Five record attempts to look out for in the new series of CBBC’s Officially Amazing

Published 13 April 2018

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CBBC’s Officially Amazing returns to televisions in the UK on Friday 20 April for an action-packed seventh series – which includes the landmark 100th episode!

Fans of the show will know it features new and classic record attempts from all over the world, and stars the 'Officially Competitive' trio who take on exciting challenges in our bunker studio, in front of an audience of 100 kids and official adjudicator Shantha.

Mr Cherry, Sizzlin’ Steve and US Ray are on top form for their latest batch of record attempts, which range from stacking biscuits to pinching dice and sorting things with chopsticks.

You can read more about the show and the cast on our Officially Amazing page.

While you wait for the show to start, here are five records to look out for in the upcoming episodes:

1. Longest duration to spin a fidget spinner on the nose

Since they rocketed onto the scene a year ago, fidget spinner toys have provided people with loads of new records to attempt – and this title is one of them.

The staff from Buzzfeed were unable to achieve the record in May 2017, so will Cherry, Steve or Ray be able to beat the 4 minutes 14 seconds set by Rajinder Kumar from India in October 2017?

Mr Cherry fidget spinner attempt

2. Tightest 360-degree spin turn in a car

Stunt driver Alastair Moffat is a regular on Officially Amazing and he takes part in a few attempts on the latest series.

This challenge requires him to spin a vehicle through a gap smaller than 2.50 m (8 ft 2.42 in)!

Other attempts you’ll see on series seven include Tightest 360 degree drift into parallel park and Fastest time to slalom 10 cars on two wheels.

Presenter Ben Shires and the Moffat family

3. Most bo staff rotations around the body on one leg in one minute

Chloe Bruce is a martial arts and stunt performer who has starred in films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Guardians of the Galaxy – but has she got what it takes to break a record?

Most bo staff rotations around the body on one leg in one minute

4. Fastest time to jump 100 hurdles by a llama

Caspa featured in the Guinness World Record 2017 book after achieving the Highest bar jump cleared by a llama, but he’s got his sights set on another record now.

5. Fastest time to make 100 modelling balloon hats

To celebrate the 100th episode of Officially Amazing, Ryan Tracey (who you might remember from Britain’s Got Talent) visited the studio for a live record attempt and you don’t want to miss it!

Ryan Tracey Officially Amazing series 7

What to expect in series 7