11:15AM, Monday 18 April 2016
A soldier in Windsor’s Household Calvary blew away the panel of Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday with a performance of magic and mind reading.
Richard Jones, who has served in the army for five years, said it was his dream to perform magic full time and has always wanted to appear on the Royal Variety Show.
The 25-year-old handed judge Amanda Holden a notebook with a list of 60 celebrities, before guessing which she had picked and unveiled the answer by cutting a silhouette of David Beckham out of a sheet of paper.
Next he attempted to guess which drink fellow judge David Walliams had chosen and appeared to made a mistake when pulled out a can of orange soda.
When the comedian and actor revealed he had chosen tea, the magician quickly rectified his mistake by heating up the can and pouring out a glass of warm tea in front of an amazed judging panel and audience.
Having got the thumbs up from all four judges, Amanda Holden said: “We came close to a magician winning last year so you have every chance in the world. It was amazing.”
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