BGT magician Chris Richards reckons he was booted off the show for scaring The Hoff!

Britain's Got Talent

A magician on Britain's Got Talent reckons he was kicked off the show because he scared judge David Hasselhoff by promising to hypnotise him as part of his act. According to the ever reliable Daily Star, Richards failed to make through to the live shows and thinks spooking The Hoff is to blame.

Richards had original impressed the panel, which also consists of Amanda Holden and Michael McIntyre, with his magic tricks when he first auditioned. Asked what he would do in the live shows however, Chris promised: "I’ll hypnotise The Hoff!"

Despite laughing along, saying: "I’ve been hypnotised for the past 16 years, baby," Chris reckons David was spooked by his comments.

"I think David was scared," he told the newspaper. "I really did plan to hypnotise him, to make him forget he was on ‘BGT’ and get him doing a silly dance. I can only think I’m off the show because The Hoff chickened out.”

Shocking a spokesperson for Britain’s Got Talent insisted the decision had nothing to do with Chris’ plans.

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