The Balloon Debate is one of those quirky events that can be great or can be a bit flat. It all depends on the characters chosen and the amount of research the boys put into those characters. The idea is that a balloon starts off with, in this case, 14 characters from history. A problem occurs and the balloonists have to throw people overboard to save themselves. Each character makes a speech and answers questions. After they have all spoken the judges throw 6 overboard and after a while another 4. The remaining 4 then justify why they should stay, until only one is left. Congratulations to Elon Musk aka Lleyton. The characters this year ranged from Prince Harry, taking time off from the wedding preparations to participate, a caveman, Alexander Flemming, Bill Gates, Father Christmas etc. Overall all of the boys put up an excellent show.