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 level years ago to meeting some of my best friends, without whom this would have never been possible.
The International Brotherhood of Magicians is a very special organisation. The largest magic society in the world, I have so many happy memories of the IBM including one of the first ever performances with my doves in the 'Stars of the Future' show at the British Ring convention (the UK part of the organisation) back in 2008!
Having toured with Champions of Magic since the very first performance back in 2013, I've made the decision to leave the show.
It's been an incredible adventure. After multiple UK tours, we completed a two month tour of America and Canada last Autumn, returning over Christmas and New Year to perform eight shows at the beautiful Connor Palace Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.
Allan Slaight is a remarkable man who, while building up the largest, privately-owned network of radio stations in Canada, has loved magic his entire life! He has toured throughout Western Canada as a performer, written a number of magic books, co-hosts an annual magic convention and also supports the magic world with his enormous generosity.
The live performance of the eighth part of Harry Potter is shrouded in more secrecy than most magic shows! And if you haven't seen it yet, I'm not going to be the one to spoil it for you. All I'll say it's definitely worth the wait and it features some of the best magic I've ever seen on stage.
David Blaine hasn't had the best reputation in the UK since he decided to live in a glass box above Tower Bridge for 44 days back in 2003. However, he is a great magician and I still remember being inspired by his first TV show, Street Magic in the late 90s. It was incredible magic presented in a new way - simple and strong, focussing on the audience's reactions.