Winnipeg magician Darcy Oake debuts TV special in UK

Darcy Oake, a Winnipeg magician who rose to fame this spring as a contestent on Britain's Got Talent, is getting a lot of attention overseas again.
Darcy Oake is all smiles after wowing Britain's Got Talent with his teleportation illusion. He aired his first television special in the UK this weekend. (YouTube)

A Winnipeg magician who rose to fame this spring is getting a lot of attention overseas again.        

Darcy Oake, who got his start on the stages of Britain’s Got Talent in April, premiered his first-ever television special this weekend.

Edge of Reality aired in the UK this weekend.

Oake said watching the special was surreal and rewarding.

“You get so close to your material that it's kind of hard to look at it as an outsider looking in, seeing it for the first time, but I was really happy with it,” said Oake. “I was really happy with how it turned out and it seemed to be well received, so it was all positive.”

He said he has been working non-stop since his stint on Britain’s Got Talent.

“It's just been go, go, go, non-stop, but it was what I was hoping for,” said Oake. “This was the goal so, I’m going to try to keep the momentum going, and keep the ball rolling.”

Oake said his next goal is to get Edge of Reality to air in other parts of the world, including in Winnipeg.

Oake, who is flying back to Winnipeg Monday, is currently planning his UK tour set for next fall.


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