Monday, June 27, 2011

Dynamo crosses the River Thames on foot - without using a bridge - 27th June 2011

He may be a relatively unknown illusionist, but you could hardly describe Dynamo as being wet behind the ears.

And the magician, whose real name is Steve Frayne, certainly proved this was the case as he 'walked' across the River Thames.

The nifty footwork was a suitably jaw-dropping publicity stunt for his new TV series.

The Bradford-born illusionist, 28, made it half way across the stretch of the river in front of the Houses of Parliament in London before he was picked up by what appeared to be a River Police boat.

But Mail Online understands that this was one more thing that was not as it seemed - and the boat crew all part of the act.

Stunned onlookers watched from Westminster Bridge as the magician recorded the stunt for his new TV show Dynamo: Magician Impossible.

Frayne has so far built his name on the celebrity circuit, astounding a host of famous names with his tricks.

Among those who will testify to his skills are the likes of Jay-Z, Coldplay, Will Smith, Busta Rhymes and Paris Hilton.

His previous tricks have included making Little Britain star Matt Lucas levitate before a live audience at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium, and turning signed lottery tickets into cash in front of Robbie Williams and Davina McCall as part of BBC's Sport Relief live programme, as you can see on the video below. Read More