As a comedy magician, many people over the years have asked when I was going to be Britain’s Got Talent.
This year, myself and my wife (who is also a magician) decided to enter with separate acts. This has just been shown on the ITV Hub on the Britain’s Got Talent: Unseen show. Normally acts get cut down to just a few minutes but between us they pretty much gave us the full the show.
On the day itself, we had to film interviews all day long and lots of shots of us arriving, leaving, strolling down by the river hand in hand etc. They didn’t use any of these in the final edit. But just be warned, if you ever find yourself in a position to enter BGT… take food with you. It’s my top tip.
The crew are absolutely incredible to work with. They just want to make the best tv show possible. The only thing you can’t rehearse is what the judges are going to say. But that’s the risk. Most of them liked me. Simon wasn’t keen but I heard he was in a bit of a mood that day. But, was still nice to me in the comments (they were cut out too).
Here’s mine and my wife’s clip below. Enjoy
Britain’s Got Talent Comedy Magician Videos
And here is the follow on one from Kat Hudson
There have been many Britain’s Got Talent comedy magicians over the years. A lot of the magic that has been seen on the show is incredible. Some not so much. I ‘m particularly proud of my trick as it was something original that I came up with myself.
The main question people asked me afterward is, what were Ant and Dec like? Well, I’m so pleased to say that they were exactly how you’d hope they would be. Charming, polite, funny. Dec said to me straight after the audition “Simon has got it in to his head that he’s not keen on comedy magicians this year. I don’t know why. If you hadn’t have said you were a comedy magician he’d have loved you”. I did say that he could have told me that before I went on. However, when I came off they did say “You’re like the Lee Mack of magic” – it was worth going just for that!