Britain’s Got Talent Fans Reckon They’ve Rumbled Illusionist Darcy Oake
The Britain's Got Talent stage has played host to all kinds of impressive performances over the years, from singers belting out hits from Les Mis through to dancing dogs acing synchronised routines with their owners.
But when it comes to illusionists and magicians, eagle-eyed viewers watching at home won't usually give up their applause quite as easily.
Anything that involves mind-boggling tricks and stunts will often be subjected to careful scrutiny - and the action reply function on the telly, allowing people to re-watch the act and pick apart the performance.
That's what happened to Canadian illusionist Darcy Oake, who was taking part in Britain's Got Talent: The Champions last night.
His act saw him climb into a box and get locked inside, with only his hands visible from the outside of the structure and just 56 seconds to escape.
He was then lifted 20ft into their air, before the box exploded - initially making it look as though Darcy hadn't managed to escape in time.
Obviously Darcy was fine, and it was all part of his performance - but some viewers reckon they've been able to rumble him.
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.@DarcyOake has 56 seconds to escape...
Handcuffed and locked inside a box 20ft in the air, Darcy must race against the clock to get himself free before the box explodes :scream:
Do not try this at home! #BGTChampions pic.twitter.com/7jACx1Pf0N
- Britain's Got Talent (@BGT) September 14, 2019
One person tweeted: "He had left the box through a trap door or sideflap on box before that countdown clock started. The clock and darkness were a distraction."
Another said: "There was somebody already in the box... Why did he let Ant put one cuff on him... when he appeared the other side of the arena he still had the same cuff on the same hand?????"
A third wrote: "The handcuffs are a red herring. He was never cuffed in them so doesn't matter if they're fake. He left the stage before the box was even hoisted. He executed very well tho."
But while some people weren't particularly impressed by the stunt, others praised Darcy for his 'breathtaking' and 'awesome' performance.
One fan gushed: "Absolutely fantastic. My heart was in my mouth the whole time. I always thought he was robbed the first time around. Hopefully this time he will be the winner."
It's almost as if magic isn't actually real.
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