Officially Amazing Goes Bunkers: Meet Adjudicator Shantha

Published 12 July 2017

Episode 9 of CBBC’s Officially Amazing Goes Bunkers airs in the UK at 17:30 tonight, featuring clips of jaw-dropping record attempts from around the world – expect foot golf, incredible motorcycle attempts and a sticky notes challenge.

To celebrate the new show, we’ve been sharing some exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the Officially Amazing stars, with today’s video featuring our very own Adjudicator Shantha.

Shantha interview

Shantha Chinniah has been a Guinness World Records adjudicator for four years, so she is very experienced in judging official record attempts.

The sixth series of Officially Amazing is her third season adjudicating the Officially Competitive segment – where Mr Cherry, Sizzlin' Steve and US Ray go head-to-head to win record titles and avoid the Gunge Tank of Doom.

US Ray and Shantha

“The best aspect of being an adjudicator, for me, is seeing how much passion the record holders have,” she says.

“All of the competitors here have been training for months for these record attempts and they take it really seriously. When they get the record it means so much to them and it's just lovely to see.”

Watch the video below to hear Shantha's top tips on how to be a great adjudicator and find out what it's like working with Mr Cherry, US Ray and Sizzlin' Steve.

Officially Amazing Goes Bunkers is on CBBC (UK only) every Wednesday at 17:30.

If you’re in the UK, you can catch up on previous episodes on BBC iPlayer.

Shantha adjudicating