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Darcy Oake: Edge of Reality

  • Episode: 

    1 of 1

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sat 27 Dec 2014
  • TX Confirmed: 

    No
  • Time: 

    9.50pm - 10.45pm
  • Week: 

    Week 01 2015 : Sat 27 Dec - Fri 02 Jan
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    New
  • Amended: 

    Tue 02 Dec 2014
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Darcy Oake: Edge of Reality
 
 
After wowing the judges in this year’s Britain’s Got Talent, making it all the way to the final, illusionist Darcy Oake is back on screen with his very own one-hour magic special, Darcy Oake: Edge of Reality.
 
Hosted by Christine Bleakley, this magical extravaganza takes place at the historic Blackpool Opera House and promises to be an evening of breath-taking, logic-bending illusions in the grand old tradition of stage magic fused with Darcy’s modern twist.
 
On Edge of Reality, Darcy said: ‘I've spent every waking moment putting together what I promise will be an unforgettable experience. Working with the team at ITV Studios has been incredible and we are not holding anything back with this show!’
 
Also in the programme, Darcy will be taking to the streets of Blackpool to wow the locals with his talents, and the show’s spectacular grand finale will feature an illusion not performed in public for over 100 years.
 
Prepare to be amazed as Darcy promises three things:
 
Some things you have never seen before.
Some things you will never see again.
And some things you will have to see to believe. 
 
It is commissioned by Director of Entertainment and Comedy Elaine Bedell, ITV and Asif Zubairy, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment at ITV. The Executive Producer is Simon Marsh, the Producer is Andy Scott and the Creative Director is Sumi Connock, ITV Studios Entertainment.
 
How was life been since Britain's Got Talent?
'It has been absolutely crazy and I wouldn't change it for the world. It's been so busy, all go go go, planes, hotels. I absolutely love it. Taking part in Britain's Got Talent has totally changed my life.' 
 
How does it feel to have your own ITV show?
'To be doing my own show is so amazing, this is what I've worked for my whole life for, so now that its here and it's happening, I'm so excited and I really want it to go well. We've put everything into it and it's a great feeling. And to be doing it at the Blackpool Opera House is amazing, so many famous names have performed there, like Jimi Hendrix.'
 
What can viewers expect from the show?
'It's essentially all new material, nothing I did on Britain's Got Talent, it's powerful and strong magic. It's me putting my stamp on a traditional style of magic. For the grand finale I am going to attempt to pass my body through a solid brick wall. The preparation for it has been a massive undertaking and the wall is so huge that it has had to be built in the car park outside the venue.'
 
'Harry Houdini did his version of it on Broadway a hundred years ago and it became like this phenomenon. Though it's such an impractical illusion and extremely difficult to even pull off that I figured what better way than to just go for it. I've never done it before and we can't really rehearse it because the wall is currently out in the car park. It's a bit like 'Fingers crossed, I hope this works!''
 
'I am extremely honoured an excited to be doing the show, it's such an amazing feeling. I couldn't be more grateful for the opportunity.'