Michael Gee works his magic on celebrities


Magician Michael Gee has performed for Barbara Windsor, Jerry Springer and US actor Jason Biggs. He has even impressed Lord Sugar’s Apprentice sidekick Nick Hewer with his tricks. But tomorrow night, Mr Gee faces his most star-studded audience to date.

The 24-year-old will be performing at the British Comedy Awards, hosted by television presenter Jonathan Ross.

A member of the Magic Circle, Mr Gee will be performing at the event’s (televised) after-show party. “I’m really excited and am looking forward to meeting and entertaining people such as Michael McIntyre, Ricky Gervais and Ant and Dec.”

A regular performer at the British Soap Awards, he adds: “Doing magic in front of celebrities is quite a surreal experience. When you have a crowd of them standing around you, you feel like you are the star, instead of them.”

A former JFS-pupil, Mr Gee embarked on a career in magic at the age of 13, joining the Young Magician’s Club, the youth arm of The Magic Circle. His first gig was a batmitzvah party.

His style is based on close-up entertainment, which is a combination of magic, misdirection, suggestion and psychological manipulation. “I like mind reading. There’s one trick I do where I give someone a six-sided dice and ask them to think of a number. They turn the dice to that number, without me seeing, and I guess it.” He adds: “I just like entertaining people and making them smile.”

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