Blue Peter London Finale Sets Hoop Dance Record
Blue Peter, the world’s longest running Children’s Television program out of England that previously made Sharna Rose’s dream come true, has said goodbye to London. The BBC reports that the show made its final broadcast from the BBC’s Television Centre before moving to Salford and as part of the farewell, the team broke the world record for the most people to hoop dance simultaneously. Former Blue Peter presenters Diane-Louise Jordan and Anthea Turner returned for the final London show to participate in the world record hula-hooping challenge. A Guinness World Records official confirmed that a new record had been set after 426 people managed to simultaneously dance with hula hoops for two minutes – beating the previous record of 326. The Guardian reports that despite the disqualification of 10 hula-hoopers – including presenter Andy Akinwolere, whose last show it was – the record was set. Watch the video here. While the record has been confirmed, we’ve recently reported on Schick Elementary’s attempt in the UK, as well as the Kensington School attempt in Australia, both of which had higher numbers, but were “dancing with hoops” rather than “hoop dancing” as we know it.