Ben Hanlin

Ben Hanlin

  • Award Winning Illusionist, Magician & Presenter
  • Hosted Breaking Magic & Tricked
  • After Dinner Cabaret & Awards Host

Ben hails from Birmingham but has been performing his sleight of hand and stage magic at events all over the UK and the world.

Ben’s big career break came from YouTube when he used social media to “stalk” celebrities, doorstep them and perform magic. This crazy journey resulted in him performing tricks through Michael McIntyre’s car window, in David Hasselhoff’s dressing room and eventually Ben headed to Hollywood to perform to Jamie Foxx, Quentin Tarantino and Mickey Rourke. This different approach to magic caught the attention of television executives…and Ben went on to star in his own award winning ITV2 show ‘Tricked’, tricking unsuspecting members of the public and shocking celebrities with his own special brand of cheeky magic, close-up conjuring and mind games Candid Camera-style.

Ben has performed at all sorts of functions from close-up intimate shows to large scale stage tricks and illusions. His warm, cheeky style makes him an instant hit wherever he performs! He has performed magic on Kim Kardashian, Sharon Osbourne, Anthony Joshua, Gary Barlow

Ben has starred in the world’s best-selling touring show ‘The Illusionists’ and has also appeared on ITV1’s ‘Live at the Palladium’.

In 2019 Ben started as the host of Free Radio Birmingham’s breakfast show, weekdays 6am-10am….

To Book Ben as a host for your Awards or to perform Close Up or Big Stage magic please call a Booking Agent on 020 3500 3331 or email us at

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The audience were truly amazed at his performance and it added that element of showbiz that I needed.
Ben did an amazing job, the audience loved him and I enjoyed being his 'Debbie McGee'!