For the dejected and deflated contestants who get buzzed off by the Judges, there’s solace to be found in ITV2’s Britain’s Got More Talent host, Stephen Mulhern.
The presenter, entertainer and magician knows a thing or two about talent shows. At 18, he won a TV talent contest hosted by Jonathan Ross, earning a place to perform at the Royal Variety Performance.
What a coincidence, eh? “It’s surreal to think I present a show where the prize is to perform on the Royal Variety Performance.
"I’ve always loved entertaining so I’ve been to my fair share of auditions. My father taught me some basic magic tricks when I was a kid and by 18 I was a member of the Magic Circle. And yeah, it’d be great to see a magician win this year,” he says.
No stranger to the world of TV, Stephen cut his teeth co-presenting CITV where an average day at work involved sawing Holly Willoughby in half, (it was just an illusion, folks!) and wowing all and sundry with his legendary card tricks.
Talking about his ITV2 spin-off show Britain’s Got More Talent, Stephen said: “I always like to get the contestants laughing and larking about on the show, especially if they’ve had a tough time on stage.”
And Mr Mulhern isn’t averse to playing a prank on the Judges either, particularly on BGT Judge David Walliams. “David and I love winding each other up. I’d play practical jokes on tour - I’d leave framed photos of me in his dressing room and force him to wear badges with my name on.”
With mere days until the telly-tastic show hits the airwaves, we can’t wait to see what antics Stephen has in store for us on Britain’s Got More Talent.
- He loves fly-on-the-wall documentary The Hotel.
- 35 is his lucky number. “I don’t know why but it’s always brought me luck.”
- Stephen’s secret talent… He’s achieved Grade Six on the violin and piano.
- He likes to eat his favourite lunch of chicken Caesar salad THREE times a week. Yum!