YouTube Superstars go SWAT Training

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Apparently there’s new-fangled thing called the YouTube, which is what everyone does now rather than go to the pictures. It’s all beyond us I’m afraid, I haven’t seen any evidence of it on my Commodore 64. But in a desperate attempt to harness some street cred, we sent along some of these wild YouTube devotees to take part in our exciting SWAT training. There were mixed results… Here is the wondrous Alex Day aka Nerimon aka @thatAlexDay, who had trouble with his helmet: Here’s the fabulous Carrie Fetcher aka ItsWayPastMyBedTime aka @CarrieHFletcher making grown men cry: And last but not least, the sumptuous Danny Hooper aka danmann44 aka @themanofdann having trouser trouble: Thanks to them all for being so awesome and book your own SWAT Training experience RIGHT HERE.

Cockneys Vs. Zombies: Win Tickets to the World Premiere!

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Cockneys Vs. Zombies Released in Cinemas on August 31st – Win 2 Tickets to the World Premiere! If you’ve checked out the Wish.co.uk website lately, you’ll have noticed how much we love zombies. Massive, smelly, gory, undead zombies. Many Wish.co.uk customers have fought in real-life zombie battles thanks to our Zombie Boot Camp, Zombie Manor House and Zombie Shopping Mall experiences. So you like zombies, right? We guessed that. Do you like movies too? Yes?! OK, how about a couple of tickets to the premiere – no, really, the world premiere – of a brand new zombie flick? Cockneys vs Zombies is a new comedy horror movie that blends wotcha-guv’nor East End bank robbery drama with a classic zombie invasion (and a healthy dose of black humour). Our unlikely heroes find themselves in the middle of a zombie apocalypse and have to hack, shoot and squelch their way across London to save potty-mouthed and feisty OAPs from imminent un-death. The film was written by James Moran who cut his teeth on Dr Who, Spooks and Halloween:H33, so you can be assured of belly-laughs and gut-spilling gore. Cockneys vs Zombies stars Michelle Ryan (yes, the Bionic Woman no less), Georgia King…

Wish.co.uk in Wired: How to Land a Plane

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Oh dear! You’re aboard a commercial aircraft, when suddenly the pilot has a heart attack, the devastated co-pilot (who was secretly in love with the pilot) leaps from the craft and everyone but you is Amish. What to do? It looks as if you’re going to be called upon fly the plane. Whoopsie! There are a variety of manoeuvres you can employ  save your skin, once the screaming, bawling and bathroom evacuation have ceased. And our pal John Hartill spilled the beans on exactly what to do in Wired magazine. To find out how to manipulate the column, the trim and the brakes read Mr Hartill’s tips RIGHT HERE. And book a plethora of magnificent flying experiences OVER HERE.  

Wish.co.uk Turns One!

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Hurrah, they said it couldn’t be done, but we survived out first year! Take that naysayers! As fully fledged one year-olds we now plan to spend our time using the big boy potty, toddling into painful table edges and really getting into competitive baby fighting. There will be loads of great new experiences and other amazing stuff to look out for in the coming months so stare obsessively at our WEBSITE. Never alter your gaze, simply keep staring at the screen. To celebrate this incredible achievement, the Wish.co.uk team went off for a relaxing spot of SWAT Training. The results were mixed, as you can witness here: So hurrah and congratulations to us!

Zombie Auditions: The Best of YouTube

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It seems an extraordinary amount of people have the desire to slather themselves with make-up, distribute gore liberally over their personages and wander around a manor house scaring the essential essences out of members of the general public. The response to our Zombie auditions announcement can be described in one or possibly two words: overwhelming. (Ah, looks like it’s one). Tons of you shuffled down to the Pineapple Studios in London to try out, stunning the citizens of Soho who were not used to seeing people dressed in an unusual way. But those who were trapped in the outer reaches of the UK and couldn’t attend sent us videos instead. Here’s a smattering of the best ones from our YouTube channel… YouTube Audition #1: Stella Gaynor Stella went the well known ‘bunny shaker’ route… YouTube Audition #2: Sophie Mitchell We liked Sophie’s use of a hedge… YouTube Audition #3: Zombie of the Manor ‘Zombie of the Manor’ certainly has the right name to become a Manor Zombie… YouTube Audition #4: Sarah Van Dyke All we can think is ‘what’s in the box?’ YouTube Audition #5: Chris Eaten We call this one the ‘confused butcher’ YouTube Audition #6: Ian Stewart Ahhh,…

Zombie Auditions: The Movie!

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It was spooky, kooky and altogether AWESOME! On 28 June, we held zombie auditions at Pineapple Studios in London’s glittering West End. We put out the call and you released a groan. In your hundreds, thanks to a little help from some bloke on Twitter called Stephen Fry who happened to mention it… Want to work as a zombie? Audition this Thursday at Pineapple Studios: bit.ly/KxdoWR — Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) June 26, 2012 Add in the sterling work of our pals at Monster.com, and we had a unhealthy amount of the undead vying to become the latest additions to our Zombie Manor House experience. Zombie Auditions: The Movie Here’s what happened on the day… (The video’s also available on YouTube, if that’s your thing) Prospective ghouls, caked in what only can be described as gory stuff, came from as far as Hull in an attempt to catch the judges’ eye with their diseased goings-on. And we were stunned by the attention to detail and unattractive smotherings that these dedicated fans of the non-living came up with. We were completely overwhelmed by the excellence and enthusiasm of everyone that took part, especially when 50 or so of the stinking, rotting beasts…

Chris Moyles on Zombie Auditions

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Did you hear Mr Moyles and his crazy gang of miscreants as they turned their collected razor sharp wit onto our Zombie Auditions during the Radio 1 Breakfast Show? We’re hunting for a new member of our zombie task force to zombie it up at Zombie Manor House and have put out the call in various news outlets. Well it tickled Chris good and proper and he discussed at length the whys and wherefores of zombie employment, though we have no idea what all the sanitary towel comments were. And if you fancy a bit yourself, book your own Zombie Manor House adventure OVER HERE.

Zombies Auditions at Pineapple Studios

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The rumours are true… Provided the rumours are that we’re hiring fresh dead zombie talent, natch. We’ve issued a casting call for zombies, with auditions taking place at London’s glittering Pineapple Studios on 28 June 2012. You’ll need to register here, where you’ll also find instructions and a cut-out-and-keep map c/o the Google. See you on 28 June!

Jamie Oliver at Zombie Shopping Mall

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It’s not everyday we have a celebrity customer at one of our award-winning zombie experiences. In fact, it’s every Saturday. Just wanted to clear that up. This weekend, it was everybody’s favourite cockney chef, Jamie Oliver, shortly after being eaten (in his estimate) ten times by zombies of various shapes and sizes. Here’s the proof… More showbiz than Elton John? Hate zombies, too? Drop us a line, we’ll get you booked in too.

Zombie Shopping Mall on the BBC

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If there is one thing we love, it’s local BBC news reports using innovative ways to display information and statistics. Here at Wish.co.uk we are proud that our Zombie Shopping Mall contributed to this fine tradition by having living cadavers holding up relevant facts scrawled onto torn bits of cardboard. Don’t believe us or convinced that the fabulous, much heralded, much imitated but never better experience at a disused shopping centre in Reading is real, then check out this glorious news report.