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Good morning. Welcome to the show. It is 10.00 on the August bank
holiday weekend. We are joined not only by Rich and Dan from The
Feeling, but also Sophie Ellis- Bextor. As well as that, we have a
man who is a popstar, operastar and has The X Factor, Joe McElderry.
The studio is packed with people to do some cooking and to take a look
at next week's telly. Yes, this is Good morning. Welcome. It is
another Sunday. Another Something For The Weekend. It is Carnival Day
on the streets today. The streets are blocked out there. It will be
harder to get out. Is it the end of Edinburgh? No. Is it still going?
They have already done the best joke, I think. The best joke of
Edinburgh Festival was by Nick Helm. It said, "I need a password eight
characters long so I picked Snow White and the Seven Dwarves!" You
are not laughing. Time Vine came in at two. Louise? Crime in a multi-
storey car park, that is wrong on so many different levels! Boom-boom.
The worst joke went to Paul Daniels which we were discussing before the
show. It is one of the better jokes. Stand up, Paul. I am standing up.
Apart from that, he said - I said to a fella... Stop now! Is there a
B&Q in Henley. He said no, there's an H, an E, an N, an L, an E, a Y
am not going to read some of these, they are awful. I was in a band
called The Prevention because people said which were better than
The Cure! I'm going to go next year. I might not bother after those
jokes! Stand up, Paul. I am standing up. You don't sound like
Paul Daniels! More Ken Dodd! Isn't it funny when you go to Liverpool
and there is a statue of Ken Dodd holding a kebab! People who know
that station will know what I mean. X Factor. Yes, I watched it last
night. I said it like I was excited. What do you make of it? I enjoyed
it last night. The new line-up is fresh... Gary Barlow is really slow
the way he speaks! Gary is very... She is good, she is, isn't she?
like him. I like Gary. What happens when he gets excited?! It is like
me, monotone! LAUGHTER He is good. What annoys me, right - and I am
pointing out something that probably everyone notices - don't
you think the way Louis Walsh claps is weird. Most people do that, or
THAT, if you are on a football pitch. Louis is like back to front.
I do like Gary, he is my favourite new judge. He showed too much man
cleavage. Last night, he had this blue jacket on and he had a scoopy
T-shirt number. What do you think about that? You guys notice...
of the Boybands. I was concentrating on their comments,
not T-shirts and clapping. Right. We should get Louis on the show.
Joe McElderry is on later. He knows all about that. He won it. Did he?
It will be interesting to hear what he thinks about the new show.
on later on. He has a new album out. He is here to chat about his music,
his life and what he thinks about the show that made him famous,
minus Simon Cowell. Rich Jones has not only brought along his band
mates from The Feeling, but also his wife, Sophie Ellis-Bextor. We
will be finding out how they maintain harmony when home life and
work life collide. Dan and Sophie will bang out a tune for us here. I
heard it earlier and it is really good. I love it when they do that.
If you have something you want to ask The Feeling and Sophie, or Joe
McElderry, e-mail us via the website -
bbc.co.uk/somethingfortheweekend, or Tweet @SFTW. Tell us your name
and we will be able to read out your questions. What are we making
today? We are starting off with buffalo wings with apple and
celeriac slaw. Are they going to be spicy? They are. Yes! APPLAUSE
is a really nice build-up Tim, you'll like them. Main course is
mushroom biryani. Table-topping on top there. Look at that! Everyone
else below them, much like Liverpool at the moment! And
dessert is a lemon meringue roulade. Look how pretty that is. It is a
meringue that we wrapped around lemon curd, passion fruit, cream
and raspberries. End of summer perfection! Finally, smoked haddock
gratin. Very simple dish. Smoked haddock. Cheesy sauce. A crumb
that's got hazelnuts, Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs. Those
recipes can be found at bbc.co.uk/somethingfortheweekend.
Is it good being a judge? It must be the best thing in the world? I
would love that job! You have to dress it up a little bit. What a
great job. A nice job. That is what you do in your normal life, you
judge everyone. I don't get paid for judging! LAUGHTER We all judge.
Wouldn't it be good to go, "I like your voice" or not! A nice job.
Here is what else is coming up. are watching Simon Cowell - I can
do it! This is what is coming up today. There's snow relief for the
team in Harry's Arctic Heroes! The skis are coming off.
It is blood, sweat and tears in Jig. She just performed like no-one's
business and my mouth dropped. Meet The Woman Who Swims With
Killer Whales. What a cutey. Come Killer Whales. What a cutey. Come
That's all to come. This show wouldn't be a show without Wayne
Collins. I can barely say this to you. CARNIVAL MUSIC I will be doing
some great drinks. LAUGHTER attention seeking by the way!
APPLAUSE Can I say, Wayne's got some moves! I tell you what... What
nightclubs did you used to go to? All of them! Where? Where did you
grow up? Camden. That is why you can dance like that, good rhythm!
Carnival. You played there once? Years and years ago, before Eternal
became successful in the charts. We went and played at carnival. What
was it like? It was good. It was weird because you are in this road
on the back of a truck. LAUGHTER Sort of shouting loud. No, it was
good. I do like a bit of carnival. Not going this year. Have you been?
No. It is all right. All right. don't like crowds! You don't like
crowds?! LAUGHTER All that pushing through stuff. Don't you get crowds
at football? That is different. They sit around for 90 minutes.
carnival are crowds after crowds! You need to find a pub and watch
them come past rather than move with it. Unless you have the moves,
like Wayne! And you are on the back of a float. Wayne will be there.
is food time. We will make buffalo wings. For that, we have chicken
wings, some pwhuter, delicious chilli -- butter, delicious chilli
sauce, some smoked paprika, then the slaw is apple, celeriac,
vinegar, parsley, red onion. If you wouldn't mind, those three
ingredients - I did a Louis Walsh clap then! I will be watching how
he claps! He does a cupping clap. How do you clap? Like THAF! I do
slightly like that, I think. Like a lady! I go on a half-beat! LAUGHTER
In here? Yes, please. And the paprika. Mix that around. Chuck in
the chicken wings and give those a good mix. Buffalo wings... Am I
putting those in there? Yes. The chicken goes into there. Do it with
a spoon. You can do it with hands if you want. I'm worried about your
new top. I reckon you will get that over your cream top. I will get it
all over YOURS! I will move this way. Buffalo wings. I didn't know
buffalo had wings. They were called buffalo wings because they
originated in the town of Buffalo in New York. Want to know another
fact? Louise Redknapp used to take flying lessons. Get out of here.
Did you? I did. If we go. I was really quite scared of flying so I
went on a few lessons. Had a little course. Just to try and understand
the mechanics better. Rich and Dan from The Feeling, Dan flies
helicopters, Rich flies fixed-wing. Did you go fixed-wing or
helicopter? Fixed Wing. It was a small one. Did you take the
controls? I don't know if I ever got that far. I would love to be
able to fly. I thought I was at the time and then I realised someone
else was doing 99% of it. So, Tim, whilst we are mixing those around...
Much better with your fingers. That is proper cooking. Am I grating the
whole of this? No. It is just that nice flavour, rather than using
carrot - you can use anything in a slaw. Careful! It should always
have cabbage in it because it originates from a derivative word
for cabbage salad. Can I say, I seem to get the boring jobs in the
kitchen. You said you like grating. We let that marinate for a little
while. Ideally, a couple of hours, perfectly overnight. Take them out
of there. With our tongs, put them all on to there and then we grill
side. Once you have grated that, I have some apple that I peeled and I
will grate that as well for our slaw. Louise, do you like Ab Fab?
Yes. They were filming outside Stella McCartney's shop. I got my
phone out and started taking pictures. Did you? I was like
paparazzi. I did see pictures in the paper. It wasn't you? I was
BEFORE the papers! I was sorting myself out. A good job that.
Weren't you embarrassed taking pictures? I was worried. Being
paparazzi I was worried Hugh Grant was going to come and punch me!
That will do. Yeah, you are right. I didn't think about it. I thought
this is interesting. That Tim Lovejoy taking our picture! He is
standing there taking pictures of people. I love it. We grill those
for six or seven minutes each side. The rest of the marinade... Stick
them in. In there, we have our apple, celeriac. Tim, half that
onion. I will chop some parsley. All of that mayonnaise and the
vinegar goes into there. What we have, the vinegar cuts through the
cream. I find that coleslaw is on the creamy side. I agree. I like it
with a bit more of a zing to it. had anchovy mayonnaise the other
day. I don't fancy that. It's a good thing to put in if you are
having a salad, a bit of Worcester sauce. I don't get that anchovy
thing. I love them! So, that all goes in. We need plenty of pepper...
Do you need the red onion smaller than that? Would you have them
smaller than that? Yes. You like long, stringy bits? Then you get
big bits of onion in your mouth! It's got to go in somehow! LAUGHTER
What would you have? Finely diced? Finely diced. No! OK. Never pick
things up with a wet towel. Water conducts heat! As they have been
cooking, we turn them over, the excess marinade we basted them with.
These fellas... What are you looking for? That is incredibly
easy to make. Dead easy! Just rinse these. Then all we do to serve -
how nice do they look? You simply stack up - it's the buffalo wing
festival the 4th and 5th September in Buffalo. 70,000 wings they go
through. I like them with blue cheese sauce. The traditional way.
I avoided it because sometimes the cheese is a bit clawing... A bit
what? Clawing! It means it's a bit claggy. There we go again! Then
what we do - those fellas on there. The excess marinade, all this oil
we want a bit of that. Tip that to have coleslaw. If you want to
dip them, you can have a blue cheese dip. Are you going to be
disappointed? Yes. You should try that coleslaw. That is delicious.
Because the butter softens it up, and the paprika, at first you think
you could eat more cheery but it grows and grows and then you get
that lovely warm... For the main cause we are doing a mushroom
biryani. That is really hot. All of the recipes are on our website.
Prince Harry describes his world being split into three lives, his
personal life, army life and official life. This is probably a
mixture of the last two and it is certainly a mixture of freezing and
dangerous. This is Harry's Arctic The progress is really slow. It is
difficult to move around. The terrain is quite difficult.
Where the ice breaks up it forms mini mountain ranges called
pressure ridges. Sometimes it is one metre high and sometimes it is
six metres high. They are messy mixture of hard, concrete lumps of
ice all piled on top of each other. These skis are coming off. We are
crossing something big. Guy lost his leg in a rocket-propelled
grenade attack in Afghanistan, so for him it is hard to negotiate the
rough stuff. It is difficult terrain. It is hard work getting it
over those bits but you just have to deal with it. For Martin and
Jaguar with missing or damaged arms, getting over the boulders is
equally challenging. Steve needs to be extra careful with his fragile
back. Having Harry along is a great help. Everybody is helping
everybody. It is the only way to do it. The team have no choice but to
scramble over the pressure ridges, hauling their heavy sledges all the
way. You can watch the final part of that in Harry's Arctic Heroes on
today at 9 o'clock on BBC One. first three guests have more than a
little in common. They have platinum-selling albums, they have
produced top tunes and they have dominated the top 10. They have two
brand new albums between them. It's # I thought it was over, but
it's not. # I am in love with a fall.
# You don't know what you've lost. # Fine dust under the Starlight,
# I don't care, I don't care what you say.
# I love you more, I love you more every day.
# I know I shouldn't go but something makes me crave the heat.
# Your Love is bittersweet. Two of them are married, two are
band mates, one has just been a cameo on the other's album. Can you
work that out? Welcome to Something For The Weekend. Welcome to the
show. What is going on? You both have albums out at the moment. Are
they going out at the same time? They come out about one week apart,
something like that. They are both already out. They came out in the
spring. You are singing on their album but they do not feature on
yours? No! When did the idea hatched that you would sing a song
together? You play a lot together, don't you? Yes, Rich and I met
because he was in my band. I think it was when the song was written.
Yes, the song happened and we had always wanted to do some singing
together but it happened naturally, you cannot force these things. The
song does came about and it sounded like it would be perfect for so
the's voice. It is handy because when you are at home and you hang
out together, you think you are going to write a song. I could not
say to my husband, let's have a song writing session! But it must
be quite handy. Is this something you have always done? Do you write
together? Are there signs that do not make the album? We wrote a song
together for her last record. a couple. It is very natural
because we are all in the same house. I played the bass on her
last album. We used to live together. When we started dating, I
was living with Dan. And we have all got studios in our houses and
often we are visiting and the end up in the studio. It is quite
natural. After a big party? You go to the studio? You play corporate
Giggs sometimes and Sophie will come on stage with you and play and
sing. You are used to playing with each other. Yes, not just the
corporate stuff. It just makes it interesting. If everybody is there,
Paul's wife gets up as well sometimes, and maybe yourself next
time! I will be there. What about me? You can bring the tambourine.
In the corner! I would not give you that much responsibility. Talking
about going on tour, we had another band on the other day that spends a
lot of time in Eastern Europe. You do, too. Yes, I have just played a
gig in the North of Ukraine. There were 200,000 people in the town
square. It is weird to go away. It was Ukrainian independence day.
Extraordinary. Do you know how you have become so huge in Eastern
Europe? The last four or five singles have done quite well there.
They love a Metro and dance music which is predominantly what my
album is. -- electric music. I have nurtured it by going to St
Petersburg and things. They like it when you go and visit and perform
there. You are invited to come and sing. That other Bain said to me it
is not so much about the record themselves but they come to the
gigs. Hundreds of thousands come to the concerts. Definitely. There is
a lot of piracy in Russia as well so it is hard to tell how many
records you are selling sometimes, but I have been to very far flung
places and I have a lovely passport collection of stamps now. Last week
he played to 200,000. Today you are going to play to... 10 in here and
millions at home! You are going to do a song from the album. This is
our new duet. It goes something like this.
# Leave Me Out Of It. # You are alone and that is your
thing, baby, that is your thing. # I don't hear your voice.
# You are alone and that is your choice.
# Baby, that is your choice. # But you don't know what love is
until you have had mine. # You don't know what love is until
you have had mine. # You don't know what love is until
you have had mine. # Coming through your door.
# You don't know what love is until you have had mine.
# You don't know what love is until you have had mine.
# You Don't Know What Love Is but you need some.
# A crack in your heart that can be undone.
# You don't know what love is until you have had mind coming through
your door. # And soon I will have you calling
out for more. # Coming through your door, so I
That was amazing! Very good. I love it. I love when people come on and
they sing live. I enjoyed that. Let's talk about rock and roll.
Your hobbies, you fly a helicopter. It is a fixed-wing plane. It is
nice that you have got rock'n'roll hobbies. How are they going? Are
you keeping up with it? I did my qualifying cross country two weeks
ago. That is a two-and-a-half-hour solo flight. You have to land at
two separate airfield, totally so low. You get marked by air traffic
control and they signed you off. Now I can take another test. Will
you let Rich fly you anywhere? we have been pretty cool about it.
We have done it, actually. We flew down to Goodwood Ladies Day for the
horse racing. It was a cool way to turn up. I remember talking to you
about helicopters for two hours because you love it, don't you?
love it but it is hugely expensive. I bought a pub in the East End and
turned it into a recording studio. I got excited there! Let's go to
the park! But it is a recording studio? There is still a bar so you
can get drinks. It is brilliant. And you can play your tunes as well.
And I can play the tambourine! has taken over my helicopter but I
will go back to it when I have saved up some money. We cannot have
Sophie Ellis-Bextor on the show without doing this. Do you know we
are doing this? It is a clip of you from yesteryear. That is what
happens every time you get on TV. That is because your mother used to
put you on Blue Peter all of the time. What colour would you like?
The green. You simply poppet over your head. You do not really need
it in here with the studio lights. It is nice if you double it back
around the outside like mine. What do you think? It looks very nice.
Have a look in the mirror. It goes with your pink cheeks. You can
really play about with these. Twist that one around as well. What do
you think? Very nice. I say it looks nice about four times.
you enjoy it when your mother got you on the show? Yes. It was quite
seldom. In four years I think I was on twice. I have seen that snood
clip since she left but there is another one when I have a dress
made for me out of bin bag and I would love to see that! I tried to
keep it but it was noisy. That is all for now but these guys are
going to hang around to cook and we are looking at the greatest apps
for your phones and tablets. You can contact us on Twitter and
through our website. But you know on it, please. For those that have
not seen this before, let me explain. Deja View. We play a song,
some classic headlines and a film and you have to try to known than
year that it happened. Obama named the year.
# If You tolerate this, then Your children Will Be Next, will do next.
-- will be next. The Angel of the North has been
raised into position at the sight of an old coal mine in Gateshead.
The 800,000 pounds structure towers over the A1 and will be seen by
90,000 people every day. The four hours videotapes of Clinton's
testimony to the ground jury have been put on television.
encounter did not consist of sexual intercourse. The Union Jack dress
worn by ex Spice Girl Geri Halliwell has been sold for �41,000
with the proceeds going to charity. # If You tolerate this, then your
children will be next. Are you employed, Mr about? Let me
explain something to you. I found the do. That is what you call me. -
He like so White Russian. That should be simple, the late 90s. The
manic Street Preachers. I am going to say 99. I was going to say 1997.
I would go this season 98-99! Now we have lots of photographs,
brownies. What we have done here, we have a dog with the corn dogs.
Heather Massey from Cheshire and her 12-week-old... It's a Shar Pei.
My friend owns one. They bite and they turn and they can bite - that
is why they have all that baggy skin. Have they been bred for that
purpose? I don't know. This is Gee. Where's the rice? Oh there, hidden.
Then we have the corn dogs. We also asked people in That's Life style
some funny food photos. Thank you very much for a man in the moon
fried egg. Mr Strawberry from Alison Wild. They have added stuff
to it. I do like this one. The Scottie dog crisp. That is a pork
ball in the shape of a pig. Did you see that? There you go. We have
turned into That's Life. This is a ginger man. A man-made of ginger. I
like these ones. That is apparently Osama Bin Laden in a chapatti. This
is our favourite. Not sure what that is on. That is Elvis there.
looks more like Roy Orbison. It is like a greasy stain. It is a place
mat with a greasy stain. That is what I want to see. When you spot
people in food and... Fine, yeah! It amuses me and us. No doubt that
will run and run. So, if you want to send pictures of cooking, or
your own creations from funny food, send them via the website -
bbc.co.uk/somethingfortheweekend or Tweet @SFTW. The wings were great.
Everyone went on them as soon as we finished. There are none left.
most important side dish that you need with the wings are napkins.
They are the stickiest things in the world. Yes. Main course, we
will do a mushroom biryani. There's lots of ingredients. The paste...
Biryani means rice? Yes. Traditionally, as we are going to
do, it is a layered dish. You will get it as a plate of rice with
stuff in it. But it should be layered and baked. So, for the
paste, for the curry paste, garlic, ginger, chillies, salt, turmeric
and garam masala. We have blended all that together. Mushrooms,
whatever you have got handy. The marinade, lots of yoghurt, cumin,
chilli powder, paprika, garlic, ginger and rice, stock, onion,
lemon, bayleaf, rose water and mint. A lot of ingredients. That
sometimes puts people off cooking Indian food. You need to buy a lot.
Once you have got them, they are interchangeable. first, the
marinade. I shall fry off... finely do you want it grated?
Whatever you fancy. We are looking to get flavour into it. You can
slice it if you want. Most of the marinade stays within the mushroom.
Because we want to soften the mushrooms, we chop them and then
quickly fry them. We are looking to get a bit of softness going...
mushrooms? Chestnut and buttons. If all you have got are field
mushrooms, pretty much anything will work. You are better off with
a more robust one like this. The good thing is, because button
mushrooms are cheap, it makes it a reasonably priced dish. There is
nothing expensive in this dish. Chuck those into the pan, nice hot
oil and cook those for a couple of minutes. You are not looking to
cook the mushrooms through. All you are looking to do is just soften
them slightly, get some flavour in there. A touch of salt, touch of
pepper. OK. While you do that, I shall slice some onion. You know I
have a good fact for you, an interesting thing for you. When I
lived in Norway last week, for four days, I went to a sardine museum.
Did you? LAUGHTER And? It wasn't - sorry to my friend - it wasn't the
most stimulating thing I have done in my life. Really(!) I met this
guy who worked there who again wasn't the most charismatic fella I
had ever met in my life but he told me that since they were able to
sterilise the tins in sardines, they pretty much reckon they can
last forever. They opened a tin of sardines which was 99 years old and
it was still edible. How's about that then?! Last week we discovered
you spotted trains when you were younger. Now we discovered on your
holiday - I bet your daughters were enthraled by their trip to the
sardine museum? Who needs Disney! What do you think you do there?
There is a lawnmower museum in crumb bri in Cumbria. That must be
great(!). They have their eyes taken out of them so they can teach
you how to put them on the thing ready for smoking. Then they give
you tins with plastic sardine fish and then you learn how to line them
up in the tin. LAUGHTER Needless to say I sat in the corner on my
phone! You know that sort of thing, maybe we should do joint family
holidays, we are busy! We leave that for a couple of hours or
preferably overnight. You are in a crisis time. What you need to do -
I'm frying off some onions. Cut that in half. Also finely chop the
mint. I'm doing this too quickly. Cook this slowly, five or six
minutes. Then we add the paste into there and we give that a stir
around as well. The sardine museum is an interesting one. LAUGHTER
There's a pencil museum. What goes on in a pencil museum? I suppose
you work out how they put the lead in it. Do they put the lead in it?
Is the lead melted first? I reckon it is extruded... How do they make
the lead that thin? They must melt it. How do they do it? That is why
it is a good museum. No-one has the faintest idea how lead arrives in
the pencil. So that could be your next holiday! LAUGHTER Then we add
our rice. We have soaked the rice in some water to soften it. Stir
that around and make sure every grain of rice is coated with that
delicious paste. Once that's done, we pour our stock on to the top.
I'm doing this in a flat frying pan so you can see it. Let that cook
for 15 to 20 minutes. Where is this going? We end up with this
delicious... In there? With a squeeze of lemon and our rose water
which gives us some fantastic fragrance. My favourite secret
ingredient is rose water. It brings a delicious aroma. I said a biryani
is a layered dish. We have our presentation ring. Fill it to about
a third up with the rice and pack that down as much as you can.
was a film with John Travolta, he came back as an angel, he had a
name, Frank? I'm being told it is Michael. He used to look at the
biggest things in America. That was good. That is fine. Press that down.
A spoonful of the mushrooms and top it with our rice. I forgot to put a
bayleaf on the bottom. It is not essential. The other essential part
of a biryani is the omelette top. We are going to shred this as our
garnish on the top. We have this lovely eggy garnish. Then pack that
down. It is important you pack it down. You want it to hold together.
If when you take the ring off, it falls, it doesn't matter. Can I use
my hands? Yes. Cover it with foil. We bake it for 10 to 15 minutes. We
are looking to cook out the mushrooms further. We end up with
this delightful biryani. Make sure that is packed down. What we do to
serve this is... I have missed a bit of this! I was thinking about
sardines. Omelette, eggs and coriander and then what we do to...
Eggs and coriander? Yum! The egg is essential. It is a traditional
ingredient in this. LAUGHTER Then what we have also got with it, a
little bit of shop-bought curry sauce which we will garnish with
again. That is something that you always should have with a biryani.
Then we pop our eggy bits on the top. Sardines, my granddad used to
give me sardines on toast. They are really good. He wouldn't let me
take the bones out. You should eat them! We are done. Now we can
destroy it. Would you like to have a go? Can you go at the same time
otherwise we will be here all day! It will be really hot. Does look
good. Spicy, the mushrooms... good? Gorgeous! Really hot. What
are we cooking next? A lemon meringue roulade. That recipe - in
fact all our recipes will be on bbc.co.uk/somethingfortheweekend.
You can e-mail questions from there for our guests as well or Tweet
@SFTW. Not forgetting to send your name, please. That is very hot.
Time for a dance. This is a documentary that follows wannabes
preparing for the 40th Irish Dancing World Championships.
There's grit, blisters and fierce She was extremely quiet, so shy, so
nervous. So when they said they were going to a dancing competition,
you had said, "She's never going to get up and do it." So I went to the
competition. They were coming out to dance and the next thing she
stepped forward and she just performed like no-one's business.
My mouth dropped. I literally called you in Ireland. "We had a
boots for a Jig on Thursday at 9.00pm on BBC Two. It is the mums
that were doing it with them. you going to be a pushy parent?
I am! I will push my children away from entertainment. Are you?
yourself a job in medicine. People are always needing medicine. That
is what I think. Our second guest shot to fame after winning The X
Factor in 2009. Since then he's gone on to have two top ten singles.
He's been a popstar who has turned into an operastar. Welcome to
Something For The Weekend, Joe McElderry. How are you? Very well.
How are you two? Good. Very good. Are you enjoying your life at the
moment? Yes. Very hectic but it is all fun. I get to do something I
love. It is good. So you are King of the Reality TV Shows now.
get a lot of votes. With us going into the second one, people will be
like, "Here we go again, I won't vote for him!" It was amazing. The
support was amazing again. There is nothing better than getting that
direct public support where you know people are picking up the
phone. Was you as nervous on the operastar one? X Factor, you were
young, you didn't have no expectations, didn't know what you
were going to do. Was that the biggest? I was already known for
something else, so I was like oh God, and obviously you had the
whole thing of winning The X Factor, then going on to something like
that. I was thinking, "Like everybody will be watching." It was
because I was aware how big the last show was, after coming out of
it, I realised how big a task it was going to be. Why did you go
Why did you go into it when you have that decision to make? I to be
approached us in January and February when I had just been on a
three-week holiday. I was chilled out and relaxed and I just said,
sounds great! It was going to be miles away, but it was really
demanding. They everybody assumes that if you can sing you can reach
this note and that note, but opera does not work like that. It is
training your voice. It was like going to the gym every day and it
was exhausting. I take my hat off to anybody that classically-trained.
The breathing exercises, everything you have to do. I thought I would
just have to pretend to sing opera. When you go back to the pop songs,
do you find that you have a wider range India for a sound? -- and a
fuller sound? It is so much easier. I learned so much about my voice.
If you train your voice as a muscle, he's into it and do it properly,
you can do it. I can't! Have you had the greatest time since leaving
X Factor? From the outside perspective it does not seem like
it has been all roses compared to some of the other guys. The X
Factor was one of the best experiences of my life, ever. It
put me somewhere where I would never have got without it. It was
kind of painted worse than what it was in the press and things like
that. It was made to be this huge kind of like he's moved back home,
he's depressed. It was not like that. I was just like, whatever. I
will carry on. Matt Cardle won last year. He said that he was talking
this week about holding back the releases of other artists. Do you
think that is a problem? Who were you in with? SyCo. Yes, but
whichever contestants? Olly Murs, Stacey Solomon. So they release
immediately and you have to wait? It is part of your contract. You
are relaunched on the first show and that is the big reveal. It
works for some people but for others it would be better to put it
straight out. A year is a long time in the music industry. It is. And
people have an iPod, things are flitting in and out. Have you been
watching the X Factor? I have. I really like Kelly. I think she is
holding the fort with a big personality. She seems to be the
head one, at the minute. What do you think of the way that Louis
Walsh claps?! We have some clips of the judges. I hope you enjoyed that.
I certainly did. I was expecting a little person to pop out from under
the hat. The singing was truly horrible. We expect people to be
off with the nervous feeling that you did not sink into ones. A
terrible audition. We have been waiting for a group like you guys.
You you rock it and everybody loved it. You take three big stars away
from it. There will obviously be an element of change. It is a matter
of time and people will get used to it but I miss Cheryl Kohl. Are you
still maids with her? Yes, but you miss her on the panel as well
because she is the nation's sweetheart. She is doing a new chat
show. What do you think? It must be true if it is on the front of a
newspaper! And what about your new album? It is called Classic. It is
the journey from my pop music to the more classical stuff. Nessun
Dorma, somewhere Over the Rainbow, Canto Della Terra. I just wanted to
release it straight away and get it out there instead of that long wait.
It was a really quick turnaround and we had lots of quick meetings
in a week and we bashed out all of this repertoire. Then I went into
the studio and recorded it in six days, which was pretty hectic.
it is you -- looking healthy in the charts. Last time I looked, it was
number two. Let's have a look. # It is time to say goodbye.
There you go. Quick question, did you enjoy winning The X Factor or
Popstar to Operastar most? That is hard. I enjoyed them most. Come on!
I think X Factor because it was where it all started. But Popstar
to Operastar was nice as well. you fall out with Simon Cowell in
the end? Not at all. We are still friends and I would still talk to
him. People think we hate each other. You would not go out for a
pint with him, but you know! Air still think highly of him for the
opportunity I was given. You are not on his label now. I am with
Universal. A new beginning. Joe is going to stick around to show us a
new apps. Thank you to him for coming in. Here is a taste of what
is still to come today. You can get up close to killer whales. She is
just so curious. I am not feeding her. She is just interested in what
we are doing. Our final dish is smoked haddock gratin. Bill Nighy
Mr and Mrs Jones. Rich from The Feeling and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
Who does the cooking? I do the majority but Rich is a very good
cook as well. I do some lovely blackened cod. Nice! How do you
Blacon part? -- do blackened cod? You'd use Japanese miso. There is a
level of skill compared to doing it at home as compared to a
restaurant! All right! Do you ever could deserts? That is not really
something we do. We are more likely to spend ages making starters and
main courses and then buy a box of chocolates. My children get fruit
for deserter and that is it. As a grown-up you think you don't want
to make a whole pudding. We want a spoonful of your child's pudding to
annoy them and then move on. I used to love custard and rice pudding
and things. Other people's are always better, like other people's
chips. I have bought some semolina because they think they should have
to beat the horrible things we had as children! I like them both.
like it when my children tell me they are bored. That is part of
life. Being bought is being a child! -- being bored. This is a
lemon meringue roulade. Passion fruit, raspberries, whipped cream
with icing sugar. Then some egg white so that on 99% on with loads
of sugar for a meringue base. -- egg whites that are 99% done. So if
you can whisk them up, you gradually add the sugar. A can you
see how already it is like toffee? That kind of thing. This is a happy
marriage! I read in my notes that you bought Rich a cookery course.
Is that right? Yes but we have not done it yet. We have done a Fish
Cookery Course, which was another present. And did you make blackened
cod?! We did lobster. You need confidence when you are cooking. We
used to be intimidated in the fishmongers but now I know which
one I want. Really? Yes, we it predominantly fish and seafood. We
get live lobsters. At that is fun with the children. When I lived in
Norway last week for four days, we caught a crab and had to do that.
One of my daughters wanted to kill it and eat it and the other wanted
to set it free. It is kind of exciting. We once got a crab. We
thought we had paid more than we had previously but it was double
the size and we did not have a big enough saucepan. We boiled the
water and we were about to put it in but it did not fit. That was a
mistake. I think we had to do it upside down in the war in the end.
-- in a frying pan. OK, you can turn that off. Beautiful. All you
need to do is take all of that out with the spatula. Put it on there.
Basically we are going to bake a flat blanket of a meringue. I do
like to do this bachelor on a Sunday. -- spatula. How did you get
together? In Barcelona, on one knee on the beach. Cocktails and the
full moon? We had been working together for a year-and-a-half
before we got together because I was in her band. Had she always
been looking at you? When I auditioned, she was in a panel of
judges watching me play. She was whispering to her friend. She said
that she was just saying nice amplifier, but we know what that
means! Bake that for 15 or 20 minutes because it is very thin.
The Tate with meringue, when you stop baking them, set the oven at
180, but the meringue in and drop it down to 120 so the outside is
crispy and the inside is juicy. Put all of the lemon curd into there,
scrape out the passion fruit and mix it together. We have a question.
Do you get competitive over album sales?
go on tour? You must go out at the same time. We tried to make a two-
week rule so that we never go for longer than two weeks with the kids
and everything. That generally holds. Now Sophie can sing with us
as well. When you are together, do people become more interested in
your relationship than your music? Is that annoying? Now everybody
accepts it. But did you used to find it annoying? I think we made a
habit of being really boring early on. We have never been on anything
before together. How is it going? Are was quite nervous! It is a bit
weird! When I was reading through my notes last night, I was thinking
that it is refreshing that you are married but you don't talk about it.
You get so many people on and you are told not to mention the famous
wife or husband because they don't talk about it. That is a level of
intrigue that is probably not really necessary. You are married!
Spread that cream across there. Rich, it makes that together, lemon
curd and passion fruit combined. You need to work it so you get it
really mixed up. Then you have that lovely lemon curd and passion fruit
flavour. An end of summer dish. Spread out the cream. Pick of then,
whatever you like. Just nicely covered. -- thick or thin. Then put
the lemon curd and passion fruit along the top of it. Cream,
sweetened with icing sugar, egg whites, sweetened with icing sugar,
then the lemon curd and the passion fruit to give some acidity. You can
make patterns when you put that on lovely because of the passion fruit.
The rolling up is the exciting bit. Because it is a meringue, it is
going to break. So what we are going to do... What does the
roulade mean - rolling? Rolled. What we do, a little bit over like
that... I would have gone the other way! You will end up doing both
ways. Then the next bit like that. Then all you need to do is come
back the other way... We would have gone longways... I see what you
mean. Roll it right back. Perfect. Good. Then what we do - this is the
most difficult bit, getting it from the paper on to here. All you do is
literally go the other way and we have icing sugar on the paper as
well. How about that?! Then all we do, we simply serve a good big
wedge. If you chill this afterwards - one for you, Sophie. Don't be shy,
Joe! Why are you doing that? Tell us what you are going to make for
the last... A smoked haddock gratin. I will dig in. Wayne will be
concocting some carnival cocktails next. What is that like? How long
does that cook for? 15-20 minutes. Now it is your second and last
chance to guess the year in Deja # If you tolerate this... #
Britain's biggest sculpture the Angel of the North has been raised
into position on the site of an old coal mine near Gateshead. The
�800,000 structure towers over the Four Miracles hours, videotapes of
President Clinton's testimony to the Grand Jury about what he did
and didn't do with Monica Lewinski went out on television. These
encounters did not consist of sexual intercourse. The famous
Union Jack dress worn by Geri Halliwell has been sold for more
than �41,000 with the proceeds going to charity.
# If you tolerate this # Then your children will be next.
Dude. Hey. I finally got the venue I wanted. I'm performing my dance,
my cycle, at Crane Jackson's Theatre on Tuesday night. I'd love
it if you came and gave me notes. I'll be there, man.
That was The Manics plus headlines on Bill Clinton, Ginger Spice and
the Angel of the North. What is today's Deja View year? When that
film was around, did lots of people ask for white Russians? Yes. I love
a white Russian. What is in it? Vodka, coffee Liqueur and cream.
What year was that? 1998. I think '98. I have to go a bit different.
I will say '99. LAUGHTER Carnival cocktails today. We have rums from
cocktails today. We have rums from all over the Caribbean. So I am
going to bring some of the flavours from the island. I have aloe vera
juice, which is really good. Where is that? Right here. When you break
an aloe vera... It is high in acid. Do you drink this neat? You can do.
It adds freshness to the drink. We have some... Like licking a
battery! This is the Calypso Swizzle. Rum... Don't do that
anyone, don't lick a battery! I don't know why I said that! Stupid!
LAUGHTER I will get myself in trouble. Some sourz pineapple
liqueur. Please don't do that. Whatever you do, don't do that.
Lime juice, vanilla syrup. Or drink to excess, don't do that either!
You are covered. You are fine. shot of aloe vera juice. Aloe vera
grows wildly all over the Caribbean. What is this one? Guava juice.
love that. Used to combat... Sunburn. You break the leaves on
the beach and rub it on the sunburn. In Barbados there is a guy that
comes around - I know one man in particular - he breaks aloe vera
and he offers everybody a massage. He's always outside Sandy Lane.
massages everyone... Look at you two! This is a traditional
Caribbean swizzle stick. No shaking involved. We have more ice. That's
like... Trinidad rum over the top. Like a stick? Couple of pineapple
leaves. And our wedge of guava. That is Calypso Swizzle. That is
delicious. The freshness comes from the aloe vera juice. Mmm. I better
crack on. Give us a straw, please. I think the guava juice makes it.
Guava juice is really fresh. This is falernum. Jamaican white rum
followed by rum from Barbados. Oops! This is coconut and mango
water. You can buy that? It has twice the potas sum -- potassi
murks -- potassium... Exclusive supermarket. I am trying to be old-
fashioned. Shake it up. I read it rehydrates you. It is meant to be a
very good sports drink. Yeah. is why I am not buying it. As I'm
an athlete, I thought I better have a go! We have the rums from
Barbados, Jamaica, a bit of -... These kind of drinks are fun drinks.
Yes. A slice of freshman go. This one is called? -- A slice of fresh
mango? This one is called? Up north, with the Dom Republic, that is
called Sweet Meringue. That is lovely. The rum in there, the kick
of the rum. That is really nice. That is my favourite. I will swap.
Happy carnival! Cheers. Both of those cocktails are on the website,
bbc.co.uk/somethingfortheweekend. If you are heading... What time we
leaving?! LAUGHTER I'm not going with you in that! Have a fun and
safe carnival. Have you got the top to go with it? It suits you, though.
I love your moves. Right. Killer whales are some of the most
dangerous predators in the world's oceans. One person has dedicated
her life to correcting this. Here she is The Woman Who Swims With
Killer Whales. Some of them will just, no matter
how long I have known them, will swim right past the boat and they
are doing their orca thing. Others, my boat turns up and they are
my boat turns up and they are racing over and they want to play.
I will drop out of here and see what she will do. A young female
approaches the boat. Just five years old, she's followed closely
by her mum. Come on. Mum's coming in too. You coming in for a play as
well? Ingrid greets them by slapping the water and blowing
bubbles. Incredibly, the orca often blow bubbles back at her. This is
the thing that fascinates me about these animals, they are so curious.
I'm not feeding her, but she's interested in what we are doing.
Blowing bubbles, the orca are mimicking Ingrid. What a cutey!
Come on. Far from being ruthless killers, this remarkable
interaction shows just how inquisitive and gentle wild orca
can be. Hello. You are a little calmer. Not so excited. And The
Woman Who Swims With Killer Whales is on Wednesday at 8.00pm on BBC
Two and BBC HD. It is gadget time and Joe McElderry and Dan from The
Feeling are standing by to help us. That is where the noise is coming
from. Dan has a driving game. Lucy Hedges is here. Apps this week. You
have six apps. Our first app which Dan is going to show off for us, as
you can hear... Spin it around for us, Dan. This is Real Racing 2.
Like most racing games, it uses the accelerometer. He is playing in the
Appwheel. It enhances your game experience and makes you feel like
you are playing on something bigger than a phone. It is better
precision on control. What do you think, Dan? It is fun. I feel like
a seven-year-old! It is very much like the Wii wheel. The game is
also... How much is this? It's �2.99, the Appwheel is �9.99. You
don't need the Appwheel to play it. It works with loads of games.
look at the next one. The next application is something called
android, it is called Swype. you swipe from letter to letter to
spell a word. This is the latest thing, apparently? It is very cool.
Have a go. With a bit of practice You swipe along the words. It is
quite difficult do do when it is facing this angle. We are doing it
for the purpose of television. You can be really quick. If it doesn't
recognise a word, it offers up a selection of words. If it still
doesn't know what you are talking about, you can save it to the
dictionary. So next time you put in your mystery word... They reckon
that is what everyone is going to be doing? Yes. It is not an
application in the typical sense where you can download it, it is in
Beta at the minute. You have to download an installer and whack it
on. Golf time now. Joe, come over. I will run round you this way.
will get you going. Do you play golf? I'm not a golf player.
not either. The idea is to putt. This is called iPing. Start putting.
This is called iPing. Start putting. Keep putting. What it does, in
conjunction with this cradle that you can see on the putter shaft. It
uses, the built-in gyroscope to identify impact angle... Swing from
the body. Soft hands. You are not that bad. I'll go. FOUR! LAUGHTER
wasn't good. It measures your consistency. You can kustmiez it.
What this does is establish your consistency. After five putts, you
establish your putting handicap. It is a way to improve your putting
skills. Do one more. Do we need to see... It measures all your putts.
What you can do, if you want to show off your stats, you can post
it on Twitter and Facebook. You can compare your stats with the pros.
Let's find someone. It won't be good. I agree with you. LAUGHTER
There's his stats, the consistency is quite on point. You need more
work. You are not a golfer, it is fine. What sport do you do? I do a
lot of running. I love running. Loads of great apps... Not football
or golf. It is all about singing! I won't ask you if you like that
because you don't really know. really! If you would like to come
round with for this one. We have an awesome application, it is called
Google Goggles. You are on the internet and searching, and...
is like the visual version of Shezam. You take a picture of
And what it does... It has crashed on us. Loaded back up. What it does
is utilise Google's expansive search engine. It is scanning the
photograph and it will pull up search results pertaining to that
image. What does it say? Similar image? It has not identified the
flag, not this time. It has not identified the British flag?! How
much is that? We have run out of time. This is completely free on
the iPhone and Android. Thank you. If you would like more information,
e-mail us through the website. And now, a new spy drama that crackles
with tension. Bill Nighy stars in What about you? Isn't your father a
writer? Writer and activist, yes. It must be odd having a famous
father. I am surprised you have heard of him. How famous can you be
in Syria? You were born in Damascus? Yes. My brother was
killed by the Israelis. When? years ago. What was he doing?
Waving a white flag, trying to stop them trying to knock down a house.
The Israelis were building a wall through occupied territories and
the Wall went right through the house. Been in that part of the
world? What were you doing? Oh, you know. I don't know. You are going
to have to tell me. I was on holiday. On the West Bank? Where
else do you go on holiday? Afghanistan? A maybe this is the
And you can watch Page Eight tonight on BBC Two at 8 o'clock. In
the kitchen we have Joe, who tells me his cooking is quite bad.
never cook. I like bacon. Baking or bacon? Baking cakes! It is the
accent! I was going to say bacon sandwiches! You like baking, I have
got you! Cooking is a bit of a nightmare. This is relatively
straightforward. If you have never done any cooking before, the
paprika, tarragon. And we have poached the smoked haddock in milk.
You do that because it takes away the salty taste and the overt smoky
it down so that it is just simmering, turn it down. Do you
expect people to know that? I have just told them! Just checking.
can put this in the gratin and bake it and it will just be fine but it
will be smoky and salty. We do that to make it taste better but it is
not essential. We are doing a crumbly top with hazelnuts, butter
and tarragon. You can relax for a moment, Joe. First we make the
sauce, melting butter in a pan. I am going to do this too fast. When
you go home, Joe, with your new- found talent for cooking, slow it
down. Do it gently. But I am ramping it up to do it quickly.
Melt it gently, then add the plain flour. I want to do this e-mail.
Would you consider being a judge on the X Factor? Well, yes, I would
actually. It would be good fun. Would you be able to be hard
because you know what it is like to be up there? That is the only
problem. When I watch it now, I feel their pain. I actually cry,
Joe. Simon, I cry when people get through. I was crying on my own on
the sofa last night. I cried at the girl that sank Respect. She was
just so happy. And that day is so build up. You arrive at 5 o'clock
in the morning and you wait all day, doing interviews. Just the anxiety
before you even step on the stage and then you get on and everything
is heightened. You know that there are cameras, an audience, big stars
in front of you. When I watch it now, it brings back memories.
Emotional, I bet. But they think I would be OK. I would be realistic
but sympathetic. Now you have the classical training. We have the
butter and the plain flour and the spices, and you gradually add the
milk. I am doing it way too quickly. Had it gradually and when it
bubbles, add some more. Are we going to ruin it? If you do it so
quickly, you stretch the flour. And it can taste a bit like flour. Then
we add the cream, the Parmesan, the cheese, then we stir it together.
What you need to do, slice those potatoes. You have got a job!
them in half and a layer them in the dish. Would you like me to
help? He will be all right. We are not so bad on time. Just if you
need me, shout, Simon. I always need you! When you did your
audition, was it in front of a live audience? We were the first year
when it was and my audition day was the first day. Did you all get on
instantly? Actually, I change my question. You know instantly when
you saw people getting on stage, did you think they would get
through and be on the live show? You are kept away from that room so
you do not know what is going on. You are in another room doing the
interviews, you know, that you see. It is only at bit camp that you
watch everybody and that is when everybody is looking at you.
competition. You can never tell who they will go for. It changes from
day to day. If you are a good one day but bad the next... And choice
of song as well. And the style of the song. No matter what they throw
at you in the competition, you nailed it every time. But it is
hard. Because if you are raid jazz singer and they decide to do this
go, you are in trouble. -- a jazz singer. A handful of spinach on
there and then some big flakes of this. With the fish, peel it off
the skin and just dollop it on. When you were doing Popstar to
Operastar, you had to learn some Italian. Give me some Italian lines.
I actually don't know any! I was expecting some romantic lines! I
only know the words of the songs. I am not fussy. I cannot even think
of something to say. You have let me down. Come on, Simon. You have
let us all down. I am concentrating on the fish! It is very messy.
this gets messy, that is the joy of it because it will all get baked.
Chuck it all end? Yes. It does not matter about the size of the pieces.
The bigger the better. From an eating point of view, you want a
nice big chunk of fish rather than little flakes. Nobody would eat my
cooking. Look at it! I hope you washed your hands! It is all about
confidence. And maybe not stabbing yourself. When that has gone in,
all we do is we dollop this lovely cheese sauce. It is going loopy
because we brushed it. You want it to be looser than that. The -- of
we rushed it. If it is too thick like that, you can add more cream
and milk. Now, the final part. This audition is nearly over! Tarragon,
battered, breadcrumbs, hazelnuts, rub them together. -- butter. Like
making a crumble, which is basically what we are doing. This
is delicious flavour on the top. It does not matter if the butter does
not melt when we are doing this. It will melt in the oven. Then
sprinkle it on top. It is nice to have a crispy top on something. It
is a meal in one. All you need. However much you feel is
appropriate, Joe. Use your creativity. While you are doing
that, another question. Which classical song is the hardest to
sing? Probably Nessun Dorma. It is really hard and the timing is funny
so you have to concentrate. It was the one that I had panic attacks
about. Sleepless nights, I am sure. We take that for 20 minutes or so
and this is what you get. The joy of it is we have hazelnuts,
Parmesan cheese, so you get really delicious smells and the flavour.
It has not taken very long at all. How much does that go in for?
20 minutes. You are looking at a dead simple dish that will feed a
big fat family, I mean in number, not that you are fat. Thank you.
Let's go back to Tim. Thank you. We can reveal the year of Deja View
when Bill Clinton made the headlines for the wrong reasons and
the manic Street Preachers were number one. It was 1998. We sort of
got it right. Talking about The X Factor. One of the questions on
Twitter, Sophie, which you consider being a judge? It looks like a
great job. It looks good from the sofa at home, so probably fantastic
on the television. Do you watch it? Yes. I like that the girls get on.
There is good chemistry. It is nice to see them having banter and
laughing over the guys. It is nice to watch. I don't know whether you
asked this in cooking, but do you keep in touch with the X Factor
contestants? Yes, Olly Murs, Stacey, Jedward. Jedward?! Do they have one
mobile phone between the two of them? Yes, they actually do. They
don't have my number now because I used to get random phone calls and
they did not say anything. It was like constant pranks. Hello?!
Feeling, have you got any concerts? Yes, we have a tour in October.
any festivals? Yes, Harvest. It is Alex Jones's Farm, which is food as
well. Lots of cheeses. And we are playing there. Will there be plenty
of cheese? Yes, plenty of cheese. Is that this weekend? No. Your
keyboard player is getting married. Oh, yes! We are almost out of time.