Soldier Richard Jones and his dashingly good looks auditioned for season 10 of ‘BGT’ with a mind-blowing magic act. At the time of his audition, Richard had been in the British Army for just over five years. Check out his performance below that amazed the entire audience.
Soldier Richard Jones Wowed The Judges With His Magic Tricks On ‘BGT’
Richard’s work colleagues loved his magic tricks as he would always perform for them. He made it clear coming onto ‘BGT’ that his biggest dream was to become a full-time magician. So, how did he do on the show?
Richard did a bit of close-up magic that involved the judges during his audition. He made them each choose a page out of a book and keep it secret. He also used mind-reading techniques in his routine to help guess what was written on each of the pages that the judges had. Richard then took out a scissor and began cutting a piece of paper saying that he was going to reveal the celebrity that judge Amanda Holden was thinking of. He opened up the paper to reveal a portrait of David Beckham which was exactly who she was thinking of.
Richard then went on to try and guess the drink David Walliams was thinking of. David was thinking of tea but Richard pulled out a can of orange soda. He proceeded to heat up the can which turned it into a can of tea. The judges were completely mesmerized and caught off guard by this magic trick. He was voted into the Semi-Finals where he once again blew everybody’s minds. It was a no-brainer when he made it all the way to the finale where he performed a trick by a man named Fergus Anckorn. Richard went on to win season 10 of ‘BGT.’
Where Is He Now?
After winning ‘BGT,’ Richard went on to compete on a show called The Chase. He performed a card trick that blew the audience away. He also went on quite a few tours to show off his insane magic skills to audiences everywhere.
Richard is just one of the many ‘BGT’ winners that have taken home the grand prize and performed at the Royal Variety Show. Check out the What’s Hot Video below to find out what the other winners of the show have been up to since their big winning moments. Some of them have definitely gone on to become huge superstars.
Richard came back to compete on ‘BGT: Champions’ and was still a member of the army. After telling the story of Fergus during the final of ‘BGT,’ he revealed that Fergus had sadly passed away. His performance on ‘BGT: Champions’ was also dedicated to and inspired by Fergus. Everyone fell in love with him once more after a powerful magic routine. The judges agreed that he was a “class act.”
Though he did not win ‘BGT: Champions,’ it was clear that the audience was still enamored by his talents.