It’s official! Dermot O’Leary’s world record is smashed!!!

December 12, 2008

Yes, that’s right. It’s official …

This week mymission2 received confirmation from Guinness that they smashed the world record time for 2 people to burst 100 balloons. Their new record is a lightning fast 12.25 seconds which shaved 12 seconds off the original record set by Dermot O’Leary and Alan Conely on the Paul O’Grady show in 2006.

"We are pleased to confirm that you have set the new Guinness World Record for Fastest time to pop 100 balloons"

"We are pleased to confirm that you have set the new Guinness World Record for Fastest time to pop 100 balloons"

And below is the certificate to prove it!

The record for the fastest time to pop 100 balloons was 12.25 seconds achieved by David Ashford and Charles Ferrand (both UK) in Bishop's Park, Fulham, London, UK, on 27 August 2008

Official certificate from Guinness World Records

There’s a reason behind mymission’s crazy challenge. The project came about because of a “mission” which was posted on the website “to become a world record holder”.

“A large part of our success in breaking this record is down to the support received from the users of the mymission2 site where everybody helps each other to achieve their goals; even if their mission is to break a world record!” explains David Ashford, CEO of mymission2.

David and Will are feeling very pleased with themselves … but … is a rematch on the cards?

Watch the record attempt video here.

See the original blog post here.

Press release is available here.

For more information or to request a press release in another format, please email us.

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Dedication’s what you need … to be a RECORD BREAKER!!!

August 29, 2008

Yes, we did it! We SMASHED the world speed record for 2 people to burst 100 balloons. The record was previously held by Dermot O’Leary and Alan Conely who got the record at about 25 seconds on a live TV show (The Paul O’Grady show) in 2006.

Previous holders of this record include Vernon Kaye – TV presenter.

But David Ashford (CEO) and Will Ferrand (Mission Controller) – representing mymission2 – totally smashed the record by bursting all 100 balloons in just 12.25 seconds!


We’re waiting for official confirmation from Guinness World Records before we break open the champagne though.

Watch this space!