A look at the new Officially Amazing: Goes Bunkers

Officially Amazing first aired in 2013 and features some of the best world record from around the world. Each episode was essentially a compilation of records, with an animated music video sometimes. Series 1,2 & 3 were 30 minutes, but from series 4 it went down to 15 minutes. But now, in 2017, Officially Amazing is back with a new look, new name, new studio and back to the 30 minute running time. Yes, it’s Officially Amazing: Goes Bunkers!

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Presenter Ben Shires has just started recording his voice overs.

The new series will be the first one to feature a studio with a studio audience and hosted by Ben Shires and Al Jackson. Haruka Kuroda will also feature in the out-of-studio segments.

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A look at the new studio.

From the Officially Competitive segment, US Ray (Ray Butler), Mr. Cherry (Cherry Yoshitake) and Sizzling Steve (Stephen Kish) are back to take each other on in a series of world records viewers can try at home.

I’m very happy with Officially Amazing‘s new direction, I feel like this is what it should have been like when the series first started and I can’t wait for it to start this Spring.

It definitely has a Record Breakers feel to it, the world records show on BBC One originally hosted by the late, great Roy Castle. There wasn’t another truly great records show until Officially Amazing came along, and it’s great to see Roy’s legacy living on.

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Roy Castle (1932-1994)
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