Shantha Chinniah has been a Guinness World Records adjudicator for five years now, so she is very experienced in judging official record attempts.
Shantha’s top tips on being a successful adjudicator include having attention to detail and the ability to present results confidently. However, the most important thing is to be able to multi-task. When adjudicating an attempt, often have to count, time and focus on the rules all at the same time!
Shantha judges the official Guinness World Records attempts on the show and then presents the successful record holders with a certificate to mark their achievement. However, before this she has to check that all the equipment used is in accordance with the guidelines. She also has to go through the rules with the competitors in case they have any questions ahead of the attempt.
Shantha is excited for the new series because the new studio element means there are 100 kids in the room. They get to predict whether the attempts will be successful or not and which of the challengers will get gunged at the end of the show. "The new format of the show adds an added element of tension to the Guinness World Record attempts," she says.