Britain’s Got Talent magician has ‘something special’ planned for tonight’s final

Matt Edwards, right, celebrates his place in the BGT final alongside  fellow magician Issy Simpson. Picture: Splash News.
Matt Edwards, right, celebrates his place in the BGT final alongside fellow magician Issy Simpson. Picture: Splash News.

The magician who this week qualified for the final of Britaion’s Got Talent has sent a message to his Suffolk fans.

Matt Edwards, 34, who grew up in Needham Market and who was first spotted by the Bury Free Press in 2000 as a talented youngster, said: “MEOW. I want to hug you all.

“Thanks to all my friends and supporters back in Suffolk who voted for me. You’re magic!”

Matt, 34, who qualified as runner up in the public vote during Tuesday’s BGT semi-final, said he also has ‘something special’ planned for the live final tonight (June 3).

If he wins, he will go on to perform at this year’s Royal Variety Performance .

“I am going to sit down with my wife Kate, who has been my inspiration throughout all of this,and keeps me calm, to work out what I am going to do on Saturday,” said Matt.

“I really didn’t think I would get this far so it has all come as a surprise and is something of a whirlwind.

“People may think of me so far, as being just a silly clown entertainer but I have loved magic since I was very young and I am going to create a wow moment which will make people sit up and think: Oh my God, he has skills.”

Matt, who went to Needham Market Middle School and was one of Ipswich Magic Society’s youngest members, won his place in the semi-final after hosts, Ant and Dec, pressed their Golden Buzzer.

He was runner-up on Tuesday after performing a trick which involved challenging Ant to pick a magic number to avoid being hit by a giant bomb.