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About Ben

Short Bio

Funny Magician Ben Hanlin has been seen on TV shows all over The World such as, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Celebrity Juice and as a contestant on ITV’s Dancing on Ice (semi finalist).

He first appeared on our screens as the star of his own ITV2 show, “Tricked” which saw him pulling magic pranks on celebrities and members of the public.

More recently he has been making content all across social media which has resulted in over 2 million followers and a number of partnerships with brands such as, Amazon Prime and McDonalds..

His big passion is still performing LIVE in front of audiences and his goal is always to make his shows funny, amazing and interactive! So if you’re in the audience, you may become part of the show!

The Full Story

Hailing from Birmingham, Ben has been performing on stages for over twenty years.

After quitting his “proper job” in 2009, to pursue a career as a full time magician, Ben decided to launch a YouTube channel, which involved him “stalking celebrities” (in a nice way) and then doing magic to them – His favourite adventure is still the one he flew to L.A. to find Britney Spears!

This led to Ben being offered a number of opportunities as a TV magician/presenter. First on CBBC, then Discovery Channel’s “Breaking Magic” and his own magic/prank show, Tricked on ITV2, which was awarded “Best Entertainment Show” (Broadcast Digital Awards).

For over a decade Ben has loved performing his funny, interactive magic on TV shows all over The World and simultaneously hosting radio shows, and large global corporate events.

As a LIVE performer one of his proudest achievements is performing in London’s West End, in “The Illusionists” and “ITVs Live at The Palladium”. His one-man shows also received five stars in 2016 and 2018 at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Theatre Weekly awarded it, “The best variety show of The Fringe!” (2018).

In recent years, partly due to the initial affects of the pandemic, Ben has refocused his energies back to social media, and his magic has now been watched by billions of people globally and gained him over 2 million followers online.

He is still completely loving performing on TV, Online, or on stage and the entrepreneur in him has also branched out into co-founding a digital marketing, based in the heart of Birmingham!

But more importantly than all of that, when he’s not working (if you can call it “work”) – he’s spending time with amazing wife and two young kids.

Some of Ben’s Highlights

Magic with Popstars

Dancing on Ice

ITV’s The Nightly Show

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