Organisers of the Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2017 have announced that magician Ben Hanlin will perform and co-host at the 2017 ceremony.

Ben Hanlin

Ben Hanlin is a British magician and television presenter, best known for presenting the ITV2 series Tricked since 2013.

He’s been performing close-up magic for over 15 years, and has what’s described as a ‘devilishly quick’ sleight of hand that has amazed audiences with magic that often involves a deck of cards, mobile phones and other everyday objects.

By co-hosting the Group Leisure & Travel Awards, Ben will aim to wow guests with his performance, with lots of fun promised during the ceremony itself. Ben will announce the winners and co-host alongside Group Leisure & Travel magazine publisher, Rob Yandell.

Ben’s career saw him rise to fame as ‘Magic Boy’ on YouTube, where his series of magic-themed videos have had over 900,000 views. He’s starred in the touring show The Illusionists, and, recently appeared on ITV1’s Live at the Palladium.

In addition, Ben has enjoyed television appearances on Celebrity Juice, BBC Breakfast, This Morning, Good Morning Britain, and Soccer AM.

You can see Ben performing some of his tricks here:

Get your tickets to the GLT Awards

The Group Leisure & Travel Awards dinner and ceremony will take place on Wednesday 11th October at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel and tickets are available now.

The ceremony is the most important night in group travel each year, and a fantastic event for networking, entertaining, rewarding and celebrating the best of the industry.

Your ticket includes a drinks reception followed by a delicious dinner with wine, the ceremony, revealing the results of the 2017 Reader Awards with special guest, Ben Hanlin, and live music from The Talent, back by popular demand, following the ceremony.

For further information, and to book tickets, click here.