Ben Hanlin is the star of his hit ITV2 show ‘Tricked’, tricking unsuspecting members of the public and shocking celebrities with his own special brand of cheeky magic close-up conjuring and mind games Candid Camera-style.
Tricked drew in over 1.7m viewers per show and won Best Entertainment Programme at the Broadcast Digital Awards 2014.
Ben hails from Birmingham and for over fifteen years Ben has been performing his sleight of hand magic and stage magic at events all over the UK. The fusion of magic and comedy is what makes Ben so different and successful. He’s able to produce astounding large-scale illusions or highly detailed close-up magic, all with his unique sense of humour.
In September 2010 Ben Hanlin launched his online show, Magic Boy finds... He believes he can find any celebrity in the World within 48 hours and perform a magic trick to them, with the help of his friends on Social Media sites such as Facebook, Twitter etc. His adventures have seen him perform his fresh style of magic to celebrities such as; David Hasselhoff, Fearne Cotton, Michael McIntyre, Frank Skinner, John Bishop and many more, and he has over 900,000 views on YouTube!
Apart from appearing in three series of his own TV Show, Ben has TV appearances including Celebrity Juice, Live at the Palladium, BBC Breakfast, This Morning, Good Morning Britain, Soccer AM. In 2020, he starred in ITV’s Dancing on Ice where he finished fourth place.
From a big conference to a small reception, Ben can turn any event into a unique occasion