In 2018, having spent 2 years away from performing to look after his wife and daughter, Marc decided to step back onto the stage and audition for Britain’s Got Talent. His performance was based upon his perception of ‘real’ magic, which received a standing ovation and was the most watched performance of the whole series, amassing over 400 million views across the world.
“It was only ever meant to be a dedication to my wife and daughter, but it turned into a life-changing moment. I did not expect it to be so wonderfully received by the audience and judges in the London Palladium theatre, let alone around the world. I was truly humbled by the response.”
In 2019 Marc secretly returned to Britains Got Talent as his masked alias ‘Magician X’, a character Marc had created in 2011 as a potential television concept. There was one rule to his secret return, no one on the show could know it was him. The planning was a kin to a John Le Carré spy novel, with alternate identities, mobile phone numbers and a confidant magician friend posing as Magician X’s manager throughout the entire process to speak on X’s behalf throughout every stage.
“I wanted to return to see if I could really pull it off and create what I thought could be an incredible TV moment but to also challenge the notion that you need a ‘story’ to succeed on any television talent show. ‘X’ had no identity, back story or history, there was even speculation that ‘X’ was a woman, so to reach the final as an anonymous act purely on talent and performance was everything I could have hoped for.”
Magician X has since become one of the most viewed magicians in the world, amassing over a billion views worldwide and has been hailed as one of the most original thought provoking magic acts ever.
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