Marc Spellman stunned audiences when he appeared on Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday night, (April 14).
Spellman by name, Spellman by nature, Marc wowed the judges and audiences worldwide with his magic trick, which concluded when he began to talk about ‘real magic’.
There wasn’t a dry eye across the nation after Marc explained how his daughter, Isabella, was born after five years of IVF and how his wife, Tessa, was diagnosed with breast cancer during her pregnancy, making her birth even more miraculous.
Check out the performance below:
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After undergoing chemotherapy, Tessa, along with Isabella, both survived, and Marc’s pride and gratefulness for his family is evident.
He finished up his magic trick, which involved: asking the judges to pick a coloured crayon, to pick a card with an animal on from the pack, to pick a totally random pattern on a Rubik’s cube, and then asking Simon Cowell to draw a circle in a book.
Marc then explained how, in the two years leading up to his audition, Isabella, had already decided what the judges would pick.
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As you can probably imagine, Marc absolutely smashed it and was even hit with the prestigious golden buzzer by Ant & Dec.
However, now, in the days which have followed, many fans believe they’ve sussed out just how Marc completed his trick.
Check out some of the many explanations for his trick below:
Trick was simple, but story great !
He made audience believe that all selection were done by judges. Actually he did selected all what he wanted to.
ex. Crayon box had all red, front screen showing multiple colours was for audience. He did not allow judge to see inside the box
— Bhupesh Gupta (@gbhupesh) April 18, 2018
The pen doesn’t work and the word “hat” was already circled in the book. The rubix cube was put in the box that had stickers. The box of crayons was split into two, one side all red and the other mixed. The cards was a trick of hand.
— وفاء (@shammariwa) April 18, 2018
The circle was already marked,the pen wasn't working.
The cards were all penguin puppets
The red crayon was in top of the pile and very neatly was the only option
Why did he just had to put the mixed up cube back in the box?
Also,only one side matched.
— Garbyal,Vipul (@vipulskywalker) April 17, 2018
1. He had so many red crayons at the bottom of the box after he shook it
2. showed half the deck & the end was all penguins
3. The Rubik’s cube changes color in that little box with stickers on it
4. The pen simon used prob was dry and already circled word was already circled.
— lamees• (@hakeemo_) April 17, 2018
All the crayons on one side of the box are red so when he shakes it all red is in top
Only the first few cards are different animals the rest are penguins
The lid of box he put the cube in has stickers placed on to the cube
Simon's pen had no ink "hat was pre circled" ?♀️ https://t.co/Iclr3qhiCD
— Tommy Dang (@tbmvck) April 15, 2018
Another viewer tweeted:
Ok, since you all want to know lol. The crayons [in] the box had one side mixed like 5 different colours. The other side was all red which she picked from.
He showed the camera the mixed colours and then the other side are all red so when he shakes it they’re all red anyway.
A second explained:
The cards – only the first few are different, after [the] first 10 the rest are probably all penguins. Simon’s pen had no ink and [the book was] already circled. [sic].
Could genuinely not have happened to a nicer guy. Congrats to Marc Spellman tonight on his BGT performance. I hope this gets him the life changing recognition he finally deserves. He is a class act on so many levels. Huge well done buddy. ?
— MichaelMcintyreMagic (@m_mcintyremagic) April 14, 2018
How do you think Marc carried out the trick? Personally I have no idea, but then again, I’m no magician.
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Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.