Calling clowns and jugglers!

Mooky and Mr Boo, pictured teaching Junior Reporter Aaron Parfitt to juggle, will teach their top tips to clowns wanting to join the World Record attempt on the Comedy Carpet next week.

Mooky and Mr Boo, pictured teaching Junior Reporter Aaron Parfitt to juggle, will teach their top tips to clowns wanting to join the World Record attempt on the Comedy Carpet next week.

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The Blackpool Tower Circus is gearing up to celebrate on one of the most important days in the Circus calendar, World Juggling Day.

And to mark the occasion in style the attraction is planning to break a Guinness World Record for the number of clowns juggling simultaneously.

Mooky and Mr Boo have been busy perfecting their skills but more than just two clowns are needed to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Now the 119-year-old circus is calling for clowns and jugglers to join them for the record breaking attempt on Friday, June 14, at 2pm.

Blackpool Tower Circus Director Laci Endresz said: “It would be fantastic if we could break a world record at The Blackpool Tower, especially for something so fun and entertaining.

“I hope as many clowns as possible come along on the day to support us on the Comedy Carpet.”

The 119-year-old Victorian Circus is urging clowns from across the country in the world record breaking attempt on the Comedy Carpet in front of the famous seaside attraction.

The only stipulation is, the volunteers must know a thing or two about juggling.

Any clowns wanting to take part in this exciting event must register their interest at clowningaround@finncomms.com, where the Circus team can pass on all of the top secrets for the day.

General Manager of The Blackpool Tower, Kate Shane, added: “The Blackpool Tower celebrates its 119th Birthday this year and what better way to celebrate this fantastic achievement, especially in the Circus which has never missed a season in its history, than breaking a world record.

“I’m really looking forward to welcoming clowns from across the county for what will be a fantastic event.”

World Juggling Day was launched by the International Jugglers Association to help spread the fun of juggling and bring jugglers together from all over the world.

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The Tower’s other World Records

The iconic Blackpool Tower has seen many world records broken within its various attractions, or inspired them, over the years.

Just last month Radio Wave presenter Ged Mills beat the world record for the number of balloons burst by sitting - bursting 27 in just 30 seconds,during his live-in at the Tower in aid of charity.

And last Christmas members of St Stephen On-The-Cliffs Church choir attempted to stage the highest Christmas carol concert ever, singing 380ft up in the Tower Eye.

Perhaps most famous of all, clown Charlie Cairoli performed in Blackpool Tower Circus every summer season for 40 years, a world record for the most performances at a single venue.

Blackpool Tower travelled to London in April 2012 to run the 26.2 mile marathon - strapped to the back of Pilling runner David Lawrenson.

The determined runner bagged a Guinness World Record for the tallest costume worn by a runner.

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