I TALK TO Ben Hanlin

"All the reactions you see are 100% genuine. There are no actors or stooges. All the people you're about to see have been well and truly tricked." - That's the opening line to Tricked, ITV2's new hidden camera/magic/prank show fronted by 27 year old magician Ben Hanlin.

Sure, it's a line we've heard time and time again, but having watched the first episode in the series I can vouch for this. From Michelle Heaton losing her phone to an unsuspecting member of the public having her card cut up there is NOTHING fake about these reactions.


Throughout the series Ben conjures up some mischief, as unsuspecting celebrities and members of the public alike get tricked by his own special brand of hidden camera magic. Some of the celebrities include Arg and Diags from TOWIE, Helen Flanagan, Joe Swash, Christine Bleakley, Stacey Solomon, Robbie Savage and Emma Willis. I wanted to find out a little bit more about Tricked, so I caught up with the man himself, Ben Hanlin, to find out a little more...


First of all, let's start with a bit about you. Here you are, you've got your own show on ITV2, how did it all come about? Tell us a bit about yourself...