Ruislip man, Matt Stirling took to the nation’s screens last month as he wowed judges with his mind reading audition with a twist on Britain’s Got Talent.
The 47-year-old, who received a standing ovation for his performance, themed his act around his interests and 20 year career as a stuntman in movies.
His BGT act saw him combine gripping stunts with his mind reading card tricks whilst using the four judges during the act, which Matt was “thrilled” about.
Speaking to MyNorthwood&RuislipNews, the Hollywood stuntman said: “We were chuffed with it, it all went to plan, everything was safe and the element of surprise really captured everyone.
“I have been doing magic since I was a kid and I have got to learn it is all about your delivery. Magic can go different ways but it is all about how you present it which is what we focussed on.”
His act saw each judge pick a card which featured a film title on it and without Matt seeing the chosen card, the contestant then used a thrilling way to display the unseen film title.
For example, BGT judge, Amanda Holden chose 2004 film, Man on Fire and as she closed her eyes and Matt read her mind, a stunt man walked across the stage on fire which left everyone gobsmacked.
Matt who has worked on some of the biggest movies in the industry including Fast and Furious, Pirates of the Caribbean and all of the Harry Potter movies, is planning something bigger and better if he gets through to the next round.
“If we get through, we have something a lot bigger and better which will amaze everyone,” said Matt, “It will be a bit mad and mental, but we have planned it and I am excited.”
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