TRICKED (ITV2, NETFLIX) • Live at The Palladium (ITV)
CELEBRITY JUICE (ITV2) • SOCCER AM (SKY) • BBC BREAKFAST (BBC1)
THIS MORNING (ITV) • NOW YOU SEE IT (BBC1) • SPORT RELIEF (BBC1)
LOOSE WOMEN (ITV) • BLUE PETER (CBBC) • SURPRISE SURPRISE (ITV) • THE NIGHTLY SHOW (ITV)
THE APPRENTICE (BBC1) • WEDDING DAY WINNERS (BBC1) • GOOD MORNING BRITAIN (ITV)
XTRA FACTOR (ITV2) • BRITAIN’S GOT MORE TALENT (ITV2) • HOW MAGIC CHANGED TV (C5) • BREAKING MAGIC (DISCOVERY CHANNEL)
GREATEST CELEBRITY WIND-UPS EVER (C5) • ALL STAR MR. & MRS. (ITV) • TEXT SANTA (ITV) • ITV NEWS (ITV) • IT’S SHOWTIME (SAT 1, GERMANY)
WHEN MAGIC GOES WRONG (C5) • BREAKFAST (TVNZ, NEW ZEALAND) • WHEN LIVE TV GOES WRONG (C5) • ARNIE’S GREATEST STUNTS (C5)
Ben Hanlin is the star of his award winning ITV2 show ‘Tricked’, tricking unsuspecting members of the public and shocking celebrities with his own special brand of cheeky magic, close-up conjuring and mind games Candid Camera-style.
Ben has starred in the world’s best-selling touring show ‘The Illusionists’ and recently appeared on ITV1’s ‘Live at the Palladium’.
He became an overnight sensation debuting his incredible tricks as Magic Boy on You Tube, Ben has over 900,000 views on You Tube!
Ben has performed tricks on celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Sharon Osbourne, Anthony Joshua, Gary Barlow
Tricked won Best Entertainment Programme at the Broadcast Digital Awards 2014.
Ben hails from Birmingham and over the last ten years he has been performing his sleight of hand and stage magic at events all over the UK and the world.
Ben has performed at all sorts of functions from close up intimate shows to large scale stage tricks and illusions. His warm, cheeky style makes him an instant hit wherever he performs!
Ben’s big break came from YouTube. In 2010 Ben used social media to “stalk” celebrities, doorstep them and perform magic. This crazy journey resulted in him performing tricks through Michael McIntyre’s car window, in David Hasselhoff’s dressing room and eventually Ben headed to Hollywood to perform to Jamie Foxx, Quentin Tarantino and Mickey Rourke. This different approach to magic caught the attention of television executives…
Since then Ben has written and starred in his own TV show, Tricked and feature in many other TV productions. He has also hosted his own radio show on Capital FM and been involved in many live theatre productions.