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Jonathan Ross to host Penn & Teller magic show on Channel 5

Published 26/08/2015 | 13:43

Jonathan Ross is to host a Channel 5 magic show featuring Penn and Teller
Jonathan Ross is to host a Channel 5 magic show featuring Penn and Teller

TV presenter Jonathan Ross will return to the small screen with Penn & Teller as the host of a daring magic show now on Channel 5.

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The show, Penn & Teller: Fool Us in Vegas, will be filmed at the Penn & Teller theatre in Las Vegas.

American illusionists and entertainers, Penn & Teller have been a duo since the 1970s, combining comedy with magic.

In 2013, they were honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The series challenges magicians from around the world to try and work their magic on Penn & Teller and trick them.

Four magicians will perform in every episode as Penn & Teller try to figure out the mechanics behind each trick.

Channel 5 and VIMN (Viacom International Media Networks) head of acquisitions, Katie Keenan, said: "I'm delighted to announce Penn & Teller: Fool Us in Vegas for Channel 5."

"The public's appetite for this magical duo has never abated. Pair them with Jonathan Ross in a glamorous Vegas setting and you have event TV at its best."

Penn & Teller shows have previously aired on BBC and ITV.

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