Naomi, Tim and Radzi give a behind-the-scenes exclusive from backstage at the Cardiff International White Water.
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..HD, I might have... Naomi!
Tim, what on earth are you doing?
Don't go mad, I just wanted to play some music off my phone.
You know you're not supposed to touch this stuff!
I know, help me get it back, we're live in ten minutes!
No, no, no, we're not live today, remember it's a best bits,
behind the scenes kind of show.
HE SIGHS IN RELIEF
Oh, I was panicked, then. I was really panicked.
-You didn't change anything, did you?
-No, not at all.
Good, let's go wild.
-And I'm Tim.
-This is Barry.
Welcome to Wild!
The show that is jam-packed with stunts, incredible guests,
thrilling adventures and, of course, animal critters.
Now, believe it or not, a lot of hard work goes on behind the scenes
-to get live TV into your homes.
And this is a very special show cos we're going to show you
exactly what it takes to make your Saturday mornings wild.
Have you seen the running order for this week's show,
-I couldn't find it anywhere.
-Yeah, of course we have.
-That's weird. What's this?
-Oh, that's nothing, is it, Tim?
Yeah, nothing, don't worry about that.
-And don't worry about the running order either.
If you want to know what's in the show, Radzi, just look at this...
Coming up on this special Access All Areas show we will be showing
you behind the scenes and revealing what it takes to get us on air.
This is all brand-new, this has never been done.
The first time live on TV.
-This could be a disaster but at least we will have had a go at this.
-Did you hurt yourself?
We will also be celebrating Wild by bringing you
some of our favourite moments.
We're turning, we're turning.
Whoo! Oh, my goodness it is a long way down to the valley floor.
Just abseiling down here, Mum.
There's also some fantastic new stuff too as Tim and I will be
giving Radzi a taste of his own medicine in the final
forfeit of the series.
Bringing you a live programme every week is an enormous operation.
There are over 40 of us
who all turn up a couple of days before the live show.
From the riggers who lay down kilometres of camera cables
to the props team, who make sure everything is on set.
We're on location at our river show in Cardiff
and while the crew are settling in we thought we would show you around.
In case you think we just rock up and do a live show, oh, no, no, no!
There's a lot of preparation that goes into this.
Let's walk and talk.
Now, this is an OB truck which stands for Outside Broadcast.
And this is, essentially, the hub, the centre of everything
we do that you see on TV comes right from this truck.
Hey, hey in the sound booth. This is camera control.
This is where all the camera feeds come in, screens and
this is, yeah, cameras being controlled left, right and centre.
Shall we play a game where you leave the truck,
I'll adjust a few buttons then you come back
and you have eight seconds to tell me what I've changed?
-We play that game all the time.
Some of you may have digital televisions,
some of you may even have a satellite dish on top of your TV
but they are nothing, not a patch on the bad boys that we've got.
Take a look at those...!
Let's come over to the battle of the beasties arena.
This is where reputations are won and they are lost.
Got the leader board.
The lovely leader board and moving into the prestigious winners'
enclosure that every contender wants to be in,
but not everyone can get there.
This is the famous sofa.
Welcome to the sofa.
One of the first things we have to film on location
is the opening of the show. Known as the pre-titles.
It's a scene too complicated to do when we're live.
We like to inject a bit of adrenaline and on the river show
we thought we would make use of all that water.
We always like to do something a bit EXTREME in our pre-titles.
So, today we are going to be in a white-water raft.
He's going to think he's on a lazy
river then he's going to get a shock.
-But it does mean that we have to try and do it once.
Because we haven't got time to set it all up again
so it's pressure to get the words right.
And there's no way we'll get them wrong cos these are the words
-like this - go.
Oh, yeah. Good job I didn't do that on the boat.
Tim always seems to get the lines right in the nick of time.
It's the life!
-Two, one and off you go.
It's not a lazy river. Don't say I didn't try and warn you!
SHOUTING AND SCREAMING
'But on other show-openings across the series
'he has much less to learn.'
I'm waiting for my co-presenter, Tim.
Honestly, where is he?
I said, "Allow plenty of time for the journey so when you get here
"you are calm and relaxed."
Hang on, can you hear something?
-Oh, ho, they've warned me about him.
Look at him, showing off, bless him.
He does think he's really good.
To be fair he isn't that bad.
But he's not that good!
Let's do this.
Just a little kick-flip there.
Just curve it round the bottom.
Whoo! That was high. And back.
Woo-hoo! Yeah, that's cool. This skatepark gets my seal of approval.
Mine too. Oh, yeah. Why did I have to wear the blonde wig?
Get out, get out, get out.
Let's go wild! They didn't notice.
Back on set on the rivers show,
Radzi is about to meet a very important guest.
No Wild show would be complete without wildlife.
And, we've got expert Terry in the house. Check this out!
-Terry, can you tell us what this is?
-This is an Asian water monitor.
Sealung, the Asian water monitor is our main animal guest on this
week's rivers show.
And getting him settled in is a crucial part of our rehearsals.
I've just got Sealung on the floor here getting him
used to his environment. Let him get some sunlight,
and nice warmth as well.
Letting him get used to the crew and everybody looking at him.
So it isn't too much of a surprise to him,
but he's a good old boy, really, nice and friendly
so he's quite used to the limelight and everybody looking at him.
There's just enough time for him
to do a bit of exploring before he's needed on set.
See, he's got big powerful muscles in his legs
and they are actually quite fast, they can run faster than we can.
He also has a big powerful tail so you can imagine,
packed full of muscle, you wouldn't want to get whacked by that.
So, we do have do be a little bit careful around him.
And we need to stop him going in the water with everyone.
'So far, so good. Sealung doesn't seem phased by the limelight.
Oh, he picks him up like a little boy. Oh!
We do have a lot of animals on the programme and this one is
particularly ambitious and we are going to try
and show him to you and also try and get him to swim mid-item.
So, whether we can do that or not, who knows?
But rehearsing the swimming might have to wait!
Filling a pool big enough for Sealung to take a dip in
could take slightly longer than anticipated.
The water is going in very, very slowly.
And we have got
until 9am tomorrow morning to get this full!
Where is the tap? Can anyone turn this up a bit?
We will find out later how Sealung gets on.
Throughout this series, we have had tonnes of wildlife guests.
Look at that.
We have had animals that are really cute. Hello.
Some that were desperate for their breakfast.
And others that put you off yours.
It is like an alien, it is so strange.
And one of the hungriest animals I met
was a bat in Belfast.
You have one of our British species of bat right here?
I have indeed.
This is a Leisler and he is called Yo Yo.
Oh, so he's just eating a little meal.
Why have you got him?
Because he's damaged one of his wings and I'm looking after
him until he heals up.
Then he will be released back into the wild again.
-Making a lovely squeaking sound.
-He's enjoying that.
We have a few different species of bat in the UK,
-There are 17 to 18 in the UK and there are eight in
They roost in houses. They roost under bridges. Tree hollows,
places like that as well. If you want to see bats the best thing you
can do is go out at night-time and go around parks, beaches, forests,
countryside, anywhere where there is water and trees and insects for them
to fly about and eat.
If you see something big flying around at
-night, it is not an owl.
-It will be a bat.
We also love having birds on the show.
This is Barney. Yeah! You are fantastic.
Who is this?
-This is Pamela.
-She is an eight-year-old female white-tailed
-She's absolutely enormous.
-They are the largest bird of prey in the UK?
-Yeah, bigger than
our golden eagle. They are the iconic species.
Can we look at that
wingspan? That's ridiculously big.
-Why do they have to be so big?
they've got to carry this bodyweight through the sky
along with their prey and they are normally catching fish and seabirds.
They are nicknamed the barn door because of the size of them.
Well, we can see why. That is special.
If they are catching fish, why do they
need such deadly tools?
Those are to grip the fish. This can carry three times its bodyweight.
You can imagine a massive fish. She has almost sticky pads on
the bottom of her feet that stick to the fish and she turns it so it is
-facing forward and she is streamlined.
-It has a massive beak.
We have got to comment on Pamela's enormous beak. And that sharp bit
-at the tip.
-It glistens off the light.
It is an incredible bit of kit.
Does she use the end of her beak, is that
-how she kills her prey?
-She rips out the back of the neck.
Once she has grabbed it she rips out the back and then she is
tucking right into her fish.
'We were lucky to be joined by another animal
'that is surprisingly British.'
-May I have a look at this?
-Who is this?
This is a male grass snake. The grass snakes are our largest
-species of snake.
-Isn't he lovely?
-These guys have a clever
trick up their sleeve if a predator comes along?
Yeah. Because they are
harmless to us, the way they protect themselves is
they can hiss at people
-or animals, or they will turn around and play dead.
-They play dead?
-Nobody wants to eat a dead thing.
-What do they eat?
-Frogs, toads, newts and fish, but they will take
mammals as well.
'One of the most memorable encounters of all was when
'I got up close to a serious blood sucker.'
-We have got some lovely leeches.
In the UK, there are over 30 different types of leech. This is
the only one that will feed on human blood. It gets about 20 centimetres
long and although it is a blood sucker, it is closely related to the
-earthworms in the back garden.
-Is it really?
-How do they suck your
-Well, they have got three rows of teeth. They have a few
hundred tiny teeth and they are in a Y shape,
like an inside out triangle and they
stick on to the animal they are going to stuck the blood of
-and they slice in and that's what they do to suck the blood.
Now, I'm not going to volunteer to put my hand in, but, Tim, you
-are happy to put your hand in.
-I've got my sleeve rolled up.
Go for it. Let's see how they react to you.
-Straightaway. That instantly attached to your finger.
the movement in the water and they can also taste.
They use that movement to find a host and suck on to it.
That was ridiculously fast. How do you get them off?
If you get a leech on
you in this country, it is unlikely to be this type. This is rare.
It will be harmless. In the jungle, all we do is
scrape them off with a fingernail.
As well as animals, here on Wild we also have incredible
adventure guests every week too.
It is Tim's job to meet them.
Oh-ho! Round of applause!
Onto the back wheel - huge drop-off.
Oh! Chris, everyone.
Being an action-sports fanatic
every Saturday he gets to have a go himself.
On the rivers show we were joined by Lowri Davies,
one of the world's top female freestyle kayakers.
And Tim got some kayak safety training ahead of meeting her.
-Right, good luck.
I will admit that's not the best start of all the starts you
with kayaking. Capsized after about 35 seconds.
Couldn't remember how to get myself upright again.
Sorry about that.
I love learning!
But after an initial ropey start Warwood got
the hang of things in time for the show.
And we're going to get to witness Lowri right now in the flesh
giving us a little demo right here on the white water, so...
She makes it look very easy, indeed and it's not that easy.
Here she goes, then.
The practice paid off and Tim got fully involved.
But one of his personal favourite moments from the series was
meeting the guest from our urban show.
Our next guest is a man who can do things with a bike you didn't
think were possible.
Flatland champion Lee Musselwhite.
Lee has been pushing boundaries for 17 years.
Inventing countless signature moves and new tricks.
Flatland is a freestyle form of BMX riding.
Moves include spinning, rolling and balancing on one wheel.
In competitions riders are judged on originality and style.
Lee has been the UK champion twice
and has competed at the highest level all over the world.
He is regarded as one of the most creative and original riders around.
That looked epic in the video,
-how in earth did you get into flatland BMX?
-It's really unusual.
I just saw a couple of guys trying some tricks,
thought it looked really cool. Gave it a go...
Sort of learnt a trick, practised, kept learning more tricks,
just got hooked.
-How long does it take to get to your level?
-I've been riding for 17 years.
-I'm still practising, still learning to this day.
Talk us through the bike cos
we've got a pretty trick set up here.
It's like a normal BMX but there's a few things missing.
Yep, it's just set up for stunts.
It's got no brakes on it because all the tricks
I do it's all about momentum and maintaining speed and balance
so you don't need any brakes cos you don't want to stop,
-you want to keep moving.
-And my bike hasn't got a chain either.
-Look at this.
So, I can't actually pedal it anywhere so I'd look a bit stupid
if I tried to ride to the shops, cos I wouldn't get anywhere very fast.
Who'd love a demo from the British champion?
We all would, absolutely.
Right then, Lee, take it away. Stand back.
I'm going to show you a few tricks.
As he said, no chain ring on there, no chain so
he's got to generate speed from pure momentum.
Just look at this.
Now, in a competition Lee would be judged on tricks,
individuality, style, things like that.
He obviously doesn't want to put his feet down either.
He's going to get marked down for that in a contest.
You see him using the pegs at the back there.
Look for the little intricacies, the step over.
Look how fast he's spinning!
-OK, we've got one more.
-OK, big finish. Here we go.
Makes it look very easy.
-Opposite foot on there.
Oh, one-handed. Big spin to finish, oh!
Yes, oh, Lee Musselwhite!
-That was absolutely amazing.
-Thank you very much.
'I didn't let Tim have all the fun, though.
'Throughout the series I've had some breathtaking moments on
'my own adventures.
'From abseiling tall towers...'
I feel like I'm in an action movie or something.
Tom Cruise eat your heart out.
'To having some scuba training to prepare me for my first ever dive.'
Oh, this is so cool!
I love it.
This is so awesome.
I can just breathe on the bottom of a swimming pool.
It was time to do it for real, I was hoping to catch
a glimpse of the pike, one of the UK's largest freshwater fish.
If you know me at all you'll know that I'm pretty nervous
I'm all right because this is a lake,
so I know a shark's not going to come out of nowhere!
The biggest and most legendary pike is called the Endrick Pike
and its head is currently on display in the Kelvingrove Museum
Now, that weighed in at an estimated 30-40kgs which is the size
and weight of a average 12-year-old so I'm really hoping
I don't meet one that size today!
I really want to see one now.
They have incredible camouflage
so they can stay hidden in amongst the weeds, lurking out of sight.
So, I may struggle to find one cos I might not be able to see it!
Come on, pike, show us your ugly mug.
Oh, aren't you pretty?
These are called perch. These are the main prey species of the pike.
They do have a little protection cos they've got sharp spines
on their fins and tail so that gives them a little bit of protection.
But they are not really any match for the pike.
Well, sadly we're battling poor visibility
and there don't seem to be any pike around here.
So, I'm afraid I'm going to have to leave this
monster behind with its hundreds of teeth and go and get dry and warm.
I was disappointed not to see the elusive pike.
But on another adventure I was lucky enough to go sea kayaking
to Bass Rock where there was a world-famous colony of gannets.
Look, we have lucked out!
The conditions are absolutely perfect today.
There it is - the Bass Rock - just over a mile away.
It doesn't look too far but it's going to take me
around an hour of paddling to reach it
so I've got a feeling it's going to hurt - got my bandages on ready
for those blisters, but bring it on. I cannot wait to see these birds.
Go straight over these waves and just keep going?
Just keep paddling, nice and steady, don't worry.
-No capsizing allowed.
Just keep paddling out and just wait out there for me.
I can just see all the birds flying around it.
So many of them.
I did say it was supposed to be a nice relaxing day out,
we're not racing!
I know, I'm just enjoying it, it's fun!
From here it looks like a snow globe that's been shaken.
All the birds look like snow all around the top of it.
Their wingspan's nearly two metres,
that's just under the size of my paddle.
Wow, look! So many birds.
-Smells a bit like the penguin enclosure at the zoo.
-Their diets are very similar.
-They really have found every single little crevice to nest in.
Anything just about flat enough to land on has got something on it.
There's a couple up there who are bill fencing.
It's like the equivalent of our kissing and they do it to
reaffirm their bond when they meet each other again.
They're true romantics!
Look at the seal! It's right here.
Do you know, we have half the population of grey seals
living around the British coasts?
Lucky us, I say, cos they're lovely.
Well, this has been wonderful.
From this close
and this low I can see why this is a world-famous wildlife spectacle.
And to reach it by sea kayak has made it just that bit more perfect.
But I'm pretty exhausted
so could I catch a lift home with you guys, please?
Guys?! Come back!
But, one of my most memorable adventures from Wild was
when I tried my hand at dog sledding.
The fence is open and we are off! Whoo!
Dogs like these and their close cousins, wolves, are perfectly
adapted for this woodland environment.
SHE RETCHES AND LAUGHS
They can run at speeds of up to 25 miles an hour.
And keep that going for over two miles. Now, that's endurance...
MAN SHOUTS ORDERS
Oh, we're turning, we're turning, oh!
Amazingly, half of these dogs are youngsters.
They are almost as new to this as I am.
MAN SHOUTS ORDER
-That was brilliant, Alan.
-I really enjoyed that, so much fun.
It's very exciting when they take the corners at speed.
Yeah, it's good fun but if you think that was good fun wait till tonight.
We're going to go out when it's pitch black here.
Yes, you heard that right.
I'm going to have to do this all again in complete darkness.
I won't be able to see a thing.
But it's not as crazy as I might think.
Lots of things live in the forest at night.
Wolves even hunt in the dark and have amazing night vision.
It's very cold and I'm ready for another ride with the dogs
but I am feeling a bit nervous cos let me
just show you what you can see if we turn our light off.
Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
Can't see anything out here not even the light of the moon is
helping us under these trees.
Just what have I let myself in for?
I'm going to be sick!
Thankfully, dogs can see in light five times dimmer than humans.
It's a good job cos if it was down to me
we'd be crashing into every single tree.
What a wonderful experience.
A little bit spooky being pulled through
the forest in the moonlight but it just felt really natural.
Them following their instincts, just feeling their way
and using all that power to pull us along.
Really strange, cos without the dogs there is no way
I could get through the forest at speed especially not in the dark.
But to them, just comes completely naturally.
One thing that would have made that a bit better -
a few degrees warmer would have been nice.
I can't feel my toes!
Still to come on Wild...
Tim goes in search of an extreme sport to
satisfy his love of the mountains.
Oh! Right into some, right into the poo!
And takes on his biggest challenge
when he abseils the UK's largest waterfall.
I've actually lost the ability to speak.
We also get to introduce Barry the crocodile to Radzi
in our final forfeit...
That is Barry the crocodile!
And have to try and learn how to ride a wave
and present to camera for our live rivers show.
That's the last rehearsal we will have
until we go live tomorrow morning.
Back on set on our rivers show
and Sealung the lizard is finally settling in.
'And I'm getting ready to record some voiceover, which is narration
'to accompany the pictures you see on screen.'
Every week we have short films that are played into the programme
and we have to voice them before the programme goes live
so they get played in, so this is just us
voicing the films that are going to be played in to the show.
And sometimes it takes us a few takes to get it right.
The monitor lizard is about as close as you can get to a living,
'And voiceovers can take even longer when Warwood is around.'
DOOR CREAKS OPEN
..a raised fin on their long tails to help move through the water.
-I made loads of noise, then.
I was using the toilet and the door slammed
and then my flip-flops went,
"Knock-knock-knock" as she was doing voiceover.
All three of us are needed,
though, to record one of our favourite moments.
-Yes, it's on. She's on.
# Radzi's crazy creations
# Radzi's crazy creations! #
Er, if anyone wants to sign us up for a record deal, we are available.
-Speak to our people.
-Very expensive though.
-We're called Treesome.
-Cos we're like a three-o but we're a tr... we're a three.
-He's barking up the wrong treesome.
Chip off the old block, he is, ha-hey!
Oh, good! I've got one, I've got one...!
Let's get the tree out of here!
GHOSTLY WIND EFFECT
But the crazy creations are a big part of the show,
and the props team work tirelessly
to make sure the set-up is just right.
This is for Radzi's Crazy Creations.
Radzi sets us a challenge every week,
and for this week it is creating a water wall, which is...
I've never heard of it either.
The water goes in here and it makes things spill, it drips
and it channels and it goes through and it just looks cool.
Look at this. Little things and rainbow-y wheels and windmills.
Yeah, it's cool.
So basically, me and Naomi have got to try and recreate this
and Radzi judges who's the best and hopefully it will be me,
because if it's not me then I have to do the forfeit.
You should be worried, Tim.
Across the series, you have got a terrible track record.
This week, Tim and Naomi, you're going to make one of these.
Our very own mini pond. It's a volcanic model.
You've got two minutes...
Without further ado, we'll get started. Three, two, one.
HORN BLARES Stop your making!
Look at the state of... You just chucked it all in.
It is a battle royale of crustaceans.
-It's meant to be friendly. Doesn't matter.
-It's a scarecrow!
-It's in the title, "scare crow".
-You never learn.
Right, it is now judgment time.
The winner, without doubt, is Naomi!
Not a chance, not a chance.
You go and get yourself ready for your forfeit, Mister.
And, Tim, we enjoyed seeing you do all of those forfeits.
-Do I have to do this?
-Tim, you're going to have to do it.
Yes, you lost. You lost the forfeit.
There he is.
No! Tim, I am thirsty.
But, across the series, Tim hasn't always lost.
In fact, he has proved to be quite a champ in the Battle of the Beasties.
In this part of the show, we both represented an astounding animal.
It's the raft spider. Woo!
And this week I have got the sensational centipede.
-Slow down, Lesley.
Because I have got the slug!
And fought it out over three gruelling rounds,
deploying all devious tactics necessary.
Listen to my voice, look into my eyes. Don't look at me, sleep.
I'm going to win this round. Pow!
They sometimes eat cat food, dog poo and sometimes each other!
-Tim, Tim, your mum is on the phone. Aw, that's nice.
But what's this? A choccy, there we go.
I've got this, I have got this.
OK, jellyfish have no eyes, no ears, no brain, no lungs,
no gills, no scales, they have no legs, no bones.
They are 95% water. Bof!
Well, flies don't have teeth so what they do is
they spit on their food to break it down and then they suck it up.
OK, championship blow. Here it comes.
Ants are tiny, yes, but it has been guesstimated
there are 10,000 trillion of them worldwide.
And if you were to put all of those into a bucket and put it on
a set of scales, it would weigh the same as the entire human population.
That is the end of Battle of the Beasties for this series.
It is now decision time.
The winner of this week's Battle of the Beasties
and overall champion...
is Tim Warwood!
-It's mine, it's mine!
-Yes! This is so unexpected.
I'm not prepared at all for this. Oh, my goodness.
I would like to thank all of the mighty beasties that helped me
win this, the mosquito...
Tim, we have only got about 30 minutes left of the programme.
Tell them your speech.
Tim deserved that trophy.
And across the series,
he showed himself to be an all-round adventure hero.
Ah, the mountains. A place very close to my heart.
And with snowboarding in particular,
I like to consider myself a little bit of a pro.
Honestly, I wasn't all that bad, OK?
But it's not just my distinct lack of skills holding me back
from snowboarding here in the UK, we've got one other problem.
A distinct lack of snow.
What I really need is a new sport,
a sport that I can still do in the mountains.
A sport that I can still do all of my really cool tricks
and still get up loads of speed.
Where am I going to find a sport like that?
Yes! Mountain boarding. Wait up, hang on!
At just 22 years old,
Matt Brind is the world freestyle mountain boarding champion.
He's been riding and honing his tricks for over eight years.
And today he is going to put me through my paces.
We'll go rock, paper, scissors.
You want to rock, paper, scissors to see who goes first?
-Rock, paper, scissors.
-I'll see you in a minute.
-You're first. Go for it.
-Nice wide turns.
-Nice wide turns.
Oh, it doesn't look fast but let me tell you this, it's
a different kettle of fish when it is you riding down there.
Oh, it's bumpy. It's really bumpy.
There's rocks everywhere. Don't be scared, Tim.
I'm going off! I'm going off! I'm in the bracken.
Oh, goodness, that is huge. It is all about leaning.
Oh, right into some... Right into the poo! Oh, no!
It's gone in my mouth and in my eyes, eugh!
Oh goodness, that was ridiculous.
-See you at the bottom.
Woo! Yes, Matt.
He's a champion at this.
He's a world champion at this, whereas I am an absolute beginner.
Do I hit the jump as well? Like Matt, or do I opt out?
He's going to hit the jump.
Oh, my goodness. Woo-hoo-hoo!
It feels like I'm going 6,000 miles an hour.
Tell my mum and dad I love them! Oh, goodness gracious.
That experience was remarkable, but Tim went on another
mountain adventure that was simply mind-blowing.
I'm in the Scottish Highlands, home of mammoth mountains, giant lochs,
and it's here that I am going to undertake my biggest challenge yet.
I'm here to try and abseil down the highest waterfall in the UK.
This thing is big, seriously big.
And it's located on an isolated mountain,
miles from the newest road.
Nothing about this challenge is easy,
especially the name of the waterfall.
HE MISPRONOUNCES IT
It means "waterfall of the beautiful tresses" in Gaelic.
I'm going for "waterfall of impending doom".
Either way, it's just up there and it's really gnarly.
And after an epic journey,
it was time for Tim to take on his opponent.
Here we go, in the blue corner from Scotland, weighing in at
around a bazillion tonnes of water, it's the UK's highest waterfall.
And in the red corner, from Birmingham,
weighing in at 88 kilos, Tim "Brown Trousers" Warwood.
Suppose we'd better get on with it, hadn't we?
This is about as full-on as abseiling gets.
We've got a small army of support crew to keep everyone safe.
It's starting to dawn on me now just how extreme this is.
OK, slightly... Yeah, I'm really nervous.
There is no slightly about it, I am really nervous now, looking at that.
One little slip here, slip in...aaagh!
I'm ready, I'm off. Wish me luck.
Not many people would afford a look down, but I've got to do it.
Just for myself.
This really is adventure on an epic scale.
It's time to forget my fear and go wild.
I'm just abseiling down here, Mum.
You see, at this point I should be talking loads.
The director said, "Just do loads of chat on the way down."
I've actually lost the ability to speak.
The waterfall is so big we need to make regular stops to change ropes.
But we're over halfway down and I'm starting to
get into the swing of it.
Water is just cascading down next to me.
In full flow, millions upon millions of tonnes of water are pushed
over the waterfall every day.
So being this close is a phenomenal experience.
Woo-hoo-hoo! Yes, this is the best!
I've crossed lochs, bogs,
mountains and 200 metres of slippery vertical rock face,
but I finally reached the base of this formidable force of nature.
Yes! I'm alive! Oh, nice rock.
-Oh, that was absolutely amazing.
-It was great, wasn't it?
That is just unbelievable to stand here.
'There is really only one way I can celebrate.'
It's gone down my neck! It's gone down my back!
Every week on this show,
we get involved in a host of wild activities.
And back on the river set, we are
getting ready to rehearse something very special indeed.
The activity for this week is flow riding on a freestanding wave.
Jets of water get propelled up this slope,
but it's not just me that gets to do it this week.
-I'm going to have a go too! It's so exciting.
I do feel sometimes... I know you might find this hard to believe,
I do feel guilty that it's always me that gets to do the activities.
-But you actually surf, don't you?
-I try, I'm not very good.
But I do really enjoy it
-so I'm looking forward to getting in the water.
-Yes, we get to flow ride.
-Is it warm?
-I've got no idea.
No-one's told us whether it's warm or cold.
In the actual show, Tim and I will have to try
and simultaneously flow ride and present on live TV.
And even though we have never done it before,
we only get one chance to practise.
The force of the water is so powerful, I'm just a bit
nervous that I might go flying up to the top and whack into the back.
'It's only a rehearsal, but even Tim is struggling.'
The water is coming out of the jets at 35 miles an hour.
And when you hit the floor, that 35mph water
goes up, up your lip, up your nose, up your eyes, in your ears.
It's like getting flushed out by a trillion litres of water. Just...
'OK, it's time for me to have a go.'
'And while I seem all right at hanging on,
'I'm not too sure of attempting any tricks.'
Go on, Naom! Go on, Naom!
Live TV, it's all going to go wrong!
'Our allocated rehearsal slot feels too short.
'And the reality of the live is beginning to loom.'
That is the last rehearsal we will have
until we go live tomorrow morning.
It doesn't really matter. Whatever you do in rehearsals,
it's by the by. Because it's all about the live show.
So from 9am - boom, you're in, and whatever happens
you've got to go with the flow and roll with it.
So we'll see what happens.
Getting out and about...
'In less than 12 hours' time, we will be going live,
'and to add to our worries, even the script doesn't seem to be going in.'
Do you see it? It's hit a freeze-frame at the end.
So you've got to finish the dialogue, I think,
just before it freezes.
Quarter past six, just about finished rehearsals, I think.
We've been in and out of the water.
We have been coping with baking hot sun.
Not normally a problem we have to deal with here in the UK.
And all three of us can't remember our lines for toffee.
I don't know why, they just won't go in.
So fingers crossed we can learn them tonight,
it's going to be a long night, I think, trying to swot up
and keep fingers crossed that we can remember in the morning.
And that all the animals behave.
'It's the morning of the show
'and the paddling pool is finally full with water!
'And after getting up at 4am, the whole team is ready to get going.'
-Hi, how are you?
-Good. What will be more helpful for you this morning?
-To feed the questions and stuff?
Then when you hear in there, "And live in 10, nine..."
you have this adrenaline spike that goes...
and you go like this for an hour - "Ding, ding, ding, ding."
And then at 10 o'clock they go, "Ding, ding, ding..."
And then they go, "And cut!" Off air. And you go, "Ahhh...!"
'Before the show, there are the last-minute checks to be made.'
I'm still learning lines. Right up until they say "live", right there.
I'm obviously why they get such good viewing figures.
I'm just nervous doing the show.
'And everyone has their own way of dealing with pre-live nerves.'
-Are you going for a poo?
-Yeah, I think so.
Morning poo for Tim, please.
-Can you put it on Tim's morning poo tally, please?
-And now I'm excited.
-The nerves are lowering.
-One minute to go, one minute.
'With everything in place, we are ready to be counted in.'
-Let's have it!
-Five, four, three...
..two, one, zero.
-Hello. I'm Tim Warwood.
I'm Naomi Wilkinson.
And we're here to ensure that this Saturday morning, right now,
-for you, is going to be totally wild!
'Our star guest, Sea Lung, is in position at the right time.'
Well, this is great, we are welcoming back Terry to Wild.
Thanks for coming back to see us.
And you've brought an awesome animal along with you this time.
-Who have you got here?
-This is Sea Lung
and he's our 13-year-old Asian water monitor.
Unwritten law of TV is never work with kids or animals.
This is a children's animal show!
He's used to people, but in the wild we have to look out for them.
He's got big strong muscles in his limbs
and a huge powerful tail there.
You wouldn't want to get a whack off of that.
No, you wouldn't. And I'm a little bit nervous.
He's poking his tongue out at me.
'And finally, Sea Lung
'gets to demonstrate his abilities in the water.'
As their name suggests, they do love the water.
They love the water, yes. There he goes.
-OK, let's see him in the water.
-If I jump in with him.
-You're going in with him? It's over there.
-Hopefully we can see him swim.
-See how he pulls his tail along?
He's just keeled over, just like a crocodile.
We've never done this. This is all brand-new. This has never been done.
'After the animal guest,
'we move quickly to the Battle of the Beasties.'
Got a mouth guard for you.
Let me tell you something. Diving beetles can eat up to
20 tadpoles in one hour.
And let's go for the knockout blow, the first fact -
they dissolve their prey!
That is the fighting finished!
And there's been one contender that smashed the knockout blow,
and plunging straight into the winners' enclosure
-is the great diving beetle!
Well done, you lot. Well done, you lot.
Flow rider, flow rider.
OK, Battle of the Beasties done.
I can take a breather. Straight over to Flow Rider.
We are about halfway through the show.
You can see it's pretty frenetic. Got to go!
Flow riding. Oh, my goodness! I have never been so excited...
'It's time to face the wave and there is no going back.'
Well, listen, I am mad for it. I've got to have a go.
Radzi, watch this, dude.
Tim, I am so jealous. Do we think Tim is going to be good, Matt?
Well, he talks the talk, we'll see what he does.
-Putting words into actions.
-Yeah, here's a big talker, Warwood is.
Although he's an excellent snowboarder,
-so I think he might be good.
He's looking good, looking confident now.
Let's see if he can put those skills together. He's standing. Yes.
Serious concentration on his face there.
-Let's see if he can do some tricks.
-Oh, he's nearly going. Yes, Tim!
Yes, Tim! He's gone!
Hold on a minute, the excitement in here.
Just looks too much fun. I want to get involved.
I've been hearing about knee boarding the whole series,
-I want to give it a try.
-Go on, Naomi.
Get involved. Off she goes.
-I'm very jealous. So, do we think Naomi is going to be good?
She has got that ballerina stance going.
-They are together.
-A little bit of tussling and fighting there.
So is this really good? Oh, she's on her knees!
-She's going for the knees.
-She's on her knees. Yes, Naomi.
She's definitely better than Tim.
Aw, big wipe-out. She is doing the aeroplane moves.
-She's coming back up. Cowgirl rodeo.
-Check her out!
Setting up for her next trick.
'So despite not having much time to rehearse, somehow we pulled it off.
'And now we're on the home straight.'
Six minutes to get back on and ready to interview
the man about the crocodile.
That was so much fun, I loved that. Just brilliant!
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
'And before we know it, it's the end of the show.'
-Get up, get out and go wild! Whoo!
-Yes! Yes! Yes, high tens. Boom, boom, boom!
Brilliant, brilliant. It's like a piano, a human piano.
Honestly, it's the quickest hour of my life. Every Saturday morning.
I never think an hour can go as quick.
Nine till 10, it's like you blink your eyes and it's finished.
I know it's our job to be able to talk and describe what we're
feeling and what you're seeing, but actually, it's indescribable.
To do an hour of live TV like that is just insane.
-It was good, wasn't it? Yeah!
I'm sure you saw all our adrenaline,
all stress and all of that, but it is worth it.
It's just fun, isn't it?
-It's absolutely amazing.
-To try all these cool things.
'It's a wrap. Time for everyone to go home.
'But before we leave, there is just one last thing we need to do.'
Throughout the series,
Radzi's been throwing forfeits around left, right and centre.
-Well, Tim and I have had enough.
-Yes, we have.
We've had it up to here with jeopardy.
So our final challenge of the series, we are
going to have a little race down the...pretty gnarly rapids,
-I should say, on these luges.
-Except, Radzi, you won't be needing yours.
-Because we've got a special raft for you.
-What is that? What is that?
-That is a crocodile fitted with a camera to record your fear.
-How do I hold this?
-We don't know.
-But let's get into starting positions.
I don't want to do this!
'Oh, dear. I'm not sure cheating is going to help you win.'
I've already taken the lead.
My crocodile doesn't float!
'No, but it will help you go backwards.'
'As I take the lead, I'm not sure how to stop!'
My crocodile doesn't float!
Can't let her win.
-I'm not going anywhere!
I can't let her beat me. I can't let her beat me.
Yes, Warwood wins! Woo!
Goodbye, Naomi. Goodbye, Naomi.
-'And poor old Radzi finally makes it.'
-Oh, no, deep breath.
-Well, we lost Naomi. She went to the Amazon, I think. She's gone.
Radzi nearly died. But Warwood is victorious!
-This crocodile is useless.
-There she is, she's alive.
-She is alive!
But the best thing is, Radzi didn't win!
I couldn't stop! I didn't know how to stop.
I just went into the distance. I'm sure I won, though.
You didn't win, I won. You won the fastest over the rapids.
But if you thought that was good, it is nothing compared to
all the best bits from the series.
Oh, what's inside there?
You all right there, Tim?
# And we danced all night... #
It's lots of fun. We get to mess around a bit.
"Can you skateboard?" "Yeah, I can skate."
"Can you dress up as a girl as you do it?"
-Three, two, one! Jump.
-Hello and welcome to Wild. I'm Naomi Wilkinson.
-So am I. Sorry.
Start again, didn't know you'd do that. Believe it or not...
hard work goes into making the show come live to your TVs.
And does that make sense? My glasses are steaming up for some reason.
-I'm taking them off.
-Glad we're not live.
What cheese do you use to entice a bear out of a tree?
-What cheese do you use?
-"Cam on bear". "Cam on..."
He does a good impression of Darcey Bussell.
What did the cheese say when he looked in the mirror?
Good. Great work.
This is wild, isn't it?
We are turning, we're turning. Oh!
-It's fun, get out there and get involved.
Turning this...into this, into this.
We are very excited. And what did we think here?
-Well, it is quite astonishing.
-In a word, it was awesome.
-We went wild!
Probably one of the most amazing things I've ever done.
Do not forget... Get up, get out and go wild!
-I'm ready for that cup of tea.
Oh, you haven't forgotten the tea?
-Sorry, it's down there.
Welcome to a brand new live and unpredictable show that challenges you to get out and go WILD!
In this WILD series finale - Naomi, Tim and Radzi give a behind-the-scenes exclusive, lifting the lid on all the WILD secrets while they are backstage at the Cardiff International White Water. Jam-packed with animal encounters from the cute and cuddly, to the stomach-churning stuff of nightmares, Tim and Naomi share some of their own fantastic adventures and their favourite moments from across the series! Also, Radzi is given a taste of his own medicine, as Naomi and Tim dish out a final series challenge to get their own back on his weekly forfeits.