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*** Ants In Your Pants ***

Coming soon to a TV screen near you! Well, more precisely this Saturday night. On the 6th October Mark Altsaint Harris and Livvy Blue Fins Love Jooce will be live on ITV coaching Ant and Dec in a head to head breath-hold challenge. So tune in to Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway @ 5:28 to see who goes down and stays down the longest. Will it be Liv's Dec or Mark's Ant who wins the title?

Roll up, roll up aquaholics - place your bets!

And if that isn't star-spangled enough .. last week's preview had been shot by none other than Monkey Matt.
BAFTAs Lovies, BAFTAs!!
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Donna

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oh bum, we won't have a picture on sky at that time here in Cyprus (we lose the signal around that time grrrr) - could someone record it for me somehow?

Ant - 2 min 32 sec
 
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Hi Donna - they rerun video clips of the Ant vs. Dec challenges on the Saturday Night Takeaway website. We did a load of training and filming today, and if they screen some of the footage I am hoping they will, it should give the viewers a taste of real freediving, not just the breath-hold stunt itself. Both the guys did very well, so it will be an interesting challenge to watch!
 

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Hmmm. Looks like the 'Diet & Lifestyle' section of my training schedule has been leaked then.

I'll try and find out at dress rehearsals where the challenge will be sitting in the overall programme. I'm really hoping there will be some good VT footage from the Underwater Stage at Pinewood, as Liv and I did a bit more than just teach statics.

The challenge won't be quite as you expect. I won't spoil the surprise, but it certainly won't be anything like competition statics.
 
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Thanks, both of you. Luckily with this programme, we actually had some input to how things were set up, safety, warnings, background information etc. I was pleased that they also showed freedivers swimming underwater with fins ( i.e. us two ) to balance things out a bit more.

It was hard work too, and Liv and I spent nearly a day and a half in the outside tank at Southbank studios. A good amount of skin has started to part company with my feet!

The Paradisia noseclips were Liv's, and she has promised to send me a link to the website where she found them.

Although I had a T-shirt displaying the BFA logo, it didn't show up on-screen. I hope though, this challenge will drum up some more interest in Freediving in the UK. Ironically, I have been unable to contribute my thoughts to the current thread discussing the demise of UK Freediving, as I have been too busy with this project.

For anyone outside the UK who wants to see the actual challenge, ITV normally have a clip on their website a couple of days after. I'll post a link when it appears.

I'm still gutted that Ant didn't win. We weren't expecting him too, but I had hoped he would surprise us and outstay Dec. Not to be.

A big thanks to Liv for her professionalism and teamwork...and of course bringing a touch of elegance to it all.

Mr. h
 
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