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The Next Great Magician

  • Episode: 

    1 of 6

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sun 06 Nov 2016
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    7.00pm - 8.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 45 2016 : Sat 05 Nov - Fri 11 Nov
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    New
Video: Magician Eric Jones wows Suzanne Shaw and Rylan Clark
 
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ITV will showcase the elite of the magic world as they all compete to become The Next Great Magician.
 
Hosted by Stephen Mulhern and Rochelle Humes, some of the world’s best magicians will perform their very best tricks and illusions for ITV viewers – many seen for the first time ever on TV.
 
Over five weeks, each episode will showcase six world-class magicians presenting their A-list material to viewers.  These artists are unsurpassed in their craft and hero worshipped by other magicians despite being largely unknown to the outside world….until now of course.
 
Viewers will see all aspects of magic covered throughout the series – illusions, comedy magic, location stunts, close up performances etc.
 
In the first show of the series, US close up magician Eric Jones gets a helping hand from Rylan Clark and Suzanne Shaw, comedy magicians and double act Young & Strange bring along a furry friend, Jordan Gomez from France reveals his manipulation act, female illusionist Ines has to escape from a terrifying situation, as well as escapologist Jonathan Goodwin who keeps the studio warm and Xavier Mortimer who blends magic, circus acts, music and comedy. 
 
Ultimately it’s the performing magicians within each episode who judge each other’s performances and decide which act goes through to the final.
 
In the final, all 5 winners from the previous shows will compete against each other for the chance to win their very own ITV special!
 
The Next Great Magician is a co production between Crook Productions and Vaudeville Productions for ITV. The show has been commissioned by ITV’s Head of Comedy Entertainment, Peter Davey.