Ben Hanlin is a magician, television presenter and radio presenter.
He is best known for presenting the ITV2 series Tricked since 2013.
Now in its third series Tricked sees Ben Hanlin tricking unsuspecting members of the public and shocking celebrities with his own special brand of cheeky magic! The show won Best Entertainment Programme at the Broadcast Digital Awards 2014.
Ben hails from Birmingham and over the last ten years has been performing his sleight of hand and stage magic at events all over the UK and the world, having recently completed a tour of New Zealand with magic supergroup Band of Magicians. Ben has performed at all sorts of functions from close up intimate shows to large scale stage tricks and illusions. His warm, cheeky style makes him an instant hit wherever he performs!
In 2012 Ben Hanlin was one of 4 magicians starring in Breaking Magic for the Discovery Channel. The show looked at the science behind magic and illusions, fusing the showmanship and mystery of street magic and the raw power of science. The series was filmed on the streets of London, New York and Warsaw and wowed audiences in 211 different territories worldwide when it showed on the Discovery Network. The second series of Breaking Magic, filmed in London and Europe aired globally from March 2014 with equal success!
Earlier, in the summer of 2012, Ben landed a job at CBBC, presenting live links alongside Hacker, Dodge and the gang. This was a great way for Ben to “cut his teeth” and learn how to work as a professional live TV magician/presenter.
In September 2010 he began creating content for his YouTube channel, MagicBoyTV. It was these videos that caught the attention of a few TV execs across the UK. His show “Magic Boy Finds…” documented Ben chasing celebrities using Social Media, Facebook Twitter etc. These adventures saw him perform his fresh style of magic to celebrities such as; David Hasselhoff, Fearne Cotton, Michael McIntyre, Frank Skinner, John Bishop and many more.