Britain's Got Talent 2017: Magician Josephine Lee has dangerous trick in store for semi-final

Show bosses reportedly have safety crew on standby in case of emergencies

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Britain's Got Talent 2017 bosses have reportedly drafted in safety experts for magician Josephine Lee after she conjured up a dangerous trick for her semi-final performance.

Josephine wowed the judged with her audition routine, which saw her float orbs in mid-air and teleport across the stage.

Now she looks set to up her game for the live shows by adding an element of danger.

The Daily Star reports that the former magician's assistant risks being injured by her new trick - so show bosses have a 'safety team' on standby in case of emergencies.

"The combination of live TV and magic is petrifying," she said. "Anything can go wrong. When you’re working with illusions there’s always that possibility that you’ll hurt yourself.

"Things can be sharp. Sometimes things can collapse on you. It can be quite dangerous. There is always that element of hurting yourself."

According to the newspaper, Josephine has already experienced two serious incidents while practising her act.

She was apparently hospitalised after suffering a head injury - and stabbing her leg with a knife.

Josephine is hoping she can win over the public and put female magicians on the map.

"If I get through to the final, it would mean so much to women in magic," she told The Mirror. "It could change everything."

However, she may face a challenge to stand out from her rivals, as magic acts are dominating this year's series.

Three of the four contestants that have made the final so far are magicians: mind readers DNA, 9-year-old Issy Simpson, and comedy trickster Matt Edwards.

Josephine will appear on tonight's live show, competing against seven other acts including Simon Cowell's Golden Buzzer pick, Sarah Ikumu.

Britain's Got Talent continues at 7.30pm on ITV.

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