A nimble fingered violinist from east London has broken the record for the fastest performance of Flight of the Bumblebee.

Oliver Lewis, 39, completed his fast fiddle rendition of the Rimsky-Korsakov piece live on the long-running BBC children’s programme Blue Peter.

His time of one minute 3.356 seconds, witnessed in the studio by a Guinness World Records representative, shaved nearly a second off the previous record.

Learning of his success after the attempt was verified for accuracy, Mr Lewis, from east London said: “I feel so much relief, thank you very much.”

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