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BBC launches a kids magic reality hunt in the UK













MUMBAI: UK pubcaster the BBC‘s kids chanel CBBC is launching a reality hunt to find The Sorcerer‘s Apprentice.


A boarding school set deep in the heart of the English countryside will become the home of magical adventure.



14 scholars will be picked from auditions taking place across the UK. The successful applicants are then whisked away to magic school where they will have 18 days of intense training by top professional magicians.While the apprentices make the transformation from novice to magician, the children watching will also get to brush up on their own sorcery skills. In an accompanying series the magic mentors will give away some of their hottest secrets in step-by-step guides so children can learn how to perform magic tricks to amaze their family and friends at home.The apprentices will be schooled in the history of magic and folklore, the latin for casting spells, chemistry, card tricks and also look after resident magic animals. As their knowledge and skills progress they will be taught the art of illusion.At the end of each week, the children will compete, performing their magic in front of a live audience and the Sorcerer himself. The Sorcerer‘s Apprentice, being made for CBBC by independent production company Twenty Twenty, will be shown later this year.CBBC creative director Anne Gilchrist said, "The Sorcerer‘s Apprentice is going to be a great event for CBBC. Children of all ages are fascinated by magic and this show will inspire and amaze in equal measures."

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