Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Most cups of tea made in one hour: Olly Murs sets world record
WITHAM, UK -- Former 'X Factor' runner-up Olly Murs joined forces with T4's Battlefront.co.uk campaigner Alex Loughlin to make a staggering 496 cups of tea in just one hour - setting the new world record for the Most cups of tea made in one hour.
Photo: Olly Murs joins T4's Battlefront campaigner to break world record for making the most cups of tea in one sitting in bid to get people to know their neighbours. (enlarge photo)
Supported by a whole host of the 'Thinking Of Me' hitmaker's family and friends in his home county of Essex, the duo succeeded in their attempt to smash the existing Guinness World Record.
Olly said: "It is such a great feeling to have set a new world record with Alex. I've always loved tea and this just takes the biscuit!"
The Guinness world record for the largest tea bag was made by Lancashire Tea, weighing 60 kg (132.2 lb) and was displayed at ASDA in Preston, United Kingdom.
Guinness World Records also recognized the Largest Tea Dance set by 306 couples who took part in a tea dance in George Square, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
The Largest tea bag, weighing 60 kg (132.2 lb),according to Guinness World Records was made by Lancashire Tea, and was displayed at ASDA in Preston, United Kingdom.
Meanwhile, Alex took part in the world record attempt to raise awareness of his 'Meet Your Street' campaign, which aims to bring neighbourhoods together as one.
He added: "I'm campaigning to bring neighbourhoods together. I want people to Meet Their Street and see the benefits it has on breaking down prejudices, lowering crime and creating a real sense of community.
"I am so delighted to have broken the Guinness World Record with Olly, and that he was here to help raise awareness for this important cause."
At the end of the Guinness World Record attempt, Olly gave a surprise live performance to the supporting crowd performing tracks from his new album including his Number 1 hit single, 'Please Don't Let Me Go,' and his recent smash, 'Thinking of Me,' as well as an exclusive performance of his new single, 'Heart on my Sleeve'.