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Full Derren Brown interview on his passion for art

Derren Brown is a master of illusion whose trickery can leave us barely able to believe our eyes. But he is not just a magician, he is also a dab hand with a paintbrush, as a class of art students from Leicestershire found out today.

The TV star visited their school to show his support for a charity set up in memory of a former pupil.

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Derren Brown unveils portrait he created of his mum

Derren Brown painted this portrait of his mum

The illusionist Derren Brown famed for his mind-bending stunts has swapped the stage for the classroom as he shares with children another talent of his, painting.

Derren Brown taught a classroom of art students in Loughborough today where he showed them this portrait of his mum.

Derren Brown has been teaching children an art class in Loughborough

Derren Brown teaches art students in Loughborough

The talented illusionist is sharing his painting knowledge with students

The TV and stage illusionist Derren Brown is at a school in Loughborough today to show off his skills as a portrait artist.

The magician is taking an art class with students at De Lisle College to offer an insight into his second love which is painting.

Derren Brown is taking an art class in Lougborough today