Sadly Johnny Hart is no longer with us. A true legend who had an incredible career, from performing at the London Palladium at just 18 to an open-ended contract in Las Vegas. I never got to meet Johnny, however his immaculate magic continues to be a huge inspiration to me.
It was an honour to perform at the Ashmolean Museum, as part of their Spellbound Exhibition.
This extraordinary exhibition features an incredible collection of unusual objects and stories, exploring how magic was used in the past and also why magic is still an important part of our lives today!
It was a pleasure to be back at The Magic Circle to support Junior Day, where it all started for me 10 years ago after winning the stage competition. This time I was closing the Gala Show and was more than a little nervous to be following two of my childhood heroes, Sooty and Sweep!
I have so many fond memories of Edinburgh and especially The Voodoo Rooms, the beautiful venue where we debuted James Freedman's show 'Man of Steal' back in 2014 and it's also where I first performed my own show 'Genie' the following year. This year I returned to work with Harry De Cruz on his debut show, on that very same stage!
It was South Korea's turn to host The World Championships of Magic. Only the third time it's been held in Asia since the launch of FISM in 1948, it was one of the best weeks of magic I've experienced. An amazing team taking care of the production, a great setting (with the beach just a few minutes away!), and most importantly, incredible performances.
Still can't quite believe that last night I became The Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year!
The Circle has been such a huge part of my life - from the first time I ever stepped on stage with my doves eleven years ago to meeting some of my best friends, without whom this would have never been possible.