US illusionist legend David Copperfield backs David Penn and Karen Tomkins for Britain's Got Talent

David and Karen

US illusionist David Copperfield, described as the most commercially successful magician in history, has backed Britain's Got Talent act David Penn and Karen Tomkins. The pair, who impressed on Saturday night's latest audition show, said the American legend thought they were brilliant.

The duo, who are widely tipped to make it through to the live shows on this Sunday's final audition show, revealed: "We met Max Clifford. He said that he'd seen the show and then rang David Copperfield.

"David then got back to him five minutes later and said he'd watched the clip on YouTube and he thought it was absolutely brilliant."

Meanwhile the pair revealed their plans for the live semi finals if they make it through. David told This Morning hosts Phillip Schofield and Jenni Falconer: "It was going to be me who took over the lead role of the illusion. If we do it Karen's going to do it now."

David confessed to having to change the stunt after injuring himself whilst practicing. Despite admitting it would be "dangerous", Karen insisted she was fine to take on the challenge live on the show.

Britain's Got Talent 2011 continues this Sunday with the final auditions, followed by the to 40 acts being revealed.

Subscribe on YouTube