A MAGICIAN who is appearing on Britain’s Got Talent 2018 is returning to the Harlequin Theatre after he made his first appearance there aged 17.

Chris Frost, 30, originally from Hartford, entered the ITV talent show after working in the entertainment industry since he was a teenager.

He said: “I just thought I had nothing to lose really, I’m a professional magician this is what I do for a living and I thought why not?

“I may as well go for it and I had a bright and colourful act for them so let’s see what happens.

“It’s the weirdest thing I’ve ever done in my life, it was in the London Palladium so you’re standing on the shoulders of giants like Bruce Forsyth and Tommy Cooper, all these huge stars that have performed there.

“Then you’re performing in front of thousands of people in the room only to four judges, it’s a very bizarre thing to do.

“I did enjoy it but it’s a bit bonkers really, there’s lots of filming beforehand of you just chatting to different people and there’s a lot of waiting for the audition itself.

“It’s all quite nerve-wrecking and because I’m so used to just going out on stage when I’m ready, all the preparation really gets the heart going.

“You’re on stage for five minutes and it takes up the whole day.”

One of Chris’ favourite aspects of his career is the freedom he has to express himself.

He said: “As a magician you can say whatever you want, it’s different to being a dancer or a singer, I can talk about anything really including Britain’s Got Talent.

“A lot of my show is about superheroes because I really like superheroes so I started a Marvel section.”

As well as appearing on Britain’s Got Talent, Chris also making his return to the Harlequin Theatre and he hasn’t forgotten where his career in entertainment started.

He said: “It seems like forever ago now, that was when I was first starting out and to be honest I was pretty terrible back then but I’ve stuck with it.

“As you get older you get wiser and I’ve worked in entertainment all my life so it’s nice to be going back home and hopefully see a few familiar faces in the audience.”

Tickets for Chris’ show at the Harlequin on May 26 can be bought here.