Britain's Got Talent's Richard Jones has big plans for the live shows tonight

Richard Jones

Britain's Got Talent's super magician Richard Jones has big ideas for tonight's live semi-final.

Richard stunned the judges during the auditions with his mind reading trickery that left Simon Cowell declaring him a REAL magician.

Recalling his first performance with the panel, Richard confessed it was very risky but glad it all worked out on the night.

“Although I know the Judges love magic, they also love to pick people apart, so I was really careful when choosing what to perform," he said. "There’s always potential that something could go wrong, that’s what makes it so exciting. I love working under pressure, I work better under pressure.

"What I did was quite risky in itself, I could have made it easier with cards… but I know there’s been a few card magicians over the years. I wanted to avoid that at the early stages and do something a little bit different. I went out on a bit of a limb, but I think it paid off."

Chatting to the official BGT website at, Richard revealed he was especially keen to impress Simon.

"I was obviously a little bit wary of Simon as he’s said before that he doesn’t really like magicians that much, so I was worried about what he would say," the soldier explained. "I was just hoping that I would get a good response from Simon, just because I know he’s a difficult cookie but he gave me good comments, which is what I wanted. They all gave me good comments, so I was really chuffed.”

Richard is now in the live stages and this evening will be performing live.

And he has something "completely different" lined up which will link it in to his day job.

He teased: "The skills I’ve developed over the years through the army are a completely different type of skill to what other magicians will have, so I want to use as many elements from my training, military wise, into my act and combine it to make it completely new and give people a fresh look on magic.

"For the Semi-Finals, it will be the pinnacle of my life probably.”

Britain's Got Talent 2016 continues tonight on ITV from 7:30PM

Alongside Richard, other acts in this evening's live semi-final include Simon Cowell's golden buzzer act Boogie Storm, dancing drones Flying Bebop, ballet performer Jack Higgins, singer Josh Curnow and girl group Zyrah Rose.

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