Everybody remembers the legend that was Mr. Paul Daniels, he was my idol and I couldn’t wait ’til Saturday nights to watch ‘The Paul Daniels Magic Show’, I’m sure this was the same for many of you out there.
He was born and raised in South Bank and became interested in magic at the age of 11 after reading ‘How to Entertain at Parties’ whilst on holiday. His big break in the business came in 1970 after finishing second on Opportunity Knocks, which led to him appearing on The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club alongside Bernard Manning.
By 1979, Paul had his own show ‘The Paul Daniels Magic Show’ which ran for 14 series until 1994 – becoming a massive part of anyone who grew up in the 80s and 90s.
With a career spanning over five decades, there are plenty of brilliant moments to relive – and here is one of them, voted the 8th greatest magic trick of all time, we bring to you the amazing Chop Cup routine.