Ben Hanlin 'ruined magic' for his family

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 October 2014
Ben Hanlin

Ben Hanlin

Ben Hanlin claims he tried out so many of his magic tricks on his family members that he's "ruined" the enjoyment of it for them

Ben Hanlin "ruined magic" for his family.

The 'Tricked' star has confessed his family are no longer interested in watching magicians and illusionists because they've seen him perform so many tricks that it's not special or surprising anymore.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "Friends and family are so used to watching me do stuff now that I haven't performed any tricks on them in years.

When I was a kid they would always get the tricks but now I've kind of ruined magic for them because they saw way more than most people."

The 25-year-old star - who advises people interested in getting into magic to visit specialist shops and keep practicing - also admitted he decided to make a career out of his passion when he realised he didn't want a "proper job".

He explained: "I found out I had a gift when I was 14 or 15. I spent time watching David Blaine and learning a few tricks. I'd sit and practice them at school and do a little bit of a trick there and learn it and then when I decided I didn't want to get a proper job I kept doing this really."

Ben Hanlin and Persil both believe that Dirt is Good and celebrated by creating some messy magic at a school in Staines. If you don't have a magician at home, try a little dose of Persil small & mighty for the toughest stains tackled easily. Check out the film here: or at or #persilstainmagic.

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