Welcome to the Blue Peter Backstage Diary where the fun continues! We’ll bring you behind the scenes with videos, photos, diary updates, guest gossip and any exclusives we can get our little hands on.
4th December 2013 5.06pm
This week’s Star is Daisy who sent in this super creative hedgehog made out of a book!
“It’s really creative, I love the design and I want to take it home. In fact I think I might…can I take this home??”
“Daisy I think it’s a genius design. Not only have you taken a book and turned it into a hedgehog but if you think about it, it is the safest hedgehog ever. Sometimes hedgehogs get in trouble crossing the road but this one can get flattened and then pop back into shape again. Amazing!”
28th November 2013 5.40pm
Ever since The Vamps came in and played our Jet Boat Barney game everyone has been trying to beat their scores.
So we've created a Superstar leader board. We're going to get all the famous faces we can find to play Jet Boat Barney then get their score added to the board.
The rules are simple - they get three tries and the best score is added to the board.
Feeling competitive? Why not get playing Jet Boat Barney and see who's score you can beat!
28th November 2013 5.34pm
"This week I got to put Shelley the Tortoise to bed to have her winter nap.
I did get a bit confused and think she wanted to have a sleep over so I turned up in my pyjamas!
She’s all tucked up now and she’ll be woken up in February.
Night night Shelley!"
21st November 2013 5.38pm
This week's Star is Dominic who made an amazing racing car from things he found around the house!
"Dominic you are an absolute hero, I love your rocket car spaceship thing!
Its silver, it looks like there’s going to be fire coming out of it and it looks like it could go really fast. There’s even a spoon on it as a secret leaver.
It’s absolutely amazing, you are the recycle king!"
14th November 2013 1.09pm
With BBC Children in Need just round the corner Lindsey sneaked backstage at Children in Need Rocks to meet a few of the stars.
"Children in Need Rocks was super fun! There was such a great line up including Robbie Williams, The Wanted, Little Mix and Dizzee Rascal. It was a really good night of music. A great event for an amazing charity.
I managed to sneak backstage to meet some of the acts and Gary Barlow is now my new best friend! He was really lovely and nice when we met him and he told us how much he loved Blue Peter. We love you too Gary!"
Check out this exclusive video of Lindsey meeting Gary!
13th November 2013 6.08pm
As soon as we saw this amazing sock monkey we knew we'd found our Star of the Week.
This cheeky creation was made by Sophie-Jayne who has used her hobby to get herself a Blue Peter badge. Nice work Sophie-Jayne!
Why don't you get in touch and tell us about your hobby?
Postal address: Blue Peter, 2nd Floor, BBC Bridge House, MediaCity UK, Salford, M50 2BH
email: email@example.com and next week it could be you!
12th November 2013 2.59pm
Things are heating up for this year's Children in Need and we're getting ready for our Spectacular Spot Show.
Barney has been up on the balcony this morning getting the projectors ready for Thursday's show. Here's a cheeky sneak peek of just how high the spot projectors are going to be.
If you sent in a spot make sure you keep an eye on this weeks show and see if you can spot your spot!
7th November 2013 6.10pm
"It's Barney's birthday! We've been having a great day throwing jelly worms at him, eating cake and generally having a really fun day. Happy birthday Barney!"
"A huge woppertron happy birthday to the birthday boy Barney Harwood! I've only known him properly for a month but he is already a really good friend, all the best mate!"
"I was woken up this morning with a coffee, which was nice, and since then Radzi gave me a cuddle, Lindsey bought me a lovely card that she drew in and I've got cake! I am still waiting for my pony though..."
7th November 2013 10.09am
Sam is this week’s Star after he sent in this amazing animation to celebrate receiving his Sport Badge.
Great work Sam!
The Sport Badges were sent out last week so if you applied keep your eyes on the post.
If you think you've got a talent or skill that deserves Star of the Week then get in touch via post:
Blue Peter, 2nd Floor, BBC Bridge House, MediaCity UK, Salford, M50 2BH
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and next week it could be you!
31st October 2013 2.47pm
This week we caught up with Lindsey and Barney who were chatting about things to do this Halloween...
"I think instead of trick or treating you should learn a skill like juggling or keepy-uppys, something that earns those sweets because that way you’ll appreciate them more."
"I used to live in America so Halloween was the biggest day of the year, bigger than Christmas and I always used to dress up as a witch no matter what. My favourite treat were little ghosts made out of peanut butter, but I think you can only get them in America!"
If you want to have some Halloween fun then why not try making some edible Jelly Worms!
31st October 2013 2.37pm
We have two Stars this week: Emma and Katie emailed us this picture of their Halloween pumpkins.
"Emma and Katie your pumpkins are amazing! I know Lindsey is going to love the glittery one.
I like the owl one because we had an owl on last week’s show and you’ve obviously used that as inspiration, which is what it’s all about. Plus you’ve made it your own. It's wicked!"
"I do like the glittery one because its got yellow eyebrows and green eyeballs, it’s really cool and really colourful. You’ve even made hair out of the sequins! I think is very jazzy and it looks like a disco ball pumpkin – super girly!"
24th October 2013 6.49pm
The Vamps have just been playing Jet Boat Barney and it all got very competitive! It was best of 3 and here's what happened!
James stepped up first with a best score of 1710m. Then Tristan was next scoring a very impressive 2236m. Unfortunately Bradley couldn't top that, his best score was 2014m. Then up came Connor and after a shaky start (12m!) he managed a colossal score of 2618m!
Think you can do better? Then get playing Jet Boat Barney now!
24th October 2013 5.35pm
This week's Star is Florence who sent us this super cool picture!
“Florence your picture is absolutely amazing, I think you’ve got Radzi’s hair absolutely perfect the badge is brilliant, Lindsey looks beautiful which I real life takes some doing and a lot on make up! ;-)
If we were to release an album cover this would be it! It is amazing.You are definitely Star of the Week!”
24th October 2013 4.35pm
"My Big Bike Challenge is probably the last time you will see me on a push bike this year as I've got a sore bum now!
It was an epic, relentless and painful challenge but worth it!
I'd like to say thank you to my team and my coach Charlie because without them I wouldn't have been able to do it - they were amazing!
Also when I got to Kendal I got some sweets - which was nice!"
23rd October 2013 2.54pm
On next week’s show we will be making some terrifically terrifying edible worms for you to trick and treat your friends with.
To make sure you’re ready to get your wriggle on you’ll need these goolish ingredients:
2 packs of raspberry jelly
3 leaves of gelatin or vegetarian substitute
green food colouring
red food colouring
80 flexible drinking straws
Crumbled up chocolate biscuits for soil
They're gonna be wickedly creepy!
21st October 2013 4.53pm
We asked Steve Backshall to play our new game Jet Boat Barney. The Pole to Pole action man managed to reach a mega distance of 1400m!
Think you can beat his score? Then get playing now and find out!
19th October 2013 2.33pm
While Radzi was getting cozy on the North West Tonight sofa Barney and Lindsey got on their bike and headed down South. They put their right feet forward and waltzed into the Strictly Come Dancing studio for one of their deliveries.
Well with all that dancing you're gonna need a pizza!
If you've been inspired to get spotty for BBC Children in Need why not try our Spotty Pizza make.
18th October 2013 5.42pm
The Blue Peter pizza delivery challenge is well underway! Here's Radzi with a delivery for Annabel and Roger on North West tonight.
If you fancy getting spotted for BBC Children in Need why not try out our Spotty Pizza make.
17th October 2013 7.00pm
I made a really colourful bold spot with my hand and added colourful nails. I’ve gone for a girly one!"
"I got the inspiration for mine from looking into Lindsey’s eyes so I drew an eye!"
"I started mine with lyrics and music notes, then I'll drew a bike coz I am going to raise money by riding on a bike with Lindsey... And the middle is for me to let myself go with colour!"
16th October 2013 2.09pm
This week it's a joint Star of the Week for Amelia and Lucy who made us an amazing Blue Peter ship!
"I absolutely love your work Amelia and Lucy. There is no “I” in team and you have shown that with your incredible Blue Peter ship. Real material for the sails, real wood for the decking and feathers – what ship would be complete without feathers? Loving your work girls!"
Are you crafty enough for Star of the Week? Then why not send your creations in to Blue Peter and see if you can get your hands on a Blue Peter badge as well.
Blue Peter, 2nd Floor, BBC Bridge House, MediaCity UK, Salford, M50 2BH
or email: email@example.com