Local magician Carl Charlesworth has received the magical honour of being made a Silver Star associate of the Magic Circle.
Carl was unaware three examiners were sitting in the audience when he recently performed on stage at the Magic Circle.
They were so impressed that they decided to mark Carl as though it were an examination for promotion - and he passed.
He is now an official holder of the degree title of Associate of The Inner Magic Circle with Silver Star (AIMC)
This is the highest level degree magicians can achieve through examination.
Carl first joined the Magic Circle in 2007. He has performed at thousands of private parties, weddings, celebrity events, corporate functions and on cruise ships.
He said: “It’s an absolute honour to be part of The Magic Circle. And moving up the ladder in the society is a privilege.”
Visit Carl’s website: carlcharlesworth.co.uk