Welcome to Blue Peter Backstage! We’ll bring you behind the scenes with videos, photos, diary updates, guest gossip and any exclusives we can get our little hands on.
6th March 2014 3.43pm
This week Radzi gave us the low down on his Sport Relief challenge.
"For the last 10 weeks I have been training for a one mile open water swim for Sport Relief in the freezing Lake Windermere! I hate the cold, anything involving cold really frightens me and I am not strong swimmer. This was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.
I was trained by Colin Hill who is an expert open water swimmer. I’ve been training every day in the pool and in open water to get used to the cold. Today you get to see me attempt and hopefully complete my swim. Thank you for all your support, it has meant the world to me!"
21st February 2014 5.15pm
Having the Police puppies in the studio this week made everyone in the office go awwww! We had to put together a gallery of the cute pups so you guys can join in. Check it out here!
20th February 2014 12.45pm
Lindsey's away this week and the boys are in charge, we found them taking selfies in the office!
Barney: We’d like to announce that we’re very sad this week because we’ve run out of biscuits! Also Lindsey's not in the office which means it’s a boys show and we can say what we like without being told off.
Radzi: What is actually means is that we are going to have bosses talking to us in our ears and we are not going listen to them.
B: Normally you need a girl in the studio for a bit of control but she’s not here today, it could be the first time Blue Peter falls off air.
R: While the cats away...
10th February 2014 2.23pm
We met Radzi and Lindsey for some advice on Safer Internet Day..
"Remember, when it comes to the internet, safety never takes a day off! The most precious thing about your life is you - if anything ever upsets you online, you shouldn't be afraid to tell someone. Also it's great to teach your friends and family to use sites, games and apps safely too.
"It is MEGA important to stay safe on the internet. Never go on a website you're unsure of - it's always a great idea to ask for an adult's advice and help. And if it was up to me I'd keep it to CBBC!"
For more info check out CBBC Stay Safe
29th January 2014 4.25pm
We caught up with Barney to see what he was looking forward to in Thursday's show!
"Can't wait to find out more about Jordan Casey. He's a coder and makes apps - AMAZING. Don't forget to watch him on the show. Lindsey will be showing off her Gamebuilder level too but Mine is better! Play it here"
Watch the show this Thursday on the CBBC Channel at 5.30pm.
23rd January 2014 4.04pm
Barney and Radzi gave us some tips for the 500 word competition today…
Barney - "500 words is an amazing competition. To come up with a story that is exactly 500 words long you have to use words that really mean something, words like supposedly, and refrigerator…"
Radzi – "It’s a real challenge to write a story and then find out it’s too long and have to re-write but so it still makes sense. It’s a challenge but a challenge you want to get involved in."
Barney - "Don’t forget words that rhyme as well. So, you want to find a word that rhymes with orange and Radzi…"
Hmm not too sure about the last bit Barney!
16th January 2014 5.23pm
Radzi loved going behind the scenes on the MI High set and we caught up with him to find out what happened.
"MI High was brilliant! It’s filmed in Glasgow and the team are great. All the agents were really really nice. It was a long day but amazing to go behind the scenes and the set is actually an old school that has been turned into a studio.
I may have gone walking around where I shouldn’t have been but I found old class rooms and random props, it was really cool. Check out my own behind the scenes film to see what I found!"
16th January 2014 4.56pm
We had a catch up to find out what is in store for Barney this week.
“It’s my first day back and I expected balloons, party poppers and food to eat while I talked to Lindsey and Radzi about how much they’ve missed me and how much I’ve missed them. Instead we are eating the world’s hottest chillies! So I am glad to being back…no! Hahaha, only joking!”
“My mouth is still burning from the chilli challenge I did and I can’t wait to see Barney and Radzi react to the challenge today. All I am going to say is we are going to need a lot of milk in the studio! Welcome back Barney!”
14th January 2014 5.38pm
Lindsey has started training for a secret challenge. We caught up with her to see how it was going.
'I needed to start training immediately if I wanted to get in shape for my first BIG Blue Peter challenge! It was really hard getting on a bike machine for the first time as I'm not used to using my leg muscles.
I had my first small injury as I was training hard doing lots of sprinting and endurance and have hurt my knee.
The training is long, hard and exhausting, but if I want to have any chance of completing my first big challenge I have to bring it!'
Keep watching to find out what Lindsey's secret challenge is!
10th January 2014 3.57pm
With the Jedward boys in the building we had to get them playing the Jet Boat Barney game!
As soon as they started all they wanted to know was who was at the top of the leaderboard and they set out to smash their score.
John stepped up first and got an impressive 2462meters, but he didn't manage to knock Connor from The Vamps off the top.
Then it was Edwards turn and with some tips from John and some amazing concentration he flew to the top of the board with a whopping 5423meters!
9th January 2014 6.23pm
We caught up with Lindsey and Radzi to find out what they are looking forward to in 2014.
"Finishing off 2013 was lovely, I got to spend quality time with family. I’ve been training hard for an upcoming challenge so I was on the exercise bike on Christmas day! It is good to be back in work but don’t tell Barney and Radzi!"
"2013 was without a doubt the best year of my life so I can wait to find out what 2014 be like. I am really excited to find out what challenges Blue Peter can give me and I am really looking forward to getting to know Barney and Lindsey better."