BGT contestant backbend walks into history

Leilani Franco from the Philippines made it into this year's Guinness World Records by performing the world's fastest backbend walk - travelling in a backbend position a distance of 20 metres in a time of 10.05 seconds.

Leilani is most well known for her appearance on last year's Britain's Got Talent.

Leilani Franco did the world's fastest backbend. Credit: PA Wire/ Guinness World Records

A human backbend consists of only the participant's hands and feet on the floor, with the arms extended above the shoulders and head, with the back completely arched.

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Wacky new world records

The latest edition of the Guinness World Records Book is out today, and is wackier than ever. A British hoover-collecting man and dog have been added to the book this year, as well as a skate-boarding goat and a back bending contortionist.