Ben Hanlin


About Ben Hanlin

Ben Hanlin is one of the UK’s most successful magicians. The Brummie is co-writer and star of ITV2’s prime time hidden camera show Tricked where he has captured audiences with his - occasionally shocking - magic and boy next-door character. Tricked won ‘Best Entertainment Programme’ at the renowned Broadcast Digital Awards 2014 and the show won the ratings war for two seasons running and can currently been seen as the first magician to take part in ITV's Dancing On Ice.

Ben currently anchors one of the biggest Breakfast shows on UK Radio, on Free Radio in the West Midlands where he wakes up the second city, each weekday morning with a mixture of music, showbiz gossip and entertainment - look out for some magic on the radio as well!

Known for his unique pranks, Ben’s mischievous magic has persuaded famous personalities to believe he had invented a time machine, has convinced an actress to believe that she had seen a ghost and prompted a UK boy-band to watch as one of their members fell off a cliff-top from a moving trailer.

Ben wowed audiences with his eagerly awaited jaw-dropping debut show Trickhead at Edinburgh Fringe Festival during August 2016 and returned to 'The Fringe' in 2018 where he performed his show '50' which sees him performing fifty tricks in fifty minutes at sold-out Pleasance King Dome, every night!

Ben has bags of television already under his belt. His magic has featured on Celebrity Juice, The Apprentice, Xtra Factor, West End’s The Illusionists and he recently performed a trick to over 2,000 stunned people at Live at the Palladium to a standing ovation. Most recently, Ben's magic has seen him perform various magical pranks on ITV's The Nightly Show. Most recently, you can catch him on BBC One on Wedding Day Winners.

After landing a presenting job on CBBC, in 2012 Ben was one of 4 magicians to star in Breaking Magic for the Discovery Channel, a ground-breaking show that looked at the science behind magic and illusions, fusing showmanship and the mystery of street magic with the raw power of science. Breaking Magic wowed audiences in 211 territories worldwide.

Ben has performed at events all over the world, from close up intimate shows to large-scale stage tricks and illusions. His warm, cheeky style makes him an instant hit.


ITV2 Live Halloween 2018 Special Ben Hanlin Live & Deadly : Drowned

Edinburgh Fringe Performer - Trickhead (2016), 50 (2018)

Guest and Magician - Jack Whitehall's Training Days

Guest and Magician - ITV - CelebAbility

Magician - BBC - Wedding Day Winners

Commentator - When Live TV Goes Horribly Wrong

Magician - ITV - The Nightly Show

Presenter and Magician - Tricked Halloween Special - ITV2

Presenter - Capital FM Birmingham

Presenter and Magician - Work In Progress - Museum of Comedy

Presenter and Magician - Tricked Series 3 - ITV2

Presenter and Magician - Breaking Magic - Series 1 and 2 - Discovery Channel

Presenter and Magician - CBBC Presentation - BBC1

Presenter and Magician - Magic Boy TV - Youtube

Winner - Best Entertainment Programme at Digital Broadcast Awards 2014 - Tricked Series 1

Presenter and Magician - Tricked Series 2 - ITV2

Presenter and Magician - Premier League - Ticket Touting Initative

Presenter and Magician - Persil Small and Mighty Campaign

Ben Hanlin joins the line up for ITV’s Dancing on Ice 2020

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