's all new for everyone.

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-Take it in. This is a proper exclusive, Harrison.

-Yeah.

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Oh, yeah. What's over here?

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-This is, like, the...

-"Isaac wuz here"!

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-Oh, Isaac.

-Isaac plays Eldon.

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Eldon's one of my favourite characters.

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He's written that there. Are we allowed to sign in the book?

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Just sign. Just put your name in.

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"Harrison was here."

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Very neat writing, Harrison.

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Done. You are officially part of the set.

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I don't know if that is allowed, but we did it.

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-OK, come through here. Check this out.

-Wow.

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This is a brand-new studio,

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so no-one at home who loves The Next Step

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-has ever seen this before.

-Yeah.

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-The floor's a bit springy.

-It IS springy.

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-It's like a springy dance floor.

-It IS a springy dance floor!

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-I've never been on one of these before.

-Really?

-No.

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Not even in the auditions or anything,

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-you've never been on one of these dance floors?

-No.

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Well, you've got to try it out, then. Come on. Oh, he's off.

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I'll let you do your thing, Harrison.

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It gets you, like, so much height.

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Yeah! Does it feel good?

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-Yeah, it feels really good.

-It's amazing, isn't it?

-Yeah.

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So much better for backflips, I find as well, when I'm doing them(!)

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-Yeah.

-Yeah. It's so great.

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Come on, let's carry on.

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-Don't tell anyone you saw this, by the way.

-No, I won't.

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Exciting to get a sneak peak at all the new spaces,

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but I'm not finished yet.

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I've got another surprise up my sleeve for Harrison.

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Quiet, but come through this way.

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-Do you know what's just behind this door?

-Yeah.

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-Shall I open it?

-Yeah.

-OK, three, two, one...

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After you.

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-Oh.

-Hi!

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-Hi!

-Welcome to Studio A!

-It's Studio A!

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Welcome to The Next Step.

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-How are you?

-Good, thank you.

-It's so good to finally meet you.

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-You too.

-I've heard so much about you.

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-Well, I guess, welcome to Studio A.

-Yeah.

-Welcome to The Next Step.

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-I mean, you've seen this on TV, right?

-Yeah, a lot of times.

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-But now, you actually get to see it in person.

-I know.

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-Pretty surreal, right?

-Yeah.

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Who better to finish the tour than Briar herself?

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Well, let me bring you into the office of the studio heads.

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It's all, like... If you feel it, it's crazy,

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-cos it looks so real on camera...

-Oh, yeah.

-..and it's just all built.

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I mean, this is changed for this season,

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-but it kind of looks cool, eh?

-Yeah, really cool.

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-This desk is usually always in here.

-Yeah.

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-So, when they film...

-It's more colourful.

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It is. They have some colourful stuff.

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Studio A has seen some amazing performances over the years,

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and soon it will be Harrison's turn to take to the dance floor.

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So, Harrison, as if your time here could get any better, come this way.

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I've got a very special friend for you to meet.

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This is Amy, head choreographer and producer of The Next Step.

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-How are you?

-Good, thank you.

-I'm Amy.

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And you've actually seen Harrison dancing before?

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-I have.

-In video form.

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Yes, they shared with me your final solo,

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-and it was really exciting to watch...

-Thank you.

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-..so I think they picked a fantastic winner.

-Thank you!

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Listen, I'm going to leave you guys to it,

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cos you've got a lot of work to get done, OK?

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So have fun and good luck.

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I don't think he's going to stop smiling ever.

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I know, He hasn't... It's good, it's good. It's exciting.

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Enjoy it. Have fun.

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Amy has been studying Harrison's dance style,

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and together, they will choreograph his routine for The Next Step.

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-So, what we always start with is the script.

-Yeah.

-Here you go.

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Episode 619.

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-What number are you?

-Number 26.

-Number 26.

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Harrison is going to play the role of Oliver, who is Chloe's assistant.

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-You get to be in a scene with Chloe.

-Yeah.

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Her real name's Jennie Pappas, and she's absolutely lovely.

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She's so excited to meet you.

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Basically, you find Studio A empty,

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-so you seize the moment...

-Yeah.

-..to steal the dance floor.

-Yeah.

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-So it's your own private, joyful moment.

-Yeah.

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-And we'll just bring it to the floor.

-Yeah.

-OK, let's go.

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So what we usually do is figure out where you want to start.

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One, you could start at the centre, and we have a couple of options...

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-Yeah.

-So if you want... I think it's kind of cool,

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because you're taking this moment in Studio A,

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so you could come in and look around.

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We could even, if you want to, come over here and be like "Whee!"

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Having won Taking The Next Step,

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Harrison is used to a last-minute challenge,

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but with only a few hours to practise in Studio A with Amy,

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the pressure is really on to create this entire performance

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from scratch.

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Do you know what? He's doing so well.

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He's taken to this so naturally, and they're really getting on as a team.

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Watching them build this dance is making me really proud.

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Yeah, let me come at... I'm trying to come behind...

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OK, five, six, seven, eight...

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Ska, ska, ha! Yeah.

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Ra-dio. Yeah.

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Word is out that Harrison is in Studio A,

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and a few of the cast have come along to see how he's getting on.

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Alex, you've just been in there,

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-and you've actually seen Harrison dance.

-Yes, for the first time.

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-How's he getting on?

-He's doing really well.

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It's such a weird thing with dancers, I think,

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-when they first step into Studio A. It can really shock them.

-Yeah.

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It's bigger than you expect. But he's doing a really good job.

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-This is Harrison.

-Nice to meet you!

-You too.

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-Harrison, Isaiah/Henry.

-Yeah, Henry.

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-Taking The Next Step?

-Yeah.

-Awesome!

-Winner.

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-Congratulations.

-Thank you.

-You must be really good.

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A-Troupe material, I assume.

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-Can you freestyle?

-Check it!

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Isaiah plays Henry,

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who is one of the best break dancers on A-Troupe,

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and he's agreed to teach Harrison one of his signature moves.

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Put your weight on your left hand like this.

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You're going to kick your bottom leg out,

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and you're going to put this leg over it.

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So, you're doing this with your feet in the air.

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Yeah, exactly. Now, when you kick, it's going to go up like this.

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So...

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Do that again. Let me see what that looks like.

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I'll try and do it slowly.

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Close, close.

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You kind of want to hook that leg on top of it.

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-So...?

-Yeah.

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So, you're putting... It's kind of like...

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Hey, there we go! Now stick it. Stick that freeze.

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Boom! Woo! That's what's up. Sweet.

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Harrison is having a great time rehearsing in Studio A.

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Woohoo!

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But there is plenty more still to be done

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before he's ready to make his debut on The Next Step.

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Five, six, seven and pose!

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Oh, sweet! You've milked that.

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That was amazing! I've just been watching your rehearsal.

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-That was incredible.

-Thank you.

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-How have you guys been getting on, OK?

-Good, yeah, yeah.

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-He's done a great job.

-What's he like to work with?

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Trouble. I'm just kidding, I'm just kidding.

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He's amazing. We also - I don't know if you caught -

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we threw in a little...James moves.

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-OK. James reference.

-Moves for Trevor.

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-Yep, and some Eldon.

-Yeah.

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-Some of your favourites.

-Yeah.

-Listen, that was incredible.

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-Can you teach me the moves?

-Yeah!

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No, I'm joking. I could never do that.

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All right. Let's get water.

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A lot of practice before tomorrow.

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-Yeah.

-You're on camera.

-Yeah.

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Three cameras will cover it.

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And it lasts for ever.

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-Yeah.

-Yeah.

-Yes!

-OK, break a leg.

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-Thank you.

-Well done, well done, buddy.

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Give me a hug. Ah, so good.

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-All right, cool.

-Thank you.

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See you. Thanks, Harrison.

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Harrison's character Oliver will need to act as well as dance,

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so it's time for a behind-the-scenes look at an actual scene being shot.

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-How cool's that?

-I know! Yeah.

-This is access all areas.

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-Yeah.

-And, action.

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Seriously?

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-Can you hear it?

-Yeah.

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The producers of The Next Step are on hand to give Harrison a bit more

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information about his character, Oliver.

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-Hey, Harrison.

-Hi.

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-I'm Rachel.

-Hi.

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-Nice to meet you.

-You too.

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I'm one of the executive producers on the show.

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So, I will be behind the camera and helping to direct

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-kind of what you do tomorrow.

-Yeah.

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-Yeah. So, are you excited?

-Yeah, I'm really excited.

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Oh, good, good. So, do you have any questions?

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Is there anything I can help you out with?

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So, what's my character's personality like?

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We kind of imagined Oliver as an eager, happy-go-lucky guy.

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You look up to Chloe.

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Always a go-getter. Really loves Chloe,

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looks up to Chloe, wants to help any way you can.

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So, you're going to be her assistant.

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-Yeah.

-What does he need to do tonight?

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Do these lines that he does -

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do they need to be in his head?

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Not necessarily the lines, but know your story and know your character.

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-Yeah.

-So that when we get on set, it doesn't matter what you say,

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cos you'll know the story, so you'll just know what you need to say to

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-make that story come to life.

-Can't wait for it.

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-Are you excited?

-I'm really excited.

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-Aw, we're so happy to have you.

-Thank you.

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-Thank you.

-Yeah, you're doing great.

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And, like every character in The Next Step,

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Harrison needs a costume to make Oliver come to life.

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Ooh.

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-Very posh.

-That looks great.

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-Very smart.

-Looks very nice.

-I'm into this one.

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This is great. Do you like it?

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-Yeah.

-OK.

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Good. Just going to hem it a little bit, it's a bit long.

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Very good, young man.

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-You can get changed.

-Yeah.

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You're all done. Oliver's ready.

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Yep. Oliver's ready.

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Well done, buddy.

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So, Harrison, end of day one on set.

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-It's been awesome, hasn't it?

-Yeah, it's been amazing.

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And in terms of seeing everyone at work, and meeting them,

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has that kind of inspired you for filming tomorrow?

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Yeah, it's, like, really inspired me to see the way they just take on

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every correction and just fix it straight away.

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-Like, they're so professional.

-How are you feeling about the dance?

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Yeah, it's coming along really well.

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I'm just so excited to film it.

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Like, I'm going to work hard on it tonight, but obviously

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I need to get a good night's sleep as well.

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-You do. You just want to do it now, don't you?

-Yeah.

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-You're going to smash it.

-Thank you.

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So, it's finally the big day at The Next Step studios,

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and I can only imagine how nervous Harrison's feeling right now.

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I'm going to go check out how he's getting on.

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Harrison.

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Whoa! That's my favourite move you do, by the way.

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Now, I know you're a bit nervous,

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but luckily I've found someone who may be able to calm your nerves just

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-a little bit.

-Oh.

-You might recognise her.

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Oh, my God!

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-Hi!

-Hi!

-I'm Alex.

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-Hi, I'm Harrison.

-So nice to meet you in person.

-You too.

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Alex has played Piper since series four of The Next Step,

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so hopefully she'll be able to put Harrison's nerves at ease.

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So, who are your scenes with?

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I've got Noah and Chloe.

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My first scene was with Noah and Rochelle.

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I remember I was so nervous, I was walking back and forth.

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But they were like, "Don't worry, Alex, it's all going to be OK."

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So, you're going to love them.

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They're so fun to work with.

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I feel like this has been good.

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I wasn't helping calm you down, but this has really helped.

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Yeah, you just have to relax and just be in the moment.

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Like, "Yes!" And you deserve to be here, too.

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You have worked so hard.

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With the crew all in position and the cameras ready to roll,

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it's finally time for Harrison to do his dance.

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I think you're dancing first.

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-Oh, OK.

-I think that's why you're in your warm-up stuff,

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-and they're going to let you warm up and dance...

-Oh.

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..I think.

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All right, Harrison, can you talk to me? Count for me?

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-You can tell me what you had for breakfast.

-One, two...

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Time for one final sound check.

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..four, five, six, seven, eight.

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All right, you're good to go.

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They'll do quite a few different passes,

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-which means a few different goes at it.

-OK.

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And you're going to dance first, and then talk, OK?

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-OK.

-So, don't worry.

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For now, just focus on the dance.

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-I'll take your script. If you need it, I'll be right here.

-OK.

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All right, guys, so we've got a new cast member. Harrison came

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-all the way from England for this.

-Yay!

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Woo!

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You can carry these in with you, and we're going to have you

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-put them on on camera, OK?

-OK.

-So, you just carry those

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right in, and then we're going to figure that out, OK?

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-So, this here is Jenny, playing Chloe.

-Yeah.

-Hi, nice to meet you.

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-Congratulations.

-You too. Thank you.

-You're welcome.

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So, we have other scenes we're going to shoot after this,

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where you've already been here, everyone was working on

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their ballet routine.

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-Yeah.

-And you've come back to get her purse,

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but really have you come back for that,

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or maybe you've come more for...

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-Dance.

-The dance. Right, of course.

-Yeah.

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He's doing so well.

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He's been thrown in at the deep end, no rehearsals.

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So he's just trying to warm up, and one of the cameraman just said,

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"Good job, buddy," so that's good.

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Ready?

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-You can't go wrong.

-Yeah, OK.

-Yeah.

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There's no wrong in this show,

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cos we're all who we are.

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# We are who we are... #

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348, take one.

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Months of hard work have led

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Harrison to this point.

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And, action.

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# Hey

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# Take a break

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# You're so caught up,

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# You're going to trip until you downfall, uh oh

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# Hey

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# Come out to play

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# You worry so much about making it

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# You're missing it all, uh oh

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# If it's gonna be the best day of your life

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# Gonna be, gonna be the best day

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# But you better make it last all night

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# Hey, yeah, don't you know

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# Some day you're gonna hear us on the radio

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# Hey, yeah, don't you know

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# It happens so fast these days

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# I've gotta take it slow

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# Ooh, ooh, ooh...

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# Like a star, the rise and the fall

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# From so far, we are so small

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# It's something that is against the wall

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# Don't worry, don't worry at all. #

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Oh, that was amazing!

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-Thank you.

-I knew you couldn't resist this studio.

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-It just... It just has that magic, doesn't it?

-Yeah.

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Oh, THERE'S your bag.

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Thank you.

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Thank you. Well, what do you say we get to it?

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-Yeah.

-All right.

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And, cut.

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He did so well.

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I want to cry.

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I am.

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A tear came down my...

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..cheek. He's adorable.

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He's just... The joy, the heart that he has, it just

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-comes through in all of his dance.

-Yeah.

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Phew. That's the first take done and I can relax.

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I wonder how Harrison feels.

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-That was amazing.

-Thank you.

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-Do you feel good?

-Yeah, really good.

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-Yeah?

-Thank you.

-Smile more, though.

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-Yeah.

-Cos you always smile,

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and I think cos you're nervous you're not smiling.

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-It was incredible.

-OK.

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So good. Did you have fun?

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Yeah, I had so much fun.

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-Yeah?

-Yeah.

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You can take a deep breath now.

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Harrison really nailed his first performance,

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but there's no time to rest.

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It's straight back into studio A for another take, and some of the cast

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have come to watch.

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# Hey, now, don't you know

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# Some day you're gonna hear us on the radio

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# Hey, yeah, don't you know

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# It happens so fast

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# These days, I got to take it slow. #

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So, guys, how do you think Harrison's getting on?

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Cos he was a little bit nervous when the day started.

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I think he's doing really well.

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I mean, it is, like, intimidating, obviously,

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coming on to set the first time if you've never been here before,

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but I watched him dance and he was so beautiful.

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It's quite hard for Harrison,

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cos he's a little bit starstruck,

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cos he's a big fan of the show.

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-Which is awesome.

-Yeah.

-We're so happy to have him here.

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Seeing his journey throughout this competition, he has been incredible

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from start to finish, so I felt a little bit of a wet eye when I was

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-watching.

-It's taken a lot to get here.

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It's good, I'm really happy for him.

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Do you think the right person won? BOTH: I think so.

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I mean, amazing dancer, huge fan of the show,

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what better person to be here with us today?

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-Hi.

-Hi.

-I'm Victoria.

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-Hi, I'm Harrison.

-Good job.

-Thank you.

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-And congratulations.

-Thank you.

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Welcome to the show.

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You were fantastic.

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-Thank you.

-It was so good.

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So, Harrison, we're going to change you out in another outfit,

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so you can head to the sound check to get your mic taken off and

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-you'll put another outfit on and we'll put mic back on.

-OK.

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But the work doesn't stop there.

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After a quick costume change,

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Harrison is ready to share the screen

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with his idols from The Next Step.

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Is everything OK?

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Oh, yeah, it's great, I was just thinking how far you've come since

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you've been in J-Troupe, like, you're so fantastic.

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-Are you serious?

-Yeah.

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She's serious.

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Harrison, how's it going?

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-You're doing so well.

-It's going really good.

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-I'm really enjoying it.

-You seem to have chilled a bit,

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cos at the start of the day your hand was like this.

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I was really nervous,

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like just to be here with the cast and actually to be on The Next Step,

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but now it's like kind of sinking in a bit, and I'm getting used to it now.

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-Is it cool, hanging out with these people?

-Yeah.

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Cos I know you really look up to them as dancers. You're obsessed

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-with the show, aren't you?

-Yeah.

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So what's it like hanging with them?

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It's just so, like, unreal, like, being with them and stuff,

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it's just the best experience ever.

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Listen, you've got to get back on set. Good luck.

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You're doing so great. Well done.

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No guest appearance would be complete without

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Harrison - sorry, Oliver -

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shooting a scene on The Next Step chair.

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So, when I dance, I couldn't even describe how it feels, like.

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It's like the whole world just stops and I'm the only one moving,

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and I'm just dancing my heart out.

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No-one else is watching me - literally,

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I don't see anyone's face while I'm dancing,

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because I'm just in the moment and it's what I love to do.

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Harrison has only been part of The Next Step team for two days,

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but the cast and crew have all been amazing.

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Everybody, listen up.

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It's time to say goodbye to someone who travelled a very,

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very long way to work with us. Harrison, welcome to The Next Step.

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THEY CHEER

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Harrison was amazing.

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He has a natural talent, natural ability,

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he took direction really well, and he totally understood

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what he was doing, he understood his character.

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Any tweaks we gave him, he corrected.

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-..calling my name.

-I bet.

-Oh, your bag.

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And, I mean, he brought himself to it, which is really important, too.

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That's kind of how our whole show operates,

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is everybody kind of brings themself to the role, and he did that.

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He was, yeah, he was great.

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-Did you have fun?

-Yeah, I had so much fun.

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-Yeah?

-Best experience ever.

-This is from all of us.

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Aw, thank you so much!

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Thank you for coming. It was so nice to meet you.

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-Aw, thank you.

-Sorry, my sweater's...

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Hi again. You were amazing, dude.

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-Thank you.

-Thanks for being my assistant.

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You were amazing.

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Amazing, amazing job, congratulations.

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-Thank you.

-Yeah, congratulations.

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Oh, Harrison, how was that?

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-That was amazing.

-Best day of your life?

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-Yeah, definitely.

-Really?

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Was it what you expected?

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Um, in ways it was like what I expected,

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but in ways it wasn't,

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like, it was just different, and also the same, but, yeah,

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I just can't believe I'm actually here.

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It's been the best experience ever.

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You've been incredible over the last few weeks and months throughout this

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competition. What's the whole journey been like and what's it

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-meant to you?

-It's been just mixed emotions.

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Not only, like, have I grew as a dancer,

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but the friends I've made along the way, especially, like, The Next Step

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cast, Taking The Next Step, all the kids, and you.

0:26:460:26:49

-Hey!

-Everyone! It's been, like, a really, really good journey.

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If you had to choose your best moment,

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your best bit of this whole experience, what would it be?

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My best bits of, like, taking The Next Step was probably the finals,

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and also making friends with everyone,

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and then my favourite bit of, like, The Next Step journey is probably

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just being with the cast and being part of, like, The Next Step.

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I think you should be really proud of yourself.

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You have been phenomenal throughout.

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So, as a treat, we are in Shakes And Ladders.

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-Shall we go get a milkshake?

-Yeah.

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Come on, let's do it.

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So there you have it.

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Over 2,300 dancers applied, but only Harrison made it all the way here

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to Canada. His dreams have come true and now that he's finished filming,

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he is truly part of The Next Step family.

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The winner of Taking the Next Step, CBBC's UK-wide search to find Britain's best young dancer, travels to Canada to claim their prize, a guest role on Canadian TV show The Next Step.


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