Dec Donnelly found himself the target of magician Andrew Lee's dangerous KNIFE-THROWING trick on Britain's Got Talent tonight.
Andrew, a full-time illusionist from Malaysia, was among the hopefuls who audition on tonight's episode of the ITV show.
"It's always a dream to be on Britain's Got Talent, and perform for the royal family," he said.
The 30-year-old began by announcing that his performance involved a card trick with his own twist - "a sense of danger".
Presenters Ant and Dec were thrilled as they watched from stage left, where a paramedic was also on standby.
However, the duo were less enthusiastic when Andrew called them out to take part.
Dec picked one card from a pack, then tore the corner off, which he kept as "his receipt".
The Geordie host was then told to "take a deep breath and relax" as a protective board was hung from his neck.
Andrew explained that he would find the card by throwing a knife at a worried Dec, who declined the option of wearing a blindfold.
"Good choice," smirked Andrew, who then put the blindfold on himself.
On the count of three, Ant threw the cards in the air, and Andrew hurled the knife in Dec's direction.
Once the deck had fallen, it was revealed that the knife had successfully pinned Dec's card to the board.
The judges and audience applauded the dramatic display - while Simon Cowell had an idea about who Andrew could get involved next.
"That was one of the most amazing things I've seen on this show," said media mogul. "Near death, magic, everything I love.
"Could we involve David [Walliams] in any way in this?"
"Maybe with a sword," joked Andrew, a prospect that clearly didn't sit well with the Little Britain star.
"I love the fact that it was really intense," added Alesha Dixon. "Your presentation is fantastic."
With four yeses, Andrew was put through to the next stage.
Other acts in tonight's episode included exam invigilator Noel James who performed a stand-up routine.
Donchez Dacres took to the stage with his original song ‘Wiggle Wine’, 90-year-old Audrey Leybourne sang a ‘I Want To Be Loved By You’ accompanied by piano and The D-Day Darlings performed ‘We’ll Meet Again’ by Vera Lynn.
Britain's Got Talent continues Saturday nights on ITV.