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Dynamo Is Returning To Our Screens With A Three-Part Sky Special

Dynamo Is Returning To Our Screens With A Three-Part Sky Special

World-renowned magician Dynamo is heading back to our screens for a three-part original series following a lengthy period away due to a career-threatening illness.

The award-winning illusionist is returning to Sky One and NOW TV for a special that promises to 'change the face of magic on television'.

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Here's a quick reminder of what the lad can do when he's on top form.

The Bradford-born magic superstar has spent several years on the sidelines as a result of Crohn's disease, but will be performing close-up magic, large-scale incredible feats and reading minds like never before on the new show, which has the working title 'Project 7'.

Project 7 will reach screens in the UK and Ireland at some point in 2020 and has been co-produced by Phil McIntyre Television, Inner Circle Films and Motion Content Group.

In a press release announcing the new project, Dynamo said: "This show has been a passion project of mine for almost three years and represents a whole new approach to the genre. I believe that now more than ever people need a sense of magic in their lives so I can't wait for everyone to see what I've been working on."

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Dynamo will return with a new series in 2020. Credit: Sky
Dynamo will return with a new series in 2020. Credit: Sky

Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts and Sky's Head of Entertainment, added: "Dynamo has carved out an illustrious reputation in the world of magic and his skill and mastery is going to astound our viewers beyond belief. I can't wait to see him in action."

Dynamo - who is actually called Steven Frayne - came from a tough background in Bradford to become one of the world's premier magicians. His tour 'Seeing is Believing' was scheduled to run for an initial ten dates, but ended up selling out venues around the globe for three years running.

During his meteoric rise to fame, he's also won the Academy of Magic Arts' coveted 'Magician of the Year' award and the Magic Circle's Maskelyne Award for his services to British Magic.

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He's written several best-selling books and even made it into Forbes' 'Top Five Magicians' list as a non-American.

That's not an easy thing to do.

Dynamo has been absent from our screens for some time as a result of Chron's disease. Credit: PA
Dynamo has been absent from our screens for some time as a result of Chron's disease. Credit: PA

Last year, he shared a candid video that showed him with a swollen face in which he discussed his battle against chronic illness.

In that video, he said: "I'm making this video to let you guys know what's been going on in my life in the last eight months.

"I've been keeping a bit more of a low profile, as I got really sick and ended up in hospital last summer due to a really bad type of food poisoning - having Crohn's disease and food poisoning is a very bad combination.

"Thankfully the NHS worked amazingly well to get me back on my feet, but there's been a lot of ongoing side effects to come from having the food poisoning, which I'm still dealing with today.

"One of them - the main one - is a bad type of arthritis, which has affected all the joints in my body, my toes, my knees, my neck, my ankles, my hands, which really sucks as a magician, when you can't shuffle a pack of cards because your hands are in so much pain, which has happened on the odd occasion.

"But I'm working with doctors, I'm working with a physio, I'm doing everything in my power to get myself to 100 percent.

"I'm working on lots of new magic, so hopefully you'll get to see that soon in the future."

Now, we'll get to see it. It's great to see him back and ready to melt some minds.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: TV and Film, UK Entertainment

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a LADbible journalist and Twin Peaks enthusiast. Despite having a career in football cut short by a chronic lack of talent, he managed to obtain degrees from both the University of London and Salford. According to his French teacher, at the weekends he mostly likes to play football and go to the park with his brother. Contact Tom on [email protected]