BGT magician claims prediction was right but close-up appears to prove it wasn’t

Britain's Got Talent star John Archer wowed the judges on Wednesday night with his incredible lottery trick.

The magician asked all of the judges and presenters Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly to pick a random number between 1 and 59.

He then pretended his prediction was wrong, but it was actually the date he bought a lottery ticket, which amazingly had the right numbers on it.

However, BGT viewers spotted some major 'mistakes' when Dec held the lottery ticket up to the camera at the end of the semi-final performance.

One part of the ticket seemed to prove it was 'fake', but more importantly it appeared that one of the numbers was actually wrong.


Britain's Got Talent fans took to Twitter after spotting what they believed to be an error.

One viewer said: "Er but he got the numbers wrong it was a 6 on his ticket not 16…"

"Bit awks when John archer gets the numbers wrong," added another.

A third agreed: "@BGT another c**k up on #bgt with the magic acts. That ticket had 1 6 25 26 43 58 the numbers they chose where 1 16 25 26 43 58 dec noticed but went along with it."

However, some did suggest that the 1 may have been in front of the 6 but was obscured by the light.

While others claimed there were other errors as the Lotto Millionaire Raffle was discontinued in November 2018.

John said he bought the ticket on the day of his audition in January this year, so was the ticket 'fake'?


John's blend of magic and comedy was very entertaining but didn't earn him a place in the final.

He added comedic lines to his performance, telling Alesha Dixon that by choosing 16 she "went for her age and was miles off".

When Simon Cowell chose number 1, John claimed it was "how many millions he's earned since I came on stage"

Keeping on the teeth theme, John said: "I would like to have six million pounds, or as Simon's dentist calls it, 'a deposit'.

*Britain's Got Talent airs all this week on ITV at 7.30pm with results at 9.30pm

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