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Sunday 20 April 2014

Dynamo spellbound by Sam L Jackson

Dynamo takes an unconventional bus journey across London

Dynamo has confessed he almost lost his cool performing magic for his hero Samuel L Jackson.

The 30-year-old magician from Bradford - who this week took a trip around London while levitating from the side of a moving bus to launch his new partnership with Pepsi MAX - has a legion of celebrity fans including Lindsay Lohan, Will Smith, Snoop Dog and Kim Kardashian.

Dynamo, whose real name is Steven Frayne, revealed: "I don't get that starstruck any more because I've met a lot of idols. But I did get starstruck this series when we filmed with Samuel L Jackson. He's like the coolest guy on the planet so to have him on my show is incredible!

"He actually tweeted me before I'd even met him to say he wanted to come on my show.

"And then the next thing you know, he's in London and I'm hanging out with Mr Cool."

The illusionist's new series begins on July 11 on Watch, with an online preview on July 4.

Speaking about levitating on the London bus, Dynamo joked: "I forgot my Oyster card!"

He added: "It's like flying through the air. The energy I get from the crowd is like an adrenaline rush, it's incredible. Seeing all the people on the ground, shouting and waving and taking photos, it makes it feel so much greater. Because I'm not just doing something crazy, I'm getting to share it with other people."

Dynamo - whose stunts include walking on water on the River Thames and down the side of the 80 ft LA Times building - has teamed up with Pepsi MAX as part of their Live For Now campaign.

He said: "I've definitely got a live for now attitude. I have crazy ideas and I spend my life trying to make them come true for the world."

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