Holly Willoughby Magical Bones (Credit: ITV)

Watch BGT magician Magical Bones freak out Holly Willoughby years BEFORE his Britain’s Got Talent audition

Britain's Got Talent fans may recognise the magician from Peckham

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Britain’s Got Talent star Magical Bones may look familiar to some viewers.

That’s because tonight (May 2) isn’t the first time the talented BGT magician from Peckham (real name Richard Essien) has been on the box.

Magical Bones BGT (Credit: ITV)
BGT magician Magical Bones is no stranger to TV (Credit: ITV)

Magical Bones wows Holly

Four years ago back in 2016, the 37-year-old appeared on ITV’s This Morning where he met Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield.

He was brought onto the show to perform a series of stunts for the presenters – including his trademark backflip card trick.

The performance freaked Holly out to the point that she was literally squealing and screaming live on TV.

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After watching Magical Bones turn a stack of receipts into a wad of cash and a deck of cards into a block of glass, the This Morning presenter was in awe.

She said: “That is so weird, man! How did you [do that]?

“Oh my God! Oh my God! That is so weird! That’s very good.”

Vegas headliner?

Although Magical Bones has been mastering the art of magic for ten years, the artist is yet to be given his big break.

However, he’s hoping that Britain’s Got Talent may finally give him that opportunity.

Speaking ahead of his audition, he admitted his dream is to one day perform on stage in Las Vegas.

When asked by Simon Cowell if he has what it takes to compete with the best, Magical Bones didn’t hesitate with an answer.

“I think I do,” he told the music mogul. “I think I’m original and the stuff I do, nobody else does it.”

Magical Bones (Credit: ITV)
Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby were wowed by the magician (Credit: ITV)

Famous fans

Other celebrities that have been wowed by Magical Bones include Richard Branson, The Jacksons and Gaby Roslin.

During his breakdancing career, he’s also worked with huge A listers including Madonna and Alicia Keys.

In addition, he’s worked with British rapper Plan B.

Magical Bones was also in the music video for number one hit single Singing In The Rain by Mint Royals.

Magical Bones (Credit: ITV)
Magical Bones is hoping BGT will be his big break (Credit: ITV)

Before BGT

The stage name Magical Bones comes from the nickname he was given while breakdancing – Bones.

However, despite a successful career in dance, he now focuses on his magic.

Prior to Britain’s Got Talent, he took part in the TV series Around The World In 80 Tricks.

According to his website, the series has been watched in more than 60 millions homes globally.

Magical Bones also regularly tours with the West End magic show Impossible and had a sold-out tour at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year.

He is currently planning his first National UK Tour called Black Magic – which is set to go ahead after lockdown finishes.

Britain’s Got Talent is on ITV, Saturdays at 8pm.

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