Ball Crew Twin It to Win It


Ball Crew

Twins Amelia and Imogen try to get into Wimbledon. The twins' brother Riley thinks that being ball girls could be their golden ticket into Wimbledon.


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Hi, I'm Amelia. And I'm Imogen.

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We're 12 years old... And if you haven't guessed...

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BOTH: We're identical twins.

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This summer, we're going to crack Wimbledon.

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But there's just one small problem...

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We don't play tennis.

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We've never made strawberries and cream...

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Oh, my...

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And as for umpiring, even the chair is scary.

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How am I going to get down?

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But one way or another...

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we are going to turn Wimbledon...

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Salsa!

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BOTH: ..into Twimbledon.

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Another point to me! Yes, it bounced in!

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That was out. That was in.

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We don't even have a line. Could you two stop bickering for five minutes?

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Well, if Imogen would stop being such a bad player.

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If you want to go to Wimbledon, I think

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you need to find something else. How about being ball girls?

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What's that?

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The ball girls and boys collect all the boys during a match.

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They get to hang out with all the big celebs,

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and they get to wear cool clothes.

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That sounds like something I might be able to do. I'm in.

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Come on, Imogen, let's go find out more.

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Let's go.

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Er... Riley forgot to mention that to be a Wimbledon ball girl

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you have to be one of the best throwers and catchers

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in the country.

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I think we're going to need some help.

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We're off to Nottingham Tennis Tournament to pick up some tips.

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Let's try and meet Johanna Konta.

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She's an amazing tennis player,

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and going to be playing at Wimbledon this year.

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Johanna Konta is Britain's top female tennis player,

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winner of three singles titles.

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Johanna was born in Australia, but she's winning for great Britain.

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So, she must know what it takes to be a ball girl.

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BOTH: Hi, Johanna. Hi, girls.

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We've decided playing tennis isn't really our thing,

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so we would like to be ball girls.

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Ball girls? Ooh, that's quite tough.

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Can we be your ball girls at Wimbledon?

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I've heard there's a lot of training involved, even an exam.

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Exams?! That's hard work.

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It is hard work to be a ball girl,

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so I'm going to put you through your paces.

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Let's see how your fitness is,

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because you've got to be really fit to be a ball girl.

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Let's give it a go!

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So, let's start with some star jumps. OK.

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Are we ready?

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There we go.

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Those are some really good looking star jumps, girls, by the way.

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And...one.

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There you go. Running on the spot.

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I think you girls are ready for Wimbledon.

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So, is that all we have to do? We were quite good at that.

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You were quite good, but what you girls need to do is go to

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Ball Crew Boot Camp, because that's where

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all the best ball girls come from.

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Are you ready for the twins' Cheeky Question? I'm prepared. I'm ready.

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You were born in Australia. Do you mind playing for Britain?

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That is quite cheeky, isn't it?

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I was born in Australia, but my home is Great Britain,

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so for me it feels natural to play for Great Britain.

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Thanks for your time. Good luck, girls, and I'll see you later?

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BOTH: Bye!

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Well, Johanna was great.

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But do we really need boot camp?

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No, we've got this.

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Stand there and I'll throw to you. OK.

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See, this is a doddle.

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Roger!

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THEY LAUGH

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Imogen, pass!

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If only Roger didn't keep on grabbing the ball,

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we would rock at this.

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Roger!

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That's why there are no dogs in the ball crew.

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But maybe we do need Ball Crew Boot Camp after all.

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Let's go.

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So, this is Ball Crew Boot Camp.

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OK, you two, come on.

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Dave is the head coach. And nothing gets past him.

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So, when we've sent it, let's make sure we all get super-ready,

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looking at the prize. The prize is the ball.

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Good job we practised this.

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Yes, team! We're getting it, we're getting it. Last one, are you ready?

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But it's not just our ball skills Dave wants to test.

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Only the best of you will be part of our team, ready for a competition.

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So, we're going to do a little 5K run. Are you ready? Go.

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5K?!

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Yeah, Johanna never said anything about this.

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Hold on, I've got a plan.

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Let's wait here for a while until the others come back,

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then we'll join on the end. Everyone will think we've done the whole run!

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Good thinking, Imogen.

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Ah, this ball crew thing's a doddle.

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Oh, yes, I'm so relaxed.

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Quick, they're coming!

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OK, good running, team. All done. Very good.

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OK. And stop there, then, please.

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Amelia, Imogen, I'm so proud of you.

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That was brilliant running. Well done.

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We may have blagged our way through fitness,

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but now Dave wants us to do the main job -

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working the net.

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I'd like everybody to come and stand on this white line over this side.

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Let's go, nice and fast!

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This is our first chance to show Dave that we can retrieve

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the ball fast and without mistakes.

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No pressure, then!

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Let's go. OK, so go, team. Cross.

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Brilliant, well done.

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Oh, my gosh, they are so good.

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Go! Cross!

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Yeah, I'm not sure we're up to this.

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Three, two, one, go!

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OK, great. Girls, this is it. Oh, no.

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You've done the training.

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I know you can do this.

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Are you ready? Let's go!

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Let's go get that ball, quick as we can, pick it up!

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Pick it up! Go back!

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That was a disaster.

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The secret is to be sweeping it up, run as fast as you can and get down.

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What I want you to remember is in order for you to be

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part of the ball crew you need to learn to take direction correctly.

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Taking direction? We know just the place to go.

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We're here on the set of The Worst Witch and we're being

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quiet because they're filming top-secret scenes in there.

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Right, Imogen?

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Imogen? Imogen?

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Sorry, I was just getting into character.

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The Worst Witch is our favourite CBBC show,

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so where better to come to learn all about direction?

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Let's go. Imogen?

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Imogen?

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Hey, that's Jenny and Dagny.

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You know, the witches, Ethel and Felicity.

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Oh, hey, girls. Hi!

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We need to get better at following direction.

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OK. Well, you can try out a scene with my director.

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So, what does the director do?

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The director decides how the scene works

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and where the action takes place.

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Come on, then, let's meet the director.

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Uh, every time!

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This is Miss Bat's classroom.

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And director Dermot will get us ball crew ready

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by directing us in a scene.

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Coming into Miss Bat's classroom,

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she's coming down the corridor after you.

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You've been in here having a party.

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Everything's in a mess and you haven't got time to clear it up so

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you have to look each other and, "What on earth are we going to do?

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"Ah, let's do the Tidy-Up spell!"

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Do you understand? BOTH: Yes. Great.

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Stand by and...action!

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What are we going to do?

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I know, how about a Tidy-Up spell? BOTH: Yeah.

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I have it here.

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ALL: "With this room in disarray, then these words you must say.

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"Take a nip of darkest charcoal, mix it around and make it sparkle."

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Brilliant, that was excellent. Well done.

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For your first-ever proper rehearsal, very good.

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BOTH: Thanks so much, guys.

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Amelia finally got it!

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We've worked on our fitness and our direction.

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Let's hope we are ready.

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Right, team, this is the big moment.

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We're going to see who is going to be picked to be ball crew

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for Wimbledon. So, we're going to get in position.

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One, two. Do you two want to go to the back position? One, two.

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Can you two go to the back positions here?

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Amelia, Imogen, you're my net team, let's go!

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Net team - that's the key role.

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Ooh, first real test.

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Amelia, Imogen, great work.

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Great ball picking up and great speed across the court. Keep going.

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Yes! It looks like we finally found our way into Wimbledon.

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I know, we are SO good. Great work, girls.

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Really good, really fast across that net. Well done.

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No time to celebrate just yet, Imogen.

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Get the balls down this end.

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OK, ball crew, round you come, please. Nice and quick, in you come.

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Have we done enough to make it?

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Team, you've all done really, really well.

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I'm going to sign you all up to Wimbledon. That sound great?

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Whoa, amazing!

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It's going to be 12-hour shifts for two solid weeks.

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RECORD SCRATCHES 12 hours? Two weeks?

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Does that include hanging out with the celebs? No way.

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It's going to be really hard work out there, but great fun.

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Sorry, Dave, it's going to have to be a pass.

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There must be something else we can do at Wimbledon.

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That was far too much like hard work.

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Yeah, I'm exhausted.

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We've got to find something much easier than that.

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Hey, girls, have some strawberries and cream.

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BOTH: Strawberries and cream!

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The twins' brother Riley thinks that being ball girls could be their golden ticket into Wimbledon, and meeting Johanna Konta for some fitness training, they think it could be too. But once they get to ball crew boot camp, will they realise it's harder than they first thought? And will they finally learn to take direction by going on the set of The Worst Witch in time for their Wimbledon try-out?