Britain's Got Talent's Richard Jones accused of STEALING his magic tricks

Richard Jones

Richard Jones' Britain's Got Talent's audition might not be as mind blowing as we all thought.

The solider and trickster has been accused today of 'steeling' his act from the late Paul Daniels.

On Saturday night we saw Richard wow the judges with a mind reading illusion that involved an orgami reveal and a hot can of soda that turned out to be warm tea.

"You can do things with your mind that make you special, I believe in all that stuff, I actually do believe in magic," Simon Cowell said afterwards as the judges gave Richard four yeses.

Now Debbie McGee, Paul's widow, has suggested that Richard 'stole' the tricks from her late husband.

"Paul has done both of those tricks in the past. Stealing people’s tricks is frowned upon in The Magic Circle," she told The Sun newspaper. "He didn’t steal the whole presentation but people do get cross when you present something in the exact same way.”

But Debbie did also added: “It was great to see a younger person performing magic nicely.”

A source close to Richard told the tabloid: "“He was unaware Paul performed something similar in the past. These similarities are purely coincidental.”

Meanwhile a source added to the Daily Mirror: "The origins of this trick stretch back to the 1930s, a long time before Paul Daniels performed it so it is unfair to say Richard has copied or stolen this trick."

Similar tricks aside, there's certainly no doubting Richard's skills with the magician appearing on This Morning earlier in the week with more tricks.

He stunned Rylan Clark with a money illusion before reading Ruth Langsford's mind in another incredible performance.

You can rewatch Richard's original audition on BGT below...

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