Stephen Mulhern suspended from The Magic Circle
Stephen Mulhern has been suspended from The Magic Circle.
The 'Britain's Got More Talent' presenter was stripped of his credentials by the magicians' organisation for showing the secrets of one trick on a kids TV show in a bid to encourage more young people to follow in his footsteps.
He said: "You have to be 18 to join the Magic Circle but at 17 I was told I could join and I thought it was amazing.
"I was doing a kids TV show called 'Finger Tips' with Fearne Cotton. I think if you don't show kids how to do a trick then you'll never get a new breed of magicians, so I suggested we teach a new trick on the show.
"The trick was to put a box on your head and turn this ratchet so it looks like your head is spinning, so I did it on Fearne, and then showed them how to make it.
"Well, The Magic Circle deemed it too good to reveal, so they suspended me."
Though Stephen eventually had is membership reinstated, he continues to run into trouble with the organisation as the show is regularly repeated.
He told heat magazine: "I got back into The Magic Circle, but CITV started repeating the show.
"Every time they repeat it, I get suspended. I'm suspended [at the moment]. It's ridiculous. You couldn't write it."