Hot Illusionist Defies Death, Gets Big Break on British Talent Show
Darcy Oake is quickly getting a reputation as being the world’s hottest illusionist, but does he nearly have to die to do so?
The hot, tatted 26-year old Canadian (from Winnipeg) has been performing since he’s been 18 from LA to NYC to London, where he appeared last Saturday night on Britain’s Got Talent Finale. He hoped his death-defying act would place him first amongst the finalists and win him 250,000 British pounds. Earlier in the week he told the BBC he would use his winnings to help his family after the death of his brother from drugs in 2011.
His stunt, broadcast on live television, had him suspended in a bear trap (with 16 serrated blades) as he was constrained in a straight jacket. He had one minute to escape.
He did so, but with literally only seconds to spare. Oake later told CBC he doesn’t plan to ever do that one again saying it’s too dangerous.
Yet despite his daring, Oake did not win. He did, though, attract the attention of Creative Artists Agency, one of the world’s most influential talent agencies, who approached him to be their client.