BGT magician reveals truth about 'secret twin'

Nicola Agius
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From Digital Spy

Britain's Got Talent may have already found its winner in magician Josephine Lee.

The incredible illusionist blew the socks off Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon when she took to the stage on Saturday's show (April 29) and appeared to make lanterns and sheets float through mid-air by themselves.

At one point, she even made herself disappear from one end of the stage before reappearing at the other underneath a piece of cloth. But how did she do it?

Viewers at home are convinced they've figured it out – Josephine must have a secret twin...

It sounds like a plausible explanation, so Digital Spy put the magician on the spot to find out.

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"No, I don't have a twin! If I did, my life would be a lot easier," she laughed.

Hmm. Well if she doesn't have a twin, does she have another sibling who looks just like her?

"No, I've just got a brother, who is 22," Josephine added. "I think I would struggle to have used him as he looks like a rugby player!

"So far, nobody has ever been able to figure out how I pull off my tricks. In fact, I challenge anyone to figure it out."

Josephine was asked to audition for Britain's Got Talent by researchers for the show after they saw her perform on stage.

If she had never been approached by the team, she probably wouldn't have had the courage to take a chance.

"I've only been a solo act since last January, so I'm still working on my confidence," she continued. "When they asked me, I decided to take a chance. What better confidence-booster than being asked [to audition for BGT]?"

Josephine, who is now 29, started working with world-leading illusionist Hans Klok when she was just 18 years old.

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However, it wasn't until last year that she decided to stop working as an assistant and launch a solo career.

"There are stereotypes in magic; men are seen as magicians and women are seen as their assistants," she explained. "I was guilty of believing in that stereotype. It wasn't until other people encouraged me to go solo that I decided to give it a shot."

Despite giving a flawless performance last weekend, Josephine confessed that her tricks haven't all gone quite as smoothly in the past. In fact, she's ended up in hospital on at least two occasions.

"I've hurt myself quite a few times," she added. "Once, I was taken to hospital because I hit my head really hard. The other time, a sword went through my leg! Luckily, the audience didn't realise and the magic was saved. But as soon as I got off stage, I was screaming!"

The Britain's Got Talent judges are yet to decide which acts will be going through to the live semi-finals.

But should they give Josephine a chance, it doesn't look like they'll be disappointed.

"I'm already thinking about what I can do next to impress them," she admitted. "I've come up with a few things which I think might work. But it all depends on whether I get through."

Our fingers and toes are crossed for you, Josephine!

Britain's Got Talent is on ITV, Saturdays at 8pm.

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