What is Tricky TV about?
Tricky TV is a magic and illusion show aimed at children and teenagers, presented by magician Stephen Mulhern. Each episode combines close-up magic, practical jokes, and large stage illusions. A feature of the show is that, each week, viewers are shown how to perform a simple magic trick using common household items. Each show ends with a performance of a classic stage illusion, such as Sawing a Woman in Half. During the show's first season, Mulhern was joined each week by a different guest celebrity, who usually acted as his assistant in the final illusion in addition participating in other parts of the show. From the second season onwards, his Holly & Stephen's Saturday Showdown (2004) co-presenter Holly Willoughby joined the show as Mulhern's regular assistant for the final illusions.