Dewsbury-born magician Adam Patel, who dispensed with his day job as a pharmacist to embark on his quest for success, has filmed his first television special.
‘Adam Patel: Real Magic’ was released this month on popular streaming platform Amazon Prime.
On the programme he showcases his trademark brand of magic, sleight-of-hand, perceptual manipulation and mind hacking, astounding celebrities and the general public.
Adam said: “It’s a dream come true. It’s been a very long and eventful journey and I’m very pleased to have achieved what I set out to achieve. Especially when so many people told me I was crazy and needed to get my head out of the clouds.”
He has dreamed of conjuring magic on television since the age of 12, when he first dabbled in the art. But coming from an Asian background, a career in the arts was not encouraged, a societal attitude that had resulted in him studying at the University of Bradford to be a pharmacist.
Adam added: “You do feel like a bit of an imposter at first.
“Because you’re basically in an alien world. It took me quite a few months to really get comfortable with calling myself a professional magician.
“As both an inexperienced producer and an untested talent, I was rejected by every broadcaster I approached but I knew I wasn’t going to take ‘no’ for an answer. So in the end, I had raised my own money to make the show and approach networks and streaming platforms when there was something for them to see.”