Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Magician Wayne Dobson Exclusive Interivew And Life Story…..
Wayne Dobson is an award-winning English magician who became well-known through various television appearances in the late 1980s and 1990s.
At the height of his fame he had his own television series Wayne Dobson – A Kind of Magic.
Wayne truly was the master of ‘comedy magic’. As far as Belfield is concerned Wayne is the master ‘voice thrower’ EVER!
Wayne was diagnosed with MS in 1988. Wayne still shows unbelievable strength and bravery and performs in his wheelchair. He’s truly inspirational.
Alex visited him at his home to talk about his remarkable life and career….
At the age of 16, Dobson became the youngest ever member of the Leicester Magic Circle. He also started to pick up work on a semi-professional basis at local clubs.
In 1977 he won joint first prize in the close-up competition at the International Brotherhood of Magicians British Ring Convention.
This led to his television debut on the BBC Television show Blue Peter. Encouraged by this success Dobson decided at the age of 21 to become a full-time professional magician.
Dobson had developed a style of magic based around fast-talking patter and one-liner humour. It won him work as an opening act on tours with top UK performers such as Freddie Starr, Shirley Bassey and the Shadows.
He also began getting guest slots on television shows. In 1988 he was hired as a support act for Engelbert Humperdinck on a tour of America, where he won positive attention and got experience of major entertainment centres such as Las Vegas. Back in the UK he was asked to perform in the 1989 Royal Variety Show at the London Palladium, where he scored a great success with an act in which he was assisted by boxer Frank Bruno and sports commentator Harry Carpenter.
Later that year he made regular guest appearances on the Joe Longthorne television show. This led to him being offered his own TV series. Wayne Dobson – A Kind of Magic was aired nationally on Saturday nights on the ITV network with Linda Lusardi as his assistant and at its high point had audiences of 11 million. In total, three series were commissioned
Recorded 2005 by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio.