In the name of charity I pretty much kissed England footballer Harry Kane!
As part of BBC1’s Sport Relief I was asked to add a bit of magic to the night (pun intended). A few months ago I went backstage at BBC’s Sports Personality Of The Year and basically attacked some of The World’s biggest sporting celebs with my magic!
The video, which aired last week on the main Sport Relief show saw me performing to the likes of Anthony Joshua, Harry Kane & Gareth Southgate, Tom Daley, Michael Johnson, Mark Foster & Rebecca Adlington and many more.
The Telegraph wrote the following:
“Magic of sport was alive and well
Mop-topped magician Ben Hanlin – star of ITV2’s Tricked went behind the scenes at the Sports Personality Of The Year to wow an array of A-list athletes with his conjuring skills.
Hanlin did some Derren Brown-style mind control on Tom Daley and Michael Johnson. He freaked out Harry Kane and Anthony Joshua with card tricks. He baffled a quartet of Olympians by making them design the same kit he was wearing beneath his suit. How did he do it all? That’s magic. Hanlin certainly deserves a bigger stage than ITV2, though.”