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CBBC have sent these four magicians into your schools.
They're some of the hottest magicians in the country.
Our magicians went undercover
and they pretended to be supply teachers.
We had 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 tricks.
But did they come to your school?
I never knew I was going to be on TV.
I'm just so very dull!
-And did you shout...
-"Help! My supply teacher is magic!"
Hello! It's me, Ian, and welcome to Help! My Supply Teacher Is Magic!
We fooled hundreds of you guys
by swapping regular teachers with magicians
and we've been secretly filming the results
with special cameras hidden in the classrooms.
Cleverer than Professor Brian Cox on Mastermind!
And just because we know we know how much you guys love magic,
we're also showing you a load of other tricks like this.
With just a wave of my wand...
Just play the clips.
Catherine has gone undercover to cause mayhem in this class.
Look, the teaching assistant is floating off her chair!
Will she have the whole class flying?
We'll teach you a trick so you can fool your friends.
Grab one apple, two cups and 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 pick my five favourites.
Will you be one of my wannabe wizards?
Do you think you'd be able to tell if your teacher started doing magic?
This is Katherine, magician extraordinaire.
She's got mad skills and she's going to use them
undercover as a supply teacher.
The hidden cameras are set. Is it your school? Is it your class?
Let's find out. Here's a year five class.
Catherine's about to give them a lesson in gravity
that will have them leaping out of their seats
quicker than if they'd just smelt one and dealt one.
The class doesn't suspect there are cameras hidden in every corner
or that Catherine is not a real teacher.
The woman in green is Ms Noonan, the class teaching assistant.
She's going to be the star of this trick.
Good job she's done her hair!
-Good afternoon, everybody.
-ALL: Good afternoon, Miss Mills.
We're going to be learning about gravity.
Gravity can be described as a force that pulls any object
or anything you can touch towards the centre of the earth.
-So gravity is what stops things from floating.
-That bit is 100% true.
When I was a little girl, I absolutely loved science.
So much so, I went on to go and study it at university
before I started to train to be a teacher.
And what I made...was this.
Which is an antigravity device. It can actually make things float.
I had an antigravity device once. It floated away!
To start with,
we're going to try on something small like this pencil.
Let's switch on and turn the power up.
Trick coming up right now. Watch closely
and grip tightly onto your sofa in case you float away.
And the pencil should...
Isn't that incredible?
They're gobsmacked! They can't believe it!
The pencil is actually floating.
If I turn this up, the power,
we can actually move the pencil up higher.
Isn't that incredible?
None of the class suspects a thing.
Loving your work, Catherine, big style. Great floating pencil.
But can you make anything bigger float?
So, let's have a go with something a bit bigger.
Has anyone got a bag in the classroom?
Nice try with the cushion, mate!
What I want is actually a bag.
I can see a bag by your feet, Ms Noonan. There we go.
Can we use your bag for this? That would be brilliant.
Here she comes. Miss Noonan, the teaching assistant,
is about to become a magician's assistant.
She knows something strange is going to happen
but she doesn't know she's preparing for lift-off.
She looks nervous. I would too!
What we're going to do is make Ms Noonan's bag float.
This girl can't wait, can she?
What we're going to do first of all
is point the antigravity device at the bag.
So, we're going to have to switch on again.
When I turn the power up, it can make a bit of noise.
Something magic is happening. Watch her feet very closely.
They're about to leave the floor.
-There we go.
-I can't believe it!
It's not just her bag floating, she is rising out of her chair!
I bet the class didn't realise this was going to be a flying lesson!
Don't worry. I'm going to turn it down.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a teaching assistant!
Everybody settle down a little bit.
Obviously, the power was too strong for Ms Noonan.
Thank you very much for helping us out. You can sit down again.
The whole class is floating with the antigravity trick.
But will they raise the roof when Catherine tells them the truth?
Do you want to hear something?
This is not actually an antigravity device.
That was a magic trick. I'm not even a real teacher.
I'm a magician and if you look over there,
there's a camera over there and over there
and there's a camera over there.
The running man! That's pretty magical!
She did it! Catherine totally tricked the class.
When I saw the science teacher, I was like, "Oh, boring, science."
Then, when I saw the antigravity, I thought, "Cool."
First, Catherine had the pencil floating.
It acts as if it was in space.
I thought it was cool. Anybody could fall for it.
Then she even had the teaching assistant way up in the air.
I thought our teacher was actually flying!
Catherine pulled it off! The class had no idea she was a magician.
Would you realise your supply teacher was magic?
Help! My supply teacher is magic!
Later, Fergus will also be going undercover as a supply teacher.
He'll make this class' jaws drop to the floor. Is this your class?
Of course, Fergus is not a real teacher.
He's an amazing magician. with incredible skills.
He's going to teach you the secret behind the trick
you can use on your mates to melt their minds.
If you fancy yourself as a magician, here's a trick you can try.
You need one apple, two cups and a piece of paper.
Go and get them now. Hurry up!
In the meantime, here's Fergus doing some juggling. Are you back? Good.
Come on Fergus, less juggling, more magic.
Do you know how to balance an apple on a piece of paper
between two cups?
Keep watching and you'll find out later in the show.
Now, Catherine is about to flex her magical muscles in the park
and do a trick you'll never be able to work out.
-Would you like to see some magic?
This is Ludo and Esme.
They think they're about to take a walk with their mum in the park.
They've no idea they're about to star in their own magic show.
I need a ring. Does anyone have a ring I could use?
-You can have one of these.
-You're OK if I take this, yeah?
-Is it special to you?
-I've had it a very long time.
What I want you to do is keep your eye on your ring the whole time.
I'm so confident that this is going to work,
I'm going to give you the keys to my car.
She's so cheeky. She doesn't even have a car!
So you can keep them if this all goes wrong. Just follow your ring.
As it completely...
The ring is gone! Where is it? Let's see that again.
As it completely...
Still great. Nice work, Catherine.
If you open up your hand there.
Amongst the keys.
Is that the ring?
-There you go.
It was cool.
She just took the ring, put it in her hand
and then opened it and it wasn't there.
It appeared on the keys.
-It was cool.
-It was just, "Wow, how do you do that?!"
Coming up, another trick
that will leave the public saying, "That was awesome."
But 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 come on, get right up next to the television
until you are close enough to touch the screen.
Could you wipe the chocolate off your hands? This is a new top.
Are you ready? All right. Here's John.
He's a friendly magician with sweet tricks and a big appetite for magic.
He's about to talk you through a trick. So go on, get involved.
We're going to do a trick with time, so we need a clock.
Now, what I need you to do is to think of any number, 1 through 12,
that appears on the face of this clock.
-Do that now.
-Go on, do it now. This is your chance to do a trick.
Now, place your fingertip on the 12.
You're going to make three moves to arrive at a random number.
First, you should spell the number you thought of,
making one move for each letter clockwise around the circle.
For example, if you thought of two, you'd spell T-W-O.
Moving your finger to the one and the two, ending on the three.
Do that now, spelling the number that you thought of.
Now, from where you are, spell the new number that your finger is on,
continuing to move around the circle.
Again, start spelling from the number next to the one your finger is on.
Do that now.
Great. You've reached another number.
One last time, I want you to spell that new number your finger is on,
continuing around the face of the clock.
Remember to start spelling from the next number
to the one your finger is on now. Away you go.
Good. So you thought of a number and you made three moves from there.
But I know exactly where you are. You're at one o'clock.
It's time for lunch.
I was thinking lunch too!
Every week, we're bringing you a chart
of the magic movers and shakers
and we're calling it, Wannabe Wizards.
I can already say, this is my favourite bit of the show.
I've got my comfy chair.
I've got my nachos and I've got my laptop.
Let's do this already!
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'll choose my five favourite wannabe wizards.
Number five this time is a coin trick I know you'll love too.
Ian from Bournemouth is going to make this solid coin
magically pass through the side of this cup.
One, two, three.
I wish I could do that.
Go on mate, get it back in the cup.
That coin trick is great. This card one just trumps it though.
It features the skilled hands of Thomas from Christchurch.
Nice clothes airer, by the way!
Stand back, he's going to throw the deck of cards.
I love this bit when the ace of spades jumps out.
And Thomas loves the ace of spades.
Watch this bit! Watch this bit!
It's going to be the ace of spades again.
And now, the ace of hearts.
Guess what he's going to do with that.
Two of hearts, but now, it's the ace of clubs and yes, the ace of spades!
He's cool but wait until you see my man Michael from Rotherham.
-I've got a metal bar.
-Forget Houdini, who's Houdini?
Here's Michael with his funky red curtains and great chat.
-What a dude!
-Here comes my volunteer.
Look, he's got a proper assistant and everything!
It all looks secure, ready for Michael's amazing escape act.
I'm going to turn around while you chain the chains to my wrists.
Do you know where Michael keeps his chains when he's not using them?
In his locker! Lock. No? OK.
That's it. Total lockdown. But wait until you see this bit.
-How long do you think it'll take me to escape?
-How long do you reckon?
-I know the answer.
-His hand's out!
-Maybe a little bit less than that.
-How did he do that?
I would say about one minute, possibly. I don't know.
He's a funny guy, but tricks with chains
are always topped by tricks with rings,
which is why Atticus from Yeovil is next.
Atticus, that name's got a nice ring to it!
So I have one, two, three, four, five rings.
And this trick has five rings to it.
One, two, three.
OK, now, you just take that and make sure they're linked.
They are indeed linked.
Good start, but it gets better.
two rings now.
I love this bit. Watch him concentrate.
He's got nerves of steel to connect the rings of steel.
Ta-da! He made those two link,
but no matter how much I rewind, I can't work it out,
which is why he got number two in my wannabe wizards.
Who's my favourite, though?
I'm not going to tell you until I put on my funny chart show voice.
At number five, Ian's coin was great.
Ace of spades is the coolest card, so I chose Thomas at four.
I couldn't escape how good Michael was, so I put him in at three.
There was a nice ring to Atticus. He was nearly my favourite,
but out of the tons of wannabe wizards,
my top one this time was...
..this total dude, Gabriel from Bovington.
It could be the skateboard, it could be his style,
but he's got a WHEELIE good trick.
Here I have a deck of cards. Pick any card you like.
Keep a note of this - the three of diamonds.
I'll just take your card
and put it roughly there.
If I was a beginner, I'd find your card like this.
But I'm not a beginner, so I'm not.
OK. So I'm just going to spread my cards out on this,
and there's one card turned over,
which is the three of diamonds.
Was that your card?
Yeah, it was!
Can't wait until next time for more wannabe wizards.
An important part of magic is glamorous assistants.
So, with any luck, here are mine now, guys...
What's that? The glamorous assistants can't come?
They came to the door, saw it was me and left?
While I sort this out, you watch what's coming up.
Have you worked out the secret to Fergus's challenge?
If you haven't got your paper, apple and cups,
go and get them now, hurry!
See John baffle this boy and leave him confused.
But can you work out how he does it?
Watch what happens when Fergus goes undercover in another school.
Could it be your class?
Could your supply teacher be magic?
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.
Going undercover this time is James.
He's got a smooth head and even smoother hands
that do trick with bite.
James is in this cafe to play a trick on Kevin and Cindy.
They've been set up by their mum.
They have no idea what's about to happen.
Chosen what you're going to eat yet?
I ordered a glass of water and they didn't give me an ice cube.
It's a silly thing,
but...it's just nice getting an ice cube in your drink.
This chat about ice is all very nice, but let's see the trick.
Could try and make one.
Have you ever made an ice cube?
Yeah, you've made an ice cube? What do you use to make an ice cube?
Takes ages, doesn't it? Tell you what, we'll try this.
He's like a real-life ice man. Everything he touches turns to ice.
Put a bit of water in your hand. Got to be careful you get it all in.
Wow! That's awesome!
-He made an ice cube. How did he do that?
It's the moment you've been waiting for -
a chance for you to learn how to fool your friends.
Me and Fergus challenged you to balance an apple
?on a piece of paper between two cups. Have you worked it out?
How many of you got it?
Maybe you think it works when the paper's laid flat.
Nah! What about in a tube?
Uh-uh! Come on!
It's all about folding the paper. It's so simple even I could do it.
You make a paper fan, then put the fan between the two cups.
The apple balances nicely on top.
Did you get it? Are you amazing already?
Now you've got something to show off with in the playground.
And John is about to show off a trick in a theme park.
He's found Adam, Thomas and Jack among the rides.
They're about to have their minds expanded by these rubber bands.
I put one band on my first finger and thumb,
then the other band on this finger and thumb behind it.
I'm trapped. I can't get out that way, that way or that way.
But if I rub the elastic bands together, they melt
right through each other. It's a bit quick,
but I'll do it slower. That's on my first finger and thumb.
People think I swap fingers, but it stays on the first finger and thumb.
This band really does go behind the other,
it's not an optical illusion.
If it was, I wouldn't be able to do that.
There's no way out - no gaps in my fingers or thumbs.
No surgery to my hands, no gaps in the bands.
A little rub, they come right through each other.
-Whoa! Can we get a rewind?
No gaps in the bands.
A little rub and they come right through each other.
-I know what you're thinking.
I wonder if he can do it if someone else holds one of the bands.
I knew. I read minds as well. Hold your fingers out, like this.
John's no one-man-band. Jack's about to join in.
Wonderful. Just hold it there. You'll watch it from backstage,
I'll watch it from front stage. Is that band behind that one?
-It is. And that's in front of that one?
-Wonderful. Can you feel that?
-You're feeling very well today. Feel that?
Don't let me sneak it off this way or that and don't let the tension go.
Whoa! That was awesome! Let's see that again.
Don't let me sneak it off this way or that
and don't let the tension go. Watch.
-How did that happen then?
-I've no idea.
That was amazing. I don't know how that happened.
He told me to hold my fingers out. I had the elastic band on my fingers,
then he did the trick. And I didn't let it out.
-I don't know what to say.
-You could say, "That was awesome!"
I am a massive fan of elastic bands.
You can do loads with them. You can...
Now it's time for our magician Fergus.
He's at another school as an undercover supply teacher
to do an incredible trick. Is it your school or your class? And...
will the class realise their supply teacher is magic? Let's find out.
These year five pupils think they're coming in for an ordinary lesson.
But they're wrong!
There's nothing ordinary about Fergus.
The classroom's rigged with hidden cameras and he's about to do
an exciting disappearing trick.
Good morning. My name is Mr Flanagan.
Today, I'm stepping in as your supply teacher.
Today, we're doing science. On the table I've got lots of items,
one of which is called a microfibre.
It's a piece of paper, Fergus, you little liar.
What this enables is for micro-transportation.
They all think he's a teacher. But he's an incredible magician.
What I need to do to begin with
is to scrunch my microfibre into a small ball. Can you see that?
Now, I've got two containers here and I'm going to place my microfibre
-into the container.
-Keep your eye on that container,
-cos soon it will contain magic.
-Step number two...
involves using an egg.
I'll place that with the microfibre into the container.
-I have to be careful...
-Oh, a trick with an egg. Very EGGciting!
Look at their faces. How could they think he's a teacher
with that jumper and that hair. But they do.
-A chemical reaction will take place, so I'll put these on.
This chemical reaction will activate when I start shaking....
He's got them all eating out of his hand.
And all he's done so far is put a piece of paper and an egg
in a plastic jar. Wait till they, and you, see the trick coming up.
It'll be amazing.
So once I start shaking...
Remember, there's an egg and a piece of paper in the jar.
Nearly there. It's starting to happen. That microfibre
will begin to slowly absorb...
And now there's just the paper! What?! The egg has gone.
-I cannot believe my eyes. There was an egg in there.
He shook it, now there isn't. He's made it disappear. Where did it go?
It didn't actually get hot that time.
Check as much as you like, you won't find anything...cos it's magic!
Now he's got the class hooked, watch what happens when he puts the paper
-in the other jar.
-I'll do exactly the same...
He made the egg disappear, now he'll make it appear again. Go, Fergus!
The moment it enters the jar, just by shaking, as before...
Whoa! The egg went and it came back again!
Can we get a rewind?
You can actually start to reform...
See that start to get harder. I need to give it a second to fully form.
It's a real egg.
-I take the egg and just crack it.
-He's even cracking it! No way!
Time for our teacher to let them all in on the YOLK...I mean joke.
-I bet you've never had a supply teacher like me, have you?
D'you know why that is?
I'm actually a magician.
-I knew it!
-And right now,
all of you are being filmed on secret cameras there
and secret cameras there and there.
CHILDREN GIGGLE AND SHOUT
He did it! Fergus's brilliant disappearing trick fooled the class.
I just saw an egg disappear in a tiny little jar. Just so weird.
He put the egg and paper in a jar, shook them and made the egg vanish.
There was no egg hidden in the glove so it was a real magic trick.
He put the paper in another jar, gave it a shake,
and the egg reappeared. Unbelievable!
-I went shocked. I was like...that.
-Like what? Let's see that again.
I was like...that.
Fergus pulled it off.
The class had no idea he was a magician. We totally got them
and they loved it!
See you later. But until then, if you're at school
and you think something magical is occurring,
maybe you'll find yourself shouting, "Help! My supply teacher is magic!"
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