BC man defies death in front of Simon Cowell on Britain's Got Talent (VIDEO)

Aug 16 2018, 12:07 am

Matt Johnson might not be a household name yet, but once you see his daring escapes you likely wonā€™t be able to get him out of your head.

This British ex-pat, now living in BC’s Fraser Valley, is an escapologist and illusionist, specializing in mindblowing card tricks, mentalism, levitation, and of course, daring death-defying escapes.

ā€œI kinda dabble in all art forms,ā€ says Johnson. ā€œIā€™m not like a David Blaine or a Criss Angel, Iā€™m more like a David Copperfield.ā€

Matt Johnson on 'Britain's Got Talent'

(Britain’s Got Talent / YouTube)

This brave, bearded gentleman appeared on the latest season of Britainā€™s Got TalentĀ where he escaped from two different water tanks before ultimately being eliminated in the semi-finals. His daring stunts have garnered nearly 30 million views on YouTube.

ā€œThere are a lot of times where I think ā€˜Oh sh*t, I could die’. And in the escapes on Britainā€™s Got Talent, I was pretty gosh darn close.ā€

Matt Johnson - BGT Semi-Finals

(Britain’s Got Talent / YouTube)

In addition to being featured on Britainā€™s Got Talent, Johnson has his own YouTube channel, where he posts tutorials for aspiring magicians (including card tricks, and how to drink from an unopened bottle), regular vlogs, and amazing illusions.

We invited Johnson to our studio to show us some tricks, and talk about his experience on the show.

Find out which escapologist inspires him most, along with why his performance on Britainā€™s Got Talent caused a national uproar.

Matt Johnson performing a live levitation


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