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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 I was going to be on TV.
-Did they trick you?
I'm just so freaked out.
And did you shout...
Hello, it's me, Iain,
and this is, Help! My Supply Teacher is Magic.
We've fooled hundreds of you guys by swapping regular teachers
with magicians and we've been secretly filming the results
with special cameras which we've hidden in the classrooms.
Oh, yes, we are smarter than a shop full of smartphones
and it's not just about the magic teachers,
we've also got loads of other great magic coming up as well.
But what's this I've got in my hat?
He was here a minute ago.
You have a look at this.
Has anyone seen Fluffy?
James goes undercover, causing mayhem in this class of Year Threes.
Look, there's liquid pumping out of his arm!
But will the class be pumped with excitement?
We're going to teach you a magic trick so you can fool your friends.
Grab a bowl and a drinks carton,
half full of your favourite drink, 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 a man of mystery and can make things disappear
and reappear, even his hair.
He's going undercover as a supply teacher.
The hidden cameras are set. Is it your school?
Is it your class? Let's find out.
These Year Three pupils think they're here for a regular lesson,
but they're wrong, James is highly irregular.
The classroom's rigged with hidden cameras and James is about to do
a totally pumping trick using green gloop,
and they have no idea.
-Good afternoon, class.
-CLASS: Good afternoon, James.
Now, we have a very fun science experiment to try this afternoon.
So how many people like science?
Science is obviously very popular in this school.
The experiment we're going to try this afternoon uses a principle
Now, that's a really complicated word that means, how a substance
can be absorbed from one material to another, so a bit like a sponge.
Osmosis is real, but what happens is not real, it's magic.
Now, in order for this experiment to work, I'm going to need a helper.
Who would like to help me?
How about Richard? Do you want to come up, Richard?
And if you wanna stand just here for me, that'd be great.
Richard's about to become part of an amazing magic trick.
Perfect. OK, so in Richard's body, just like all of us,
he has veins and arteries which carry a liquid,
in this case blood,
to all the organs in his body and keeps him alive.
Now, not a lot of people know that there's a vein, or an artery,
that runs from the tip of his left hand ring finger,
all the way up his arm into his heart.
-Did you know that?
-You do know that?
There's another one that runs from his heart,
all the way down his other arm into his right hand ring finger.
The class totally believe mysterious James is a teacher.
Now, what we're going to try and do is send a liquid all the way
through Richard, from one hand to another, using osmosis.
What? That's ridiculous!
Surely it's impossible. I have to see this!
Well, I've got that liquid here.
Nice, thick, green liquid, so you can see it.
Ugh! That looks like milkshake! Last year's milkshake.
And pinch the top of the straw, like that. Good. Excellent.
Now, in order to make that liquid go up the straw
and into his finger and all the way through,
we're going to have to make a pump to suck the liquid up.
So, Richard, with your right arm, hold it up straight like this,
and I want you to start a pumping action like this, really fast.
It's time to pump up the magic.
Keep going, keep going! And you can see... Look, the liquid is...
Watch! He's making the gloopy liquid disappear up his arm.
Now lift your left arm in the air.
Excellent. Give it a shake.
We'll let that liquid run down, using gravity, into his shoulder.
Then with this arm, I want you to reach down and give it
a little shake there, a little shake.
Clench your fist tight. We don't want any water to come out.
You can put this one down. Now, hopefully, if that's worked,
you put your hand right the way in the funnel.
That's great, then with your other arm,
create that pump again, you'll have to work really hard this time.
And it's just working its way through.
It's working its way... And there we go!
Now the gloop's coming out of his other arm!
It's gone all the way through his body, all the way out his other arm.
Look at that. Oh, wait, oh, look, it's stopping, it's stopping.
Go faster, go faster, go faster.
Faster, faster, faster.
And there's more of that green goodness. This is unreal!
I think that's about all of it.
Well done, Richard, you did very well at that experiment.
Wonderful! And you can go and sit back down.
Richard's become a human funnel,
but it's time for James to spill the juice.
I'm not really a teacher. I'm a magician.
PUPIL: And that's why...
And not only that, if you see the silver boxes, just in here,
and at the back, and there,
you are all being filmed for a new CBBC show called
Help! My Supply Teacher is Magic.
He did it! James's brilliant human funnel trick
has totally fooled the class.
It was so scary because it was like it was like some magic goo.
First, James made the liquid look like
it was being absorbed through Richard's fingers.
It's just so incredible how the liquid can go up the arm.
Then, he made it pour out of Richard's other hand,
back into the glass.
There was, like, jelly coming out of his hand.
Oh, it was very cool.
James pulled it off, the class had no idea he was a magician.
Would you realise your supply teacher was magic?
Later on, Katherine will also be going undercover
as a supply teacher.
Grandma Mills's very old measuring bowls.
She'll make this class's jaws drop to the floor.
Wow! Look at all that milk.
Is this your class?
Look at that, there's plenty of milk in there.
I have one of my grandmother's old bowls here.
Let's see if I can magic up a lot more milk.
Give it a little shake.
And as you can see, the milk has doubled.
Can we get a new bowl, please?
This is John, he'll teach you the secret
behind the trick you can use on your mates
to blow their minds.
If you fancy yourself as a magician, here's a trick you can try
on your mates. You need a bowl and an old drinks carton like this,
with three holes in it, and it needs to be half full
of your favourite drink.
John likes orange squash, who can blame him?
If you haven't got them already, go and get them now.
Go on, quick, hurry!
In the meantime, John will wait here for you.
Are you back? Good.
Do you know how to fill the carton with liquid and then,
as it comes out of the holes,
knot the streams a little together, like this?
Can you work it out? I thought KNOT. Get knot? Get...? It doesn't matter.
Keep watching and you'll find out later in the show.
Right now, though, handy Fergus is about to do
something amazing in the air museum
with a trick that you'll never be able to work out.
Boys, I've got three 2p coins.
-This is Alex and Jake,
they have no idea that they're about to star in their own magic show.
Take them and have a look at them,
make sure they're normal. One of you will have to take two.
Just make sure they don't bend or fold
or there's not another coin inside them.
And then tell me when you're happy.
Yeah? I'd like you to place them back on my hand, one at a time.
So, that's one, two, three.
Good. So how many coins?
They're going to travel, one at a time, from this hand,
over to that hand.
-That's now two here.
Whoa! How did that happen?
I want to watch that more closely this time.
-But I don't want this one to be lonely.
I'm going to get one more to join this first one. Watch, ready?
-That's now two here.
-The coins change hands without the hands touching.
That's incredible stuff!
-I'd like you to keep your eye on the last coin, OK?
Cos that's gonna jump over and join these two.
-That's epic, that's just amazing.
I love it, and so did they.
That is just...
That was just awesome!
That was amazing!
Probably the best thing I've ever seen.
-He made them travel across.
-It was so good.
I'm going to get one more to join this first one. Watch, ready?
Just how it travelled across in mid air.
-Suddenly, you didn't see it, and then he just had two, and one.
-It was awesome cos...
-You just can't work out how he did it.
It's just epic, you know.
We've got another great magic trick that will leave members
of the public saying, "That was awesome,"
coming up, but right now, we have something amazing for you.
This is the Interactive Illusion.
This is a trick that you can take part in at home. So come on,
get close up to the screen. Yeah.
Not that close, you'll get nose marks on the telly.
Here to talk you through the magic is James.
Now I have a trick for all you people at home.
It's a card trick, but don't worry, you don't need any cards,
I've got them here.
I want you to think of any one of these cards, any one you want,
but think of it now.
Keep thinking of your card.
I'm going to mix them all up.
Great. I think I know which card you were thinking of,
so I'm just going to take it away.
If I was right, the card that you were thinking of has now gone.
That is amazing! Did it work for you?
Whoa! My card wasn't there!
Every week we are bringing you the top five chart
of new magicians on the block.
I've got my laptop and I've got my bowl of dried fruit
because sometimes, Iain Stirling enjoys a healthy option.
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 Tommy from Guildford.
Watch his hands, he's going to make this card disappear.
And it's not just one card he can do.
Oh, no, he can do four.
Oh, yeah! Check out his moonwalk on the landing
while he makes this card disappear and then reappear.
Very arty. Let's get a rewind.
Great moves, looking good.
I love this trick that much.
But not as much as this trick by Nathan from Douglas.
Have any of you seen a die as big and shiny as this ball?
I'm sure you'll agree, that is a very big, shiny die.
Because I like this die to be shiny,
I keep this in this box to protect it from the dust.
Good idea, Nathan, nothing worse than a dusty die.
Do you reckon I push this tube straight through this die?
Well, in theory, no, you can't.
No matter, I'm gonna try it anyway.
-So let's see.
-Hold your breath, he's going in!
Uh-oh! The die has disappeared! Or has it?
I seem to have shrunk my die to a cylinder.
-No, thank you, Nathan.
That trick was to DIE for. And here's an even better card trick.
It's Phoebe from Leeds. Like Nathan, she has a box which is magic.
-Would you like to pick a card?
-She's also got a friend to help her.
Now look at it.
The three of clubs. Remember that card.
Then put it on there and put it towards you,
and I'll just give it a shuffle.
Phoebe has shuffled the three of clubs back into the pack.
It's now in the pack of cards, right?
But people usually have assistants, like a woman or sometimes a man.
I've got a box.
Her unusual assistant is a box, but it's a box of tricks.
It produced the three of clubs. Nice work, Phoebe.
Act two, James from Chelmsford hasn't got a magic box,
but he has got an empty brown paper bag.
If the bag's empty, why are you reaching into it?
How did that get in there? And what is it?
Now, that bag is definitely empty, right?
Click of the fingers...
You're thinking he can't do it again, aren't you?
Whoa! It's another one of those things.
Have a good look this time. The bag is completely empty, isn't it?
He clicks his fingers again.
Guess what's coming out this time.
Yeah, it's another one of those box things, and it's pink this time.
Impressive enough. How did he get all of those into the bag?
But the best is yet to come, you're going to love this.
So, there's nothing in his hands and there's nothing in the bag.
But hang on, what's this?
It's a giant drinking straw.
How on earth did that get into the tiny bag?
And where did the ceiling from his lounge go?
Seemingly impossible, definitely amazing.
Who's my favourite though?
I'm not going to tell you yet,
not before I put on my funny chart show voice.
At five, it's Tommy and his moonwalk card trick. Oww!
Nathan was shining with his die trick at four.
Phoebe's box of tricks got her to three.
James bagged the number two spot.
But out of the tons of Wannabe Wizards, my top one this time was...
Jamie from Epsom,
and he's got a little help from his little brother.
-You know all the cards, don't you?
Think of any one you like, apart from these two, OK?
Those two cards are both jacks.
Hold these, put your hand on the table like that,
thumb up, and clip those with your thumb.
This trick will deserve a big thumbs-up, so keep watching.
Hand over. That's it.
Now, have you got a card in mind?
-You can say it to me.
The four of diamonds.
The four of diamonds is now invisible.
I'm going to find it, I can see it. I've got the special glasses.
Remember, the four of diamonds is now invisible and Jamie
has special glasses. Honestly.
-Right here, look, on the table. Can you see it?
-No, I can't.
It's invisible, see?
I mean, you can't see. You get the idea.
Spades, the queen of diamonds, the five of spades.
-You could have said any of them, you said the...?
-Four of diamonds.
Would you mind taking off your hand?
You see, there's one card in the middle of the jacks, face down.
We started off with the jack of diamonds, jack of clubs and one card.
-You said the...?
-Four of diamonds.
-This card is the...?
Yes, indeed, it's the four of diamonds. Unbelievable!
Jamie, you're a diamond.
I can't wait until next time for more Wannabe Wizards.
Now it's time for some Iain Stirling magic.
I'm going to turn around and instantly customise
the colour of my jumper to bright pink, using nothing but magic.
On the count of three, here we go.
Sorry. Hi, Mum.
No, it's not washable paint.
Yes, they know not to try it at home.
Look, I'm having some technical problems,
you just see what's coming up.
Have you worked out the secret to John's challenge?
If you haven't already got a bowl, an old drinks carton like this,
half full with your favourite drink, go and get them now. Go on, hurry!
And watch what happens when Katherine goes undercover
in another school.
We get some delicious...
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.
Fergus is in this cafe to play a trick on Josephine.
She's been set up by her mum and she has no idea what's about to happen.
Fergus is playing with a Rubik's cube,
and seemingly minding his own business.
He's going to do some magic with the cube, so keep your eyes on it.
Excuse me, sorry, have you ever done one of these?
Yeah, but I'm not good at it.
Are you not good, so you can't give me any tips?
I'm really struggling.
Every time I mix it up more, it just gets, well, obviously,
more and more mixed.
The magic's about to happen and it's going to be great.
I did see a guy, now that I think about it, once,
and he did it really quick.
He literally just took the cube, shook it,
-and then the whole thing was done.
-But I can't do...
The only puzzle is, how did he do it? Unbelievable!
Trust me, I can't do that.
And he just flicked it and it went all into place.
A quick flick of the wrist and boom, the puzzle's solved.
I'm really surprised how he done it.
I've never seen any magic like that before.
It's the moment you've been waiting for, a chance for you to learn
how to fool your friends.
Me and John challenged you to fill a carton with your favourite drink,
put three holes in it and then, as the drink comes out,
tie it in a knot. come on, have you worked it out?
How many of you got it? Maybe you think it's a bit of string. No.
What about freezing the liquid? No way!
Is it a camera trick? Uh-uh. Come on!
Place your finger over all three holes.
When you take your finger away, the streams of liquid,
in this case Orange Squash, look like they've tied together.
Did you get it? Are you amazing already?
Now you've all got something to show off with in the playground.
And now Fergus is about to show off another one of his tricks
in the air museum.
I'd like to show you something with a bottle and a cap.
This is Alex and Jake again.
They're about to star in another magic trick. Watch carefully.
You've seen these two items before, right?
-Yeah. Yeah, yeah.
What I want you to do is to keep your eye on the bottom of the bottle.
And you to keep your eye on the cap.
Something very special is going to happen, on the count of three.
Whoa! Where did it go? I can hear it in the bottle.
I've got to see that again. Let's get a rewind.
One, two, three.
The bottle is solid and that was some solid gold magic.
The cap has gone right inside the bottle.
See, they can't get the cap out. Doesn't matter how hard they try.
I don't know how he did it, cos the bottle was hard at the end
and it went straight through.
I mean, I really don't know how he did it, cos it was just amazing.
It's just brilliant.
Fergus has a lot of bottle. Awesome trick!
Watch me now as I put this cap through the bottom of this bottle.
I can't get the cap off. We're going to need another bottle!
OK, now it's time for our magician, Katherine,
to fool another unsuspecting class.
She's at another school,
she is going undercover as a supply teacher to do an incredible trick.
Is it your school? Is it your class?
And will the class realise that their supply teacher is magic?
Here's a class of Year Fours. They don't know it yet, but Katherine's
about to give them a cooking lesson where the main ingredient is magic.
But will they be eating out of her hands?
None of them suspect there are cameras hidden in their classroom
or realise Katherine's not a real teacher. But can she keep it up?
Good morning, everyone. Today, I'll be showing you all
how to make banana crispy cakes.
-That got their attention.
It's really, really fun, so I've got my baking tin,
my mixing bowls,
-No magic wand?
And I wouldn't be without these. These are my grandmother's.
Grandma Mills's very special, very old measuring bowls.
I'll show you them a little bit later.
So, the first thing we need when we're making banana crispy cakes
is the crispy bits. So, for that we need some cereal.
I wonder if Grandma Mills is magic, too.
Now, you can use any cereal that you like.
So, we've got the cereal here, and I'm just going to pour it into one
of Grandma Mills's measuring bowls. There we go, that's perfect.
So there we go, we've got 350 grams of cereal there.
But actually, there's a lot of you in this classroom, isn't there?
This won't go around everybody.
Should have bought a family pack, Katherine.
I think we're probably going to need double the amount of this.
Mmm... I know what to do.
This is what my grandmother taught me.
All I have to do is take the other measuring bowl...
-What's she doing now?
-Pop it on top
and give the cereal a good shake, like this.
And we should get, look at that, loads more cereal.
The maize has multiplied, how is that happening?
Double the amount, so that should be plenty for everybody.
We'll get rid of all of that in there,
I'll empty them all out.
They're excited, I can hear their stomachs rumbling!
The next thing we need when we're making banana crispy cakes
is bananas, so I've got my banana here.
Mmm... So, I'll just put all the banana in there like that
and then just give it a good mix up.
Wow, that's really starting to come together now, isn't it?
Do you think it looks a little bit dry though?
That cereal's like the Sahara - you know, dry.
-What kind of liquid could we put in a cake mixture? Yes?
Milk, that's a great idea, milk.
But I didn't bring any milk with me.
No milk, no crispy cakes, unless Katherine's got
something up her sleeves.
I know, I remember what my grandmother used to do.
If I shake her measuring bowls, can you hear that building up?
This magic's going to shake up the whole class.
Watch this, something amazing is about to happen.
-PUPIL: That's really magic!
-Wow, look at all that milk!
-Where did that milk come from?
Who said cow? I know it's from a cow,
I mean, she didn't have any milk.
Let's put all of that in, like that.
This class can't believe it.
A good mix up. That looks good, doesn't it?
It looks terrible, Katherine, but it does
-have milk in it, I'll give you that.
-All we have to do now is bake it.
So, I've got my baking tin here.
Now, I'll give you one guess, who do you think
this baking tin belongs to? Yes?
PUPIL: Grandmother Mills.
Grandma Mills. Very good.
Good ol' Grandma Mills. She'll be proud.
So, if we put all the ingredients and the mixture...
Still doesn't look particularly appetising,
but Katherine's only APPETEASING them.
And then all we need to do is put the lid on.
And just like my grandma used to show me,
I just have to shake up the tin now and give it a good old shake.
Katherine's shaking of shazam there.
And we get something delicious!
We've got banana crispy cakes!
Whoa! Those actually do look good. Wonder if she could teach me.
My cooking skills could do with a shake up.
The class have swallowed Katherine's story,
but it's time to get to the crunch and tell them our magical secret.
Well, I'll tell you one thing, I'm not a teacher.
I'm a magician. And this wasn't really just a cooking lesson,
this was a magic trick, and right now,
you're all being filmed to be on a new CBBC TV show
called Help! My Supply Teacher Is Magic.
There's a camera over there, and over there, and over there.
She did it! Katherine's brilliant trick has totally fooled the class.
First, she doubled the amount of crispies using her magical
I didn't know how she done it.
Then, she made milk appear from nowhere.
Wow! Look at all that milk!
And finally, she made crispy cakes in mere seconds.
It was magic.
Katherine pulled it off, the class had no idea she was a magician.
We totally got them and they loved it!
See you next week, but remember, if your teacher suddenly starts
working wonders, you may need to shout,
"Help! My supply teacher is magic!"
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