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Amanda Holden gets roped into acting as a ‘glamorous assistant’ for hilarious magician

Amanda Holden posed as a glamorous assistant for hilarious children’s entertainer Graeme Mathews in the fifth auditions episode of Britain’s Got Talent.

The judge, 48, took to the stage in her gorgeous gold gown after the showman asked her to provide an extra pair of hands for his act.

In a clip from Saturday night’s episode, he said: ‘Hello! My name’s Graeme and it’s now time for some magic and for my magic tonight I am going to need a glamorous assistant.

New role: Amanda Holden posed as a glamorous assistant for hilarious children's entertainer Graeme Mathews in the fifth auditions episode of Britain's Got Talent

New role: Amanda Holden posed as a glamorous assistant for hilarious children’s entertainer Graeme Mathews in the fifth auditions episode of Britain’s Got Talent

‘Amanda, could you join me on the stage? Let’s have a big cheer for Amanda everybody!’

The mother-of-two then hesitantly took to the stage as Graeme grinned in his flashy leopard print shirt before explaining his plans for the audition.

He said: ‘So what we’re going to do tonight is me and Amanda are going to do some magic. First I’m going to start with a simple magic trick so I’ve got some cards here tonight.

Any help? The judge, 48, took to the stage in her gorgeous gold gown after the showman asked for an extra pair of hands for his act

Any help? The judge, 48, took to the stage in her gorgeous gold gown after the showman asked for an extra pair of hands for his act

Unsure: The mother-of-two hesitantly took to the stage as Graeme grinned in his flashy leopard print shirt before explaining his plans for the audition

Unsure: The mother-of-two hesitantly took to the stage as Graeme grinned in his flashy leopard print shirt before explaining his plans for the audition

‘I’ve got birthday cards, I’ve got a wedding card, I’ve got get well soon cards, I’ve got welcome to your new home and happy birthday’.

The entertainer then offers the very distinctive cards to Amanda to choose from.

But instead of letting her place it back in the pile, he begins flipping through the colourful cards to ‘predict’ which one she chose as she clings onto her chosen object.

He said: ‘I will now predict which card Amanda has picked. Amanda, I’ve forgotten what one it was now.’ 

He said: 'So what we're going to do tonight is me and Amanda are going to do some magic'

He said: ‘So what we’re going to do tonight is me and Amanda are going to do some magic’

The judge then laughed along with the audience and peers Simon Cowell, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon as the audition came to an end.

Viewers will have to tune in to Britain’s Got Talent at 8pm on Saturday to see if Graeme’s act was enough to get him through to the next round. 

Also featured on episode five of the ITV auditions are girl group Angels Inc, Acrobatic duo Aleksey Maliy and Julia Makarova and primary school dance troupe Iconic.

Stars: Also featured on episode five of the ITV auditions are Danish girl group Angels Inc and Acrobatic duo Aleksey Maliy and Julia Makarova (Pictured)

Stars: Also featured on episode five of the ITV auditions are Danish girl group Angels Inc and Acrobatic duo Aleksey Maliy and Julia Makarova (Pictured)

Adorable: Primary school dance troupe Iconic will also take to the stage before the four judges

Adorable: Primary school dance troupe Iconic will also take to the stage before the four

Singer Rob King will also take to the stage with a rendition of Rise Like A Phoenix – in honour of his late friend Martyn Hett.

Martyn was a popular PR manager who passed away after the devastating Manchester Arena terrorist attack on May 22, 2017 after an Ariana Grande concert.

Rob, 28, has revealed thinking of his late friend while he performed for the judges helped to calm his nerves. 

According to The Mirror, he said: ‘His friendship, and loss, has been a vital life lesson. He never wasted a second and seized every opportunity.

Performance: Rob, 28, revealed thinking of his late friend while he performed for the judges helped to calm his nerves

Performance: Rob, 28, revealed thinking of his late friend while he performed for the judges helped to calm his nerves

Inspiration: BGT contestant Rob King (pictured right) has told how his late friend Martyn Hett, who died in the Manchester Arena terrorist attack, was the reason he applied for the show

Inspiration: BGT contestant Rob King (pictured right) has told how his late friend Martyn Hett, who died in the Manchester Arena terrorist attack, was the reason he applied for the show

‘After he was taken, the hashtag BeMoreMartyn inspired people to be more positive and go-ahead like him. I think of him every day.

‘Martyn’s the reason I applied for BGT. He was on my mind as I stood on stage trembling in front of Simon Cowell. He gave me that strength.’

Rob also said that Martyn would attend his pub gigs and sing the lyrics back to him from the audience.

The singer works full time in the bar in the Lowry Theatre, Salford and was at work when he learned of the bombing.

Glam: Angels Inc, from the Netherlands, also appeared before the judges on Saturday

Glam: Angels Inc, from the Netherlands, also appeared before the judges on Saturday

Pose: The men of Dance Dynamics, 38 and 39, from Belfast, posed on stage during their audition

Pose: The men of Dance Dynamics, 38 and 39, from Belfast, posed on stage during their audition

23 people died in the horrific attack, including 22-year-old suicide bomber Salman Ramadan Abedi, and 139 were wounded.

After learning of the attack, Rob revealed Martyn was the first person he texted as he had known he would be attending the concert.

He then texted another friend who had been at the other side of the arena and told him that she was fine.

Rob said he ‘collapsed’ when he learned of Martyn’s death the next day and took several months to come to terms with it. 

Rob said: 'His friendship, and loss, has been a vital life lesson. He never wasted a second and seized every opportunity'

Rob said: ‘His friendship, and loss, has been a vital life lesson. He never wasted a second and seized every opportunity’

The pair followed each other on social media and Rob once invited him to stay at his house in Nottingham when Martyn fell asleep on the train and ended up there by mistake.

Marytn had always said he wanted Mariah Carey’s song Till The End Of Time sang at his funeral with Rob saying he was ‘devastated’ and ‘honoured’ to be asked to sing at his vigil and funeral.

His performance at Martyn’s funeral led Rob being asked to perform at the close of Manchester Pride 2017 where he sang his BGT audition song, Rise Like A Phoenix.

The singer also applied for the BBC series All Together Now in 2017 and his experience spurred him on to apply for BGT.

Britain’s Got Talent airs on ITV on Saturday at 8pm.

He added: 'Martyn’s the reason I applied for BGT. He was on my mind as I stood on stage trembling in front of Simon Cowell. He gave me that strength'

He added: ‘Martyn’s the reason I applied for BGT. He was on my mind as I stood on stage trembling in front of Simon Cowell. He gave me that strength’

Daily Mail UK

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