The Britain’s Got Talent final–set for Saturday at from 7 p.m. through 9:30 on ITV–will include a “very dangerous” act from magician Darcy Oake.
Oake of Winnipeg in Canada has stunned the audience throughout the competition with his magic.
Oake wouldn’t reveal what exactly the act will be, noting that “it’s got to be a surprise, but he did say that it’s a new presentation of something he’s done a handful of times.
The way we’re doing it, it’s risky — big time,” the 26-year-old said this week in a telephone interview from London. “But I feel like each piece needs to be bigger than the last one, and this is kind of the only way to close out the show for me.”
The Canadian Press, which interviewed Oake, notes that one of his most dangerous tricks to date had him suspended by his feet trying to get out of a straightjacket before a bear trap hanging from a burning rope above him became loose.
Meanwhile, impressionist Jon Clegg has been named the wildcard act, who will compete alongside the 10 finalists.
Clegg had missed out on a spot in the final after the judges deadlocked but is now back in the running.
Clegg told PA that he was “on top of the world” to be given another chance.
“My dad is absolutely over the moon. He’s so made up for me,” he added.
“Hopefully he’ll be able to come and see me perform on Saturday.”