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CBBC have sent these four magicians into your schools.
They are some of the hottest magicians in the country.
Our magicians went undercover
and they pretended to be supply teachers.
We hid secret cameras all over your classrooms and watched
while you had the most incredible lessons.
Our magicians fooled whole classes and shocked them
with their spectacular tricks.
But did they come to your school?
I never knew we would be on TV!
Did they trick you?
I'm just so freaked out.
And did you shout...?
Help! My Supply Teacher Is Magic!
Hello! Iain here, and welcome to another episode
of Help! My Supply Teacher Is Magic!
We have fooled you, we have bamboozled you
with a very simple trick of our own.
We've been swapping your regular teachers with our magicians.
And to put the icing on the magical cake, we have secretly filmed
the whole lot with special hidden cameras in the classrooms.
We are craftier than a craftsman on a hovercraft.
And as you probably know, you can't have too much magic,
so we're also showing loads of other great tricks, too.
To start off the show I'd like to demonstrate
the ancient art of sightless vision.
I will close my eyes and my offstage assistant here will throw a ball,
which I will catch without looking at it.
Here we go. Watch this.
Have you already thrown it?
Here's what's coming up.
James is going undercover to cause mayhem in this class of year fours.
Look, he's turned vegetables into a tasty cupcake!
But will the class swallow it?
We'll teach you a magic trick so you can fool your friends.
Grab a piece of paper so you can join in.
Plus, you've been sending in clips of all your best magic tricks
and later on I'll be picking my five favourites.
Will you be one of my wannabe wizards?
Could you spot a magician pretending to be a supply teacher?
Could you? Really?
This is James.
He's pretty handy when it comes to magic
and he's going to go undercover as a supply teacher.
The hidden cameras are set. Will it be your school?
Will it be your class? Let's find out.
Here's a year four class. They don't know it yet,
but James is about to teach them a magical lesson about nutrition
that will give them food for thought.
None of the class suspect there are hidden cameras in the classroom
or know James isn't a real teacher, but can he keep it up?
We're doing a lesson about health and nutrition.
When I was in university, I spent a lot of time in the laboratories
and I discovered something called atomic redistribution.
Now, that sounds very complicated, doesn't it?
But, imagine this. If I have lots of building blocks on the desk,
I could use those building blocks to make different shapes!
You see, it's exactly the same for the cells in vegetables.
And this machine
cleverly changes the shape, so they look like something else.
-Would you like to see it work?
Me too! Mmm! Combining two of my favourite things - magic and food.
I've got some vegetables here.
Time for James to mix some veggies.
Turnip and aubergine.
Doesn't look too tasty, does it? But just you wait.
Now, right now, who would like to eat that?
She did for a second, but quickly changed her mind.
Doesn't look that appetising, does it? We'll change the shape of these
to make it look like something more appealing.
We'll put some of this in here. This is baking powder.
And it's important not to use too much,
because if you use too much...
..Actually, no, we'll use...
Wow! Surely that's too much?
Yes, that should do it. Now...
Nutrition? More like no-trition! Good job this isn't a real lesson!
There we go, this is inside the machine.
They love the machine, but there's nothing in there
except a shelf. They'll love it even more in just a minute.
This machine causes a reaction in the vegetables,
and breaks them down and then builds them up in a new shape.
Vegetables you have for a main meal. So I'll turn "main meal" down
and we'll turn the "pudding" control up,
cos I think we'll make something sweet.
We'll try some dairy and possibly some chocolate.
Mmm, chocolate vegetables!
So if we turn it on... That should take about ten seconds.
KIDS JOIN COUNTING
Countdown to magic!
Something incredible's happening in that machine! A tasty trick!
If that's worked, instead of being vegetables, you'll have
a 100% healthy, completely organic it has worked cupcake!
KIDS CHEER AND APPLAUD
Did he say cupcake?
It's definitely a cupcake, and it looks yummy!
No, eat it now.
-Would you like to eat it?
-Of course they would!
But it's time for James to tell them his half-baked story.
Would you like me to tell you exactly how it works?
Yeah? OK, right. It works because it's a trick.
This isn't really an atom redistributor
and I am not really a teacher.
You see, I am a magician.
You are all being filmed right now for a new...
..CBBC show called Help! My Supply Teacher Is Magic!
KIDS LAUGH AND SHOUT
He did it! James's vegetable cake trick has totally fooled the class!
First, he put vegetables in the bowl and way too much baking powder.
He then put it in a "machine", and out came a cupcake!
It was just amazing!
It was wicked!
It was just so magic!
James pulled it off! The class had no idea he was a magician!
Would you realise your supply teacher was magic?
Help! My Supply Teacher Is Magic!
James made this cake for me.
When did James make this cake?
Eight months ago?
Can I get some water?
Later on, Fergus will also be going undercover as a supply teacher.
He'll be stringing this class along. Is it your class?
But first, he's going to teach you the secret
behind a trick you can do after school.
If you fancy yourself as a magician
here's a trick you can try on your mates.
All you need is a piece of paper.
If you haven't already got one, go and get it now! Hurry! Quick!
In the meantime, Fergus will wait for you here.
Are you back? Ready? Good.
Do you know how to fold a pattern into your piece of paper
so it looks like Fergus's, and can you do it in less than a minute?
Can you work it out?
Keep watching and we'll show you later in the show.
Right now, fast-talking magician John's in a theme park
to do a trick you'll never be able to work out.
-I've just come back from America.
-This is Adam, Thomas and Jack.
They're preparing to be amazed by an awesome trick.
Look surprised. It's true, I have.
When I'm in America I like to collect coins.
These are American Morgan silver dollars. That one's dated 1885.
They're worth about £40 each. Made out of solid silver.
But when I get these coins and I come home with them, my wife's annoyed
cos I've got coins all over the house, littering the house.
So she said I've got to find a way of storing these coins,
so I've come up with a good method of storing them.
We'll start with this bottom one here, OK?
I'll take that coin and we'll just store it just around about there.
He made the coin disappear!
Which is perfect - I've only got two coins left.
And the next thing is, where to put the next coin.
So the next coin won't go here,
the next coin will go round about the middle, here.
Watch. Just here it's going to go.
That's another coin vanished in thin air!
What about the last coin? Where do you think the last coin should go?
In my hand.
Grandma's cheeky, isn't she?
Nobody ever says that, but we'll have a go.
There we are, the last coin is in your hand!
No way! Where did it go? Let's get a rewind.
In your hand? Nobody ever says that, but we'll have a go.
There we are, and the last coin is in your hand!
It's just as good the second time round!
Oh, yeah, pinch my coins, why don't you?
I haven't seen anything like that before so, yeah, I enjoyed it.
I've seen something like it before, but not that good.
Right now, we have something amazing for you.
This is the interactive illusion.
This is a trick where you can take part at home.
So put everything away, including the gerbil, and shuffle up close.
For this interactive illusion
we're using the 12 star signs of the zodiac.
I want you to place your finger on any one of the 12 signs.
Spell out your selected star sign by moving in a clockwise direction
around the chart, using one star sign for each letter
beginning with the next sign.
For example, if you were touching Aries, you'll say, "A"
and touch Leo, say, "R",
and touch Aquarius, and so on, ending up on Scorpio.
Right, spell your chosen star sign.
Remember, start spelling from the next sign around
and keep your finger on the star sign you end up on.
Do that for me now.
Next, I want you to spell out the name
of the star sign you're now touching.
Do it the same way you just did, spelling in a clockwise direction
using the next sign for the first letter.
When you've finished, keep your finger where it is.
You'll notice there is a number next to each star sign.
This represents the month which that star sign falls on.
You're going to do exactly what you've been doing up to now.
But, instead of spelling, you're going to count,
using the number next to the star sign you're touching.
Again, start with the next sign
and count clockwise around the chart that number of times,
and remember to keep your finger on the sign you end up on.
I'm going to read your mind through the TV
and tell you the name of the star sign you're now touching.
You're on Sagittarius!
I am on Sagittarius! Did it work for you?
I don't believe in star signs at all.
Apparently, that's typical Aquarius.
Every week, we're bringing you a chart
of the magic movers and shakers.
We're calling said chart Wannabe Wizards.
I've got my comfy chair.
I've got my trusty laptop and some chocolate-covered raisins.
It's goodness with a hint of naughty. Play it.
We asked you to send in clips of yourself
performing your best magic tricks.
We received loads of clips from all over the country.
Each week, I will be choosing my five favourite wannabe wizards
and showing them to you guys.
Number five this time is...
..James from Norfolk with a totally ace trick.
So here I have the one, two, three, four aces.
Watch them carefully, cos one at a time, they're going to turn over.
-Wow, how did that happen?
-You ready for the second one?
-With just a shake you get the second ace....
..To turn over. Ready for the third one?
Watch, and just a shake and a snap of the fingers.
That's the third ace to flip. Keep watching!
Last ace, the ace of clubs. Watch and just a wave
and a snap, we get all four aces to turn over.
All four aces have flipped, but check this.
Maybe they weren't aces.
Maybe they didn't turn over and it was all an illusion.
So if we flip the pack over you can see we actually have four kings.
You're the card king, James!
But coming for the crown is Sam from Wakefield.
Would you like to pick one now, please? Any card.
Yeah, literally any card.
Can you show everyone? It's one of those tricks
where it doesn't matter if I see it or not, OK?
Oh, I like those ones.
Right, so we've got the five of spades.
So the random card is a five of spades.
I've just put it straight on the top of the deck like that.
And I'll put it straight in the middle.
Snap my fingers.
Comes straight back to the top.
It was in the middle and it jumped to the top!
You probably weren't ready for that. I'll show you again.
No need for a rewind, he's going to do it in slow-mo.
I snap my fingers, yeah?
Do it a bit slower, so that I've got ten of diamonds.
So the five of spades is not on the top.
None of them are your card, cos it's in the middle.
-It's not on the bottom, either.
-Or the bottom.
If I snap my fingers, it comes straight back to the top.
Amazing! It's the magic click that makes the card jump!
From jumping cards to jumping coins - it's Andrew from Whitley Bay!
Here I have two solid brass caps and a solid and hollow ring.
But if I put them together and click my fingers, a stack of 10ps appears.
Wow! Wish I could do that! I'd be coining it in! (Erm...)
When I click my fingers
they disappear from here and re-appear here.
They disappear and re-appear with just a click!
And then just re-cover with the cap
and click my fingers, they disappear.
That's amazing! They jump from his hand onto the table!
But watch the coins go in between the caps - a quick shake,
a magic click and, ta-da! They've completely vanished!
But appearing at two is Oscar from Reading.
Going to show you one of my favourite card tricks.
This is how it works.
As you can see, I have four cards, one, two, three and four.
Once again I have one, two, three and four.
OK, it's only four cards.
All you need to remember is that the bottom card is the two of hearts.
The bottom card is a two of hearts, OK.
If I change the order of the deck like so, one, two, three, four,
the top card must be the two of hearts.
Makes sense so far.
Should I place the two of hearts on the bottom,
snap my fingers, it jumps to the top.
Place the two of hearts down on the table,
-snap my fingers, it's still on top.
Take the two of hearts, place it down to the bottom,
-snap my fingers, and it's still on top.
Take the two of hearts, put it on the bottom,
-snap my fingers and it's still on top.
-Four times wow!
Lie the card on the table, snap my fingers, and it's still on top...
-No way! More wow!
-..Four two of hearts, but as you can see
-that's not true, as the top card is a ten of spades.
-You can see the second card is also a ten of spades.
-And you can see the third card is also a ten of spades.
-The fourth card is also a ten of spades.
-You get the idea.
Which means that there are no twos whatsoever.
No twos except you, Oscar!
Who's my favourite, though? I won't tell you yet,
not before I put on my funny Chart Show voice.
At five, it's totally ace James!
Snap the fingers, we get the third one.
Jumping up to four, it's Sam.
Comes straight back to the top.
King of coins, Andrew's at three.
Oscar's disappearing twos are at two.
It's the ten of spades.
And he was nearly my favourite, but out of the tons of clips
of wannabe wizards my top one this time was
Ross from Rugby, with this super-fresh trick.
His friend has chosen the queen of hearts
and Ross is tearing the corner off.
Do you want to hold onto that? And here, so just come over here.
What's he doing with it?
OK. I'll just rub it in here.
Whoa! The corner of the card's melted into the vending machine!
You may well pull that face, but there's more!
-OK, do you have any money on you? Perhaps say like a 50p or...
-Shall we get some Polos or something?
Yeah, go on.
I love the way he persuades his friend to buy his sweets,
but this trick's about to get sweeter!
Is that all right? Are they going to come out?
OK. Do you want to take those?
Right. OK, open those up.
He's a bit bossy is Ross, but there's a reason.
They've gone everywhere!
Is there a card in there?
A card inside there? Surely there can't be?
-There is! There is!
I can't take that!
She can't take that? I can't take it!
OK, do you want to help rip it open and pour it into my hands there?
She's excited, I'm excited, but what's in the pack?
There's definitely something through the holes in the mints.
It can't be. It can't be!
It is! It's the missing corner of his friend's card!
That trick's totally mint!
Can't wait until next time for more wannabe wizards.
Now that's something I would consider
performing on Britain's Got Talent.
Well, we've reached the middle section.
To be honest, I've missed it.
Oh. Hello, Mum?
What are you cooking for tea?
Pasta or pizza?
To be sure, I'm a bit divided on that one.
Here's what's coming up.
James surprises these two in a shopping centre
with some milkshake magic.
It shouldn't do that, surely?
But will they be shaken?
And watch what happens when Fergus goes undercover in another school.
KIDS SHOUT EXCITEDLY
Could it be your class? Could your supply teacher be magic?
But now it's the moment you've all been waiting for -
a chance to learn how to fool your friends.
Fergus challenged you to fold a pattern into a piece of paper
so it looks like Fergus's, in less than one minute.
Come on, have you worked it out?
How many of you got it?
Maybe you think it works
by folding the paper around something like a 50p.
Nah! D'you rub it on a rabbit's hutch?
Show 'em, Fergus.
You roll the paper into a tube
and then pinch it between your finger and thumb, along the tube.
Let's get a rewind!
Just roll it into a tube
then pinch the edges between your finger and thumb,
changing sides as you move along the tube.
Did you get it? Are you amazing already?
Now, you've all got something to show off with after school.
In Undercover Magic, we hide cameras in all sorts of places.
Our magicians play tricks on members of the public
who don't know they're being filmed.
This is Josh. He doesn't know it yet,
but he's been set up by his mum
and he's about to see an amazing trick.
Here comes James now. Check him out. What's he up to?
Excuse me? Hi. Did you see the milkshake stand over there?
I just bought this milkshake.
Looks like there's something wrong with it.
I mean, it's really thick. Does that look OK to you?
Yeah, that looks all right.
Do you reckon?
No. I mean, it should be thick but...I mean...
It shouldn't do that!
-No, it shouldn't do that, but it is magic!
-That's not good.
Josh can't believe it! Let's get a rewind.
I mean, it should be thick, but... I mean...
That defies gravity! It's impossible!
It shouldn't do that, surely? That's not good.
Yeah, I'm not happy. I'll have to take that back. OK, thanks, guys.
James's milkshake trick has shaken them up.
I did not expect all of this to happen.
I just thought it would just be a normal day out into town.
Oh, it was a bit, "Wow! What just happened here?"
That was awesome, and now...
..It's time for Fergus to pretend to be a supply teacher.
He's at another school.
He's going undercover as a supply teacher to do an incredible trick.
Is it your school? Is it your class? And...
..will this class realise that their supply teacher is magic?
These year five pupils think they're in for a normal lesson,
but Fergus's magic will have them tied up in knots.
The cameras are hidden
and Fergus will have the class on a piece of string.
Good morning, class!
I used to be a member of a group called the Scouts.
Who's heard of the Scouts? Oh, good, a few of you.
We went on adventures and we learned loads of different skills.
One of the skills we learned was tying knots.
We used to have to wear a neckerchief.
You put it around your neck, then the whole thing
would be tied together at the top, with what's called a woggle.
I had a friend in the Scouts and what he'd do
is take his neckerchief off and I'd give him mine.
Then, he'd tie them together as tight as he could, in a knot.
When that was done, he'd take a stopwatch
and he'd time me to see how quickly I could undo those knots.
This is all a story to get the class hooked.
Fergus never went to Scouts. He was at home practising his magic!
Who here thinks they are good at tying knots?
The class think he's a real teacher, but they're
about to be strung along by some amazing magic.
Could you come up and help me? I think we need two people.
Wendy, could you stand here?
Two volunteers help him with his first trick.
They have no idea what's about to happen.
You need to tie a knot and pull those ends through.
She's tying it really tight. Get in there!
And make sure that's really tight. Good girl. Excellent.
Now, I'd like you to hold on to that end, Demi,
and, Wendy, I'd like you to hold on to that end.
Now, I want you to be very careful,
but I want you to have a mini-tug of war. So don't pull too hard,
but just make sure that knot is tight in the middle.
Easy! Easy! Stop!
Whoa! That knot's not going anywhere.
It's definitely a tough knot to crack!
I think you girls have done one of the toughest knots I've ever seen.
This girl's jaw has dropped to the floor
and Fergus hasn't even done any magic yet, but it's coming right up.
You had a tug of war to make sure that knot was really tight.
-So I'd like you to hold onto that end and, Wendy...
-It's come out!
Wow! they came apart! How did that happen?
I thought you pulled it tightly!
We did! I don't know what happened!
I tell you what, we shouldn't have actually...
Girls, sit down. That's quite advanced for the Scouts.
Fergus is having fun fooling the class, and now
he's turning his attention to the regular teacher.
Now, cos this involves a very sharp pair of scissors,
your regular teacher has offered to come up and help me.
Here she comes, Miss Johnson!
Mrs Johnson, take the scissors. Would you say that's about halfway?
Roughly halfway. You haven't got to be exact. Could you just cut there?
what this will do is give us two equal pieces.
Now, I can show you the knot and we can time it
and we can do what I meant to do at the beginning. So with two...
She's cut the rope, but it's not the same length!
It's part of Fergus's trick.
-You're a wizard!
-Someone said, "You're a wizard."
How long will Fergus be able to keep this going?
About as long as that rope, I reckon!
So those are pretty much the same length now. Fantastic.
So we can begin doing a knot...
Hang on, they were an equal length a second ago and now one's longer!
No wonder this class is getting rowdy!
KIDS SHOUT OUT
No, I know, that's why we cut it
because we needed them the same length to do the knot.
No. I know, it was a different length, but...
Oh. I tell you what, we'd best start again with just one piece of rope.
That's probably better, to start with one.
Those two bits of rope have turned into one bit of rope.
We should have found the middle of the rope, and then you cut.
I cut with my fingers.
He's just cut the rope with his fingers! This is just getting silly.
At this point, what you do is, you tie those two ends together.
Like that - really tight.
He's full of fibs, is Fergus, but some big magic coming up.
-Have you ever got a knot out?
Most of you have got a knot out of something, right?
Yeah, hold on tight, here it comes!
Watch the middle of the rope. Watch those two ends tied together
and watch the ends that they're tied. Look.
If I just pull and you pull as well,
you'll see the knot pops right off.
Whoa, Fergus pulled the knot right off the rope! That's amazing!
Thank you very much for your help.
Now, you can have a look at that.
The class are checking the rope to see that it's real
and Fergus is about to tell them that he's a real teacher.
Not! Get it? "Knot?!"
Now, I'd like to share a big secret with you.
You're a magician.
I am not really a teacher.
I am a magician!
And you are being filmed right now, for a new CBBC show!
And there's a camera there, there's a camera in that box,
and there's a camera at the back of the class. How cool is that?
He did it!
Fergus's brilliant knot tricks have the class in stitches!
First, his two volunteers made the tightest knot he'd ever seen.
But he untied it in the blink of an eye.
He took the knot out and I just...
I just don't know what to say. It was so fantastic.
He turned two pieces of rope back into one
and then cut the rope with his fingers!
How does he cut the rope with his hands?
And finally, he pulled a knot right off the rope.
I can't really explain, but he's just magical.
Fergus literally pulled it off.
The class had no idea he was a magician.
We totally got them, and they loved it!
Help! My Supply Teacher Is Magic!
I think you can all agree it's been a pretty amazing show.
We'll see you later, but until then, if you're at school, and you think
your teacher may be a secret magic master, get ready to shout
"Help! My Supply Teacher Is Magic!"
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