Incredible illusionist, mystifying magician and exciting escape artist, Matt Johnson is a master of urban deception, a unique and modern wave of magic. Having spent over thirty years touring the world with his mind boggling illusions, and appearing on a number of mainstream media television shows, Matt has become world renowned for his craft. Available to perform at private events and corporate functions, Matt will bring a truly unique and entertaining act, making for an unforgettable occasion.
Best known for his appearance on Britain's Got Talent, the nation’s most popular Saturday night talent show, Matt was a contestant on the 2018 series of the show. Reaching the live semi-finals, Matt was named the ‘Number One Most Dangerous Act’ on Britain's Got Talent, for a thrilling escape trick.The trick saw him untangle a web of locks and chains whilst his head was submerged in water, to break free in just over two minutes. A death defying act, Matt Johnson’s audition has been watched over 40 million times and he is the second most viewed act on BGT.
Before his appearance on BGT, Matt had already been performing across the world for over three decades. Growing up in the UK, Matt spent hours watching other magicians like Paul Daniels for inspiration and imitating their tricks until he could craft his own. From Japan to Australia, Italy to Argentina, Matt used influences from the countries he toured to create the impressive stunts he performs today. A career devoted to the art, Matt has become a master of the illusion style known as urban deception, a modern take on traditional magic.
As a leading magician, Matt Johnson has appeared as an entertainer on a number of Television programmes including: The Late Late Show with James Corden, Lorraine ShowandWizard Wars. Most recently he has participated in ‘The World’s Best’ for CBS which showcases the fifty greatest acts. Additionally, Matt Johnson is one of the most sought after illusionists for corporate entertainment, and has performed for businesses like Mercedes, Microsoft and Norweigan Cruises. Combining stunts, magic, mentalism and humour, Matt Johnson is one of the best entertainers available.