Ben Hanlin bags new live Halloween Show on ITV2!
Magician Ben Hanlin is teaming up with Joey Essex for a spooky Hallowe’en special; the pair will attempt to escape a haunted, eerie underground chamber whilst immersed in water, live on TV on the evening of 31st October.
The 90-minute special, hosted by Vick Hope, begins by documenting the five days of Ben and Joey’s escapology training. Then on Hallowe’en night, the duo will attempt to survive being chained hand and foot and shackled as their chamber fills with water. They have as long as they can hold their breath to break free from the chains and escape; will they make it to safety?
Ben says: ‘I’ve always wanted to do a big live stunt!! I’m not going to lie, it’s definitely the most dangerous thing I’ve ever done, and if it does go wrong there’s nowhere to hide as its LIVE!!!’
Joey Essex adds: ‘When Ben first asked me to do this, I thought, how hard can it be, isn’t Escapology something to do with saying sorry… Now I know exactly what it is, I’m really nervous. This is going to be the most terrifying thing I’ve ever done. I hope I can pull it off. I’m already feeling the pressure!’