ISSY SIMP­SON

THE nine-year-old ma­gi­cian and Britain’s Got Tal­ent fi­nal­ist joined us for a mag­i­cal chat.

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How did you first get in­ter­ested in magic?

I had a Marvin’s Magic set, I loved Harry Pot­ter and my grandpa showed me some tricks.

What was the first trick you learnt?

It was a loom band trick. I went to the fish and chip shop and had the bands on two fin­gers, then I took my fin­gers down and when I put them back up they were on the other two fin­gers. It only took me a few min­utes to learn that one.

Who was your favourite judge on Britain’s Got Tal­ent?

I don’t re­ally like to say, but my favourite is David. He’s re­ally funny.

What was the best thing about be­ing on the show?

I think the best thing was all the peo­ple there – they were re­ally funny and nice. All the judges were re­ally nice, too – Si­mon Cow­ell is ac­tu­ally a lot nicer than he is on TV.

What’s a good first trick to try?

One of the easy tricks I did on YouTube was where I turn a Ru­bik’s Cube into Skit­tles. Or you could get a magic book from the li­brary and try those.

What are you look­ing for­ward to about the Black­pool Magic Con­ven­tion?

I like see­ing magic tricks on stage and also I’m do­ing a new trick where I’m lev­i­tat­ing!

Issy will be head­lin­ing the Black­pool Magic Con­ven­tion on Fri­day 16 Fe­bru­ary.

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