While Dynamo was filming his soon to debut series of Magician Impossible in South Africa he recorded a trick with a no brainer of a guest: Oscar Pistorius.
The “Blade Runner” distance runner uses curved prosthetics where his legs were amputated. His successful attempt to compete in the London 2012 Olympic games made him an international star as well as the first double-leg amputee to participate in the men’s 400 meter event and the 4×400 relay.
As a native son of South Africa he became a point of pride for his nation. Which is why he was recorded as part of Dynamo’s series.
Then three months later he admitted to killing his girlfriend. He denies murdering her, saying that he confused her for an intruder.
The trial that followed also become international news. Now, with the feel-good story turned tragic the Watch network and the producers of Magician Impossible have opted to air the footage as part of the new season.
The insider said: “It is just a short clip of Oscar doing a magic stunt with Dynamo and is a small part of the overall show.
“The episode it is due to feature in hasn’t been finished yet and bosses did consider whether it should be cut. But they have decided it will stay, barring any major new evidence that comes to light in Oscar’s case.
“But they are continuing to monitor the situation to see if anything happens that would cause them to take it out.”
Magician Impossible debuts the first of four installments Thursday at 9pm GMT on Watch.
Posted by Editor on July 2nd, 2013
While in New York filming his most recent season of Magician Impossible, Dynamo was affected by a natural disaster of epic proportions. Hurricane Sandy ravaged New York and New Jersey, plunging millions into darkness and leaving entire neighborhoods under water.
So if the final third of this most recent batch of Magician Impossible episodes take a tonal shift, you will know why.
”The people of New York inspired me. They were incredible. I was initially going to use this series to show how I’ve changed and evolved as a person and performer since series one. I’ve gone form a boy to a man so to speak.
”But after this happened I changed my agenda to focus on the people of New York and less on myself because I think they deserved all the attention. They were the real magicians in this one.”
Magician Impossible debuts this month on Watch in the UK.