Dynamo is conjuring up a BAFTA nomination

Dynamo enjoying a copy of the Spenborough Guardian.
Dynamo enjoying a copy of the Spenborough Guardian.
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Spectacular illusions and streetwise magic have put Wyke-born star Dynamo in the running for a BAFTA award.

The magician – aka Steven Frayne – has been shortlisted in the entertainment programme category at this month’s Bafta television awards.

His show, Dynamo: Magician Impossible was first broadcast on Sky channel Watch in 2011 and quickly broke all viewing records for the channel.

The first episode was watched by more than a million viewers and went on to attract a regular audience of more than 18 million.

A second series, aired by the channel last summer, also broke viewing records.

The programme follows Dynamo as he travels the globe performing incredible tricks.

Previous stunts have included walking on water in London, a Matrix-style levitation and moving a girl’s tan line on Miami Beach.

Dynamo spent his childhood in Wyke, studying at Wyke Manor School where he received encouragement from teachers.

He previously told the Guardian: “I spent most of my childhood in Wyke, and I have had some of the best times and the worst times of my life there – I think that’s part of what growing up is all about.

“A lot of my teachers at school helped me with my magic. They really encouraged me with the tricks I was doing, and that gave me a lot of confidence.”

The award winners will be announced during a ceremony on Sunday May 12.