Magician Dynamo to film in SA
Cape Town – Brit magician Dynamo (real name Steven Frayne) is currently in South Africa and will remain in the country for a while to film a special episode for the third series of his show, Dynamo: Magician Impossible for the Discovery Channel (DStv channel 121).
The third season will be broadcast on the channel sometime during the second half of 2013.
Meanwhile, the second series of Dynamo: Magician Impossible will start on Wednesday 21 November in South Africa on The Discovery Channel at 20:30.
Discovery's Lee Hobbs, the channel director for emerging business for Discovery Networks for the Central Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) region and Dynamo made a joint announcement to journalists that he will be staying in South Africa for a while to film a special episode.
"We are incredibly excited to announce that Dynamo will be filming an episode of series 3 of Dynamo: Magician Impossible in Cape Town and Johannesburg," said Hobbs.
"The series is one of the most successful shows we've ever aired on Discovery Channel in South Africa and a special episode filmed in its two biggest cities is sure to be a big hit with our DStv viewers.
"We can't tell you anything that he will be doing obviously, that would be ruining the magic, but I'm very excited," said Hobbs.
Jozi, Soweto and Cape Town
Dynamo elaborated on his stay in SA, saying: "So... I've been here for a day and a half now. Obviously I came out to talk about season two of Dynamo: Magician Impossible.
"It was decided a while ago that there will be a third series. We're a couple of weeks in – and I've decided to stay to do an episode of series three! I'll visit Johannesburg, Soweto and Cape Town. I'll bring some magic to South Africa!" Dynamo said.
"I want to go into some of the deprived areas; I want to go into some of the rich areas and just show a cross-section of what South Africa is all about to the world. I've got a few ideas of things I want to do, but I think I need to meet some of the people of South Africa first to get a feeling of this place."
No 1 show
The first series of Dynamo: Magician Impossible reached an audience of 1.8 million viewers on DStv to become the most watched show on Discovery Channel this year.
Dynamo's South African episode will become the first episode of the third series when it starts on The Discovery Channel during the second half of 2013.
Levitated Lindsay, walked on the Thames
Dynamo has stunned audiences and celebrities around the world with his genre-bending cocktail of large-scale illusions, incredible sleight of hand and innovative street magic.
He's pulled a chain through his neck, levitated Lindsay Lohan and Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore saw him eat a piece of string and pull it down the length of his torso.
Growing up in the rundown Delph Hill housing estate in Bradford, England with a father who spent large periods of time away in prison, Dynamo was introduced to magic by his grandfather.
The young Steven Frayne developed his skills as a means to fend off the bullies.
Dynamo: Magician Impossible season 2 starts on The Discovery Channel (121) on 21 November at 20:30.