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Now this is a reaction

But my reaction is nothing. A trainee doctor once fainted when Cook, who won the British Sleight of Hand Championships when he was just 17, performed an illusion that apparently involved removing someone’s intestines from their stomach.

“That was by far the best reaction I’ve ever had,” he says wistfully. “It’s also the most disgusting thing I’ve ever done, opening someone’s stomach up. I made a child cry watching me swallow razor blades too. But,” he says with a smile, “I don’t really do kids shows.

Cook is currently in Edinburgh with all the other cool magicians performing at the Fringe Festival.