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Posted in June 2013

Slight of hand tricks are very popular with audiences today, particularly when you are able to complete a trick with the participant being completely oblivious to what is happening. Here is a picture of me stealing a ladies watch as part of my mix-and-mingle magician repertoire. Don’t worry, she got it back after!

Arsenal FC is a London-based football team with an excellent history of success. Founded in 1886, the club has since won the coveted FA Cup 10 times, been European Champions and won the highest tier of the football league (currently the Premier League, known previously as First Division) 13 times. Arsenal’s home ground is the Emirates Stadium which has a capacity of over 60,000. Notable Arsenal players include Martin Keown, Ian Wright, Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie.  

Chris Evans first shot to fame on the Channel 4 program The Big Breakfast in the early 1990’s. The success of this program gave rise to him as a household name and opened opportunities in other media areas; in 1995 Chris became the presenter of the Radio 1 Breakfast show, the most coveted role in radio. His success brought with it extreme wealth which has allowed Chris to indulge in his passion for cars, particularly Ferraris.

Ray Wilkins was a star England football player during the 1970’s and 1980’s who has since retired and been involved in the game in a managerial and coaching role. Wilkins played for clubs including Chelsea and Manchester United during his career, and captained the England squad 10 times, delivering a total of 3 international goals. Ray Wilkins has been associated with Chelsea since his retirement, being appointed assistant manager to Carlo Ancelotti in 2009.  

Gary Lineker is one of England’s most famous football legends and during his 1980’s career scored a total of 330 goals and club and international level. Gary has been dubbed ‘Mr Nice Guy’ as throughout his football career he never received a yellow card. When he retired from football, Gary continued to be associated with the game, being inducted into the Hallf of Fame and taking Des Lynam’s anchor seat on the popular program Match of the Day. Linekar has

Alan Carr is as much famed for his glasses and teeth as he is for his comedy. The Manchester comedian first broke on to the comedy circuit in 2001 and has since been on two arena tours with his stand-up act; Tooth Fairy Live and Spexy Beast Live. Since 2009 Alan has hosted his popular Channel 4 talk show entitled Alan Carr: Chatty Man which has featured many guests from Samuel L. Jackson to Chris Moyles and Olly Murs.  

Chris Martin is the lead singer in the phenomenally successful band, Coldplay. He also plays piano and rhythmic guitar in the band. Martin cites some of his main musical influences as being Travis, Bono and Radiohead. Coldplay’s first album entitled Parachutes was released in 2000 and was an instant hit, going platinum in countries worldwide. Their most notable songs include Yellow, Fix You and Speed of Sound. Chris is married to actress Gwyneth Paltrow and they have two children, Apple

The Gherkin is one of London’s most iconic buildings. Opened in May 2004, this office block is a triumph in modern architecture, winning many prizes for its design. The building is officially 20 St Mary Axe, but is fondly known as the gherkin due to its distinctive shape. There is a bar and restaurant at the top of the tower which is run by Searcys and plays host to business meetings and weddings throughout the year.

Steve Coogan is a British comedian, writer and actor who has portrayed a number of different characters during his career, including voice-overs on the satirical show Spitting Image and his most famous character Alan Partridge. The character of Alan Partridge is an awkward radio DJ who shoes no regard for political correctness; Coogan has played Partridge in his own shows, Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge and I’m Alan Partridge which were met with critical acclaim.

Charlie George is a legendary Arsenal FC player, appearing for the club 133 times during his 7 year contract. He scored 31 goals for the club, perhaps the most memorable being a 20 yard thriller in the 111th minute of the 1970-71 FA Cup Final against Liverpool giving Arsenal the cup. This sealed the double for Arsenal as they had already been crowned Division One champions that year.