WATCH: Team Jacob out in full force for Taylor Lautner world record attempt
Minus two degree weather was no deterrent to Taylor Lautner fans this afternoon, who arrived at BBC Broadcasting House by the droves to have their photo taken with the Twilight star.
The aim was ostensibly to beat a Guinness World Record previously held by The Rock for the most selfies taken in 3 minutes (that record standing at 105 selfies), but also marked BBC Three’s final day on terrestrial television before moving to online, and the launch of Cuckoo season three, starring Lautner and Welsh comedian Greg Davies.
After a long, cold wait, screaming fans announced the arrival of the (former) teen idol, who carried a megaphone and looked ready for his close-ups.
“This is a total team effort, I need all of you … I think we can do it. But we’re going to have to be focussed, we’re going to have to move fast, and I’m going to have to keep the pictures from being blurry”, he projected to the crowds. And just like that, the security barriers were down and the challenge was underway.
As fans from as young as five years old descended on Taylor, the actor’s selfie-taking arm was working like a machine. And yet, in spite of a decent effort by all involved, the World Record was not broken, and remains safely held in the musclebound arms of Dwayne Johnson.
The first episode of Cuckoo Season 3 is available to watch now on BBC online.