An Apsley magician who currently holds three Guinness World Records has recently beat a record which he set himself.
Martin Rees was a special guest at the Guinness World Record HQ where his record attempt to perform the most tricks in a minute whilst blindfolded will go down in history – for two reasons.
Alongside his impressive new record of 24 tricks performed in a minute, Martin was adjudicated by Alasdair, a young boy who dressed as the official adjudicator, Mark McKinley for World Book Day at his school.
Alasdair was seen in his outfit by Mark and was invited down to the HQ for a day’s training where he adjudicated Martin’s blindfold trick.
Speaking about the day, Martin said: “It was a brilliant day for all. I was adjudicated by the mini me of Mark which was really fun. It went great and beating my record made it even better.”
Martin has achieved five world records on three titles, and has set a new record for his blindfold trick three times.
“Holding three different world records feels incredible and has gave me a real identity as a magician,” said Martin.
“Each record is pushing me out of my comfort zone and I am learning and enjoying it all.”
Achieving the world records has not only been enjoyable for Martin, but has opened a number of doors for him.
Martin is currently preparing himself for an attempt, at what would be if his fourth GWR if successful, which he will be performing live on Blue Peter in a couple of weeks.
If achieved, Martin will be the world record holder for identifying the most cards out of a deck in one minute. The current record is 17.
He commented: “I am nervous but excited. I am working on the trick every day because I want to get it right.”
We will be catching up with Martin to see how he got on.