Britain's Got Talent: Who is magician Ben Hart?

31 May 2019, 15:50

By Tom Eames

Ben Hart has reached the 2019 final of Britain's Got Talent thanks to his amazing magic tricks.

The close-up illusionist wowed all four judges and the millions of viewers watching at home, topping the public vote of the fourth live semi-final.

But who is Ben and what has he done so far? Here's all the important facts:

  1. Who is Ben Hart and how old is he?

    Ben Hart is a magician from Winchester, who is 28 years old.

    He is a Gold Star Member of the Inner Magic Circle (which is pretty awesome if you're into your magic circles.

    He was awarded the 'Young Magician Of The Year' award by The Magic Circle, and is known for being a designer of magic tricks and illusions. He is particularly brilliant at close-up magic.

  2. Have I seen him on TV before?

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    In 2014, Ben wrote and starred in the BBC Three series Killer Magic, and two years later returned to the channel for Ben Hart's Life Hacks.

    He also had a regular slot on BBC One's Now You See It with Mel Giedroyc.

    Other appearances include The Sorcerer's Apprentice for CBBC, The One Show (where he teleported a human to the top of the building), and Partners in Rhyme with Len Goodman.

    Ben has also had a successful theatre career, appearing in four solo shows, each of which began at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

    Since 2015, Ben has also performed as part of Impossible in London's West End, Dubai Opera, Singapore, and Smart Araneta Coliseum in the Philippines.