ILLUSIONIST Darcy Oake will bring his “death defying” show to Brighton next year.

He is looking to bring down a long-established barrier to performance magic by allowing audience members to move around freely throughout and get up close to the “logic-bending illusions”.

Darcy first came into the public eye with his audition on 2014’s Britain’s Got Talent, in which he conjured a series of doves seemingly from thin air, before transforming them into a woman.

The performance has been seen by more than 200 million people worldwide.

Now Darcy, who has been performing as a magician since he was seven, is

looking to fuse “grand old traditional magic” with his own edge.

“It is a stunning extravaganza of illusions that will challenge all logic,proving the impossible is possible,” said Darcy.

“This is going to be an evening of breath-taking magic.”

Darcy’s most famous illusions include being handcuffed and locked in a box with just 56 seconds

to go before it exploded,

and making Heidi Klum levitate.

Born in Canada, Darcy has previously named Derren Brown as the magician he admires most, but said his favourite thing about the art form is the amount of variety – that “the guys doing it are all drastically different from each other”.

In September Darcy appeared on Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions, making it through to the grand final but ultimately losing out to comedy dance duo Twist And Pulse.

In 2016, he performed at Windsor Castle in front of the entire Royal Family as part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.

Darcy will perform at Komedia in Gardner Street, Brighton, on March 30.