A magician from Apsley who currently holds three Guinness World Records is aiming to beat the one he first set on Britain’s Got Talent.
Martin Rees currently holds Guinness World Records for the most magic tricks in three minutes whilst in a wind tunnel, the most magic tricks in a minute whilst blindfolded and the most magic tricks whilst skydiving.
In 2018, Martin performed his blindfold trick in front of a packed out BGT audience and received a standing ovation for his 20 magic tricks, which he described as the “craziest minutes of my life”.
Speaking to KingsNews, he explained: “After a few complications with my initial audition, I had to change to my blindfold record which I smashed. When I took the blindfold off everyone was going crazy it was the best experience.”
In the audition, Martin beat the previous record by two and a couple months after beat the record again by performing 23 in a minute. Martin is now setting his sights on 24.
Martin got into magic when he was 12 but found his identity when he started performing magic tricks for terminally ill children.
He said: “I started working with the charity, Spread A Smile in 2015 and they provide entertainment and events for children in hospital. So I would go in every week and perform magic as a form of therapy and it changed my whole outlook.
“I don’t dwell on the situation they are in, I just try to put a smile on their faces and that inspired me to do my first world record.”
Martin performed his wind tunnel record whilst raising money for Spread A Smile which went viral as it was streamed on the Guinness World Record Day.
Martin raised over £1,500 for the charity.
MyNews will be documenting Martin’s next attempt.